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Jobs of the Future

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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight North Bay's diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Nipissing University as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Dr. Kevin Wamsley working to build recognition for Nipissing University in Canada

Dr. Kevin Wamsley working to build recognition for Nipissing University in Canada

'What we’re looking for here is to insure that Nipissing University is one of the top quality academic universities in the country, with respect to primarily undergraduate education and select graduate programs'
Looking into the future of photography with Ryan Marshall

Looking into the future of photography with Ryan Marshall

'I want to work with people that just want to have pictures of themselves that they can be proud of and appreciate'
Drew Ferris and Alex Roelandt prepping for parenthood in a non-old fashioned way

Drew Ferris and Alex Roelandt prepping for parenthood in a non-old fashioned way

'The more information we got about it, the more we realized that this is what we wanted to do. It really put in to perspective of what actually goes in to adopting and raising an adopted child'
Kendall White's business a success right out of the box

Kendall White's business a success right out of the box

'Both of my parents passed away because of drug use. A few days after my son was born, my high school sweetheart committed suicide. I was really depressed and sad all the time and I was virtually homeless, living on a couch with a newborn son'
Ryan Melnyck designing the future of competitive biking with Cachet Bicycle Company

Ryan Melnyck designing the future of competitive biking with Cachet Bicycle Company

'The biggest bike companies in the world do specialized bikes for dirt jumping that only come in one size whereas I can do several custom sizes and by the end of August I will have four different types of frames'
Vested Interest hoping the community remains invested in shopping local

Vested Interest hoping the community remains invested in shopping local

'The only businesses that can really afford that are the big box stores and if it comes down to it, that could be the only business left in our cities. We don’t really know what lays ahead'
Dual Rill Farms brings your produce straight from the farm to your plate

Dual Rill Farms brings your produce straight from the farm to your plate

'A lot of people want to know where their meat and vegetables are coming from and by doing this it supports us and other farmers that I know from this area and from southern Ontario'
Francis McLean offering in-home pet care services

Francis McLean offering in-home pet care services

'I have seen firsthand, especially when working in emergency and referral, that people are so bonded to these pets and I’ve seen people get a second mortgage so that they can help their pets with whatever they need'
Physiotherapist Dan Popkie opens new clinic in North Bay

Physiotherapist Dan Popkie opens new clinic in North Bay

'That sparked my interest in thinking that I wanted to go back to school and so at 35 years old I threw my hat in the ring and was accepted to D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and got my doctorate there'
Wild journey nearly complete for KTP Racquet Club

Wild journey nearly complete for KTP Racquet Club

'It just kept growing to the point where it was more and more sustainable and eventually it came to this point where we were able to build this facility'