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 (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), and the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Marilyn More (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), on how important NSCAD University has been in contributing to the vitality of visual culture locally, nationally and internationally are also wholeheartedly encouraged!
The Friends of NSCAD University
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.