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NSCC to virtually celebrate Class of 2021

Oct. 19, 2021 – Media Release

Halifax, N.S. - Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Class of 2021 will be honoured in a special province-wide convocation ceremony on Saturday (Oct 23) at 3 p.m. (ADT).

The ceremony will be a virtual event shared online. Attendees will hear from a spoken word poet, 15 campus valedictorians, NSCC President Don Bureaux, with a special appearance by Marconi Music Arts grads who created a song with a pandemic theme of when we would all be together again.

Bureaux says, “While our 2021 grads faced a year of study under the evolving restrictions of a global pandemic, they rose to the challenge. As we celebrate their achievement, I applaud their spirit, commitment, resilience and determination.”

NSCC’s Class of 2021 is made up of close to 4,500 graduates who completed programs between June and October.

Credential packages have been mailed to each graduate. The virtual convocation on October 23 will create an opportunity to come together as a full NSCC community with friends, family and supporters to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2021 for their achievements and the tremendous work they invested to realize their hopes, dreams and goals.

This year’s Honorary Diploma recipient is Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. The College wanted to honour Dr. Strang because of his resolute support for his fellow Nova Scotia citizens throughout the pandemic. Bureaux says, “He made us all feel as though our health and safety were as much of a concern to him as that of his own family. His modesty of his successes always shines through.” He adds that Dr. Strang emphasized he was accepting the College’s highest honour on behalf of all public health professionals in Nova Scotia.

More information, including a list of graduates, valedictorians, and major award winners, can be found at

About NSCC 

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of NSCC graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. 

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Niki Toomey, Communications Advisor

Danielle MacDougall, Communications Advisor