Oct 14, 2021
Peter Zandstra Wants to Change the Future of Medicine

BCBusiness + UBC Peter Zandstra was attracted to British Columbia from Ontario by a unique opportunity at the University of British Columbia—the opportunity to achieve the vision of a world where biology and technology work seamlessly to transform health and healthcare for everyone. When Zandstra joined UBC in 2017, he founded BC’s first and...

Sep 29, 2021
For B.C. universities and colleges, welcoming students back to the classroom comes with a few tests
Mohammed Hussain

This month marks the first time that postsecondary institutions in B.C. have opened their doors for in-person learning since the start of the pandemic. While many students and faculty members are excited to connect with each another in person, preparing...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: LeeJoo Hwang co-founded a LinkedIn for people who want to volunteer
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: LeeJoo Hwang is either lying or being overly humble when says he was “just a normal kid growing up” in Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighbourhood. In Grade 9, Hwang became super invested in the PC video game League of...

Jul 8, 2021
Home Away from Home at One of BC's Top IB Schools
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Glenlyon Norfolk Realize your potential. Change the world. For more than 100 years, Victoria’s Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) has been challenging and supporting students to live these words through truth and courage in learning and in life. GNS has a long history of offering the full continuum of IB programs...

May 11, 2021
Students Play Key Role in Supporting BC Businesses through COVID-19
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL Facing these challenges, some organizations have opted to recruit students to their workplaces by using one of the many work-integrated learning (WIL) programs offered through British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions. With more organizations exploring their options for working with students, the Talent Forward program was...

Apr 28, 2021
Tech unicorn Thinkific moves to the head of the online learning class. That success didn’t happen overnight
Nick Rockel

The first time Greg Smith got the billion-dollar question was in 2015. That’s when the co-founder of Thinkific Labs had his first meeting with Fraser Hall and Jay Rhind of Rhino Ventures, which went on to become an investor in...

Mar 26, 2021
Transform your Career
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BCIT Looking for work or to build your resume with in-demand skills? Microcredentials from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) may be the answer. The school’s first ever microcredential programs provide learners with industry-focused, applied education that allows them to rapidly upskill, build resilience and stay ahead of workplace trends. Microcredentials...

Mar 25, 2021
2021 Education Guide: Micro-credentials are catching on at B.C. universities and colleges
Dee Hon

Samantha Kolb travelled to Sri Lanka three years ago to work for the United Nations, helping the country with its reconciliation process after its 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. The Victoria native had taken the internship during her...

Mar 23, 2021
Micro-learning For Professionals

BCBusiness + University Canada West Technology is changing faster than ever, and University Canada West (UCW), Vancouver’s business and technology-focused university, is leading the way. Earlier this year, the university created a series of micro-credentials for new students, issuing thousands of digital badges for completing sessions that provide students with the tools they...

Mar 19, 2021
Honouring a Memory

BCBusiness + Langara College Karen Dan, 60, is a residential school survivor and driven by the memory of her late mother’s wish: to see her graduate from high school. After seven years of residential elementary school, and without her mother’s support, Karen never graduated. “Back then, if you didn’t pass your class, they...

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