Laptop Loan Program helps ALP student

28/04/17

After 35 years away from the school system, Debbie Colson—mother of three, stepmother to six, and grandmother to 18—made a bold decision to enroll in the Adult Learning Program (ALP) at Marconi Campus to obtain her high school diploma. “I quit school in Grade 8,” says Debbie. “I went back in Grade 10, but it didn’t go well. My personal life at home wasn’t the best. I had been bullied my whole life and I didn’t want to be in that environment again.” However, when her husband of 26 years, chef and restaurateur Brian Colson, passed away, Debbie knew that she needed...

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IT Campus Spring Festival 2017

24/04/17

Hosted by students of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs,the annual Spring Festival 2017 celebrated the cultures of over 40 countries with displays, music, dancing, food, and traditional dress. The event was held at the IT Campus atrium and crossroads on April 4, 2017.  ...

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Automotive course, training provides Syrian refugee with new start

23/03/17

It’s been a trying journey, but after fleeing Syria and spending five years in Jordan, 21-year-old Fadi Almouazzen has settled in Canada with his family and found a career path he loves: auto mechanics. This new passion was sparked by a training opportunity for newcomers to Canada and an NSCC automotive course. Fadi participated first in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) Immigrant Youth Employability Project. This includes ten weeks of employment training – ranging from resumé and interview preparation, to essential skills and World Host training. While the automotive installer training was outside the scope of the youth...

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Amnesty International recognizes student work

20/03/17

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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