Faculty and board members for the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design held a press conference this morning at its Marginal Road campus calling for public support in the university's fight to retain its independence.
A recent online petition has been making the rounds amongst NSCAD supporters as it faces potential academic restructuring mandated by the Nova Scotia government. Currently NSCAD is the oldest independent fine arts degree granting institution in Canada, but proposed changes by the NS Dept. of Advanced Education could see that independence fractured and programs merged with other institutions.
Haligonia's Antoine Abawajy was in attendance this morning as professor Karin Cope, policy analyst Andrew Terris and VP of Internal Affairs Katie Hegan outlined the crisis facing the school.