StudentsNS welcomes NSCC Kingstec Campus as Full Member

March 31, 2014

Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS) is welcoming the Kingstec Nova Scotia Community College Student Association (NSCCSA) as its newest full member. Last week, the Kingstec NSCCSA’s council voted unanimously to join StudentsNS as a Full Member, joining 87% of Nova Scotia university students in the province’s primary student advocacy organization.

“We want to have a stronger voice in advocating for our students, so we’re eager to work with StudentsNS and its other members,” said Jeremy Mott, President of the Kingstec NSCCSA. “We all need to ensure post secondary education in Nova Scotia is high quality, affordable and accessible, and we’re most effective when we speak with a united voice.”

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Students Pleased as Nova Scotia Eliminates Interest on Provincial Student Loans

March 28, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Students Nova Scotia welcomed the Province announcement today that it will cease charging Nova Scotia residents interest on their provincial student loans. It brings total investments in improving the Nova Scotia student assistance program to approximate $25 million in four years. At a cost of $1.6 million, the policy will reduce the debt costs for approximately 18,000 Nova Scotians by an average of $800.

“We’re happy to see that the Government has been listening to students and will eliminate interest on student loans”, said StudentsNS Executive Director, Jonathan Williams. “This investment will give students greater peace of mind that will not be burned by high borrowing costs after they graduate.”

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Summit to Highlight Importance of Youth in Nova Scotia’s Economy

March 17, 2014

For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS – Students Nova Scotia is hosting a Summit on Youth in the Nova Scotia Economy this Wednesday and Thursday, March 19-20 at Dalhousie’s University Club. The event will bring together students with government, post-secondary and business leaders, to discuss the economic challenges facing young people in our province.

The Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy has described Nova Scotia’s economic circumstances as a ‘crisis’. Our 20-64 year-old population is expected to shrink by 21% between 2009 and 2034. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia’s youth unemployment rate sits at 19.5%, compared to a national average of just 14%, which is a major factor in youth out-migration. More