Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Alex Miller created an internationally popular pelvic exercise program for women
Nick Rockel

Life Story: If you attend group fitness classes in Vancouver, you might recognize Alex Miller as an instructor. Miller, who spent eight years working at numerous local studios, also started a business teaching mindful movement to kids aged five to...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Nishal Kumar scored a Dragons’ Den deal for saving days from being wasted by nights
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Nishal Kumar was pushed into studying medicine in university by his love for the TV program House and its eponymous foul-mouthed genius of a doctor. But it wasn’t to be—after three years in chemistry and biology at UBC, the...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Alexandria MacFarlane built a community around her skincare line
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Even as a child in Abbotsford, Alexandria MacFarlane was highly entrepreneurial, selling old toys and Halloween candy to other kids. Having watched her mom and dad run businesses—a bridal store and a defence technology manufacturer, respectively—she knew she’d...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Peter Shahbeigi is making it easier to get medication with Flash Health Technologies
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Peter Shahbeigi sold his first company—“a Nokia wholesaler, back when Nokia was king of the world”—when he was 12 years old growing up in Iran. The son of two doctors, he came to Vancouver in 2012 and sold...

Jun 23, 2021
With help from Arlene Dickinson, Aura Nutrition is looking to rebound from COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

It would have been easy for Kate Marshall to throw her hands up in the air and let Aura Nutrition die out after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the all-natural food and supplement provider she runs with three partners. The...

Jun 18, 2021
B.C. organizations step up to help end period poverty at work and home
Saphiya Zerrouk

Half of the world’s population will experience a period—which means that all of those people need to buy menstrual hygiene products and use them monthly. For some, that isn’t an option. It isn’t just a problem for developing countries. In B.C.

May 21, 2021
Shift Happens: Making employees get their COVID shot is a prickly proposition
Guy Saddy

Yay! COVID-19 is finally retreating. But we’re still a long way from normal. As the owner of a consumer-facing business, you need to ensure workplace safety for customers and coworkers. Should you demand that employees show proof of vaccination before...

May 7, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: Mental health is a growing concern for B.C. businesses, especially those that employ mostly men
Matt O'Grady

The secret that Gord Menelaws had kept hidden, well into his late 40s, wasn’t really a secret to those who knew him best. His wife had warned him he had a problem, as had some friends and coworkers at mining...

Apr 30, 2021
On Trend: Try these B.C.-developed apps to maintain your mental wellness
Nathan Caddell

It’s a challenging time for people across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away many of the hobbies and pleasures we used to depend on. During Mental Health Week (May 3-9), check out these locally made apps to help...

Apr 7, 2021
Vancouver’s Light AI partners with WHL to provide fast, no-swab COVID-19 tests
Nathan Caddell

There are plenty of reasons to drop out of university, but Peter Whitehead has one of the better answers when he tells the story of why he left UBC in his third year. “I invented a heart catheter,” Whitehead says, so...

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