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Mar 23, 2018
Vancouver's newest radio station pumps up the volume

It’s business as usual at Roundhouse Radio. Jody Vance is taking calls on the #MeToo movement, the conversation turning to Louis CK and men who masturbate in public. In the lobby, local restaurateur and Top Chef Canada alum Trevor Bird...

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Mar 22, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $6 million for flounces, filigree and frills in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 5840 Forsyth Crescent, Riverdale, Richmond Price: $5,888,000 Listing: R2233868 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,377-square-foot house on a 10,070-square-foot lot in Richmond. The bling: Flounces and filigree, frills and frou-frou—just add your furbelows and fondant fancies and you’ll truly be the Pouffy Princess of Riverdale. Seriously...

Mar 21, 2018
Two Vancouver firms in LinkedIn's list of Canada's top companies
By the Editors

Social networking site LinkedIn has released its list of the top 25 most sought-after places to work in Canada. Out of the 25, 19 businesses are Canadian, with Vancouver boasting two: Hootsuite (third) and Lululemon Athletica Inc. (11th). Four pillars were analyzed in ranking the companies: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s...

Mar 21, 2018
Creativity is your best resource in digital marketing
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Canadian Internet Marketing Conference When speaker and innovation consultant Duncan Wardle asks audience members where they get their best ideas, the answers he gets are invariably the same: while they’re jogging, in the shower, out on a walk, having a...

Mar 20, 2018
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2018

First, the bad news: women aren’t anywhere close to reaching gender equality in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (also known as STEM).In 2016, Canadian men aged 25 to 34 with a STEM degree were twice as likely as...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Suzanne Gildert
Nick Rockel

As she outlines her new company’s plans to build highly humanlike robots that can live alongside people, Suzanne Gildert makes it all sound doable—and inevitable. Such machines would resemble those in the dystopic HBO show Westworld but “without all the...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Julia Levy
Nick Rockel

At 83, Julia Levy is a towering figure in B.C.’s business and scientific communities. In 1981 the microbiologist founded what was later called QLT Inc. with four male colleagues, after one of them told her that the Vancouver biotechnology company...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Amiee Chan
Nick Rockel

Amiee Chan saved Norsat International Inc. from ruin—and built it into a prime takeover target. Last summer the Richmond-based maker of satellite products for corporate, military and broadcasting clients was acquired by Hytera Communications Co. Ltd., a Chinese radio systems...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Sarah (Sally) Otto
Felicity Stone

A dual U.S.-Canadian citizen who has a BSc and a PhD from Stanford University and did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Edinburgh; and UBC, Sally Otto originally enrolled in genetic engineering because she mistakenly...

Mar 20, 2018
Felicity Stone

Copperleaf Technologies Inc. provides decision analytics software to help utilities like Hydro-Québec, Iceland’s Landsvirkjun Power Ltd. and Essential Energy in Australia manage critical infrastructure. When Hess became CEO in 2009, Copperleaf had just one client (U.S. electric power provider Duke...

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Alexandra Greenhill
Felicity Stone

A graduate of Université de Montreal and McGill University, Alexandra Greenhill practised as a physician in Quebec, Ontario and B.C. before moving into technology. From 2013-14 she was chief medical officer of Vancouver-based Medeo Virtual Care, the first direct-to-patient telehealth...

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