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 Olesya Shyvikova sitting in her living room during the holiday season.
Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker hopes new documentary will help war-torn country Global News | A Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker wants to use her power of storytelling to help the war-torn country. Olesya Shyvikova (RTA '16) is hoping her new documentary will take her to the streets of Ukraine.
Arad Gharagozli in front of a white board with a diagram and calculations.
'An amazing moment,' says team leader as satellite built in Nova Scotia launches into space CBC News | It was one of dozens of satellites that were part of the Canadian CubeSat Project and the first made in Atlantic Canada. The project manager is Arad Gharagozli (Electronic Engineering Technology '15).
People are sitting at the bar at Stillwell on Barrington Street in Halifax.
New restaurant brimming with German influences A self-described military brat, chef and owner Ian Clarke (Culinary Arts '10), has opened PMQ Restaurant in downtown Halifax.
Headshot of Cathie O'Toole, the new chief administrative officer for HRM. She starts in January.
Halifax has a new chief administrative officer: Cathie O’Toole Saltwire | Halifax has announced Cathie O’Toole (Business Information Program '94) will replace Jacques Dubé as chief administrative officer. She is the first woman in this position for the municipality.
A man in a headset is seated at a recording studio desk. There are monitors and microphones seen.
YouTube series helps African immigrants find connections, community in Nova Scotia Yahoo! News | Gnenga Akintokun (RTJ ’19) and fellow African immigrants in Halifax have created a YouTube web series to help keep other African immigrants informed on issues specific to their new community.
Ethan Green competing at the 2022 Canadian National La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Chefs (Young Chefs) Competition.
Nova Scotia’s Ethan Green to Represent Canada at International Young Chefs Competition Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine | Ethan Green (Culinary Skills '20 & Culinary Management '21) won the 2022 Canadian National La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Chefs Competition.
Emily Pictou-Roberts standing outside on a deck with a tree in the background.
Grad becomes first university-based Indigenous Auntie in Residence in Atlantic Canada Education News Canada | MSVU and King's College are pleased to welcome Emily Pictou-Roberts as the first Resident Nsukwi' (Auntie in Residence) serving both universities.
Car selfie of Amber Fryday.
Halifax reporter named Atlantic director of Canadian Association of Black Journalists Halifax Examiner | Amber Fryday (RTJ '21), a Halifax reporter with African Nova Scotian roots has been appointed as the new Atlantic director of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists.
Andre Fenton reading his book The Summer Between Us.
Halifax author Andre Fenton announces film adaptation of his novel Annaka The Coast | Andre Fenton (Screen Arts '15 & Social Services '18) will collaborate with Halifax filmmaker Cory Bowles on the flick.
Professional headshot of Lan Zheng.
Newcomer to Cape Breton pays it forward to local business community Cape Breton Post | When Lan Zheng (Office Admin '14 & Business Admin '15) arrived at the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, she knew she was home. Ten years later, she sits on the CBLIP Immigrant Advisory Table with nine other migrants.
chef Shaun Zwarun and his team at Kiju's Restaurant.
Chef Shaun Zwarun celebrates Nova Scotian suppliers in new cookbook At Kiju’s Restaurant in Membertou, NS , chef Shaun Zwarun (Culinary Arts '94) creates menus that use local ingredients, but more than that are inspired by them and the local enterprises making up the food industry ecosystem in Nova Scotia.
photo of beadwork, including earrings and moccasins.
‘Proud to be Mi’kmaw’: Artist shares how beading reconnected her to culture Global News | Caitlyn Moore (Motor Vehicle Body Repair '18), of Qalipu First Nation in Newfoundland, says learning to bead was a way to reconnect with her culture.
Kids vs. Aliens director Jason Eisener faces off against a  toy extraterrestrial on a picnic table.
Halloween goes haywire in Jason Eisener’s latest film, Kids vs. Aliens Saltwire | In his new feature Kids vs Aliens, Dartmouth filmmaker Jason Eisener (Screen Arts '03) has crafted the perfect kind of Halloween movie.
 Brooke Chandler and Kiely White sitting on a couch.
