Chris Hornberger Presents at Wonder Woman Event

As a facilitator at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Wonder Woman event on December 7, 2018, Chris Hornberger led a workshop on ‘Finishing School for Wonder Women’ discussing lessons learned at 18th and 19th century Swiss finishing schools for young women and their applicability in today’s complex business world.   During this interactive discussion, participating Wonder […]

Andy Cutten, almost a year into NSCC Foundation Board appointment

On February 2, 2016 Andy Cutten was notified of his appointment as a new Director with the NSCC Foundation.

The NSCC Foundation is a registered charity and the philanthropic arm of the Nova Scotia Community College established in 2001. This foundation supports the college’s mission to build Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Their mission is supporting student success by reducing financial barriers and providing opportunities for students to learn and become leaders in their field.

The Foundation’s mission is fulfilled by:

– Promoting public awareness of the Foundation’s mission and vision and priorities of NSCC;
– Leading fundraising initiatives across the province for 13 campuses and ensuring the responsible management and stewardship of all donor funds; and
– Directing the administration, investment and distribution of funds and resources held in trust for the benefit of the College and its students.

They are governed by a board of directors consisting of community leaders and professionals dedicated to helping students realize their potential. Our volunteer board is responsible for:

– Advocacy – building relationships and educating others about the importance of our mission;
– Development – connecting potential donors to opportunities to make philanthropic and sponsorship investments;
– Stewardship – overseeing financial management, accountability and stewardship of donor gifts; and
– Grant-making – expending donor funds in alignment with their wishes for the benefit of NSCC and our students.

Chris Hornberger elected Vice-President

Partner Chris Hornberger has been elected to serve as the Vice-President of the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside (RCHH) commencing July 1, 2018. As part of Rotary International, RCHH is a vibrant, growing club of some 75 members that supports a variety of local community organizations, as well as international projects. Funds are raised locally primarily through the club’s popular Mom’s Day Brunch, now in its 25th year and Ribfest, the blowout event held annually over the July 1st holiday on Halifax’s waterfront. Details about RCHH can be found here.

Chris Hornberger mentors at event held in Halifax

Partner Chris Hornberger was one of the experts that Halifax entrepreneurs could have a chance to sit and chat with regarding their business.

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Peter Milley presents, “Seeking Opportunities in a Disruptive World – Changes, Implications, New Directions” at the Maritime Lumber Bureau’s 78th Annual Convention

Partner Peter Milley is the opening speaker for today’s start of the Maritime Lumber Bureau’s 78th Annual Convention. The convention’s theme is ‘Celebrating Our History, Building Our Future’. Peter’s presentation examines pathways to ‘Finding Opportunities in a Disrupted World’ and draws on both his extensive forest sector consulting experience and his academic research, which is focused on ‘Pathways to a Commercially Sustainable Forest-based Bioeconomy’.

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Andy Cutten delivers the presentation “Building Leadership Skills in Administration” at the Atlantic Conference for Administrative Professionals, April 24, 2017

Strong leaders are skillful communicators and decision makers.  What has helped propel leaders into their roles is success in multiple and varied positions and their ability to set and deliver on commitments with those they interface with, including those that do not report to them.  This is a fundamental building block. “Do what you said you would do by when you said you would do it.”  The presentation outlines how people in administrative roles can take calculated risks in advancing their careers and becoming truly valued employees.  Andy’s presentation had stories throughout which reflected on what he has seen in a administrative career in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe.


Peter’s first presentation, “Accelerating the Bioeconomy Through Pulp Mill Transformation – Challenges and Issues: Liverpool, NS and Other Cases” addresses:

  • Challenges and Imbalances – changing markets, industry structures, policies
  • Lessons from dead pulp mills – repurposing/community adjustment assignments
  • The Liverpool case – leveraging available assets and advantages
  • New Directions – how do we get to a new, sustainable industry structure?

Peter’s second presentation, “Policy and Techno-Innovation Impacts on Forest Bioeconomy Advancement” is based primarily on his academic research at Queen’s University and explores the relationships between the policy, technology, infrastructure and innovation environments and how these interactions can constrain or advance the development of forest biorefineries and the forest bioeconomy.


Peter Milley delivers a presentation on “Pulp Mills as Basis for BioCleantech Development: Challenges, Lessons, New Directions.” at BioCleantech Forum, Ottawa, ON.

Peter’s presentation covers:

  • Challenges and Imbalances – changing markets, industry structures, policies
  • Lessons from dead pulp mills – repurposing/community adjustment assignments
  • New Directions – how do we get to a new, sustainable industry structure?



Peter Milley delivers a presentation on “Adding Value to Forest Resources: Pathways to New Opportunities” to initiate the public consultation process within a study of forest industry diversification opportunities being undertaken jointly by Halifax Global and Tract Consulting of St. John’s for the Town of Grand Falls – Windsor, NL.


Peter Milley is delivering the opening keynote presentation at Premier Brian Gallant’s New Brunswick Forest Opportunities Summit in Atholville, NB on April 19, 2016. Peter’s presentation examines adding value to forest resources, and explores pathways to new opportunities to develop a new forest-based Bioeconomy.

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