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Tech & Science

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...

Aug 20, 2018
Three Canadian companies selected as finalists in renewable natural gas challenge
By the Editors

Three Canadian companies will battle for the right to advance the field of renewable natural gas (RNG) in B.C. Today, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and the BC Bioenergy Network announced the three finalists in the Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre (ARCTIC) Innovation Challenge. The next step for the trio: developing technology that improves the business...

Aug 20, 2018
Harbouring Ambitions: Nanaimo’s tech scene shines above government bickering
Andrew Findlay

Talby Mckay, founder and president of Northern Biomass Consulting, folds heavily tattooed forearms over his chest and gazes at a scale model of an industrial facility that he hopes to break ground on this summer in Nanaimo. At full capacity...

Aug 14, 2018
Go Figure: As DOTA2 competition hits Vancouver, B.C.’s video game industry powers up another level
Melissa Edwards

Our province’s reputation as a video game hub moves up another notch with the “Super Bowl of eSports”

Aug 13, 2018
Vancouver's SIGGRAPH 2018 blends science, technology, art and entertainment
Nick Rockel

For the third time, Vancouver is lucky to welcome SIGGRAPH. The influential conference celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. At the Vancouver Convention Centre until August 16, the five-day event covers innovations in everything from computer graphics and virtual reality to video games and digital art.

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