2018 Report to the Community

NSCC’s Community Report is an annual publication highlighting the successes of our students, staff and graduates. Here, you’ll find people overcoming adversity to find success, leaders inspiring the next generation, entrepreneurs growing our communities and researchers developing solutions to society’s challenges. Together, they’re building a better quality of life for themselves and the province as a whole, making our province a better place to work and live. We invite you to read their stories.

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 ...
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The right fit

As a former student and graduate from the Carpentry program at NSCC in 2001, Karina has worked at many of the new buildings that now welcome residents and visitors to her community of Membertou First Nation.
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Learning to fly

Curiosity about Canada and an interest in aviation brought Mithun to NSCC. Born in India, the second-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student remembers everything about his first day on campus – especially the support he received from ...
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Pathway to success

Wanting to provide his young daughter with a better future, Brad Paul knew he needed a steady and fulfilling career. He found that in Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Students, a unique program facilitated through ...
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Shattering the silence around mental health

Upon graduating high school, Martina Kelades received a scholarship and entered university. “I went because that’s what you’re supposed to do, but I had no idea what I was doing and I kept ...
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Lead by example

Community leaders are the backbone of the province. They’re on the frontlines of business, tourism, culture and social well-being, especially in small towns across Nova Scotia. Brenda Francis is one of those leaders.
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An innovative proposition

With a growing business, Proposify CEO and Co-Founder Kyle Racki needs people he trusts to meet the needs of his customers. People who know design, are driven to create and who seize opportunity. That also ...
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Mapping the ocean floor

A graduate of NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences, Jill Ejdrygiewicz brings her passion for map-making to her work with the College’s Applied Oceans Research Group, led by Dr. Craig Brown. She’s collecting ...
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Shining a light on a solar future

Powering a sustainable future could be as simple as solar power in a box. Together with government and industry partners, NSCC’s Applied Energy Research team, led by Dr. Wayne Groszko, explores and develops renewable ...
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Leading the way

Over the last decade, NSCC has set ambitious goals to reduce its environment footprint as part of the its sustainability commitment. Today, the College is being recognized as one of the top institutions in the ...
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