Nov 25, 2020
Two University Initiatives Receive Boost from TD in Support of Entrepreneurs

BCBusiness + TD While such challenges can be attributed to a lack of capital, other factors are usually at play. Entrepreneurs may face barriers to resources such as mentorship support or specialized skills development and training that could make launching or scaling their unique ideas a little easier. Recently, TD announced its commitment...

Nov 23, 2020
Want your business to thrive after COVID? Start here
Nick Rockel

As COVID-19 rages on, businesses in B.C. and elsewhere put themselves at risk by forgetting to plan for the future. Just ask Mark Colgate. “With COVID, there’s often a chance that we’re not thinking, What happens after the pandemic?” says...

Aug 26, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Postsecondary institutions grapple with some major changes
Alyssa Hirose

University and college students are used to March feeling like a dumpster fire of stress–there’s final exams to study for and anxiety about graduation (on top of the pressure to score the least-underpaid summer internship). This year, faculty and administrators had...

Jul 17, 2020
Rapidly Upskill with Executive Education
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + UBC Sauder School of Business Participants asked and UBC Sauder School of Business listened. Time-pressed professionals who want to upskill need to check out the school’s 100% online Executive Education programs. With a 100% online format, participants can learn at their...

Jun 25, 2020
Student-run non-profit Incline Education pledges mentorship for high schoolers during COVID-19
By the Editors

The choice of what to do after graduating from high school is hardly ever an easy one. Throw in a global pandemic and heaps of uncertainty, and the class of 2020 (and beyond) are in a bit of a pickle. Enter...

Jun 16, 2020
Meet the 6 B.C. ventures that won Face of Today’s Youth Startup Challenge
Nathan Caddell

Nothing will make you regretful about the past (and hopeful for the future) quite like seeing the winners of Face of Today’s inaugural Youth Startup Challenge. At the same age that you were trading Pokemon cards and slowly expanding your palate...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Madison Guy helps students win scholarships with Grantme
Jessica Natale Woollard

Life Story: As captain of the UBC women’s soccer team, Madison Guy led the Thunderbirds to the 2015 national championship while laying the foundation for her business. She’d won a scholarship to play for the T-Birds, a prize that covered...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Frankie Cena's credentials aren't up for debate
Alyssa Hirose

Life Story: “My mom always says that instead of grabbing a hockey stick, I grabbed a microphone,” jokes Frankie Cena, who grew up in Burnaby. In Grade 7, Cena entered a mandatory public speaking competition and wound up snagging second...

Jun 10, 2020
B.C.-based Streamline Athletes one of 12 finalists in national startup competition
Nathan Caddell

Alexandre Paré went to SFU on a track-and-field scholarship in 2010 as an 18-year-old from Sherbrooke, Quebec, with no ability to speak English. It turns out that was a relatively minor hurdle. While in Quebec in the summer of 2013, Paré suffered...

Jun 9, 2020
Langara College raises $2.9 million from Beyond 49 campaign
Nathan Caddell

Langara College’s Beyond 49 campaign—celebrating 49 years of the school on 49th Avenue in Vancouver—has come to a close with a total of $2.9 million raised for student scholarships and other initiatives. “Over the last 18 months, our community has come together in so...

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