Partnership announcement between BCIT, UBC and a private cannabis company, Pacific Rim Brands. Dr. Paula Brown, Director of BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and Canada Research Chair in Phytoanalytics, and Dr. Susan Murch, who teaches chemistry at UBC Okanagan, have partnered with Pacific Rim Brands, a Kelowna-based integrated cannabis company to develop beverage formulas containing […]
Discovery Parks runs a tech startup competition for The Generator. The Generator is 5,000 sq ft of incubator office space available to high tech startup companies on a competitive basis. An initiative developed between Discovery Parks and the City of Vancouver in 2011, early-stage technology companies apply to win 12 months of free work space. […]
Western Economic Diversification Canada is pleased to share that the Government of Canada launched the Women Entrepreneurship Fund, a new program under the Budget 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). This Fund along with the WES Ecosystem Fund is part of a comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to help women grow their businesses through access to financing, networks […]
Newly published research from UBC’s Okanagan campus has determined that many strains of cannabis have virtually identical levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), despite their unique street names. “It is estimated that there are several hundred or perhaps thousands of strains of cannabis currently being cultivated,” says Professor Susan Murch, who teaches chemistry at […]
2018 Student Innovation Challenge winner Saboor Meherzad is featured in the September 2018 Link Magazine, telling of the journey from idea to product launch of Divine Natural Bars, a natural foods brand inspired by his Afghanistan roots.