Amnesty International recognizes student work


UPDATE: On March 24, the Canadian Association of Journalists announced that Untitled is one of four finalists for the CAJ / CNW Group Student Award of Excellence. The winning group will be announced at the awards event on April 29. For their work to bring national attention to the issue of land titles in North Preston, Kristen Brown, Nic Meloney, Whitney Middleton and their fellow Radio Television Journalism (RTJ) students at Waterfront Campus led by Erin Moore (complete list below), have been awarded the Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award. “I'm sure I can speak on behalf of my entire class and say it feels...

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Gold STARS for sustainability


A new trades and innovation centre built certified to LEED Gold standards. A new exterior wall that will increase energy efficiency by over 50 per cent. Hydration stations that keep thousands of bottles out of the waste stream. An organic waste system that supports the growth of vegetables for a campus cafeteria. Thanks to initiatives like these, NSCC has been recertified with a STARS Gold Rating in Sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. NSCC is the highest scoring college in Canada and top four across post-secondary institutions in the country. “The STARS Gold rating means we’ve...

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Redefining professional headshots


“It’s essentially 30 years of industry knowledge in a 20 square foot space,” says Sue Siri (Professional Photography) of her Iris Professional Photo Booth. Her latest location: NSCC’s Waterfront Campus. Iris Booth is a fully automated photo booth that allows users to achieve a professional quality photo without the professional costs. With just a tap of your foot (on a pedal switch), some touch-ups and cropping, six headshots are emailed to you for closer inspection. Users only pay if they want to keep the images. As her company approaches a milestone of 40,000 headshots taken, Sue notes that timing was everything. “I think...

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Students make real difference


Clad in chest waders, their life jackets and waterproof gloves, Emma-Leigh Dondale and her classmates prepare to wade into the frigid lakes and wetlands monitored by the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute The second year Natural Resources Environmental Technology students from Lunenburg Campus are installing floating platforms they have built to protect loon nests from predators and spring floods. Emma-Leigh's is just one of 27 projects supported though Difference Dollars for Service Learning—a $50,000 investment fund enabling students to strengthen their communities while gaining hands-on experience. “Our program is very much been rooted in doing—hands-on- and in-the-field-learning,” says Emma-Leigh. “Through Difference Dollars, we’ve been able...

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