Sign Petition to Save NSCAD (1 December 2011)

A petition to the Government of Nova Scotia to save Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)  has garnered over 7,000 signatures as of 1 December 2011.  The petition, which you can sign here, reads:

Keep NSCAD University intact and independent!

NSCAD University is Canada’s oldest fine art degree granting university, and the only independent institution offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate programming in visual art and design east of Ontario.

I am aware that Howard Windsor, the former Policy Analyst with Labour and Advanced Education for the province of Nova Scotia, has been appointed to examine the future of NSCAD University. I understand that Mr. Windsor has been given an open mandate by the Hon. Marilyn More, Minister of Education and Labour, to propose a direction for the school which may include the termination of programs to wholesale or fragmented mergers with other provincial institutions. 2012 marks NSCAD University’s 125th birthday and I want the Government of Nova Scotia to ensure another 125 years of independence for one of North America’s leading art and design institutions.

I am signing this petition to communicate to the Province of Nova Scotia why a strongly independent NSCAD University is important to me, to the province of Nova Scotia, to Canada, and to creative culture far and wide.

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See also the petition in support of Queen’s own Bachelor of Fine Art!

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