Architecture & Planning Program
Introducing students to viable career opportunities
This day long pilot program’s purpose is to introduce African Nova Scotian youth to the discipline of architecture and urban planning as viable career opportunities and a mode for cultural expression. Through an experiential learning model, this program will help youth to not only explore architecture and planning as a viable vocation choice, but also recognize the inherent potential dwelling within each one of them to form, shape and contribute to the culture of Nova Scotia through buildings, sustainable community planning and other structures, and through drawing an art, by using kinesthetic learning. The long-term goal of the program, to affect an increase in the participation of African Nova Scotians in the fields or architecture and planning, resulting in a more diverse sector, as well as opportunities for the expression of Black culture in the society through design and construction of structures and the communities around us. (African Canadian representation in the fields of architecture and planning is currently very insignificant). An exposure to urban design and planning, for example, will encourage contribution to growth and improvements of the communities they live in. Different perspectives ultimately enrich society.
To affect an increase in the participation of African Nova Scotians in the fields of engineering
In partnership with Dalhousie University’s Engineering Department this program strives to introduce African Nova Scotian and racially visible youth to careers in engineering. The long-term goal of the program, is to affect an increase in the participation of ANS in the fields of engineering, resulting in a more diverse sector.