Updates at EduNova – September 15, 2022


Study and Stay™ Nova Scotia – applications now open!

Applications for our final-year international student program are now open! The deadline to apply is September 26.

A hundred international students from across Nova Scotia will be selected to participate in the 10-month program, which is focused on pre-employment and early career supports, networking skills and opportunities, mentorship, immigration supports, and more!

Students are encouraged to apply here

Congratulations to Mike Rosson — NSISP’s newest executive director

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to EduNova board member Mike Rosson on his recent appointment as executive director of the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP)! As NSISP’s acting executive director since the summer of 2021 and assistant executive director since 2013, Mike has long been dedicated to serving international students in the province through this program and beyond. We wish him all the best as he leads the important work of NSISP in his newest role! 

Ukrainian student shares her story and plans for her academic life at Acadia University and in Nova Scotia

Laura Yaroshevska is a Ukrainian student who has been displaced by war and has started her academic journey in Nova Scotia this fall. She was chosen as the recipient of Acadia University’s Formuziewich Bursary for Ukrainian Students.

The bursary will help cover her tuition, residence, and meal plan fees through the duration of her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Read her full story here.


EduNova in the news

CBC News published an article about our new Post-Graduation Immigration Support Program, which aims to support and retain international graduates in Nova Scotia by providing detailed information on immigration pathway programs via a new iCent app and personalized immigration coaching post-graduation.

N.S. pilot program aims to clarify immigration process for international students | CBC News

Shawna Garrett, EduNova’s president & CEO, was recently featured in a weekly guest column published by StudyTravel Magazine. The column covers the launch of several of our newest initiatives, the benefits of studying in Nova Scotia, the Study and Stay™ – Nova Scotia Program and more.

View from the desk: Shawna Garrett, EduNova | StudyTravel Magazine


Read how the Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program and EduNova are helping international students tap into the local job market and build their professional network. This article features two Study and Stay alumni who are now employed and helping other newcomers to succeed in building their careers in Nova Scotia.

Connector Program and EduNova light the path to opportunity for newcomers | Halifax Partnership