A groovy kind of podcast from Colchester duo Saltwire | When Kiley White (Social Services ‘17) and Brooke Chandler first started working together with a youth group in Brookfield, their overall, inspirational message to the teens was “find your groove.”
Hailee McDonald stands beside her booth at CaperCon 2022 in Sydney.
Jingle dresses and mermaid tails Cape Breton Post | Hailee McDonald (Digital Animation '18) brought together something that she didn't really see much of in the comic book world when she tried the MerMay challenge: Indigenous representation in comic book characters.
Kristine Hanifen and Jessie Wilson at their post on the Polar Prince.Kristine Hanifen and Jessie Wilson at their post on the Polar Prince.
Scientists, artists, indigenous people travelling our coast aboard the Polar Prince Saltwire | Murres, puffins, the various varieties of shearwaters, leeches storm petrels … are just a few of the 20 or more seabirds Jessie Wilson and Kristine Hannifen (NERT ’15) will need to identify over the coming 21 days.
Bredan Pippy behind the bar at The Emerald Light kitchen and bar.
Shelburne’s downtown rejuvenating with new businesses opening Saltwire | Brendan Pippy (Tourism Management '19) is the owner/operator of The Emerald Light kitchen and bar, one of several new businesses to recently open in downtown Shelburne.
Photo of NSCC alumni Scott Ellis
Nova Scotia author hopes to spark conversation about eating disorders Saltwire | Scott Ellis (Natural Resources Environmental Technology '19) hopes his new book, Chasing Numbers: Sleep, Starve, Repeat, will help shine a light on eating disorders.
Photo of NSCC Alumni Shae-Lynne-MacLean's alcohol ink art
Beauty in simplicity: Alcohol ink art takes plenty of practice, says Cape Breton artist Saltwire | Shae-Lynne MacLean (Applied Media & Communication Arts ’20) was first introduced to the techniques and tools of alcohol ink art via an independent study at NSCC.
Photo of NSCC alumni Tyra Paul
Mi'kmaw woman starts clothing brand, offers hope about recovering from addiction CBC Nova Scotia | Tyra Paul has turned her life around from drug and alcohol abuse, and now she wants to show others there is life beyond addiction.
Photo of NSCC alumni Liam MacDonald
The Broken Ground unearths rich history of Inverness coal mines The Port Hawkesbury Reporter | Up-and-coming-filmmaker Liam MacDonald (Screen Arts '20) unearths some of the rich history of coal mining in his hometown with a full-length documentary.
Photo of NSCC Alumni Danielle Mahood
Still painting the town: Yarmouth NS sees lots of mural potential and opportunities Saltwire | Local artist Danielle Mahood's (Applied Communication Arts '06, Graphic Design '07) latest mural is a stunning and colourful shoutout to the lobster, swordfish and scallop fisheries.
Photo NSCC alumni Ben Brown
Ben Brown ready to paddle with world’s best in Dartmouth Saltwire | Ben Brown (Business Administration '19) has made a splash in his first full year of competing in paracanoe.
Photo of NSCC alumni Victoria and Tom Fraser
Equine therapy program in Pictou helps individuals connect to their emotions Saltwire | Victoria and Tom Fraser (Social Services ’22) approached Pictou Town Council about creating an equine therapy program.
Photo of Lunenburg Film Festival logo
Lunenburg Doc Fest unveils participants for pitch competition, The Launch Real Screen | Juliet Mawusi (Radio Television Journalism ’21) is one of five finalists competing in the pitch competition.
Photo of Night Blooms poster
'Night Blooms': The small-budget Nova Scotia film doing big things CTV Atlantic News | The Nova Scotia–made film “Night Blooms” by writer and director Stephanie Joline (Radio Television Arts ’04) has found success at home and can now be seen by audiences across the country.
Photo of NSCC alumni Denika Coakley, Dan Croft, Terri Lynn Kearsey
Lights, camera, Yarmouth: New HGTV series Trading Up making its debut on May 12 Saltwire | With alumni Denika Coakley (Carpentry ’15) as project lead, Dan Croft (Bricklaying Masonry '10) as an apprentice, and Terri Lynn Kearsey (Radio & Television Arts '12) as assistant director.
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