2017 Convocation highlights

21/06/17

4,500 graduates crossed the stage at 18 convocation ceremonies across the province from June 6 to 16. Get a glimpse of an amazing two weeks filled with pride, celebration and a little bit of laughter. ...

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Sibling success

20/06/17

Born in Afghanistan, the Mohammadi siblings came to Halifax with their parents in 2012 after spending over a decade living in Iran and Azerbaijan. While they hadn't had access to education in years prior to coming to Nova Scotia, they are now graduates and ready to tackle new challenges. ...

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Artistic ability overcomes injury

02/06/17

A work-related injury left Andrew Burgess— NSCC Digital Animation alum—lying on his back, staring at the ceiling of his house, unable to move. He had one thought: what am I going to do now? “I was young and immature when I went to Truro Campus,” says Andrew. “I learned a lot, and I finished, but I was more interested in partying at the time than working as a designer.” With his brother encouraging him to move to Alberta, Andrew left for the oil patch and the promise of a paycheque that would pay off his student loans, but did not have his...

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Sheet Harbour brewery encourages tourism

25/05/17

As she sat sipping an oyster stout with a friend in Cardiff, Wales, Rebecca Atkinson, owner of Sober Island Brewing Company, says that she thought of home. “The tap said Brewed with Oysters, and I thought this is something Nova Scotia’s missing out on,” says Rebecca, an NSCC Tourism Management alum. “I’d joked about opening a brewery, but it was never serious. As soon as I tasted that style though, it just clicked. It wasn’t really an option; it was what I had to do.” Starting a brewery When Rebecca returned home to Sheet Harbour, she got to work immediately. She drew on...

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