As 2022 comes to a close, University Canada West looks back at our 10 most popular blogs posted over the last year.

10. The history of the Moose Hide Campaign and how to get involved

The Moose Hide Campaign is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement for all Canadians, particularly men and boys, to stand up to end violence against women and children. The campaign challenges advocates to fast together for one day from sunrise to sunset to deepen their experience and reflect on ways to create safe families and communities for all women and children. This practice is intended to encourage participants to come out of the fast with clarity and intention.

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9. Outlook is bright for BC labour market over the next 10 years

In March, the British Columbia government released its latest labour market outlook, which included some promising forecasts. The report projected there will be 1,004,000 new job openings in B.C. from now until 2031. Of these, approximately 635,000 will be from employers needing to replace retiring workers as the population and labour force continue to age.

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8. Top 10 fun things to do in Vancouver this summer

From adventures in the open water to seeing Vancouver from the sky, this was a list of fun things to do in the summer.

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7. Top Digital Business Trends in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

COVID-19 has forever changed how we live, play and work. The pandemic pushed businesses to elevate their strategies and think of unconventional ways of operating. Companies that chose to stay up to date, or ahead, of trends had a greater chance of succeeding.

In this blog post, we looked at some of the emerging digital trends shaping the post-pandemic business landscape.

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6. Vancouver ranks as the fifth most livable city in the world

Vancouver secured a spot in the Global Livability Index 2022 as the fifth most livable city. The Global Livability Index 2022 by the Economist Intelligence Unit quantifies the challenges presented to an individual’s lifestyle across 173 cities in the world.

To compile its list, the Economist Intelligence Unit assigned each city a rating for relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories – stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture and environment. Each factor was rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable.

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5. Canada ranks as the 15th happiest country in the world

Canada was reported to be among the happiest countries in the world. In the World Happiness Report 2022 by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Canada placed 15th out of 146 countries in the ranking of the world’s happiest countries.

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4. Is an MBA worth it in 2022?

“Is pursuing an MBA worth it?” is a question many entrepreneurs ask themselves when considering graduate studies.

While it may require financial resources and a substantial time commitment, earning a Master of Business Administration degree is worth it.

Despite the pandemic, as well as political, economic and global strife, the demand for MBA-level business professionals continues to rise across many industries. In this blog post, we looked at four reasons why its worth earning an MBA.

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3. Top five spots to visit in Vancouver this spring

When spring arrived, we looked at five family-friendly must-visit attractions to do around Metro Vancouver.

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2. BC starts 2022 strong with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada

Despite a challenging start to the year with rising COVID‑19 cases and government restrictions, BC kicked off 2022 strong with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. In 2021, the province added more than 100,000 jobs, which was a 3.9% increase compared to 2020. In December 2021 alone, BC added 25,000 new full‑time jobs.

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1. Top global business trends for 2023 and beyond

Our top blog post of 2022 was looking forward to 2023 and beyond. We compiled a list of the biggest global business trends that could take off in the next few years.

From remote work to renewable energy, we recapped the top business trends that are realistically attainable in the immediate and near future.

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Published on December 29, 2022.