May 11, 2021
Students Play Key Role in Supporting BC Businesses through COVID-19
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL Facing these challenges, some organizations have opted to recruit students to their workplaces by using one of the many work-integrated learning (WIL) programs offered through British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions. With more organizations exploring their options for working with students, the Talent Forward program was...

Apr 28, 2021
Tech unicorn Thinkific moves to the head of the online learning class. That success didn’t happen overnight
Nick Rockel

The first time Greg Smith got the billion-dollar question was in 2015. That’s when the co-founder of Thinkific Labs had his first meeting with Fraser Hall and Jay Rhind of Rhino Ventures, which went on to become an investor in...

Mar 26, 2021
Transform your Career
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BCIT Looking for work or to build your resume with in-demand skills? Microcredentials from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) may be the answer. The school’s first ever microcredential programs provide learners with industry-focused, applied education that allows them to rapidly upskill, build resilience and stay ahead of workplace trends. Microcredentials...

Mar 25, 2021
2021 Education Guide: Micro-credentials are catching on at B.C. universities and colleges
Dee Hon

Samantha Kolb travelled to Sri Lanka three years ago to work for the United Nations, helping the country with its reconciliation process after its 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. The Victoria native had taken the internship during her...

Mar 23, 2021
Micro-learning For Professionals

BCBusiness + University Canada West Technology is changing faster than ever, and University Canada West (UCW), Vancouver’s business and technology-focused university, is leading the way. Earlier this year, the university created a series of micro-credentials for new students, issuing thousands of digital badges for completing sessions that provide students with the tools they...

Mar 19, 2021
Honouring a Memory

BCBusiness + Langara College Karen Dan, 60, is a residential school survivor and driven by the memory of her late mother’s wish: to see her graduate from high school. After seven years of residential elementary school, and without her mother’s support, Karen never graduated. “Back then, if you didn’t pass your class, they...

Feb 9, 2021
The Innovators: Thinkific is teaching the world how to educate remotely
Nick Rockel

As education of every kind goes virtual in the wake of COVID-19, Thinkific has been putting on a master class. The Vancouver company, co-founded by CEO Greg Smith in 2012, lets entrepreneurs and businesses create and sell online courses. Unlike...

Feb 3, 2021
Recover and Grow with Skilled Student Talent
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL 2020 brought big changes to businesses across British Columbia, leaving many on the lookout for simple, cost-effective ways to help pivot toward new horizons. Many businesses have faced tighter budget constraints, lack of resources to complete projects, and limited insight on where to go...

Dec 22, 2020
Live & Learn with Professional Development in Vancouver

BCBusiness + University Canada West & New York Institute of Technology Vancouver By now we can all agree that 2020 has thrown the business community a wild curveball, but like all situations that lead with chaos, a silver lining has followed. The...

Dec 3, 2020
2020 Marks the Start of a New Era for University Canada West

BCBusiness + University Canada West The university was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as president of the University of Victoria for more than a decade. Dr. Strong had a vision to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an...

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