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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Producing the sound of success


An unwavering passion for music is the driving force behind Corey LeRue. The two-time NSCC graduate has gained national and international acclaim as the producer, songwriter and DJ of one of Canada’s hottest new groups, Neon Dreams, having completed an extensive tour and the release of major radio hits Marching Bands and Find a Way. Among their many recent successes, the group reached a major milestone when selected to train in the Alan Slaight JUNO Master Class in partnership with the JUNO Awards in 2016. As a result, they performed during the 2017 Juno Awards Gala in Ottawa. “It was an incredible weekend...

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In a pickle


When David Wall, Manager of the Pork Shop (New Glasgow and Denmark), found out his long time preserves supplier would no-longer be able to provide him with product, he knew exactly who to ask for help: Chef Gilles Godin and his Cooking class at NSCC Pictou Campus.  “It was a disappointing time,” says David. “They were popular products and sold well.” He adds, “When Gilles said he and his students could help, I was very pleased and excited to be able to offer local, inspected preserves to my customers again.  Chef Godin says he jumped at the opportunity to work with Wall—a friend and...

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