The Hon. Dr. John F. Hamm Trades & Innovation Centre

06/12/18

A trades and innovation centre at NSCC Pictou Campus has been named in honour of former area MLA and premier, the Honourable Dr. John Hamm. Under Hamm’s leadership, Nova Scotia Community College received a landmark investment of $123-million in 2003 that served as a catalyst for growth. At the time, the former premier called the development initiative, "the single, largest investment that government has made". ...

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Determined in Delhi

28/11/18

As a first-year, combined Bachelor of Arts and Laws student in Delhi, India, Disha Jaggi was burning the candle at both ends. Classes during the day and nights spent reporting for the country’s largest newspapers, had her splitting her waking (and many sleeping) hours between her office and school. “I had events to cover every other day and I had to manage ongoing tests and assignments,” says Disha. “I’m really passionate about writing, but with a the six-day work and school week in India, it was impossible to cope with the workload of my studies and still follow my passion.” Disha says...

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Managing talent

05/11/18

It’s been an interesting couple of years and a lot of hard work for Vox Management Agency Inc. Founder & Agent, Stephanie Purcell. Since graduating with her Advanced Diploma in Public Relations, the Newfoundland-born entrepreneur has won three Music Nova Scotia Awards — one as Industry Professional of the Year and two as Booking Agent of the Year. She represents globally-recognized names like Tareq Hadhad, Joel Plaskett and Steve Patterson, founded her own talent management agency, and became Chair of the Board of Directors for the Halifax Pop Explosion. “Vox works with clients internationally,” says Stephanie. “Simply said: we put good people on stages. They deliver their craft to audiences and we guide them through the whole...

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Following parents’ entrepreneurial footsteps

05/11/18

Ashley Butler started out in the workforce as a cashier in her family’s business. Now, the Ivany Campus grad’s parents work for her. “My mom and dad owned two Great Canadian Dollar Stores when I was in high school,” says Ashley. “It’s where I got my start, and where I realized I wanted to own my own business.” When an influx of U.S.-based firms started moving to the area, Ashley says she and her parents noticed a steady decline in sales. The trio began researching how they could compete. Since sales of party and wedding supplies remained constant, despite the overall downward...

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