On track to become world’s fastest wheelchair athlete

19/01/18

Ben Brown doesn’t race wheelchairs as a hobby. The Kingstec Campus student is a full-time athlete working towards the lofty goal of joining Canada’s Paralympic Team in Tokyo in 2020. “I race wheelchairs fulltime,” says Ben. “I’ve been travelling the world since 2014 — racing since 2009 — and represented Canada at the Parapan Am Games in 2011.” For Ben, achieving a Business Administration Diploma is an essential part of reaching his Olympic goal. “To be a full-time athlete, I need financial stability. Being paralyzed and on the Autism spectrum, and trying to work for someone else can be very difficult, so...

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Film-maker returns to NSCC to further education

19/01/18

For many, showing a film at TIFF’s Lightbox Theatre is the goal you work toward. For documentary filmmaker and one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants, Abdullah Kafashe, it was just the beginning. "I was so inspired,” says Abdullah of the reaction to his film, Salluit Run Club, which aired at TIFF during its Canadian Sports Film Festival in 2017. “I didn't expect a film that my wife and I made could have such an impact. It was huge. It made me think, wow, I have to take my knowledge to the next level. I need to go back to school.” Already a...

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A photographer in Paris

19/01/18

There’s inspiration everywhere for photographer Gabrielle Gallant as she spends a semester abroad in Paris. The Photography grad is in her second year of an Articulation Agreement with NSCAD University, which will allow her to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Photography) in two years, as opposed to four. “My sister filled me in on the 2+2 agreement between NSCC and NSCAD when it was first announced,” says Gabrielle. “If earning a degree in only two more years wasn't great enough, what really persuaded me to make the leap was the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at one of a...

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Recreation grad heads to the NHL

19/01/18

Ottawa Senators Assistant Equipment Manager Ian Cox says his big break came on the first day of classes at Truro Campus. “A teacher walked in and said that the Junior A hockey team was looking for an equipment guy,” says Ian. “I already had a lot of the skills they needed because of playing hockey, working in a sports store and doing skate sharpening and whatnot.”  He got the job. It morphed into a work term that was needed for his Community Recreation. program at NSCC and Ian found himself applying what he was learning in the classroom to his work in...

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