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In the early 1900s, at the request of the Province of Nova Scotia, Dr Frederick Sexton laid the plans for the current system and roles of Associated Universities in engineering education in Nova Scotia. He also founded the Nova Scotia Technical College (NSTC), where students pursued their senior Engineering and graduate years. Dr. Sexton served as the first principal, and later president, of NSTC from 1907 to 1947.

Dr Frederick Sexton's wife, May Sexton was a suffragette who worked to get women included in the opportunity to have women eligible for technical education.

Circa 1980, NSTC became the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS). Following amalgamation with Dalhousie University, in April 1997, it was called DalTech for a brief period of time, and is now known as the Sexton Campus, and the engineering component is now known as the Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering.

Aside from the Campus, there are two buildings and a prestigious scholarship named after Dr. Sexton.



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