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COGS Industry Expo 2023

Featuring employers and research partner presentations, networking opportunities for students

Jan. 23, 2023 – Media Release

Lawrencetown, N.S. -- NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) Industry Expo will be held Monday, January 23 and 24 at the COGS Campus in Lawrencetown. The expo will be kicked off at 6 pm with a presentation from Dr. Tim Webster on his work mapping the impacts of post-tropical cyclone Fiona. The Coastal Flood Prediction and Damage Assessment of the Nova Scotia Coast from Hurricane Fiona presentation is open to students, employees and registered industry partners as well as media.

Dr. Webster, a research scientist with the Applied Geomatics Research Group - part of NSCC's Applied Research department, worked with his team to create an online tool called the Emergency Coastal Flooding Decision Support System. The tool predicts tide and storm surge up to ten days in advance on an interactive flood map. Dr. Webster’s research focus is mapping and modeling the earth's surface processes with an airborne topo-bathymetric lidar and other geomatics data to better understand coastal environments. Learn more about the project.

The annual COGS Industry Expo attracts local, national and international sector employers, with this year’s event shaping up to be the largest in-person expo to date. The second day of the event involves industry presentations, followed by student and industry networking. Each year, many of the soon-to-be COGS graduates find future employment through the connections made during the two-day event.

On day 2 (Jan. 24), COGS librarians are providing tours of the WK Morrison Special Collection to attendees between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Media are welcome to attend.

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 College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Monica Lloyd, COGS Academic Chair
NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus