Jacob Parry

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jun 22, 2017
Mike Harcourt tries medical marijuana

When True Leaf Medicine Inc. applied for a licence to grow medical marijuana at its Okanagan facility, CEO Darcy Bomford checked all the boxes. He compiled a 1,500-page brief and brought on former premier Mike Harcourt, a criminal defence lawyer...

May 17, 2017
First Nations activists take the lead in the battle against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

From Larry Commodore’s vantage point near Chilliwack at the top of the Fraser Valley, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project isn’t a done deal. “Not going to happen,” vows the former two-term chief of the Soowahlie nation turned grassroots activist. Commodore...

Mar 16, 2017
Using a smartphone camera, his mobile app for arthritis sufferers is a cheaper diagnostic alternative to X-rays and ultrasound

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Shanil Gunasekara moved to Canada in 2011 with a B.Sc. in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California. As an associate at Lumedica Consultants Inc., a Vancouver-based adviser to medical device developers

Mar 16, 2017
A dancing queen makes exercise fun with hip hop moves

In 2013, Saschie MacLean’s 17-year-old sister, Chantal, was killed in a car accident. The loss uprooted MacLean’s life: “It was, and still is, devastating,” she says. Clips of dance routines on Instagram were an escape from her grief.

Mar 15, 2017
This military vet is helping to franchise legal practices

The son of a Canadian Armed Forces member, Victoria native Alistair Vigier planned on a military career, joining the reserves at 17. As a freshman at UVic, where he earned a BA in psychology in 2012, Vigier was injured on operation.

Mar 13, 2017
Founder of TEDxGastownWomen heads her own communications firm and helped build e-commerce player Procurify

Life Story: A self-described theatre kid, Brittany Whitmore set her sights on acting while growing up in Campbell River. Scouted by a modelling agent at 17, she moved to Vancouver to model full-time and enrolled in a musical theatre program.

Mar 10, 2017
She’s one half of a sibling act whose smart-looking essential-oil products now sell in three countries

Life Story: When Sara Panton was growing up beachside in the farming community of Metchosin, near Victoria, a business career wasn’t her first choice. Interested in medicine, she earned a bachelor of health science from SFU. Her enthusiasm for health...

Mar 9, 2017
Winning Words: Target Tape Inc. Colin O'Neill

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Colin O'neill, who Co-founded Target Tape Inc., responded.What motivational quote gets you going?“Nothing in this world...

Mar 5, 2017
Winning Words: Target Tape Inc. co-founder Nick Seto

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Nick Seto, who Co-Founded Target Tape Inc, responded.What motivational quote gets you going? “There is nothing...

Mar 5, 2017
Winning Words: Buyatab Online Inc. founder Matias Marquez

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Matias Marquez, Founder and COO of Buyatab Online Inc. responded.What motivational quote gets you going?“A quote that...

Mar 3, 2017
Winning Words: Aspectek and Milo Enterprises CEO Anthony Liu

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Anthony Liu, who is CEO of Aspectek and Milo Enterprises, responded.What motivational quote gets you...

Feb 22, 2017
Winning Words: Vitasave.ca co-founder and COO Adam Assadkhan

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Adam Assadkhan, who co-founded Vitasave.ca in 2009, responded.What motivational quote gets you going?“'Without action, the...

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