2016 Report to the Community

NSCC’s Community Report is an annual publication highlighting the successes of our students and graduates. The stories here are a snapshot of passionate, innovative and hard-working Nova Scotians who help grow our economy, communities and the province. At NSCC, we empower these people by providing them the opportunity to put their talent and ideas to work and determine their future.

Our success is a reflection of the accomplishments of our students, staff and graduates and we're excited to share their stories with you in this year's community report. We invite you to read their stories and be inspired by their success. 

Realizing a dream

When Januka Adhikari arrived in Halifax in 2010 with her husband and his family, all she had was a suitcase and a dream.  Born in Bhutan, Januka and her family were forced to flee to Nepal when she was just two years old. For the next two decades, they lived ...

Crafting a career in craft cider

With sales up 44.4 per cent from 2015, Nova Scotia’s cider industry is experiencing considerable growth.  Hard Cider Made Easy, a Continuing Education course offered at Kingstec Campus, is providing aspiring cider makers such as Melanie Eelman with the knowledge to tap into that growth.   Since completing the ...

A voice for her people

Gail Christmas always dreamed of becoming a leader. Having struggled with drug and alcohol addictions as a teenager and young adult, that dream seemed impossible. Now, at 28, she’s the youngest female councillor to have ever been elected to Membertou First Nation. A 2015 Child & Youth Care graduate, Gail ...

Making their mark as entrepreneurs

As NSCC students province-wide lined up work terms for winter 2016, Ryan Brownell and Alistair Covey were dreaming up a unique idea. “Let’s start our own business,” Ryan remembers saying. “If we register a company, we could work for that company.” Now second-year Information Technology ...

Grad’s Antigonish salon thriving

Thomas Melong knew he could be successful in rural Nova Scotia. “Sometimes small town gossip has its perks,” he jokes.   Opening a salon in the city was never on the table, explains the hair stylist of the decision he and his business partner Laura Anderson made to ...

Goddess of the sea

When you set a goal to do something never before attempted, such as snorkeling all 3,000 kilometres of the frigid Northwest Passage, you want to have a strong team in place to succeed. Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) graduate Kitrina Godding can count an Emmy Award winner, one of Canada’...