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Woman on a bike rides by a green wall.
Innovative sustainability at NSCC At Nova Scotia Community College’s 14 campus and multiple community learning sites, sustainability is woven into nearly all aspects of student and employee life. From photovoltaic arrays that feed into the province’s electrical grid and a multitude of electric vehicle charging stations, to a robust recycling program that diverts 75% of garbage away from landfills, NSCC takes its commitment to positively impacting the environmental sustainability of the province very seriously.
Megan Longmire is pictured.
Blending training and culture in early childhood education Megan Longmire of Bear River First Nation says she never considered pursuing a career as an early childhood educator; but when the mother of four was deemed underqualified for a job at her community’s childcare centre, she was presented with an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
An Early Childhood Education teacher showing a group of children something in a garden.
Early educators are in demand Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator. Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator.
Books on a library shelf featuring a label on their spine that features a bold, four-colour, two-dimensional, north-facing turtle. The turtle’s shell into four, distinct quadrants of solid white, yellow, red and black.
Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey Riki Lee is the artist behind a new program at NSCC’s campus libraries. The spines of all Mi’kmaw and other first-voice, Indigenous materials have been affixed with a label featuring her deeply-symbolic design — making research easier and celebrating Indigenous content.
A woman, wearing scrubs, a badge and a stethoscope around her neck, walks in front of the QE2 Hospital. She is smiling broadly.
A life's purpose Vanity Thompson is a two-time NSCC grad and nurse at the QEII's COVID-19 Unit. Learn how she gained the confidence at college to pursue her dream career.
A man in a black sweater looks at the camera and smiles. A number of books on a shelf can be seen behind him.
Strength through story Andre Fenton is a two-time NSCC graduate, award-winning writer and youth mentor. Learn how he draws on his skills and experience to help young people find their voice and the strength to tell their stories.
Construction updates
Construction updates Construction at nine of NSCC's 13 physical campuses and 6 community learning centres is ongoing following announcements by the Province of Nova Scotia in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about this work and view photos of the progress.
Two band members wearing orange shirts. The man is playing guitar and the woman is playing keyboards.
The Revival Initiative NSCC students launch online music series during pandemic.
Three photos are shown. In the first, a woman in a red t-shirt and hat stands behind stacks of full food containers. In the second, the food containers are shown close up, with other food items also shown in small bags.
Culinary student feeds 300 long haul drivers Kingstec Campus Culinary Management student Joan Godsey is making to-go meals for the 300 commercial drivers of Eassons Transport Group in Kentville, NS., during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A man wearing a white t-shirt sits at a microphone and holds a brown guitar. His eyes are closed, and his mouth is open while he sings.
Covers for Comfort NSCC grads use music to spread happiness amid pandemic.
A young woman wearing blue coveralls stands in front of two cars with open engine bays. She is smiling and holds a wrench. She is in an automotive shop.
Finding Her Voice NSCC student rises from suicide attempts to serve as mental health ambassador, ally.
A woman wears a white shirt and holds a pepkwejete’maqn (Mi'kmaq drum). She is singing and beating the drum with a stick with a red end. Her hair is braided. There is a green field behind her.
Courage to lead Mika Francis, a Kingstec Campus grad, is a drummer, singer and advocate for Mi’kmaq youth, culture and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
A man sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a buttoned-up plaid shirt and jeans, measures a railing with a yellow measuring tape.
Accessibility matters Encouraged by Rick Hansen, grad comes out of retirement and heads back to class at NSCC.
A woman wearing a colourful scarf, smiles broadly while looking towards the horizon. Water can be seen in the background.
A world of possibilities Valedictorian assists entrepreneurs in Peru and Vietnam with NSCC International.
A woman in a jean jacket, light pink shirt and flowery bottoms looks out a window to the left of the image. She is holding a black book to her stomach and smiling. Bookshelves can be seen in the background.
Sobey bursary helps young mother NSCC-Sobey bursary program removes financial barriers, engages community organizations across province.
The partial exterior of the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is shown. The letters C O V E are attached to the side of the building.
COVE, a collaborative environment COVE – the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Enterprises – has become a reality.
A young man leans against a door casing while smiling at the camera. He is wearing a blue suit and tie. There is a wood clad wall and exposed lightbulb to the left. Behind the man is a room with modern wallpaper.
Giving back Marketing grad supports shelter that fed him while he was homeless.
A woman with brown hair sits across a table from a blonde child. The child's face is not shown. The woman is smiling and wearing a yellow shirt and plaid jacket. Behind the woman is a paper pad on an easel and brightly coloured paper attached to a corkboard.
The language of learning Research study by NSCC alum supporting d/Deaf community.
A young man wearing green scrubs and glasses looks into the camera. In the background lush, green plants can be seen.
Continuing Care grad sails into Africa Just days after graduating, Liam Dee volunteered to join the crew of the ship Africa Mercy.
A man in a blue shirt, safety glasses and orange hardhat looks off to the top, right of the image. In the background there is a partially-constructed navy ship and a tall crane.
Pathway to success Brad Paul is a graduate of the Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Students program.
A woman in a purple shirt and black pants walks down a street. She is smiling and holding back her hair with her right hand as the wind blows. Trees and houses can be seen in the background.
Shattering the silence around mental health NSCC grad creates mental health support organization.
A woman, wearing a purple hijab sits outdoors in a modern green chair at a small round table. In the background tall buildings can be seen.
Be the change NSCC student helping support flood victims in Bangladesh.
A man wearing a t-shirt, jeans and glasses, stands on the sidewalk outside of a greenhouse. In the greenhouse, several seated seniors can be seen.
Community crops NSCC Social Services student leads greenhouse build for retirement home.
A man, Ray Ivany, stands in front of the doors to NSCC Ivany Campus. He is wearing a blue suit jacket, white shirt and pink tie. He is smiling.
Waterfront Campus renamed Former NSCC president Ray Ivany recognized for lasting contributions to the College, province.
A young woman wearing a chef jacket and pill-box cap, stands behind a tall, deli counter and passes a jar to a woman in a pink sweater whose face is not seen.
In a pickle NSCC Culinary students solve local business’s product supply problem.
A group of individuals in warm-weather clothing stand in front of a newly constructed gazebo.
A real community build NSCC Carpentry class builds gazebo for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The top half of St. Mary's Polish Parish is seen against a cloudy sky. On the center steeple a metal cross can be seen. A bird is flying on the left.
Reaching new heights NSCC Marconi Campus Metal Fabrication students and faculty help rebuild a lost landmark.
A group of 21 individuals stands close together and smiles for a photo in a firehouse. While most appear to be students, the two on the far right are not. Both are dressed in business attire. One is dressed in a uniform.
Students build lockers for Sydney fire station NSCC Marconi Campus students partner with industry for hands-on-learning project.
Two men talk while leaning over an open car engine bay. The car and both men's workwear is also blue. They are in an automotive shop.
Automotive course, training provides Syrian refugee with new start Customized training provides Syrian refugee with new start in automotive repair.
A group of 19 individuals stands close together and smiles for a photo.
Amnesty International recognizes student work NSCC Radio Television Journalism students win Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award.
A young man looks off to the top right off the image. He is smiling while sitting at a table. His hand is on a book. He is wearing a button-up plaid shirt. The background is bright and open.
Fleeing Syria  NSCC’s first Student Refugee Program participant arrives in Canada.
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