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Response to image at Burridge Campus

October 30, 2018 – Media Release

Halifax, NS – The College is addressing a serious issue which occurred at our Burridge Campus. An image created by one of our classes and shared on social media, perpetuates negative racial and gender stereotypes.

This is unacceptable and NSCC apologizes for the harm this has caused. We are actively investigating the incident according to our Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment Policy (PDF 61KB).

The College is committed to fostering an inclusive community, one that is safe and allows for a respectful learning and workplace environment for everyone. We understand that racism exists in our society and we have a responsibility to acknowledge it and address the harm it causes when it shows up in our organization.

"We care deeply about all members of our community. Supports are available on our campuses for any students or employees who may need them," says Rosalind Penfound, VP Organizational Development. "We are committed to working as allies with the diverse communities we serve to grow and learn from this issue."

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. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 130 plus programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 93% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, NSCC
Manager, External Relations