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Jun 28, 2019
Rhinology: the Hidden Expertise at Burnaby Hospital

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation Some see Burnaby Hospital as a small community hospital, but the facility does more than remove tonsils and gallbladders. Many are surprised at the full extent and complexity of services performed there. Burnaby has one of the busiest emergency departments in the entire province, and a full...

Jun 27, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... TTT Studios co-founders Chris and David Hobbs
Felicity Stone

The average human may not be able to tell the difference between twins Chris and David Hobbs, but their new virtual receptionist, Amanda AI, can. TTT Studios’ facial recognition technology promises 99.8-percent accuracy. Amanda AI is an app that signs in, notifies and keeps a record of anyone who comes...

Jun 21, 2019
The Vancouver startup making purchasing software sexy
Nathan Caddell

On a Friday afternoon in March, Aman Mann is frantically searching through cabinets in one of the conference rooms at his downtown Vancouver office. “Just looking for a sloth suit,” Mann says as he continues to rummage. Eventually he pulls out...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Telus Corp.
Nick Rockel

We know, we know—you want an update from Telus Corp. on the delicate situation with Huawei Technologies Co., its key supplier for next-generation 5G wireless. But first, let’s hear it for Telus, which again claims the No. 1 spot in the Top 100. As of May 31, the Vancouver-based telecommunications...

Jun 18, 2019
Opinion: Avoiding climate chaos means zeroing in on emissions
David Suzuki

We’re caught in a bad cycle. Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, causing more extreme weather events and temperature swings. Hotter than normal weather in some places and colder in others means more people are using heat and air conditioning, which creates more emissions. According to a statistical review by...

Jun 13, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lighthouse Labs CEO Jeremy Shaki
Felicity Stone

Jeremy Shaki has a BA in political science from Montreal’s Concordia University, but he doesn’t believe a degree is the route to success for everyone. Especially software developers. In 2013, the former Montrealer co-founded a coding bootcamp with tech-savvy pals Joshua Borts and Kurram Virani. Vancouver-headquartered Lighthouse Labs trains developers in...

Jun 12, 2019
Opinion: Women's rights offer best solution to world's woes
David Suzuki

What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning. Hawken is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “Drawdown” is “the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop...

Jun 4, 2019
The Future of Work: Job-hunting in the gig economy
Ryan Stuart

The rise of freelancing and contract labour changes not only how we work but how we find work, notes Ron McGowan. “We’re a society that knows how to apply for a job,” says the Vancouver-based employment expert and author. “The...

May 31, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Karn Manhas wants to make farming more green
Matt O'Grady

Back in the spring of 2009, Karn Manhas was doing what law students do best: argue. His latest venture, a tech consulting firm named Karyon Group, had recently folded in the wake of the 2008-09 economic crisis, and the Port...

May 29, 2019
The Future of Work: The new rules of HR
Ryan Stuart

To explain the future of recruiting and retaining talent, Sandra Miles uses her own hiring woes as an example. A few years ago, she was looking for a new staff member at Vancouver-based employment agency Miles HR, where she is...

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