News releases from Advanced Education

New Institute to Help Improve Health in Rural Nova Scotia

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

A new research institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish will help improve the health of rural Nova Scotians by focusing on the root causes of poor health and related issues.

Province Supports Cutting-Edge Healthcare Data, Analytics Training at Saint Mary’s University

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

Nova Scotia is set to become a national leader in leveraging data and analytics to improve patient care through the creation of new health data analytics and health system administration programs at Saint Mary’s University.

Funding, Plans for New Medical School Campus in Cape Breton

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

Nova Scotia will educate, recruit and retain more doctors with a plan to open Nova Scotia’s second medical school campus at Cape Breton University by fall 2025.

New Social Work Cohort for Black/African Nova Scotian Students

Advanced Education / Community Services / Health and Wellness

The Province is investing in training to help address under-representation of Black/African Nova Scotians in the social work field and ease pressures on the healthcare and social service systems.

Additional Funding Supports Thousands More High-Skilled Internships

Advanced Education

The Province is partnering with Mitacs to train the next generation of skilled workers that will help find solutions for healthcare, clean-tech and other sectors that require highly qualified researchers.

More Funding to Increase Housing Options for Post-Secondary Students

Advanced Education / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing $8 million to help maintain student residences, increase student housing options and ease pressure on the housing supply.

One-time Grant Provides Financial Relief for Post-Secondary Students

Advanced Education

Today, November 29, the Province is announcing additional funding to help post-secondary students with the rising cost of living. About 11,000 students who receive Nova Scotia student assistance in the 2022-23 academic year will receive a one-time payment of $550.

More Housing in Dartmouth, Stellarton for Community College Students

Advanced Education

New affordable, accessible campus housing at three Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses will house 350 students and ease pressure on the housing supply in those communities.

New Practical Nursing Program Will Train 30 L’nu Students

Advanced Education / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia is training more healthcare workers to provide a diverse range of care in communities across the province. Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, aspiring practical nursing students can learn as part of a Mi’kmaw cohort at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Pictou campus.

Improvements to Provincial Student Assistance Programs

Advanced Education

Changes to the provincial student loan program will make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible for students and graduates in Nova Scotia.

Easier Path for LPNs to become Registered Nurses

Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

More licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can now further their education to become registered nurses (RNs) more quickly in Nova Scotia.

More Medical School Seats to Train Rural Doctors

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

The Province is partnering with post-secondary institutions to train more rural family doctors.

Investissements pour l'infrastructure, la recherche et les soins de santé dans les universités rurales

Advanced Education

Le gouvernement investit 105 millions de dollars pour améliorer l'infrastructure, favoriser la recherche et améliorer les soins de santé et la formation dans les universités rurales de la province.

Infrastructure, Research and Healthcare Investments in Rural Universities

Advanced Education

The government is investing $105 million to improve infrastructure, foster research and enhance healthcare and training at the province’s rural universities.

Enhanced Funding for Research and Innovation

Advanced Education

The government is adding $25 million to the Research Opportunities Fund to invest in more research and innovation happening across Nova Scotia.

COVID-19 Grant to Help Eligible Post-Secondary Students

Advanced Education

Thousands of eligible post-secondary students will receive a one-time COVID-19 grant of $875 to help them pay their bills.

Province Innovating to Train Healthcare Workers Faster

Advanced Education / Health and Wellness

The Province is moving quickly to train more students for high-demand healthcare jobs across Nova Scotia.

Healthcare Students and Instructors to Support Long-term Care and Acute-Care Sectors

Advanced Education / Seniors and Long-Term Care / COVID - 19

Post-secondary leaders, healthcare students and instructors are stepping up to support long-term care and acute-care patients and residents.

Expanded Access to Mental Health Supports Helps More Post-Secondary Students, Apprentices

Advanced Education / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Recognizing that good mental health is an essential part of overall health, the Province is expanding access to e-health resource Togetherall to all of Nova Scotia’s post-secondary students and apprentices.