Out of retirement and into the Rick Hansen Accessibility Program


Ross Sampson, 58, isn’t interested in being a poster boy. He doesn’t see himself as a role model or even someone worthy of having his story told, but he does want to make a difference. “Accessibility has come a long way over my years being aware of it,” says Ross, who sustained a T10 spinal cord injury in the days between prom and graduation from the former Dartmouth Vocational School. “Thirty years ago, slapping a ramp on the side of a building and widening a door was enough. At least you could get into the bathroom. Today though, largely because of the...

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12th Annual Truro Campus Mawio’mi


NSCC Truro Campus hosted the 12th Annual Mawio’mi Celebration on January 30, 2019. The event celebrates Mi’kmaq culture with singing, drumming, dancing and arts & crafts displays and welcome guests from several First Nations across Nova Scotia, neighbouring schools, the local community and students from NSCC Truro Campus. ...

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Sobey bursary helps young mother


Chrissy Clayton faced many obstacles on her educational journey. She grew up in a single-parent family with four siblings. She left high school after becoming a mother at age 15. She came to NSCC’s Adult Learning Program and, en route to obtaining her high-school diploma, discovered she had a learning disability. However, she persevered. What’s more, thanks in part to the Donald R. Sobey Bursary Program, Chrissy is now a full-time student in the Heavy Duty Equipment / Truck & Transport Repair program at Akerley Campus. “I had kids really early, and I worked jobs that I didn’t really like,” says the mother...

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Nurturing the minds of tomorrow


Having struggled with mental health for much of her youth, Frankie-Rae Quinn never believed she’d find a career that she both loved and allowed her to live in her hometown of Parrsboro. After she enrolled in Early Childhood Education at NSCC, that all changed. Today she’s making a difference in the lives of children through a career she loves ...

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