Tech & Science

May 23, 2023
After Hours: Spot prawns and Bill Nye are making a big splash this summer
Nathan Caddell

We know, it still feels early, but spot prawn season is right around the corner. With it, the annual Spot Prawn Festival is back at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf in Vancouver on May 28. The season itself lasts for some...

May 16, 2023
Vancouver-based video software platform Withe raises US $1.1 million in pre-seed funding
By the Editors

“Today, it simply takes too long to get qualified candidates in front of great companies,” says Daniel Shalinsky, co-founder and CEO of Vancouver-based video interview platform Withe. “What we’ve created in Withe is a platform that benefits both recruiters and candidates...

May 12, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards: Change Maker - Runner-up
Nathan Caddell

Early in her career, Megan Lohmann started an organization called LASOE (Let’s All Save Our Environment) in the small Ontario town she grew up in. LASOE would host bake sales and raise money for the World Wildlife Fund. Lohmann was...

May 12, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator - Winner
Rushmila Rahman

It was learning about the effect of China’s poor air quality on children’s lifespans that sparked Sabina Russell’s interest in cleantech and hydrogen. She started working in the sector soon after graduating from UBC with a degree in mechanical engineering...

May 12, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards: Leader - Runner-up
Nathan Caddell

When Wendy Hurlburt took over the top chair at Life Sciences BC, the nonprofit that represents the life sciences industry of the province, reactions from those in her circles landed at both ends of the spectrum. “I either had people...

May 2, 2023
The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale crowns three finalists, including a former contender
Nathan Caddell

I first encountered Carlyn Loncaric at a pitch event put on by The Forum some six years ago. She ended up as a top-11 finalist that year for a product that was undoubtedly impressive: a handheld sonar device called the...

Apr 26, 2023
Pacific Trader: Why Eupraxia Pharma is the picture of health
Michael McCullough

The stock: Canada’s relatively puny life sciences sector has been mostly ailing of late. Like some other future-focused sectors, the S&P/TSX Capped Health Care Index has come down with a case of inflation and high interest rates, sinking 43.6 percent...

Apr 23, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Michelle Dunlea is busting myths as head of product management at Clio
Rushmila Rahman

Michelle Dunlea's family has a hard time wrapping their minds around what she does for a living. Her parents are confused beyond “I work in tech,” and her fiancé tells people that she “builds an app where lawyers speak to...

Apr 21, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Klue VP of product Tamara Schebel keeps building startups within bigger organizations
Nathan Caddell

Tamara Schebel has been in Vancouver for some 25 years, but her mother still gets upset when she refers to it as “home.” Unfortunately for her mom, however, there wasn’t much of a chance that Schebel was sticking around her...

Apr 11, 2023
Pacific Trader: Hive Blockchain is buzzing with bitcoin's rebound
Michael McCullough

The stock: Don’t look now, but bitcoin is back above US$30,000. The start of a new cryptocurrency growth cycle or a dead-cat bounce? Your answer will likely depend on whether you’re crypto believer or skeptic. But what if you’re on...

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