Health

Jan 29, 2023
Grief care platform Help Texts spreads its message with a new subsidiary in Vancouver
Rushmila Rahman

If you’ve lost someone you cared about, you know how it feels. Emma Payne knew the feeling all too well when she went to speak at her friend’s funeral in 2015. She had lost her husband to suicide a decade...

Jan 19, 2023
The Canadian Men's Health Foundation expands its MindFit Toolkit for stress, anxiety and depression
By the Editors

The start of a new year can be tough on us all. From brooding over elusive goals to financial pressures and uncertainties, it can often feel like the walls are closing down on us. To help make counselling more accessible, national...

Nov 7, 2022
Creating a Health & Safety Culture in the Workplace
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + WorkSafeBC Promoting a positive health and safety culture can start with a single voice. Once every worker understands they have something to contribute and to gain, momentum builds. According to WorkSafeBC, a positive health and safety culture in the workplace comprises...

Nov 4, 2022
Apex Labs is using a take-home psilocybin-based drug to treat PTSD and depression in veterans
Rushmila Rahman

While other provinces are still probably gawking at B.C.’s decriminalization of small amounts of illicit drugs, some local businesses are already elbow-deep in using yet-to-be-legalized substances to treat illnesses. Take Apex Labs, for instance. The Vancouver-based pharmaceutical company has been working on...

Nov 3, 2022
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation: An Investment Management Leader
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Investment Management Corporation Millions of British Columbians pay into or receive benefits from a public sector pension plan or insurance plan, or are community-based beneficiaries of government-funded programs receiving investment management services from British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI).

Oct 31, 2022
TELUS Health: Digital solutions for employee health and wellness
Jessica Kirby

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Oct 25, 2022
Mindset Beverages spills the tea on its CBD-infused kombucha flavours
Rushmila Rahman

Nothing beats a drink at the end of a tough day. But alcohol inevitably takes a toll on us, and it’s a toll that Vancouverite Gagan Grewal stopped wanting to pay. With over a decade of executive experience across industries...

Oct 18, 2022
Pacific Trader: Invest like Ken Sim with Diversified Royalty Corp.
Michael McCullough

The stock: For better or for worse, Vancouver’s mayor-elect Ken Sim is known as a wealthy businessman. Nurse Next Door, the home-care franchise network he co-founded with John DeHart in 2001, was mostly responsible. But did you know you too...

Oct 16, 2022
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022: Hamed Shahbazi cares for caregivers with Well Health Technologies
Rushmila Rahman

People often think of leadership as an example of power. But Well Health Technologies founder and CEO Hamed Shahbazi says it’s all about showing the power of your example: “I’ve tried to keep my ego in check and create an environment...

Oct 16, 2022
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022: Euan Ramsay and James Taylor boost drug development with Precision NanoSystems
Rushmila Rahman

When Euan Ramsay met James Taylor in 2009, he knew that his life was about to change: “Suddenly, me doing a three-year apprentice- ship could be replaced by an instrument that’s sort of like an espresso machine.” At the time...

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