March 2019

In this issue

Mar 15, 2019
The BCBusiness 2019 Education Guide: How to find the right tech school
Dee Hon

Jennifer Waldern is going places. On a brisk December day, the seagulls on Vancouver’s Granville Island squawk around her as she soaks in some last sights of the city. Next week the 2013 UBC computer science graduate is moving to a new job at Microsoft Corp.’s main campus in Redmond, Washington. There, Waldern will take a hybrid role as a...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Investing
By the Editors

When the U.S. government bailed out Citigroup in late 2008, Manica Gautam was working in its London office as an associate with the global consumer and retail investment banking division. “I was probably fortunate to be cheap enough not to lay off,” the casually dressed Gautam jokes at the smart downtown Vancouver headquarters of JH Investments, the private holding and...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Professional Services
By the Editors

Growing up in Lavington, a small community near Vernon in the North Okanagan, Lana Kirk was good at math and science, so she expected to study science in university. But when she headed to SFU on a $20,000 entrance scholarship in 1995, fresh out of high school, she changed her mind. “I was like, I don’t know what I’m going to...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Public Service
By the Editors

It was the early 1980s, and Brenda Leong was conflicted. A couple of years after graduating with a business degree from the University of Alberta, the native Calgarian had a job as a customer service representative at Bank of Nova Scotia. She enjoyed the field and had inherited her serial entrepreneur father, Carl’s, love of capital markets, but something didn’t...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Banking
By the Editors

Kathy Butler has worked in investment banking at CIBC for 22 years. That’s highly unusual, she notes, explaining that she stays for the reasons that attracted her in the first place. After an investment banking presentation at U of T’s Rotman School of Management, where she got her MBA (finance with honours) in 1996, Butler thought, “That is absolutely what...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women: Corporate & Entrepreneurship
By the Editors

Natalie Cartwright, who has two master’s degrees and has lived in eight countries, comes from a family that prizes education. Although she’s never owned a car, her parents have given her pair of jumper cables as a graduation gift, she says, to remind her to think of education in a similar way: “It’s something that you carry with you and...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Trailblazers
By the Editors

Anne Giardini’s foray into the world of economics is of another time. In 1977, as a first-year student at the University of Ottawa in her hometown, she took the subject on the advice of the woman at the admissions desk. “She asked me a few questions about my interests and suggested that economics would be something I’d enjoy,” Giardini recalls. It...

Mar 5, 2019
Go Figure: Gambling deals aces to B.C.'s economy
Melissa Edwards

Sources: Statistics Canada, Angus Reid Institute, B.C. Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, BCLC, Globe and Mail, CBC News, BC Gaming Industry Association, Office of the Provincial Health Officer...

Mar 4, 2019
Property Watch: Have governments and other would-be tamers of the real estate market gone too far?
Steve Saretsky

Despite a slowdown across the country, particularly in Metro Vancouver, which recently saw home sales plummet to their lowest annual total since 2000, policy-makers remain intent on depriving the housing market of much-needed oxygen in 2019. At the federal level, a mortgage stress test has eroded purchasing power by an estimated 20 percent, interest rates have tripled, and buyers must now...

Mar 1, 2019
Five questions: Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster CEO Sue Paish
Nick Rockel

1. What is Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster?It’s the coming to life of courageous public policy from the federal government that is designed to do a number of things. One is to encourage and promote the scaling up of small and medium-sized Canadian enterprises, especially in the field of digital technology. The second is to produce platforms, processes and technologies in the digital...

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