Amnesty International recognizes student work


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 great to receive this honour,” says Kristen. “There's something to be said about student journalism and the impact it can have on a much larger scale outside of the classroom.” The Amnesty Canada Media Awards honour journalists for outstanding...

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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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Mastering the mainframe


When contestants representing more than 400 schools from across North America went head to head in the 2016 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest, two first year NSCC Information Technology Programming students emerged in the top one percent of the more than 4,000 participants. Michael Robinson (Institute of Technology) and Elliott Siewert (Truro Campus) each received an honorable mention and two digital awards for their ability to perform extensive programming, while innovating on the mainframe to solve real life situations encountered by experienced developers. “From what I heard before the contest, I knew it would be challenging and near impossible to complete,” says...

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