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Black and African Canadian Student Supports

Antonia Wareham - first Pathways to Shipbuilding Program
Antonia Wareham was a participant in the first Pathways to Shipbuilding Program with Women Unlimited.

Pathways to success at NSCC

NSCC offers a variety of student services. If you identify as Black and/or African Nova Scotian, the supports listed below are available to help you make the most out of your time at NSCC.

Academic and career support

NSCC African Canadian Supports advisors work with the campus community to offer current and prospective students culturally specific supports and activities.

Awards and financial aid

Thanks to the support of NSCC's donors, awards, scholarships and bursaries have been established specifically to support racially visible persons joining or currently enrolled at NSCC.

Student success stories

Every person's journey through NSCC is unique. Here are some stories from students and alumni that have inspired us.

Denise Watters hopes to build ships Denise Watters hopes to build ships

Denise was one of 19 women participating in a new pilot program between NSCC, Women Unlimited and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. that prepared her for a career in shipbuilding. Since completing the program, Denise has joined the team at Irving as a Welder
Read her story

Ugandan brothers excel in aircraft maintenance Ugandan brothers excel in aircraft maintenance

International students Daniel Kakonge and Nicholas Kazairwe travelled across the world to join the Aviation Institute at NSCC Ivany Campus. Daniel's formal training in vehicle maintenance helped him stay at the top of his class. Since graduation, both brothers have relocated to Calgary and work full-time in aviation.
Read their story

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Want to share your story?

We are always looking for stories from students and alumni who inspire us. Email us at to share your story.

How you can help

There are many ways you can support Black and African Nova Scotians students at NSCC. Important among these is joining the conversation on equity and inclusion. You can also support students in the following ways:

We’re listening

Progress is a community endeavour. We remain committed to listening and working towards providing equitable solutions for all students. As we work towards building a community where all can thrive, we welcome your input. Please reach out to our Human Rights and Equity Services team with your thoughts and ideas and help us ensure necessary change in our communities.