Education

Apr 13, 2022
This new browser add-on can help people with low vision read better
Rushmila Rahman

Since reading and writing went from the page to the screen, you’d think it’s become more accessible. But as this global report by the World Health Organization reveals, 2.2 billion people currently live with impaired vision, making legibility a very real...

Apr 4, 2022
2022 Education Guide: From simulations to VR to robots, B.C. post-secondary institutions keep the best of edtech
Dee Hon

Jessica Swinney started studying toward her new career in September 2020, the first autumn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her school, BCIT, was like most institutions in the province—scrambling to deliver courses safely amid an unprecedented public health crisis.Most college and...

Mar 24, 2022
Tutoring in a Brave, New World
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + TUEX Education The world has changed a great deal in the past two years, but the most resilient business models have continued to thrive. Take TUEX, for example. It is Vancouver’s only app-based, Uber-like service matching qualified, knowledgeable and passionate tutors with students of all ages and abilities. Once matched...

Mar 23, 2022
WNORTH Conference Writes a New Playbook for Women in Leadership
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + WNorth WNORTH is back in full force, and CEO and co-founder Heather Odendaal couldn’t be more excited. This year’s theme is The New Leadership Playbook for an Inclusive Economy, which brings to light a new leadership model that has risen to the surface over the past three years. “The world has...

Mar 22, 2022
Canada's top digital marketing bootcamp
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Jelly Academy Jelly Academy is making sure Canadian youth have what they need to shine as the next generation of marketers. Canada’s top digital marketing bootcamp arms students with the tools, skills and confidence to support small businesses across BC. Students learn from gurus in the industry—online, in person and...

Mar 21, 2022
Beedie Luminaries doubles its number of scholarships for B.C. single parents
By the Editors

For some single parents in B.C. looking to further their education, attending university or college is about to get easier. That’s because local scholarship foundation Beedie Luminaries is doubling its number of SPARK awards. Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie, president of...

Mar 14, 2022
How to Be a Better Leader

BCBusiness + SFU Continuing Studies Only 10 per cent of us come by our leadership abilities naturally, according to Gallup researchers. And even if you’re born for it, leading today isn’t easy. From global disruptions to racial inequities, leaders around the world...

Mar 7, 2022
Vibrant While Virtual
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + KPU Melville School of Business Pivoting from an in-class environment to a virtual one is difficult. Fortunately, educators at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) can lean on their students to assist with this transformation. When the COVID-19 pandemic moved KPU’s Melville School of Business to remote learning, students like Wajeeha Rahman...

Jan 31, 2022
With new micro-credential, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and BCIT aim to raise the province’s ESG game
By the Editors

A growing force for good in business just met one of the hottest trends in education, courtesy of two local players. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) and BCIT have launched the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Fundamentals Microcredential. This new...

Jan 26, 2022
Professional Development in BC: The Pivot Toward Success
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Universities In the world today, leaders and leadership training are in highest demand among professionals and postsecondary education seekers, and there’s never been a more convenient time to upskill. GUSTAVSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS“Professionals are looking for shorter, more accessible training and courses that can fit into a work week, with...

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