Tech & Science

Jun 27, 2018
Innovate BC and the Provincial Government Invest in Tech Talent

BCBusiness + Innovate BC The tech sector is playing an enormous role in supercharging B.C.’s economy — contributing nearly $15 billion to B.C.’s overall economic output — but Dawn Wood, Director of Programs at Innovate BC, notes that a key ingredient is...

Jun 15, 2018
Science World food and wine event supports after-school program for kids
Felicity Stone

Some 300 people sampled food and wine at Science World’s first-ever Pairings: A gourmet evening with a dash of science on June 13. They also got to bid on silent auction items from wine to hotel stays and take in The Science Behind...

Jun 12, 2018
Aurora Cannabis acquires Anandia Labs in $115-million deal
By the Editors

One of the largest cannabis companies in Canada has made an important acquisition, purchasing Vancouver-based Anandia Labs for approximately $115 million. Anandia CEO and co-founder Jonathan Page is widely considered one of the leading experts in cannabis genomics—the study of the...

Jun 8, 2018
Poll: How do you feel about Facebook account mining?
By BCBusiness

On behalf of BCBusiness, in April Mustel Group asked 360 residents across B.C. whether they have changed their online behaviour since learning how information from people’s Facebook accounts is being exploited. Of the 276 who use social media, almost 40...

May 23, 2018
New Kids on the Block: Vancouver joins the cryptocurrency rush
Matt O'Grady

When I reconnect with Sean Clark in October 2017, it’s almost exactly a year since the last time I saw him—climbing a stage at the Vancouver Convention Centre to receive an Entrepreneur Of The Year award. His baby—Shoeme.ca, launched in 2012—had...

May 16, 2018
YELL Venture Challenge honours top high-school startup, announces deal to let contestants earn university credit
Nathan Caddell

Nervous high-schoolers and their even antsier parents made the trip to the Vancouver Convention Centre earlier this week for the fifth annual Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) Venture Challenge. The event, which sees teams of B.C. high-school students compete in the hope of getting their business ideas...

May 11, 2018
Opinion: Scaling up STEM literacy and careers
Scott D. Sampson

We live in a time of unprecedented change, with digital disruption rapidly transforming 21st-century societies. Increasingly, the Canadian marketplace is dominated by novel, knowledge-based jobs requiring high levels of literacy in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Here in B.C.

May 11, 2018
Opinion: How technology can bolster physical activity
Sheila Bouman

Next week’s #BCTECH Summit is taking place at a time of public mistrust in technology. From parents’ despair at their kids’ smart phone habits to the effect of social media in determining foreign elections, even the most devout tech evangelist is...

May 8, 2018
Conquering the Summit: Your guide to the largest tech conference in Western Canada
Nathan Caddell

Returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre this month, the BCTech Summit, delivered by the BC Innovation Council and Government of B.C., has tripled in size since it launched in 2016. That means more speakers, some 6,000 attendees and about quadruple the number...

May 8, 2018
YELL it out: Western Canada's young entrepreneurs showcase their talents
By the Editors

For most people, great ideas flow from extensive experience. It takes years to fully grasp where and how to launch your innovative product or service. For a select few, though, things come together at a much younger age. That’s why we have the Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) and its annual spring Venture Challenge, which sees teams...

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