Making Bold Moves in China

July 27, 2016

Meet Cindy Jensen, Managing Director and Founder of BOLDMOVES China. Cindy is one of over 80 Global Advisors who will be helping Nova Scotia exporters get more globally connected, come this fall. Nova Scotia exporters will be able to connect …

Yarmouth native to advise Nova Scotia exporters from his office in Barbados

June 24, 2016

Meet Chris Thibedeau. Chris is one of over 80 Global Advisors who will be helping Nova Scotia exporters get more globally connected, come this fall. Through accessing the ConnectNS Export Café, Nova Scotia exporters will be able to connect to …

Acadia alumnus hits reverse down the 401

May 30, 2016

Meet Sean Pindar. Like many Nova Scotia students, Sean headed straight down the 401 highway to Toronto after graduation. Now with a wife and two young kids later, he’s hitting reverse. Tie to Nova Scotia: Met his wife, Alana, at …

Brand-savvy Bedford native shares her story with ConnectNS

May 02, 2016

Meet Nova Scotia expat and ConnectNS network member, Jayne Cassidy, a senior consultant at Porter Novelli in Toronto. Born and raised in Bedford, Nova Scotia, she has built a successful career in public relations working with high-profile brands such as …

President of Waterloo reflects on Nova Scotia’s innovative region

March 30, 2016

Meet Nova Scotia alumnus and ConnectNS member Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Hamdullahpur’s ties to Nova Scotia run deep – which was highlights during his recent keynote at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce …

Luke Disney turns the tide on public health

February 23, 2016

  Meet Nova Scotia expat, entrepreneur and ConnectNS network member Luke Disney. Currently based out of Utrecht in The Netherlands, Luke is the Founding Executive Director of North Star Alliance, an award-winning international non-profit organization running a network of 37 primary health clinics …

Why Bil Trainor chose Nova Scotia for ICT expansion

January 29, 2016

Meet ConnectNS network member, Bil Trainor, founder of an ICT company that calls Ontario, and now Nova Scotia, home. In the early 1970s, Trainor watched as the cable television industry in Atlantic Canada was born. He had moved to Pictou …

A Few of Our Favourite Things 2015

December 18, 2015

Each month we feature members of the ConnectNS network and ask them what they miss most about Nova Scotia. These are a few of their favourite things… “Too many things to name but mostly my Mom and Dad, our family …

Leading Seafood Operations from the Canadian to Australian Coast

November 24, 2015

Meet ConnectNS network member, Naomi Matthews, born Nova Scotian living in Melbourne, Australia. For the past decade, Matthews has led entrepreneurial teams in international grocery retail, foodservice and food manufacturing in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Born in Sydney, …

Private Equity Investor reflects on Nova Scotia’s investment attraction potential

October 26, 2015

Meet ConnectNS network member, Chris MacDougall, Investment Expert and Hammonds Plains Native. Chris MacDougall’s first job was at a Sobeys in his hometown of Hammonds Plains. While earning a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s University he started his first business …

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