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NSCC students to tackle Premier's challenge during innovation event

Nov. 15, 2023 – Media Release

Halifax, N.S. -- This Friday, close to 350 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students will participate in the 9th Annual Challenge Nova Scotia competition – a pan-provincial event that calls on NSCC students to develop innovative solutions to a social challenge issued to them by Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston.

“I am delighted to participate in the 9th Annual NSCC Challenge Nova Scotia event,” said Premier Tim Houston. “I admire students who are ready and willing to contribute to the future of Nova Scotia by addressing the most pressing challenges facing the province today.”

At the beginning of the event, Premier Houston and NSCC President Don Bureaux address participants via a pre-recorded video and reveal this year’s secret challenge question. Teams of three to five students will then develop their solutions and create 90-second explainer videos using online collaboration tools.

“Our province is facing challenges that are being felt not only locally, but also nationally and globally – impacting individuals and communities both socially and economically,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “Challenge Nova Scotia tests the innovative spirit of our students through a question relevant to an issue impacting our province today.”

In the days following the event, the ideas of the student teams will be reviewed by a panel of judges – representing the College's industry and community partners. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and their video solutions will be presented to Premier Houston.

Event: Challenge Nova Scotia
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023 (9 am to 9 pm)
Location: At all NSCC Campuses

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; and Trades and Transportation. These reflect Nova Scotia’s labour market needs and opportunities. An annual survey of NSCC graduates shows that 91% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 93% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Katie Gordon, NSCC Communications Advisor