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Monthly eNews: October 2022

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October Updates

This has been an extremely challenging month for our province in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona. Our thoughts are with our alumni and the communities impacted. We hope this month’s activities and updates bring you joy and distraction, during what we know is still a difficult time for many. Learn about September's book bundle winner, NSCC’s Open House and how to nominate an alumni business for Shop NSCC. October is also a time of learning and reflection as we recognize Mi’kmaq History Month.

Photo of red dress Mi’kmaq History Month - Wi'kipatmu'k Mi'kmawey

October is Mi’kmaq History Month, beginning with Treaty Day on October 1 to honour the relationship and important contributions of the Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia. NSCC recognizes the land upon which we work, live and learn is the unceded territory and traditional ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq Nation, and our relationship is based on a series of sacred Peace and Friendship Treaties. In Nova Scotia, we are all Treaty People. Learn more about Mi'kmaq History Month – Wi'kipatmu'k Mi'kmawey – Honoring of the Mi'kmaw way.

Photo of 2021 Shop NSCC prizes Shop NSCC call for vendors

Are you a maker or business owner, or do you know an alum who is? We want to hear from you! Our annual Shop NSCC gift guide is happening next month and we’re looking for alum-preneurs to feature on this year’s list. Selected products and services will be featured on a curated shopping list for the holiday season and in our 12 Days of Giveaways in December. before November 1st with your suggestions!

Photo of previous NSCC Open House event NSCC Open House October 27

Are you looking to expand your education and return to NSCC, or do you know someone considering post-secondary? Join us on campus for NSCC’s province-wide Open House on October 27 from 9 am – 7 pm. For those who attend, NSCC will waive your application fee and you’ll be entered to win one of fourteen $1,000 tuition credits. Spread the word and be sure to check out the lineup of sessions and advantages as part of NSCC’s Open House!

Photo of NSCC convocation ceremony Welcoming new graduates

This year, NSCC is hosting five fall convocations and celebrating the final group of 2022 grads throughout October and early November. Learn about the Class of 2022 fall convocation valedictorians and make sure to check out our #RadNewGrad hashtag on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo of books from NSCC Alumni's September eNews giveaway September’s eNews giveaway winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in our eNews Literacy Month Giveaway. We loved hearing all the exciting things you’re looking forward to this fall. Congratulations to our winner, Felicity Croft (Continuing Care ’19)! Felicity has been working at Oakwood Terrace Nursing home for three years and is looking forward to paying off her debt and learning to play the harmonica.

Alumni in the News

Congratulations to Hailee McDonald (Digital Animation ’18), also known by her artist name, Tsekwichoghart, for being featured by Saltwire at CaperCon 2022 for her original designs of Indigenous mermaids.

P.S. The NSCC Foundation has been working with campuses to support our students impacted by Fiona. Learn about NSCC’s Emergency Hurricane Fiona Relief Bursary and ways to give through Red Cross.