James Arron

Social entrepreneur and community catalyst
Halifax, NS


James is a social innovator with a love for locally connected, globally aware, and culturally vibrant communities.
Whether starting up social enterprises like The Dupont (www.thedupont.com) or serving as an institutional entrepreneur within Dalhousie University, Halifax’s Office of the Mayor, or the Nova Scotia Department of Education, James is always looking to strategically foster connections and collaboration amidst diversity.  
He was an inaugural Studio Y Fellow at MaRS Discovery District and was named one of fifteen Ashoka/American Express’ Emerging Innovators. He has additionally been recognized by Dalhousie’s Board of Governors and received various national awards for excellence in youth leadership.