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Challenge Nova Scotia

Date: November 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Fee: 0

Location(s): All NSCC Locations, Online

Category(s): Competitions, Entrepreneurship

Contact Name: NSCC Entrepreneurship


One problem. Real solutions. 12 hours.

Join fellow students online on Friday, November 19, 2021, and tackle a social problem facing our province during Challenge Nova Scotia. 

Event information

  • Open to all students. All campuses. All programs.
  • Virtual
  • Students will be placed on teams of 3 to 5
  • Teams will receive this year’s challenge question via video address from Premier Tim Houston and President Don Bureaux
  • The question is revealed at the beginning of the event.
  • Teams will have 12 hours to determine a solution and create a 90-second explainer video
  • All communications will be done online using Microsoft Teams or other collaboration tools
  • Solutions are judged by a panel of industry experts
  • Top three teams are awarded cash prizes


  • First: $2,000
  • Second: $1,500
  • Third: $1,000


Register now

Closing Saturday, November 13, 2021.



Campus Coordinators

Akerley Campus

Swadhin Taneja

Annapolis Valley CampusSuzanne Milner
Burridge CampusNina Barnaby
Cumberland Campus Angela Mitchell
Digby Learning CentreNina Barnaby
eCampus Anne McDonah
IT CampusJeffrey Thibeau
Ivany Campus Neil Cody
Lunenburg CampusDoug Thibodeau
Marconi Campus Troy Perfect
Pictou Campus Anne McDonah
Shelburne CampusNina Barnaby

Strait Area Campus

Christena MacMillan
Truro CampusKatrina Leighton


The first Challenge NS event was held in 2015 in conjunction with Cape Breton University and the Island Sandbox.

The challenge presented to student competitors in 2015 and in all subsequent events has been influenced by the One Nova Scotia Coalition’s Report: We Choose Now - a Playbook for Nova Scotians and chosen by the Premier of Nova Scotia.  

Over the years, the Premier and President have called for input on how to keep more young people in the province, recruit family doctors, attract immigrant entrepreneurs and increase commercialization (for example).

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