Growing Many More Years Together
On Friday, October 22, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) marked their connection with Science Atlantic by dedicating a 30 year old maple tree at their Dartmouth Ivany campus.
Dr. Alain Joseph, Director of Applied Research, opened the ceremony with a land acknowledgement:
“The street we are on is named Mawiomi Place, Mi’kmaq for gathering place. Our location today, looking over the harbour, has been a Mi’kmaq gathering place for generations. We are honored to be able to gather here for this Science Atlantic tree dedication ceremony. Trees represent a long-term way of being, and remind us of the connection to this land that we are fortunate to share with our Mi’kmaq brothers and sisters.”
He went on to deliver these inspiring words about his experience with Science Atlantic:
“[Science Atlantic] has established sturdy roots, fostered connections, and has supported and nourished many branches of science. NSCC looks forward to growing many more years together.”
Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, Associate Vice-President, Applied Research and Innovation, and Science Atlantic Executive Director, Lois Whitehead also spoke at the event.
Dr. Taylor told a story about receiving a Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) certificate at a science fair in high school!
This tree was chosen because of its proximity to the “solar bench” which represents some of the science and technology that NSCC is all about. The bench was built by the carpentry and electrical faculty using reclaimed wood from other trees on campus, and features a solar powered electrical outlet.
NSCC is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. As one of our younger member institutions, NSCC reminds us to appreciate our past and look forward to an exciting future.