• Officially Released: Canada 150 Women November 17, 2017

    Inspiring women, empowering stories.

    From politicians to spacewalkers, entrepreneurs to scientists, Olympians to artists, Canada 150 Women profiles the achievements and struggles of groundbreaking female role models like Deepa Mehta, Elizabeth May, Cindy Blackstock, Michele Landsberg, Lisa Charleyboy, Julie Payette, Louise Arbour, Evelyn Hart, Hayley Wickenheiser, Lise Watier, and Kim Campbell – and our very own President & CEO, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia!

    Candidly sharing personal and professional moments, interviewees offer advice to women embarking on their careers and set forth their bold visions for Canada. A must-read book at a crucial moment in history, Canada 150 Women shines a bright light on the lives and achievements of Canadian women, and offers inspiration for all.

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  • Students 2 Mentors November 15, 2017

    DNS Member Venor is currently looking for mentors Saint Mary’s University Master of Computing and Data Analytics students – this could be your opportunity to support students getting ready to enter the workforce. (more…)

  • Your Turn: Powerful Thoughts from Today’s Women to the Next November 14, 2017

    In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, our President & CEO, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia was invited to be included in “Your Turn: Powerful Thoughts from Today’s Women to the Next”, an e-book curated by Melody Adhami. The book was created to be a collection of advice and inspiration to share with the next generation of Canadian women. (more…)

  • Digital Nova Scotia joins ICTC Board of Directors as the first East Coast representative in 25 years November 9, 2017

    The East Coast tech scene is on the rise, and Nova Scotia is leading the way in helping carve its footprint. For the first time since its inception in 1992, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) will have East Coast representation around the Boardroom table.

    Since joining Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) in 2013 as the President & CEO, I have had a vision for Nova Scotia to compete on a global scale – and I know I’ve not been alone. Together, we have been committed to advancing Nova Scotia’s ICT and digital sectors, and our efforts are really making a positive impact. After close to five years of building a strong foundation at DNS, and many years in the tech sector (spanning five geographic regions), I am extremely proud to share that I was invited to join the Board of Directors for ICTC, based out of Ottawa. ICTC has brought together individuals with different backgrounds and expertise from across the country who share the same vision, and it is a truly an energizing, humbling and very stimulating experience to be involved with this group.

    In Nova Scotia, we have leaders, innovators, and changemakers – and I am extremely honoured to be representing them in this new capacity. This is our opportunity to not only learn from best practices and collaborate on nationwide initiatives, but also to share our learnings, discoveries, and successes from Nova Scotia, with influencers in Canada. I am looking forward to contributing to the positive impact the organization has on our country and industry, and supporting them as they continue to influence national and international policies, programs, and opportunities that help propel us even further.

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  • The Digital Spectrum! October 27, 2017

    Welcome to our quarterly edition of The Digital Spectrum!

    The last few months at Digital Nova Scotia have been extremely exciting. We have welcomed 11 influential leaders to our Board of Directors, representing both industry and post-secondary education. Our diverse and strategic Board will enable us to strengthen the impact and influence of Digital Nova Scotia within our digital economy and industry. We are also thrilled to share that our Board is now being led by our first female Board Chair since 1989, Jenn Priske from REDspace. 

    In addition to welcoming a new Board, we have welcomed a fourth team member, Tyler Farmer, as our new Project Coordinator! So, if I were to pick a word to represent Digital Nova Scotia this quarter, it would have to be growth.

    We are proud of our growth, both provincially and nationally.I am pleased to share that I have joined the Board of Directors with ICTC, as the first representative from the East Coast. Digital Nova Scotia has engaged as a member of CIAIC to represent our interactive and Digital Media Companies, and we have participated in multiple Canada 150 initiatives (hEr VOLUTIONExecutive Voice’s Best of Canada Report Canada 150 Women) that acknowledge us as leaders and change makers.  (more…)

  • Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) Launches Nova Scotia Chapter October 20, 2017

     

    WCT’s next destination: NOVA SCOTIA

    Calling Nova Scotia #womenintech & #womenincomms –

    Canadian Women in Communications and Technology’s (WCT) is launching its first-ever Nova Scotia Chapter and we want you to be a part of it! WCT is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast-to-coast network of professionals and companies in communications and technology.

    WCT aims to be a catalyst for advancing women’s leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors by facilitating women’s career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition.

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  • NSBI Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program – Call for Applications October 18, 2017

    Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is launching a new program to help Nova Scotia tech-focused companies grow export capacity.

    The NSBI Scale-up Hub is a new program designed to help Nova Scotia companies build an international presence and grow export capacity in the US market and beyond.

    The first NSBI Scale-up Hub, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offers eligible companies access to the following resources for a full year:

    • Professional-guided entry into the New England marketplace
    • Collaborative working space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the world’s top innovation hubs
    • Dedicated services of an in-market business development team to help drive strategic sales generation and market development activities

    Successful applicants must be technology-focused, high-growth companies that are already exporting from Nova Scotia. For a full list of application requirements and to submit an application, please visit novascotiabusiness.com/scaleuphub

    Up to five companies will be accepted into the NSBI Scale-up Hub Cambridge program.

    The deadline for application submission is

    Monday, October 30, 2017 by 5 p.m. ADT.

     

  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science – WeAreAllCS October 17, 2017

    DNS member organization Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science is launching a program, called WeAreAllCS, to help support prospective women to benefit from studying at the school and to get into a career in tech. Check it out: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/computerscience/about/study_here/womenintech.html

  • JA Nova Scotia 2016-2017 Annual Report October 12, 2017

    Junior Achievement Nova Scotia (JA Nova Scotia), a member of JA Canada, has published its 2016-17 Annual Report. It highlighted the team’s effort to help young people across the province to become more financially literate graduates with accelerated career tracks and increased leadership potential. “In the 2016-2017 programming year, we delivered 601 programs to 13,344 students with 747 active volunteers contributing 11,481 hours of their valuable time.

    Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) collaborated with JA Nova Scotia on the Company Program this past year. The student venture program attempts to show high school students the risks and awards of starting and running a business. Students get to create and manage a company of their own, and learn about how small businesses function in the Canadian economy. Volunteers from established IT companies in DNS membership guided the students through weekly mentorship sessions. DNS also supported the program’s award ceremony via contribution to scholarship.

    You can read JA Nova Scotia’s full report by clicking here.

  • Digital Nova Scotia Featured for Canada 150 October 2, 2017

    Digital Nova Scotia is excited to share that we were featured in Executive Voice Publishing’s Best of Canada Report: Honoring Canada’s 150 year Legacy of Commercial Success.

    Over the past 150 years, Canada has prevailed as one of the world’s strongest economies, boasting favorable international trade ties and a welcoming business environment. (more…)