Tech & Science

Nov 16, 2018
Pitch for the Purse competition crowns finalists
By the Editors

On Thursday, for the third year in a row, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) hosted the semi-finals of its Pitch for the Purse competition, pitting 10 female business owners against each other in a bid to obtain funding for their ideas. The semi-finals consisted of a five-minute pitch and a Q&A...

Nov 15, 2018
Innovation Marketplace Connects B.C. Tech Solutions to Global Challenges

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Early on, Innovate BC (formerly the BC Innovation Council) enjoyed considerable success fulfilling its mandate as a service centre that connects small and large innovators to provincial funding, tools, resources and support. But the Crown corporation’s services have evolved...

Nov 15, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Physician
Nick Rockel

A strong advocate of cannabis for medical treatment, Caroline MacCallum says her patients brought the idea to her. MacCallum grew up in Newfoundland, where she earned a pharmacy degree and began medical studies. After graduating from internal medicine at UBC in 2013, she worked at several clinics. There she met...

Nov 13, 2018
Political Scientist: Andrew Weaver holds the balance of power
Richard Littlemore

It’s a hot August day, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is dripping. We’ve been walking all afternoon in the Vancouver Pride Parade, and his rumpled rainbow shirt is sweat-stained and sticking to his back. Even his battered cowboy...

Nov 5, 2018
#BCTECHSummit 2019 keynote speakers announced
By the Editors

The next #BCTechSummit will focus on how B.C. can use emerging technologies to solve provincial and global problems. Crown agency Innovate BC hosts the fourth annual event—complete with a “Reality Revolution” theme—next March 11 to 13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Headlining are attorney and former FBI counterterrorism operative Eric O’Neill...

Oct 22, 2018
On Trend: B.C. goes electric on land and water
Felicity Stone

B.C. residents bought triple the electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year (2,564 versus 849, according to EV promoter FleetCarma). Not ready to commit? Richmond’s EV Rentals focuses on electric and hybrid cars in...

Oct 17, 2018
Entry Level: Graham Cook balances a 9-to-5 with a city council bid
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 candidates are vying for a seat on Vancouver city council in what promises to be one of the more hotly contested municipal races in recent memory. Among the dozens of hopefuls is 24-year-old SFU business grad Graham...

Oct 12, 2018
Innovate BC awards nearly $1 million to four research projects
By the Editors

Crown agency Innovate BC has awarded a total of $944,600 to four projects shepherded by B.C. universities. Through its Ignite Awards program, Innovate BC seeks to commercialize technologies in the hope of solving problems in natural resources and applied sciences. To that end, the organization has given out $4.3 million in Ignite...

Sep 24, 2018
Cleantech startup Volta Air wins Innovate BC–New Ventures competition
Nathan Caddell

The 18th annual Innovate BC–New Ventures competition crowned a handful of winners on Monday, September 24, at the Telus World of Science in support of Vancouver Startup Week. Richmond-based Volta Air took home the grand prize, winning the six-month, four-round competition with its cost-effective and sustainable refrigeration solution for urban delivery. The...

Sep 5, 2018
Opinion: How to protect your eyes from blue light
Dr. Harbir Sian

As the summer winds down and our focus shifts from fun in the sun to getting back to the grind, now is the perfect time to also shift our thinking about how we protect our eyes. In the warmer months...

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