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November 29, 2016
An unprecedented donation to Canada’s ocean science sector tackles some of the biggest questions facing the seas. Spearheaded by Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute brings together international scientists, students and industry to focus on issues such as climate change, reversing fish species collapse and evaluating the sustainability of aquaculture. John Risley, President of New Brunswick-based Clearwater Fine Foods Inc., credits the Ocean Fronteir Institute for championing scientific research. "It is enormously important the community appreciate the extent to ...
October 13, 2016
Heavy hitters in Canada’s oil and gas sector are investing $100 million in a new mission: balancing clean environmental growth with low costs for consumers. Evok Innovations is a unique partnership between the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Cenovus Energy and Suncor Energy. A cleantech fund focused on accelerating the development of solutions to pressing environmental and economic challenges, Evok focuses on commercializing and boosting green technology innovation. As an independent, entrepreneur-led fund, it offers entrepreneurs access to major customers, mentorship, ...
October 13, 2016
Horizon North will be bringing its expertise in designing homes to Canada’s most expensive city, building affordable housing for local residents. The company was selected by the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to complete the city’s first temporary modular housing project at 1500 Main Street. “We’re pleased to get this pilot project off the ground and to start building temporary modular housing on vacant sites awaiting development,” says Mukhtar Latif, chief housing officer and CEO of VAHA. “We ...
October 2, 2016
Nearly 100,000 Canadians in 63 communities across Canada participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, raising an estimated $17 million for breast cancer research, education and support programs. With the funds raised, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) will invest in groundbreaking research and programs that improve the lives of the one in nine Canadian women affected by breast cancer through prevention, treatment and advances in patient care. This year’s Run marked CIBC’s 20th year as ...
September 28, 2016
Deloitte Canada’s most recent report, The future belongs to the bold, makes an empirical link, for the first time, between courage and business performance. The more courageous companies we can build in Canada, the faster and larger our economy will grow. While not nearly enough Canadian companies can be considered truly courageous, the good news is that many firms are on the cusp; one third of firms surveyed are almost there and can become courageous if their leaders ...