May 23, 2023
BC's Veterinary Medicine Field in Crisis
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Douglas College The veterinary medicine field in British Columbia is facing a shortage of qualified Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), resulting in burnout among those within the profession and a lack of accessible health care for our four-legged family members. Moreover...

May 18, 2023
Global University Systems Canada: The future of education
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Global University Systems Canada Cyndi McLeod has held senior leadership roles at public and private institutions in the Canadian post-secondary education system, including Selkirk College, Thompson Rivers University and Royal Roads University. In 2017, she joined Global University Systems (GUS)—an international...

May 9, 2023
Get Future-ready
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Jelly Academy The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation of British Columbia says employers in B.C. are feeling the global labour shortage. About 80% of the million job openings over the next decade will require post-secondary education and new...

Apr 18, 2023
Education Guide 2023: How candidates are choosing MBA programs in B.C.
Dee Hon

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday in January, but Kookai Chaimahawong isn’t clocking out from her workweek yet. This evening, she’s building an innovation and entrepreneurship course at her alma mater, the UBC Sauder School of Business. Chaimahawong works long hours...

Apr 6, 2023
Go Figure: How education is changing in B.C. and beyond
Melissa Edwards

The BCNET Connect summit will bring IT experts to Vancouver this April 25-27 to discuss higher-ed research. So we’ve rounded up a few more ways education is changing around us.

Mar 13, 2023
Growing Careers at KPU's Melville School of Business
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Melville School of Business For more than 40 years, students have been coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to kick start careers and reach long-term, higher career goals. In 2020, Marwan Abdul Rahman was looking to leverage his background in engineering toward a new career in business and global trade. But first...

Feb 17, 2023
Growth in Facility, Program & Community on the Agenda for Urban Academy
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Urban Academy The past three years have been pivotal to Urban Academy’s growth and maturation of its facility, program and student population.In September 2022, Urban Academy opened the final two floors of its purpose-built facility, and now has six floors of classrooms as well as specialized teaching and learning spaces...

Feb 7, 2023
SFU launches master's programs in cybersecurity and visual computing
By the Editors

With tech talent so hard to attract and retain in Vancouver and B.C., some companies may be rejoicing at SFU’s announcement that it will start offering master’s programs in cybersecurity and visual computing this fall. The two programs are fairly novel in their...

Jan 18, 2023
A Place for Every Student
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools In today’s social climate, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are top of mind in nearly every realm of life, work and play, including the academic environment. Schools across BC are responding with inclusive curriculum, staff training and...

Dec 8, 2022
Leadership training in the post-pandemic world
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + University Canada West “What we are seeing is a new definition of what employees want from a leader or manager,” says Dr. Eli Sopow, who teaches Leadership and Change Management in University Canada West’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. He...

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