Lucy Hyslop

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Feb 7, 2019
Lunch with hotelier Mandy Farmer

During her two decades in the hospitality industry, Mandy Farmer has risen from working on the front desk through sales to become CEO of her family’s Accent Inn and Hotel Zed properties. Checking in to have fun daily, Farmer suggests...

Jan 3, 2019
Lunch with UBC Sauder School of Business dean Robert Helsley

After graduating from Princeton University, dual Canadian and American citizen Robert Helsley landed his first faculty role at UBC three decades ago. Helsley, now in his second five-year term as dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business, talks about...

Oct 24, 2018
Lunch with BC SPCA head Craig Daniell

Originally from South Africa, Craig Daniell swapped life in New York City to work in animal welfare in Ontario and B.C. With his charity’s Offleashed fundraising gala fast approaching this month, the BC SPCA chief executive talks about being a risk taker and why he’s always hoping to do himself out of a job…

Sep 19, 2018
Lunch with Vancouver's first film commissioner David Shepheard

For the fourth time in his 20-year career, David Shepheard has set up a film commission office from scratch. The British transplant landed in Vancouver from London in late 2016 as one of only 350 film commissioners worldwide, to promote...

Aug 15, 2018
Lunch with Cambridge House CEO Jay Martin

After nearly a decade guiding and rafting in the great outdoors of B.C., Australia and New Zealand, Jay Martin never thought he’d go indoors to run the family firm. Not that Martin felt any pressure to take over the reins...

Jul 10, 2018
Lunch with Flytographer boss Nicole Smith

Like all entrepreneurs, Nicole Smith is at the front line of seeking funds for her business. We’re meeting in Vancouver between her appeal at the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ Pitch for the Purse competition (after skipping breakfast with a “nervous...

May 28, 2018
Lunch with Edge of the Knife co-director Gwaai Edenshaw

From carving and metalsmithing to helping identify the plants on the protection list used by loggers, Gwaai Edenshaw is something of a Renaissance man. Now, as a co-director and co-writer, he’s leading the charge for a new film industry in his...

Apr 24, 2018
Lunch with Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong

From using a photo of Winston Churchill on his own LinkedIn profile to often referring to him during lunch, Peter Armstrong has a passion for the formidable British leader. But Armstrong’s admiration is less focused on Churchill’s Second World War prowess...

Mar 30, 2018
Lunch with FoodMesh founder and CEO Jessica Pautsch

Jessica Pautsch isn’t slow in going forward. The Vancouver social entrepreneur—who recently launched an online effort to tackle food waste in the city—wheedled her way past security at the Geneva offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

Mar 6, 2018
Lunch with former Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell jovially recounts sitting in Hot Springs Cove near Tofino on a Valentine’s Day shortly before asking his future wife, Megan, to marry him. Having flown up early to beat the crowds to the popular spot on the west...

Dec 14, 2017
Lunch with UVic business school dean Saul Klein

For Klein, there’s no contradiction between doing well and doing good in the world Saul Klein can’t help repeating himself this lunchtime. Just into his second five-year term as dean of UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, he’s talking about...

Dec 4, 2017
Lunch with property developer Kevin Cheung

As part of a so-called astronaut family, property developer Kevin Cheung opens up about being raised in Vancouver while his father remained in China.The 29-year-old’s family reunited only once or twice a year after he immigrated to Canada as a...

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