A new location will come with a new name for the Nova Scotia Community College campus in Sydney.
When the brand-new campus opens in September 2024, the NSCC site will no longer be referred to as the Marconi Campus, and instead, be known as the Sydney Waterfront Campus.
Marconi Campus principal Carla Arsenault said the process of coming up with a new name happened organically.
“Since the construction has started, we’ve had so many people refer to it as the Sydney campus or the waterfront campus or the Sydney waterfront campus; it really was a bit of a natural progression to the name change,” said Arsenault who has been the campus principal since Dec. 14, 2021.
“We have many of our campuses across Nova Scotia named after the places in which they are located. This really communicates our location in the provincial network and it really allows us to acknowledge the place in which we are located. It is going to be downtown Sydney on the beautiful downtown Sydney waterfront and therefore we are calling it the Sydney Waterfront Campus.”
Currently, the campus is named for Guglielmo Marconi whose wireless station south of Glace Bay was a significant site of wireless communication in Canada at the beginning of the 20th century and played a critical role in the development of wireless technology.