Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities, aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries. This goal calls for nations to address income inequality by increasing income growth for the bottom 40% of workers, while also addressing social, economic and political inclusion of all individuals regardless of their age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity or religion.
United Nations. (2015, September 16). The sustainable development goals explained: reduced inequalities [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/09pF3-qrpoQ
Examples of NSCC initiatives that are helping to advance Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
|Advancing Educational Equity
|Educational equity is a key pillar of NSCC operations. The College actively works to promote an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all, and that’s free from sexual violence, racism, discrimination and harassment. The NSCC Educational Equity Policy is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
|It is important at NSCC that access to higher education is available to everyone. This is why the College has committed to certifying all campuses to the Rick Hansen Accessibility certification. Currently, the Ivany Campus and the Institute of Technology Campus are certified under this program and the new Sydney Waterfront campus is being constructed to the standard. NSCC also became one of the first educational institutions in Canada to offer the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) training program.
NSCC offers over 3 million dollars in student awards annually to assist students in pursuing higher education. Student Awards are based on financial need, leadership, experience, career path and academic standing.
|Open Educational Resources
NSCC Libraries support faculty in the use of open educational resources (OER). The number of OERs used in NSCC courses is growing each year. OERs provide access to quality resources that are cost-free and barrier-free.