Education

Aug 30, 2022
Jillian Harris puts on her teacher's hat in this course for entrepreneurs and marketing mavens
Rushmila Rahman

Jillian Harris doesn’t like to sit still. "If my team would let me, I would have 10 business plans on the table for you right now,” she tells BCBusiness. And her titles speak for themselves. She is the CEO of Jillian...

Jul 26, 2022
UBC-based Melius Mentorship helps newcomer and refugee youth navigate Canada's education system
Rushmila Rahman

“I came here at the age of eight as an immigrant,” says Sohat Sharma, a fourth-year science student at UBC. “I was born in India but raised in Canada, and when it came time to apply to universities, I was...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Anjali Dhaliwal helps high schoolers prep for the future
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: The Cansbridge Fellowship offers $6,000 and a summer internship in Asia to undergrad students from all over Canada. Only 0.5 percent of applicants get in, representing the brightest young leaders in the country. Anjali Dhaliwal is currently one of...

Jun 28, 2022
SFU Trains for the Future

BCBusiness + SFU Every year, convocation ceremonies are a time for celebration across BC’s post secondary sector, as we honour the achievements of our graduates. This year, graduates are entering the workforce during a time of great uncertainty—but also a time of...

Jun 21, 2022
Beedie Luminaries is offering $44,000 scholarships to refugees and new immigrants in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

“People come from various challenging backgrounds so we wanted to identify those students who could excel if they were given the opportunity,” Ryan Beedie, president of Vancouver-based Beedie Luminaries, says of the scholarship foundation’s newest program for refugees and new immigrants.

Apr 13, 2022
This new browser add-on can help people with low vision read better
Rushmila Rahman

Since reading and writing went from the page to the screen, you’d think it’s become more accessible. But as this global report by the World Health Organization reveals, 2.2 billion people currently live with impaired vision, making legibility a very real...

Apr 4, 2022
2022 Education Guide: From simulations to VR to robots, B.C. post-secondary institutions keep the best of edtech
Dee Hon

Jessica Swinney started studying toward her new career in September 2020, the first autumn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her school, BCIT, was like most institutions in the province—scrambling to deliver courses safely amid an unprecedented public health crisis.Most college and...

Mar 24, 2022
Tutoring in a Brave, New World
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + TUEX Education The world has changed a great deal in the past two years, but the most resilient business models have continued to thrive. Take TUEX, for example. It is Vancouver’s only app-based, Uber-like service matching qualified, knowledgeable and passionate tutors with students of all ages and abilities. Once matched...

Mar 23, 2022
WNORTH Conference Writes a New Playbook for Women in Leadership
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + WNorth WNORTH is back in full force, and CEO and co-founder Heather Odendaal couldn’t be more excited. This year’s theme is The New Leadership Playbook for an Inclusive Economy, which brings to light a new leadership model that has risen to the surface over the past three years. “The world has...

Mar 22, 2022
Canada's top digital marketing bootcamp
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Jelly Academy Jelly Academy is making sure Canadian youth have what they need to shine as the next generation of marketers. Canada’s top digital marketing bootcamp arms students with the tools, skills and confidence to support small businesses across BC. Students learn from gurus in the industry—online, in person and...

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