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Monthly eNews: April 2022

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April Updates

It’s nice to see spring take hold and the earth come to life as we move through April. It’s been an exciting month – NSCC’s Kindness Project set the tone to step back and share what we can. We loved seeing your photos and caring gestures. We also recognize Earth Day this month and are excited to share our latest 25-minute video, along with other updates and offerings.

Photo of NSCC's 25th anniversary logo 25-Minute Learning Video for Earth Day – Coming Soon!

Are you celebrating Earth Day? Don’t miss the upcoming video in our NSCC 25th Learning Series: How to Create Your Own Outdoor Planters! Learn from alum Nikki Lloyd (Adult Learning Program Level 4 '18) and Cody Whynot (Horticulture and Landscape Technology - Operations '18), and faculty, Rachel Whitney and Michelle Muis (Horticulture Retail Garden Centre ’04 & Horticulture - Greenhouse/Nursery ’03). Gain the skills to create perennial planters that can last all year, including pollinators to help the environment and more! Stay tuned for our third video coming out later this month.

Photo of Globe and Mail Canada's logo Promote Your Growing Business

Do you want the world to know about your growing business? Nominations are now open for The Globe and Mail’s fourth-annual ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies! The report ranks qualifying independent Canadian companies by a percentage of their revenue growth over three years. For your chance to be named as one Canada’s Top Growing Companies, apply online by May 31, 2022.

Photo of TD Insurance's logo Shopping for Home & Auto Insurance this Spring?

See how you can save when you bundle your car and home insurance with affinity program partner TD Insurance. Get a bundle quote today!

Photo of two NSCC alumni holding "NSCC is me" signs Alumni Legacy Award – Students Can Apply Now!

The NSCC Alumni Legacy Award is a $1,000 entrance award given annually to returning alumni or a child/grandchild of an alum. We’re offering 18 awards to full-time students at any of our 14 campuses. Please ensure your alumni connection is registered with the alumni office, which can be done through the NSCC Alumni Connection Form. To apply for the award, complete the required online forms in the award system – make sure to select ‘Yes’ when asked if you’re an NSCC alumni or child/grandchild of an NSCC graduate. For more information or questions, contact the Student Awards Office.

Photo of bed with white covers Support Student Housing

The pandemic has exacerbated Nova Scotia’s already overwhelmed rental market. Help NSCC students find a home away from home by posting your rentals on the College’s online off-campus housing service Places4students for free. You can also consider renting a room in your house! Learn more about Places4students.

Photo of person turning over business window sign to say "open" Calling Future Alum-preneurs

Do you have a business idea that you’re looking to get off the ground? Grow your entrepreneurial skills to launch and manage your future enterprise with NSCC’s Start-up Accelerator program. Learn essential business skills, including market research, financial forecasting, developing business plans and more! The 30-week program is offered through a blended delivery with flexibility. Alumni Relations is proud to sponsor the tuition for those accepted into the program. Apply to the Start-up Accelerator program now.

Alumni in the News

Congratulations Shawn Wilkie (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management ’02) who was featured in an Atlantic Business Magazine article as the CEO and Co-Founder of Talkatoo, the technology business he founded in 2019. Talkatoo is a dictation software for veterinarians that is driven by artificial intelligence (AI), which dictates and translates conversations in meetings to save time on charting notes.

P.S. Thank you! You’ve raised over $5,400 for the NSCC 25th Anniversary Fund since the NSCC Kindness Project launched on March 25, bringing the Fund’s total to $21,120! All funds raised will support the Rapid Response program, which addresses immediate student need, from food insecurity to bursaries. It's not too late to make a gift, help us reach our goal of $25,000 by April 30, make your donation today.