Make Way – transforming lives through education


Funding an education is not easy. For many Nova Scotians, it is the main barrier to pursuing a post-secondary education. NSCC Foundation has launched a $25-million fundraising initiative to help transform lives by improving access to education and removing financial obstacles. Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC will support students across the province through investments in student aid, innovative programming, instructional equipment and centres of expertise. “The NSCC network represents the economic future of the province,” says Make Way Chair Rob Sobey. “We want to facilitate opportunity and change through education.” Building momentum After quietly gathering support over the past two years, including...

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Grads share Mi’kmaw culture


As Austin Christmas stood high above St. Ann’s Bay overlooking the land and water below, it was a Mi’kmaw legend that came to mind. “This mountain is sacred to the Mi’kmaq,” says Austin. “It is said that our legends come directly from here. We feel that our people are here with us also.” Overcome by the power of the view and its significance, a fact-finding trip to learn about the campground industry quickly turned into a site visit to the property that Austin would soon own and operate with his wife Rosemarie and their four business partners. “When we stepped foot on this...

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Sobey family opens doors of opportunity


Thanks to the largest philanthropic investment in NSCC’s history from members of the Sobey family, the College will be able to offer relief for those in the province facing socio-economic barriers to access to post-secondary education.   Through three major gifts, The Donald R. Sobey Foundation, The Sobey Foundation and Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey have contributed a combined total of $6.5 million. Building on an existing partnership between the Sobeys and NSCC, these new strategic investments will establish a broad legacy around access to education for all Nova Scotians. These gifts were announced at the newly-renamed Ivany Campus on September 21,...

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Waterfront Campus renamed


“The Nova Scotia we’re all trying to create will have a more vibrant start-up community and NSCC will be at the centre of that – from one end of the province to the other.” – Ray Ivany Determination and the passion to improve the economic and social well-being of Nova Scotia were the motivating forces behind former NSCC President Ray Ivany, who led the charge to secure the $123-million-investment in Nova Scotia Community College from the provincial government in 2003. At a ceremony on August 22, 2017, the College found a way to say thank you to Ivany for his dedication and...

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