THE NUMBER AND QUALITY OF NOVA SCOTIA’S POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (PSE) INSTITUTIONS GIVES US A HUGE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THAT CAN HELP TO REVITALIZE OUR PROVINCE. A THRIVING INNOVATION ECONOMY DEPENDS ON TALENTED PEOPLE WITH THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTITUDES TO MAKE NOVA SCOTIA STRONGER ECONOMICALLY, SOCIAL AND CULTURALLY.

There are approximately 56,000 students attending post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, with about 22,000 coming here to study from other provinces and countries. We challenge these institutions to play an even greater role as regional innovation hubs that connect with surrounding communities and strengthen opportunities for students to benefit from experiential learning.