Keep NSCAD University intact and independent!
  • Petitioned Government of Nova Scotia

This petition was delivered to:

Hon. Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia
Government of Nova Scotia
Hon. Marilyn More, Minister for Education and Labour
Government of Nova Scotia

Keep NSCAD University intact and independent!

    1. Petition by

      FRIENDS OF NSCAD UNIVERSITY

      Canada

NSCAD University is Canada’s oldest fine art degree granting university, and the only independent institution offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate programming in visual art and design east of Ontario.

As you may know, Howard Windsor, the former Policy Analyst with Labour and Advanced Education for the province of Nova Scotia, has been appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education to examine the future of NSCAD University. Mr. Windsor has been given an open mandate by the Minister to propose a fate for the school which may include the termination of programs to wholesale or fragmented mergers with other provincial institutions. 2012 marks NSCAD University’s 125th birthday, and we need your support in ensuring another 125 years for one of North America’s leading autonomous art and design institutions.

By signing this petition your are communicating to the Province of Nova Scotia why a strongly independent NSCAD University is important to you, to the province of Nova Scotia, to Canada, and to creative culture far and wide.

Further, letters to the Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter (ddexter.mla@gmail.com or premier@gov.ns.ca), and the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Marilyn More (marilynmoremla@ns.aliantzinc.ca or min_lae@gov.ns.ca), on how important NSCAD University has been in contributing to the vitality of visual culture locally, nationally and internationally are also wholeheartedly encouraged!

Sincerely,

The Friends of NSCAD University
friendsofnscad@gmail.com

Friends of NSCAD University is an ad hoc group of faculty, staff and alumni created to promote the continued existence of NSCAD University as one of Canada’s leading autonomous art and design institutions.

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    • Nancy Greenlaw ST. STEPHEN, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I cannot imagine a finer art institution than NSCAD! It is a true gem with a world class reputation second to none. We must do everything in our power to save this most valuable, unique, inspiring educational facility.

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    • Taryn Hanrahan HALIFAX, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      because halifax need NSCAD!!!

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    • Patricia Bourque VANCOUVER,, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      NSCAD is an important cultural institution for all Nova Scotians.

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    • Su Rogers LUNENBURG, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a graduate of NSCAD and I am afraid that the program will be watered down if it aligned with another university - I have seen what a university visual arts department looks like at the University of Ottawa and it is a pale comparison to NSCAD's intensive program.

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    • patricia macdonald LOWER SACKVILLE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think NSCAD is an important part of my community

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