Community Impact Stories
NSCC employees help create a support system for Black advisors NSCC advisors Deanna Mohamed and Barbara Roberts worked with their peers at other post-secondary institutions to create the inaugural Black and African Canadian Student Advisor division of AACUSS.
Caring for our communities Over the 2022-23 academic year, Nova Scotia faced a series of devastating natural disasters. The impact of these events was substantial, as was the caring response by so many staff, students and donors.
New campus promotes sustainability while supporting local From floor to ceiling, Sydney Waterfront Campus is being built with sustainability top of mind and will include a unique and sustainable product that is locally owned.
Breaking systemic division: Africentric and Mi’kmaw ECE cohorts gather for a weekend of cultural exchanges Students from the Africentric and Mi'kmaw Early Childhood Education cohorts joined for a weekend of connection, sharing and rekindling of the deeply rooted relationship between the two distinct communities.
Weaving together Indigenous wisdom and Western science for a sustainable future Collaboratively cultivating sweetgrass, a culturally significant plant, to empower communities, reconnect generations with traditional knowledge, and ensure the plant's vitality for the future.
Sydney Waterfront Campus will welcome first cohort of students, September 2024 Set to open in September 2024, Sydney Waterfront Campus will relocate Marconi Campus to downtown Sydney. Read about the new features and spaces.
A standing ovation for new grad who came out as transgender during valedictorian speech Quinn Legg’s experience as a transgender person in his younger years caused him to become shy and fearful of new situations. But that changed when Quinn started the Automotive Service and Repair program at NSCC.
Students give back to community while exploring trades careers NSCC’s Construction Fundamentals program is introducing students to a variety of skilled trade careers and apprenticeship, while also allowing students to give back to the community.
Students develop safety app to combat human trafficking What started as an idea to develop safety plans to prevent students from violence has quickly turned into a tangible app with the potential to save lives.
Sustainability champions gather at Akerley Campus for national conference Sustainability champions gathered at Akerley campus for national conference to discuss progress on Sustainable Development Goals.
Design for difference Paul Adams is a two-time NSCC grad and the official designer of Nova Scotia’s annual African Heritage Month posters - a role he was honoured to take on following his NSCC co-op placement.
National research into student homelessness underway Homelessness is a growing problem for post-secondary students all over Canada. Lisa Mader, Student Services Counsellor at NSCC, is part of an in-depth, national research study on the topic.
International students arrive at NSCC for educational exchange Nearly 30 students from post-secondary institutions around the world had arrived in Nova Scotia to study with students and instructors at NSCC’s Akerley, Ivany and Kingstec Campuses.
NSCC establishes new Honorary Governors award, names recipients NSCC has awarded five former NSCC Board of Governors with the title of Honorary Governor. The new award recognizes former Board members who continue to embody the passion, leadership and generosity of the College and remain ambassadors of NSCC’s core values.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.