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Jul 15, 2019
5 questions with B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making...

Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business
Felicity Stone

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in...

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph
Felicity Stone

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian...

Jun 25, 2019
BCBusiness Top 100: An afternoon with Jim Treliving
Paul Duchart

BCBusiness's 2019 Top 100 event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on June 20 celebrated B.C.'s biggest companies by revenue listed in the July/August issue of the magazine. The business crowd and members of Top 100 companies enjoyed a networking lunch followed...

Jun 17, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Vancouver caterer Jacques Kabuya
Nathan Caddell

Some stories have an obvious starting point. For Jacques Kabuya, there are a few to choose from. It could be at five years old, when he moved from his birthplace of Lusaka, Zambia, to Vancouver with his mother and older...

Jun 13, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lighthouse Labs CEO Jeremy Shaki
Felicity Stone

Jeremy Shaki has a BA in political science from Montreal’s Concordia University, but he doesn’t believe a degree is the route to success for everyone. Especially software developers. In 2013, the former Montrealer co-founded a coding bootcamp with tech-savvy pals Joshua Borts and Kurram Virani. Vancouver-headquartered Lighthouse Labs trains developers in...

Jun 6, 2019
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Heart of Gold Miami Nights Gala
Paul Duchart

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart of Gold Miami Nights Gala at Parq Vancouver on May 31 attracted more 500 guests. Presented by Newmont Goldcorp, the event raised more than $900,000 to support work in cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Guests followed...

May 28, 2019
7th annual ARThritis Soirée
Paul Duchart

The 7th annual ARThritis Soirée raised over $2.35 million at the Hotel Vancouver’s rooftop bar with more than 400 guests in attendance. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wonderful B.C. wines along with an oyster bar kept partygoers busy. There was a...

May 27, 2019
Jody Wilson-Raybould will run for re-election as an independent in Vancouver Granville
Nathan Caddell

“My time in federal politics isn’t over.” Those were Jody Wilson-Raybould’s words as she took the stage at a packed Marpole Neighbourhood House in South Vancouver. The assembled media and community members were on hand to hear the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville announce that she would be running for re-election...

May 24, 2019
Five questions with Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar
Felicity Stone

1. You assumed control of Ballet BC when it was near bankruptcy. What drew you to it? Throughout my career, I was fascinated about what makes someone do what they do. I was looking at leadership from a very early age, and I was watching how we coached, how we worked with individuals and...

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