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St. John’s School wins People’s Choice Award in 2016 JABC Innovation Jam YouTube video contest

2016 Innovation Jam

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 26, 2016 – JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that St. John’s School in Vancouver has won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 JABC Innovation Jam YouTube video contest! St. John’s School’s video garnered 1,321 likes during the 48-hour voting period. Team St. John’s company “E.A.T.S.” (Environmentally Advanced, Technologically […]

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High School Students Pitch Business Ideas at JABC Innovation Jam 2016

2016 Innovation Jam

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 19, 2016 – On Monday, January 18, 2016, 116 high school students from across British Columbia came together at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in downtown Vancouver for a day of innovative thinking and business competition at the JA British Columbia (JABC) third annual Innovation Jam. JABC Innovation Jam 2016 challenged and inspired grades 11 […]

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JABC 2015 Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2015

December 17, 2015 – JA British Columbia is pleased to release our Winter 2015 Newsletter.

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JABC engages business leaders at inaugural JA Leadership Breakfast

Jan Bell-Irving, JABC President & CEO, with panelists Al Jessa, COO, JOEY Restaurant Group; 
Kirsten Sutton, VP & Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada; Nabeel Sohail, JABC alumnus; 
Jocelyn Tien, JABC alumnus and Chair of JABC Young Alumni Network; and keynote speaker 
Tracey Arnish, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, Canfor Corporation.

December 8, 2015 – Over 250 business leaders and professionals representing 136 companies gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 18, for JABC’s inaugural JA Leadership Breakfast. The breakfast and networking event brought together like-minded executives from various industries learning about and discussing the future workforce in BC’s business community.

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JA Impact: The Next Big Thing

JA Student Company BASECAMP Cards executives Maya Gay and Rachel Birrell

November 25, 2015 – A JA Company Program participant from Okanagan Mission Secondary in Kelowna is truly “the next big thing.” Maya Gay started BASECAMP Cards with classmate Rachel Birrell and they created a product that has everyone talking.

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Junior Achievement and Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Announce Laureate Inductees for 2016

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November 18, 2015 – JA British Columbia and the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame are pleased to announce the inductees for 2016.

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JABC Releases 2014-2015 Annual Report

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October 26, 2015 – JA British Columbia is pleased to release our 2014-2015 Annual Report.

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JABC Fall 2015 Newsletter

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October 9, 2015 – JA British Columbia is pleased to release our Fall 2015 Newsletter.

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New Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award Launched

Tom Scinocca, JA alumnus; Cybele Negris, Vice Chair, Small Business RoundTable;
Minister Coralee Oaks, Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction; 
John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary; Deborah Wakeham, JABC Regional Manager, Vancouver Island

Oct. 1, 2015 – JA British Columbia announces the launch of the new Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award in partnership with the Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch.

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Business Laureates of British Columbia Unveils Its New Hall of Fame

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September 18, 2015 – BC business leaders, Junior Achievers and special guests gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on Thursday September 17th for the unveiling of the new Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame.

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