Aug 21, 2023
University Canada West's MBA program is made for entrepreneurs
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + University Canada West Having a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is not a prerequisite to becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, it will give you an edge over your contemporaries as you gain the knowledge and skills to make critical...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Clinton Large's tutoring business builds through inclusivity, one lesson at a time
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Before travelling to Costa Rica last summer, Clinton Large made a six-page spreadsheet to plan out the trip. “I don’t think I’ve always been entrepreneurial, but I think I’ve always been good at organizing and logistics,” he says. Providing...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Franco Ng is fuelling youth leadership with Porte Global
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Franco Ng guesses that he might’ve been a teacher in a past life—but he hates marking things, so in this life it simply wasn’t an option. “My core of who I am has always been about youth leadership,” he...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: KPU's Sabrina Rai is building bonds in the education industry
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: When Sabrina Rai says “education is really important to me,” it’s easy to believe her. After graduating from UBC Sauder, Rai, who grew up in Prince George and Abbotsford, went on to a master’s in accounting at the...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Marzia Sager is using her nonprofit to cultivate confidence in young women
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Marzia Sager grew up in the Phillipines but moved to Vancouver when she was nine. At first, she thought she’d follow in the footsteps of her mom or grandma, a pharmacist and doctor, respectively. At least up until...

Jun 1, 2023
5 Questions: Saul Klein reflects on 11 years as dean of UVic's Gustavson School of Business
Rushmila Rahman

First of all, it's grown. We have almost twice as many faculty and staff as we had when I joined. But we've also sharpened the positioning and approach of the school quite significantly, really leaning in on issues around organizational...

May 23, 2023
BC's Veterinary Medicine Field in Crisis
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Douglas College The veterinary medicine field in British Columbia is facing a shortage of qualified Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), resulting in burnout among those within the profession and a lack of accessible health care for our four-legged family members. Moreover...

May 18, 2023
Global University Systems Canada: The future of education
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Global University Systems Canada Cyndi McLeod has held senior leadership roles at public and private institutions in the Canadian post-secondary education system, including Selkirk College, Thompson Rivers University and Royal Roads University. In 2017, she joined Global University Systems (GUS)—an international...

May 9, 2023
Get Future-ready
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Jelly Academy The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation of British Columbia says employers in B.C. are feeling the global labour shortage. About 80% of the million job openings over the next decade will require post-secondary education and new...

Apr 18, 2023
Education Guide 2023: How candidates are choosing MBA programs in B.C.
Dee Hon

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday in January, but Kookai Chaimahawong isn’t clocking out from her workweek yet. This evening, she’s building an innovation and entrepreneurship course at her alma mater, the UBC Sauder School of Business. Chaimahawong works long hours...

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