Jessica Kirby

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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...

Nov 5, 2020
Casalinga Feeds the Soul

BCBusiness + Casalinga Food Company In some parts of Italy, you will find houses with a sign outside that reads, “Casalinga,” which means, ‘Come into my home and I will cook for you.’ This invitation to share in wholesome, delicious food is...

Nov 2, 2020
Gifted for Life

BCBusiness + Community Partners In 1943, the Vancouver Foundation received its first gift–$1,000 from Alice McKay, saved from her secretarial job. That was the beginning of an endowment fund that has supported countless charities in British Columbia thanks to individual and corporate generosity...

Oct 29, 2020
Heading Back to Work

BCBusiness + 34F Design The province is still in a holding pattern when it comes to defining the new normal, says Erica Wickes, principal at 34F Design in Vancouver, but the benefits of coming back to work will be there waiting, when the time is right. “Going back to the office is a...

Oct 16, 2020
Benefits of Employment

BCBusiness + Ascension Benefits Stress about relationships, physical health, financial turmoil and the future abound, and employers who want to remain preferred have to get with the program when it comes to employee health. “Employee benefits alone aren’t cutting it anymore because the general model has remained static for decades,” says Jon Chescoe...

Oct 15, 2020
WNorth Goes Virtual: October 29, 2020

BCBusiness + WNorth Of course, the WNorth Conference is still focused on bringing top female business leaders together and providing a forum to enhance leadership training, engage in high-level networking and learn from globally recognized speakers. But like all things 2020, this...

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