College president to share positive narrative showcasing opportunities


TRURO – Don Bureaux is working hard to change the narrative of Nova Scotia. The present provincial storyline, punctuated with seemingly insurmountable challenges, must change to one of untapped opportunities weaved with themes of positive economic growth.


Bureaux, president of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), will discuss this necessary shift in conversation as the guest speaker at a Lunch and Learn in Truro on Feb. 17, hosted by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Town of Truro.


His commitment to adult education spans more than two decades working with adult learners at colleges and universities, as well as professional designation granting organizations across Canada and internationally. At NSCC, he works to bring the college’s vision – transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time – to life.


The college, a powerful asset for this region, and the province as a whole, plays a leading role in transforming the current narrative with positive impacts already being realized.


Before becoming president of NSCC in 2011, Bureaux served as vice-president, academic and vice -president, people and planning at the college, and has served in many academic leadership roles throughout his career. His work has allowed him to collaborate with educational institutions across North America, Europe and Asia to promote the concepts of student and employee success, subjects he believes in deeply.


Last year Bureaux was named one of the top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine. He serves on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations in Nova Scotia in the areas of board governance, policy development and strategic planning.


The lasagna luncheon will be held in Salon C, NSCC Truro campus at 12 p.m. (noon) on Feb. 17. This event is open to the entire community. The cost is $10 for chamber members, $15 for future members. To reserve a seat, contact the chamber office at 902-895-6328 or email [email protected].