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President and Board Chair message

President and Board Chair message

At NSCC, we've long prided ourselves on being nimble and responsive – to the needs of our learners and to the province as a whole.

For over two decades, we've been a catalyst for building communities and our economy by offering Nova Scotians the training and education they need to meet the demands of today while seizing the opportunities of tomorrow.

Through our pan-provincial network of campuses, our industry connectivity and broad suite of programs, we've been well-positioned to help foster our province's success.

This year, our mission and vision were tested more than they've ever been and we've come to realize a broader definition of what success truly means.

In 2020, we continue to live through a global pandemic. A mass shooting shook our province and our country, and we continue to grieve the loss. And the world was compelled to take a stand against racial injustice.

Despite the many challenges faced throughout the College community, stories abound of support for one another and perseverance in the face of fear. Gestures of kindness, meals to feed front-line workers, tears for those we've lost, virtual serenades of comfort and sacred symbols shared in grief and empowerment – our community came together in extraordinary ways.

We're so proud of the example set by our students, employees, grads, retirees and community members. The love and courage they've shown in the face of all-encompassing change is inspiring. It's reminded us just how important the word 'community' in our name truly is.

2020 will forever change the way we operate – as an institution and as individuals. Never has our commitment to community, to our students' success and to helping build the province – in both an economic and social sense – been so important.

As we move forward into what the coming months hold in store for NSCC and the world, we will draw inspiration from a lesson our College community frequently demonstrated throughout these challenging times: we are stronger together.

Don Bureaux
Don Bureaux – President, NSCC

Judith Ferguson
Judith Ferguson – Chair, NSCC Board of Governors