SmartCity Business Show – Episode 11 in Review

With over 30,000 students in Halifax, it’s hard not to notice the strong post secondary presence. Halifax is home to six universities, which is not only a selling feature for local students, but international students too. In this episode, Dr. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s University, talks about how this is a real advantage for Halifax.

Craig Layton asked the question, what keeps students here? And I think Dr. Dodds said it best, “There is everything here that you could possibly want.” The academic programs, faculties and support staff along with our mixture of urban and rural lifestyles are just a few things that not only attract students to Halifax, but keep them here as well.

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Being a student myself, I know firsthand that Halifax has everything to offer. The Public Relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University is what really sold me. I’m currently on my third work term and I’ve already made many connections with businesses and experienced professionals all over the city. It’s the close connections and opportunities like this that make Halifax home-sweet-home to me.

Look for the next episode of SmartCity Business Show as Craig takes it to the streets to hear what Haligonians have to say!


Brianna Colford, Marketing & Communications Co-op Student

Brianna is with the Partnership on a four month work-term. She is in her final semester of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University and spent the past 14 months working with Emera Inc. as a Communications Assistant. Born and raised in Halifax, Brianna enjoys the downtown atmosphere of the city she loves to call home.


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