Jessica Kirby

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Feb 16, 2021
Outside the Box

BCBusiness + 34F Design Inc. The business rules have changed again. In today’s world, staying true your business model is foundational to being creative and maintaining the status quo. As businesses partner to survive COVID 19’s impact, what is the new baseline? How does one compete? How does a business maintain an...

Feb 5, 2021
Reduction for a Cleaner Future

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Take a moment and imagine what would happen if Metro Vancouver’s organic waste stream increased by 59%. Given the city’s current system is already struggling to manage its waste, how would it handle an increase of that magnitude? For more than 50 years, West Coast Reduction...

Feb 4, 2021
In Cybersecurity, Context is King

BCBusiness + Tego Cyber The challenges of today’s connected business world are immense, but cybersecurity tops the list. In fact, recent trends within cybersecurity statistics reveal a huge increase breached data from sources that are increasingly common in the virtual workplace, such as laptops, tablets, and mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Security breaches...

Feb 3, 2021
Recover and Grow with Skilled Student Talent

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL 2020 brought big changes to businesses across British Columbia, leaving many on the lookout for simple, cost-effective ways to help pivot toward new horizons. Many businesses have faced tighter budget constraints, lack of resources to complete projects, and limited insight on where to go...

Dec 22, 2020
Live & Learn with Professional Development in Vancouver

BCBusiness + University Canada West & New York Institute of Technology Vancouver By now we can all agree that 2020 has thrown the business community a wild curveball, but like all situations that lead with chaos, a silver lining has followed. The...

Dec 14, 2020
Survey: Help Researchers Navigate the Benefits and Pitfalls of Wearable Sensors in the Workplace

BCBusiness + UBC and Technical Safety BC Given the seismic impacts of COVID-19 on our lives, our work, and our families, it is hard to find a lot of upside in the global pandemic that has changed our world over the past year. But one bright spot has been the realization that...

Dec 9, 2020
5 Reasons to Gift Simply Beautiful This Holiday

BCBusiness + Simply Beautiful Curated by the editorial team at BCLiving, Simply Beautiful has become not just the single most popular subscription box in Canada, but also a two-time award winner in the annual Canadian Subscription Box Awards, hosted by A Year...

Dec 3, 2020
2020 Marks the Start of a New Era for University Canada West

BCBusiness + University Canada West The university was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as president of the University of Victoria for more than a decade. Dr. Strong had a vision to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an...

Dec 1, 2020
Nothing Left Behind with West Coast Reduction

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Since 1964, West Coast Reduction Ltd. (WCRL) has been quietly going about its vital work on Vancouver’s south shore. From early roots as a butcher to its modern rendering facilities, the company has carried out safe...

Nov 27, 2020
Students First

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools March 2020 was likely one of the most challenging times for schools throughout British Columbia. Facing closures and a sudden shift to online learning, leadership teams, teachers, and students had to exercise adaptability and resilience in the...

Nov 25, 2020
Two University Initiatives Receive Boost from TD in Support of Entrepreneurs

BCBusiness + TD While such challenges can be attributed to a lack of capital, other factors are usually at play. Entrepreneurs may face barriers to resources such as mentorship support or specialized skills development and training that could make launching or scaling their unique ideas a little easier. Recently, TD announced its commitment...

Nov 16, 2020
Top 10 Preview: 2020 New Ventures Competition

BCBusiness + New Ventures BC In March, more than 240 companies entered the 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition. After eight months of pitches, workshops and mentoring sessions, only ten companies remain. The annual competition, presented by Innovate BC, attracts the province’s top...

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