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The Discover Halifax Podcast

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Welcome to The Discover Halifax Podcast. A podcast that highlights the unique and unparalleled local expertise, innovation, and infrastructure of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Your host Paul Bailey will interview local experts and global leaders about Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Aerospace, Oceans and Technology. Learn why Halifax is the smart city to host your conference, delegates, and clients. If you’re an event or meeting planner, an association or corporate group this is the Podcast for you.

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Welcome to The Discover Halifax Podcast
The BioEnvironment in Atlantic Canada and BeyondChanging Perceptions and StereotypesLeading Battery Tech, Tesla and More.Entrepreneurship, Technology, and the Future
The Discover Halifax Podcast highlights all the sector expertise and research stories coming out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Learn about the people contributing globally to solve some of the world’s largest problems.  And, you’ll gain a unique perspective on why you (and your group) needs to host your next event in Halifax.Halifax is home to Atlantic Canada’s premier innovation hub, VOLTA. Volta offers a place for the startup and innovation community to work, learn and connect.  In addition to various other programs, Volta Residents get access to more than $50,000 in programs and support and mentorship to help grow their business, as well as office space in the heart of Halifax to grow their team.  Volta is also home to the innovative LEAP program.Today, Martha Casey, CEO of Volta joins host Paul Bailey to discuss all the ways that Halifax is contributing to, and leading the world in entrepreneurship and technology. Also discussed are entrepreneurial success stories and ways VOLTA can help you bring your delegates and meetings to Halifax.Learn more about the Life Sciences Sector in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLearn more about hosting a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaResources:Volta WebsiteVolta BlogConnect with Martha on LinkedInVolta Cohort Invests $25000 in five Atlantic StartupsContact the Discover Halifax Team:http://www.businesseventshalifax.caContact Paul Bailey: pbailey@discoverhalifaxns.comContact Jeff Turner: jturner@discoverhalifaxns.comConnect with Discover Halifax on LinkedIn
Aug 12 2021
37 mins
Thought Leadership and Global Aging
The Discover Halifax Podcast highlights all the sector expertise and research stories coming out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Learn about the people contributing globally to solve some of the world’s largest problems.  And, you’ll gain a unique perspective on why you (and your group) needs to host your next event in Halifax.Over the next 50 years, an aging population globally will change the way we live and work and impact our culture, our economy, our cities, and more.  Today, Dr. Zachary Zimmer joins host Paul Bailey to discuss all the ways that Halifax is contributing to, and leading the world in research for Global Aging. Dr. Zimmer, a gerontologist at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is linking state-of-the-art advances in biological and DNA testing with social survey research to examine how traumatic events experienced during war can get ‘under the skin’ and influence the long-term health of survivors.  A Tier I Canada Research Chair and Director of the Global Aging Community Initiative was recently awarded $1,250,776 over four years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants.Learn more about the Life Sciences Sector in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLearn more about hosting a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Resources:MSVU researcher receives $1.2 million grant to study biological effects of war on agingMSVU researcher receives new funding to study the demographics of chronic pain in older populationsZachary Zimmer - Faculty ProfileMSVU - Department of Family Studies & GerontologyContact the Discover Halifax Team:http://www.businesseventshalifax.caContact Paul Bailey: pbailey@discoverhalifaxns.comContact Jeff Turner: jturner@discoverhalifaxns.comConnect with Discover Halifax on LinkedIn
Aug 3 2021
36 mins
The Social Work Sector in Nova ScotiaInnovation and Life Sciences in Nova ScotiaTechnology and Thought Leadership in Nova ScotiaOceans Expertise in Nova ScotiaWelcome to The Discover Halifax Podcast