The Art and Science of Glass

Glass is one of the most interesting materials, atleast to me.  It  can wrap around the handset of  a telephone (Corning Unveils Flexible, Paper-Thin Glass)  or be worked art.  If you are in Vancouver this weekend a new glass studio is opening up at the Medgatroid Building.  It is Canada’s first co-operative glassblowing & flameworking…

Assistive Technology–a $50 billion market that you can feel good about

Like many people, I never really considered the Assistive Technology sector a big “Market Opportunity”.  My views changed quickly after tearing my nearly 50-year-old calf muscle piggy backing a 20-year-old.  Besides feeling like an old fart I also realized that we are all only temporarily able bodied and we are all going to need varying…

Bringing industry back to the city centre

For many years we have seen the flight of manufacturing from the core of our cities.   For many reasons a company that manufacturers a product in the middle of a city seems like a poor choice–or is it?   In Vancouver we have taken nearly all the industrial land and developed it into high rises. Now…

How B.C.’s economy can be green and still growing

Reprinted from Business in Vancouver May 19-25, 2009; issue 1021 http://www.biv.com It’s tough to sit down and put your feet up to watch a good hockey game or laugh through a sitcom these days without being bombarded by political statements about our province’s future and the green economy. But what is a green economy? Is…