Framework for Sustainability released
April 5, 2012

NSCAD University’s Board of Governors is making the Framework for Sustainability public. The document, which sets forth various proposals to achieve sustainability, can be accessed through NSCAD's website. Please see: "A Framework for Sustainability" (PDF)

The Framework for Sustainability was delivered last week to the Honorable Marilyn More, Minister of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, in compliance with the March 31 deadline made by Howard Windsor in his report, A Time to Act.

The Framework for Sustainability was “developed on the principle of shared sacrifice – meaning all members of our community would play a part in bringing us to a financially stable position,” said NSCAD President David B. Smith in a letter to the campus community. “While the report reflects some difficult decisions with respect to gaining efficiencies across our operations, our priority was to protect the academic programs on which NSCAD has built its reputation over its 125-year history.”

The document addresses all eight points made by Howard Windsor in his report. Many of the proposals put forth by the university are subject to review and approval by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

“We’re looking forward to having productive conversations with government and moving forward,” says Michael Donovan, Chair of the Board of Governors.