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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) Opens $9 million Geographic Innovation Centre and Residence

On July 6th, Iain Rankin, Nova Scotia’s premier, was in the Annapolis Valley to unveil the provinces 9 million dollar investment in the growing global location technology sector. Joining him were NSCC President Don Bureaux and Annapolis Valley Campus principal Gord McKenzie.

New resources on campus include a three-floor, 27,000-square-foot addition, comprising a 40-bed residence and innovation centre, described as providing modern, innovation-focused facilities for more geomatics and geospatial industry conferences.

Quick Facts:

  • The new $9 million COGS Residence and Innovation Centre will open to students in September 2021
  • Geomatics is a branch of science that deals with the collection, analysis and interpretation of geographical data including the natural environment such as terrain or wildlife, population and human patterns.
  • The centre will facilitate new project-based learning, applied research and an incubation hub for entrepreneurs
  • Constructed to LEED standards, the building is highly energy efficient with best sustainability practices in both design and construction
  • The new COGS addition is also barrier free and constructed to high accessibility standards. Two electric charging stations are also available at the new residence, adding to the growing network of stations across NSCC campuses

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