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Monthly eNews: February 2023

The top of a bush with frost during winter.

February Updates

February has reminded us how unpredictable Nova Scotia’s winters can be with its record-breaking temperatures. We hope this month’s updates bring you a cozy community feel as we share alumni successes, entrepreneur resources, NSCC’s new strategic plan, and more. February is also a time of learning and reflection as we recognize African Heritage Month.

Collage of the Ask a Black Entrepreneur panellists. Honouring African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month and NSCC Alumni Relations was proud to be part of the 3rd annual Ask a Black Entrepreneur panel. This virtual event featured four successful Black NSCC alumni entrepreneurs. Didn’t catch the live event? Watch the recording on our YouTube channel. Visit our Instagram and Facebook to learn about our African Heritage Month book bundle giveaway. Juliet Mawusi’s (RTJ '21) documentary, Our Type of Hair, is being showcased in the Halifax Black Film Festival. To learn more about the film and where to watch it, visit the Halifax Black Film Festival website.

Kim, NSCC Business Administration - Accounting student, and her partner Onya are the founders of OK Sea Salt in LaHave, Nova Scotia are pictured. Entrepreneurship funding

Did you graduate between 2018 and 2022 and want to start or grow a business? Applications for the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program are now open for NSCC students and recent grads ready to take their next step as entrepreneurs. If selected, you can receive up to $3,000 in funding, mentorship, and business planning opportunities. Learn more about the program and how to apply at

Collage photo of Jubanti Dhan Toppo and Mohammad al Masalma. Most Inspiring Immigrants in Atlantic Canada

Jubanti Dhan Toppo (HR Management '21) and Mohammad al Masalma (Tourism Management '18) were two of the 10 honourees of the 2023 Most Inspiring Immigrants in Atlantic Canada awards. Both graduates have done incredible work in Nova Scotia and were recognized for their leadership, social responsibility and community contribution. Learn what receiving this award meant to Jubanti and Mohammad.

Female on a computer sitting at a table next to windows overlooking the Halifax Harbour. Celebrating 20 years of student leadership

This year marks 20 years of student leadership at NSCC! Celebrate this milestone by sharing your memory and photos from your favourite Student Association-led initiatives.

A woman with a floral scarf looks out over the horizon. NSCC launches new strategic plan

Explore NSCC’s new strategic plan, Our Time is Now, to learn how the College is readying Nova Scotia to excel in a rapidly evolving, digital world. Guided by our plan, we're leaning into our foundation, focusing on key challenges facing our province and developing solutions within four pivotal priority areas of impact: (1) the future of work; (2) climate change; (3) inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEA²); and (4) evolving social fabric. Read the strategic plan online.

Photo of a driver's arms and hands with a snowy road in the background. The TD Insurance logo is in the bottom left corner. Winter driving safety tips

Winter weather in Canada can be extreme. Affinity program partner TD Insurance shares a few precautions before you hit the road.


Alumni in the News

Guy Pratt (Business Administration '19) and his brother, Andre, were recently featured by Saltwire for their world travels focused on bringing new flavours to their restaurant, Studio East. Learn more about these talented brothers and their passion for food and international flavours.

P.S. Did you know that if you hire a recent NSCC graduate the Government of Nova Scotia could cover a portion of their salary? Graduate to Opportunity is a program that aims to build a stronger workforce and retain young people in Nova Scotia. Find out if your business qualifies for this subsidy.