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Alumni Association



President: Sunil Sarwal (BDes 2002)
Vice President: Elise Graham (BFA 2013)
Treasurer: Jessica MacDonald (BFA 2017)
Secretary: Bruce Sparks (BFA 1977)
Member at Large: Carol Morrison (BFA 2005)
Member at Large: Robin Jensen (BFA 1996)

Meeting Schedule



NSCAD President: Sarah McKinnon
SUNSCAD President: Laura Lima Nishida
Immediate Past President: Duane Jones (BDes 2004)


Sunil Sarwal (BDes 2002)
Bruce Sparks (BFA 1977)

Meeting Schedule

March 9, 2021
May 11, 2021
July 13, 2021
September 14, 2021 (AGM)


The NSCAD University Alumni Association is a dynamic, member-focused organization that aims to enrich the alumni experience and build the profile of its members and NSCAD University.


By facilitating communication and sponsoring a variety of alumni programs, events and benefits the NSCAD University Alumni Association:

  1. promotes a strong mutually beneficial relationship between alumni, NSCAD University, and the community;
  2. fosters an inclusive environment based on cooperation and fellowship;
  3. assists and advances present and future alumni in the pursuit of excellence;
  4. exerts influence as a valued partner on matters relevant to present and future alumni

Read our bylaws.

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Anna Lisa Shandro (BFA 2020)

Show your NSCAD pride

To draw attention to the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity of art and design graduates, the NSCAD Alumni Association launched the I AM NSCAD campaign. Logos are provided in various sizes and types suitable for websites, social media (#IAMNSCAD), email signatures and more.


Sunil Sarwal (BDes 2002) is an award-winning branding consultant in the food and drink industry, working with innovative companies around the world to build creative brands that people love. Clients range from billion-dollar multinationals such as London-based Compass Group Inc., to small, innovative companies like PEI’s Upstreet.

A graduate of NSCAD University, Sunil ran Montreal’s rambunctious design agency the Small Monsters for over 10 years before recently returning to his hometown of Halifax. Sunil uses the pronouns he/him/his and they/them/theirs. You can reach Sunil at


Alumni Profiles

alumni news

Benefits and Services

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As NSCAD alumni, you have privileged access to the TD Insurance Program, which provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates. Plus, by choosing TD Insurance you also give back. TD Insurance Program contributes to NSCAD University every year, so while you benefit from savings, you will also be supporting your alma mater.

Get a quote by calling 1 800-339-1847or visiting

A transcript is a complete record of your academic history. It lists classes in progress, classes that have been completed, grades received and other information relating to your academic career. Transcripts are printed on security paper and bear the signature of the Registrar. Students can request either an official or unofficial copy of their transcript. Click here to learn more about how to request a transcript.


The NSCAD alumni ring celebrates a lifelong connection to your academic and creative achievements. Designed and produced by Karen Konzuk (BFA 97), this stainless-steel band incorporates the official NSCAD colour with a side incision of purple powder-coated finish. Inside the band is an engraved Latin inscription of NSCAD’s informal school motto nolo facere insipida, after John Baldessari’s lithograph I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art. To purchase, please select your ring size from the dropdown below and click “buy now”. Rings are $200 ($247.25 with tax and shipping within Canada).
Custom-designed frames from Tempo Framing are available to all alumni. Present your degree alongside the NSCAD University colours in a slick matte-black metal frame with branded mat board cut specially for our square degrees. These frames are made in Canada and come pre-assembled. Frames are $70.00 ($103.50 with tax and shipping within Canada).  

Alumni Class Notes

Class Notes is your opportunity to reconnect with classmates and tell them what you’ve been up to since graduation. Share your news and updates by filling out the form and feel free to include links to your social networking profiles and websites.

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