Hacking away at food insecurity: Students tackling food issues together at Halifax event. Participants in the event are mainly from SMU, Mount Saint Vincent University, the NSCAD University, NSCC, and the Atlantic School of Theology. Organizers of Food Hack also opened 30 spots to other universities like Dalhousie and Acadia.
A research group in Middleton is trying to keep rural Nova Scotia in sight of a growing high-tech industry and make sure it’s part of our reality. “We’re pushing the boundary on using virtual reality for scientific data,” said Dr. Tim Webster, a scientist who leads the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) at the NSCC in Middleton.
Christelinda Laureijs is a Grade 11 homeschool student in the Amherst area and recent youth winner of Nourish Nova Scotia’s Food and Film contest. Instead of keeping her $500 reward, however, she has donated it to the Nova Scotia Community College’s Cumberland Campus Urgent Aid fund to help post-secondary students not lose focus of eating healthy or their studies.