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Apr 1, 2008
Michael Hayden: In The Genes
Claudia Cornwall

When Michael Hayden was a doctor at Children’s Hospital Boston, a teaching arm of Harvard Medical School, he did the unthinkable: he left – for a position at UBC. “When I told people in Boston and Harvard, they thought I was crazy. Some suggested I see a psychiatrist. They said I was committing academic suicide – I’d lost it.”

Apr 1, 2008
The 2008 Guide to MBAs in B.C.
BCBusiness D.B.

Under intense competition to meet the demands of a fast-changing global marketplace, MBA providers have fine-tuned their offerings to the point where the choices are dizzying. Our second annual MBA guide makes choosing easier. An updated table offers a quick...

Apr 1, 2008
B.C.'s Big Three Generations
Peter Severinson

Anyone who’s been to a motivational lecture, passed through the management aisle at the bookstore or kept a steady eye on the business section in the last few years has likely heard of the three major generations. That’s the baby boomers, generation X and generation Y. More: Why Aging B.C. Boomers...

Apr 1, 2008
College for Profit: A Matter of Degree
Helena Bryan

In a solemn ceremony on November 15, 2007, before an audience of close to 350 freshly minted Sprott-Shaw Community College grads and their families, former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford took to the stage of the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts to be installed as Sprott-Shaw’s first chancellor.

Apr 1, 2008
The Generation Y Guide
Peter Severinson

With the baby boomers stepping out of the spotlight, Generation Y has come to the fore. What do you get when you raise kids to believe they can do anything, give them all the technical gadgets they’ll need to make that happen, send them off to excellent schools, and then spit...

Apr 1, 2008
A Dog's Life: Luxury Goods for Pets
By Jessica Werb

Local businesses have found the next big consumer: She's got four legs, a tail, a floppy tongue and a taste for luxury. Luxury dog products are growing in popularity, and it doesn't end with a fancy collar

Apr 1, 2008
Three B.C. Figures on the Worst Year of their Lives
Myles Murchison

Where do you turn after your doctor tells you you'll never walk again following a catastrophic accident? What happens when you lose the most terrific job you've ever had and nobody in town will hire you? What's next when your business is bleeding to death and everything you do to...

Mar 25, 2008
Getting The Most Value From Your MBA
by Peter Mitham

Talk to the business schools and they’ll tell you the demand for MBA grads is strong. That’s not an idle boast. A survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a U.S.-based organization that tracks employment trends among post-secondary...

Mar 25, 2008
MBAs Online: Going the Distance
Peter Mitham

On every second Friday and Saturday, sales executive Daniel Watson leaves his wife and one-year-old daughter in Surrey for a boardroom in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. There he joins 17 students locally and 46 others in similar settings across the country...

Mar 1, 2008
Doug Mason: Back in The Game
Peter Severinson

Mason, a stocky 60-year-old, earned both fame and infamy in B.C. in the ’90s when Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp., the hometown alt-beverage champion he founded and led, took shareholders for a few gut-wrenching falls in the market. He left the...

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