Championing School Engagement: Chris Derochie, Account Manager, Thoughtexchange

Like many from smaller communities, Chris Derochie was eager to leave his hometown after graduating from high school. Seeking a larger centre, he left Rossland and landed in Michigan, where he played college hockey and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration. While there, he also discovered his passion for working with tech startups, and after […]

Jenn Wilson, Managing Partner, Austin Engineering

Engineering Remote Communication The ability to run a team meeting remotely is a skill that Jenn Wilson has mastered. The Golden, BC resident is the Managing Partner at Trail’s Austin Engineering and is a leading example of a thriving remote-working professional. After a career in communications and public affairs, Jenn pivoted and leveraged her entrepreneurial […]

Pilar Portela, President and CEO of Astra Smart Systems & AP Tech Solutions

Building a Voice for Women in Tech: Pilar Portela isn’t just multilingual when it comes to fluently speaking English and Spanish. With her career igniting concurrently with the internet, she learned to communicate with computers and applications to solve systemic problems and translate those ideas to all kinds of people. Originally from Latin America, Pilar […]

Technology and the Circular Economy: Selkirk Technology Access Centre

By Val Rossi and Kyla Girling of Writers Block Solutions Whether it’s reviewing a start-up idea sketched on the back of a napkin or working with an industry leader automating long-standing processes, the Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) is lending its advanced manufacturing expertise to Lower Columbia professionals and helping take concepts from prototype to […]

From Concept to Prototype: STAC Delivers on Recent Projects

Project Client: Ekati Diamond Mine Industry: Mining Problem: Needed an effective way to show indigenous and other local communities what the mine site would look like in the future after closure. Solution: STAC worked with an environmental monitoring agency to provide an interactive portable map application, showcasing the current and future status of the mine. […]