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Source: Acadia University

NSCC and Acadia University form partnership

October 10, 2006

NS) - Acadia University President Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb and Nova Scotia
Community College (NSCC) President Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair today signed a
partnership agreement to promote educational and academic collaboration
between the two institutions.

The agreement includes the creation and co-ordination of educational and
research activities and new pathways to support student learning, such as
articulation agreements which allow students to transfer credits between
institutions. Now, students who complete a two-year business diploma at NSCC
can obtain two years of credit towards Acadia University’s bachelor of
business administration. And, students who complete NSCC’s recreation
leadership diploma can obtain two years of credit towards Acadia
University’s bachelor of recreation management.

"Whether community college or university, or any combination of the two,
post secondary education is an important foundation for everyone in today’s
economy," says Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair. "This partnership is a very
important step. We’re giving Nova Scotians more options to experience the
full range of possibilities to make educational choices that benefit their
career and learning goals."

Other elements of the partnership include the exchange of academic materials
and academic publications to enhance programs and services; the exchange
and/or joint appointments of faculty members for research, lectures, and
discussions; and the engagement of other staff in educational projects.

"Forming partnerships with our community college colleagues helps us to
broaden the educational experience we offer our students," said Dr. Gail
Dinter-Gottlieb, President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia. "We want students
to have access to the programs that fit best with their career goals and
often this includes both university and community college. This agreement
gives NSCC graduates, students and faculty access to a range of Acadia’s
academic programs and research activities which is critical towards helping
them achieve their goals."

Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is recognized as one of
Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. With its nationally and
internationally recognized research initiatives, small class sizes, and its
technology-rich teaching and learning environment, Acadia offers students a
personalized education that includes rigorous academic programs combined
with personal growth and development. For more information about Acadia,
visit our website at

NSCC is a vibrant post-secondary institution committed to building Nova
Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. NSCC
offers over 100 programs in five academic schools that reflect the labor
market needs and opportunities of the provincial economy, and serves the
province through a network of 13 campuses. According to NSCC's most recent
survey of graduates (2005), 90 per cent of NSCC graduates are employed; 82
per cent in their field of study. 8 per cent of NSCC’s students have
university degrees. For more information about NSCC, go to


For more information contact:
Scott Roberts
Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Acadia University
P: 902.585.1705



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