Attn: COGS Alumni Network
Bob Maher has begun to research ‘the story of COGS’, a personal project for Bob and his wife, Heather who arrived in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia back in 1980 when he joined Bruce Peveril to teach the first Advanced Diploma program in Scientific Computer Programming.
Over the next six years, the ‘survey school’ known as the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute (NSLSI) was transformed into the College of Geographic Sciences. It was a time of creativity and innovation in technical education with new programs in Business Computer programming, Computer Graphics and GIS to complement the Remote Sensing program. NSLSI was officially renamed COGS (as most people know it) in 1986.
As background research, Bob and Heather have started to interview staff who remember those years of transition. In addition, they are compiling class lists, by program and by year. This has led to the concept of a COGS Alumni Network.
Are you a COGS graduate ?
One of primary outcomes of any learning institution are its graduates. One can compile the view from the teachers’ perspective but this may be quite different than the students’ perspective. Using social media, Bob and Heather want to reach out to the COGS alumni community. We are interested in photographs, articles, stories and feedback on this project.
You can connect directly at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or through http://www.thestoryofcogs.ca (started but expected to expand further over xmas) – a new web site where anyone can track the project
Bob Maher and Heather Stewart
Note: See Full Memo at http://www.thestoryofcogs.ca/cogs-alumni-network
[Notice republished with on behalf of B. Maher & thestoryofCOGS.ca]