Tech & Science

Apr 27, 2022
Attention, innovators: Apply for BC Tech’s Technology Impact Awards by May 6
Rushmila Rahman

What exactly does it mean to innovate? With technology all around us, it’s no easy task to discern real ingenuity from short-term trends, but the BC Tech Association has been answering the call since 1993. The Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), now open for...

Apr 19, 2022
Vancouver ranks among 10 best cities for careers in the metaverse and NFTs
By the Editors

When it comes to the B.C. tech sector’s showing in a new trio of top 10 lists, two out of three ain’t bad. We might still not know exactly what the term means, but Vancouver is the seventh-best city worldwide to...

Apr 13, 2022
This new browser add-on can help people with low vision read better
Rushmila Rahman

Since reading and writing went from the page to the screen, you’d think it’s become more accessible. But as this global report by the World Health Organization reveals, 2.2 billion people currently live with impaired vision, making legibility a very real...

Apr 11, 2022
British Columbians of all ages are hip to the metaverse: poll
By the Editors

The term “metaverse” is everywhere these days, largely thanks to Facebook’s rebranding to Meta and the social media giant’s pledge to focus on developing its new namesake. So what is the metaverse? To hear some people tell it, the metaverse is simply...

Apr 5, 2022
Cyberattacks pose a big problem for small and medium-sized businesses. This local software aims to keep intruders out
Rushmila Rahman

If you think your business is safe, think again. Good fences might make good neighbours, but on the internet, you better make sure those fences are reinforced. With more and more companies offering their services online, the threat of cybercriminals...

Apr 4, 2022
2022 Education Guide: From simulations to VR to robots, B.C. post-secondary institutions keep the best of edtech
Dee Hon

Jessica Swinney started studying toward her new career in September 2020, the first autumn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her school, BCIT, was like most institutions in the province—scrambling to deliver courses safely amid an unprecedented public health crisis.Most college and...

Law
Apr 1, 2022
If you’re a lawyer helping those affected by the crisis in Ukraine, Clio now offers its services for free
Rushmila Rahman

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on, refugees and asylum seekers need all the help they can get. To streamline access to justice, legaltech firm Clio is offering its practice management software free for three months to anyone in the law profession supporting...

Mar 29, 2022
5 tips to protect your business from cyberattacks
Rushmila Rahman

“Better safe than sorry” has never been more true when it comes to business. As companies everywhere reap the benefits of a hybrid workforce, they find themselves increasingly relying on web applications to get things done. They’re also starting to think...

Mar 25, 2022
Meet 10 tech leaders and innovators who are helping our province clean up its act
Rushmila Rahman

As the climate crisis accelerates toward a boiling point, local innovators are harnessing technology to help build a greener provincial economy. The 2022 BC Cleantech Awards recognize their efforts. Cleantech accelerator Foresight CAC, which has offices in B.C. and Alberta, presented the awards with business...

Mar 15, 2022
To help solve the world’s big water problem, this B.C. cleantech innovator thinks small
Nick Rockel

Like many other local business owners, the founders of cleantech firm CarboNet had some sleepless nights when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The Vancouver-based startup had just spent a year proving the effectiveness of its water treatment platform, which uses drug delivery...

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