Pro Event Calendar Archive

User Interface Design Principles

Looking to skill-up with User Interface Design? Experience what learning UI Design at BrainStation is all about. Our part-time UI Design course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If UI Design is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute session is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

User Interface Design Principles will provide you with the basic understanding of the UI Design process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a UI Designer and the tools they use when designing digital interfaces. We’ll also discuss how UI Designers work independently and alongside technical teammates, and review examples of great UI and the design trends UI Designers are incorporating today. Please bring a computer!

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP via our official event page to attend this event.

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Intro to Data Analytics

Looking to become confident with data? Experience what learning Data Analytics at BrainStation is all about. Our part-time Data Analytics course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If Data Analytics is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute session is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The session will provide you with the basic understanding of Data Analytics, and how you can collect, analyze and communicate insights using tools like Excel and SQL. We’ll look at real-world examples of Data Analytics, and discuss how data can be used to generate ideas, solve problems and encourage innovation.

We’ll end the session with an exercise allowing you to analyze data and draw insights. Please bring a computer!


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BrainStation Vancouver Info Session

Interested in building your digital skills? You've come to the right place. Our goal is to empower you to stand out digitally, through courses, bootcamps, workshops, and events.

Whether you're looking to transform your career or level up in your current role, we host free Info Sessions to give you an opportunity to explore all that we have to offer in Vancouver, and identify what works best for your learning goals.

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Earth Day Parade & Celebration

Since 2011, Vancouverites have flocked to Commercial Drive each April for the Annual Earth Day Celebration, parade and festival. Join Windermere Secondary School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now as we carry on this welcoming and awesome tradition by coming together to celebrate the planet. This fun and family-friendly event will include music, speakers, food, a kids' zone and much, much more. This year’s parade will take place on April 21st and will start at 1pm at Commercial and Broadway. We will then parade down to Grandview park for a community based festivities and will finish at the park at 3pm. Go to for more information.

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Blockchain – What Does The Future Hold?

Blockchain is widely considered to be a once in a generation revolutionary technology. It is poised to fundamentally change the way we use the internet. Most people know it in the form of a crypto-currency called Bitcoin, but it has since evolved into so much more.

This widely applicable technology is set to massively impact our financial systems, our approach to personal digital identities, our governments and everyday life. This panel discussion will bring together some of the most important figures in the blockchain community to talk the current state of blockchain and they way it will evolve and integrate with existing structures.

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP via our official event page to attend this event.

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Networking and Interview Prep for the Modern Job Search

If this is the year you decided to find a new job or change industries altogether then we have a two-part workshop that will help you conquer your next job search.

This workshop focuses on networking and interview prep to help you land your dream job. Topics will include how to use social media in your next job hunt, how to create a compelling LinkedIn profile, and how to nail your next interview.

Bring all your job specific questions and be prepared to walk away feeling confident and prepared to tackle your next job search! Please bring a computer.

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Financial Modeling with Excel Training in Vancouver


Date: 23rd – 25th Apr 2018

Standard Price: CAD 2090 (USD 1639)

Early Bird Price: CAD 1790 (USD 1403)

Early Bird Date: 12th Apr 2018

Course Description

In our 3-days Financial Modelling with Excel Training, participants experience practical hands-on-learning to create financial models with advanced excel tools and techniques to make a better investment decision. The training program equips participants with knowledge of financial analysis, the many features of Excel essential for building efficient financial models, approaches to financial modelling projects, building cash flow statements, valuation models and P/L Statements.


3 Days Classroom or 24 hours Instructor led Online Training

Hard/Soft copy of study materials

150 days online access

Course Completion Certificate

24 PDU Certificate

Case studies based on each chapter

Real time Practical exercises and examples

Get exposure with experienced Trainer

Post training support

10% discount on any other Course

25% discount on any Online Course


  • Overview of financial modeling

  • Understanding projections

  • Excel best practices foundation and exercises

  • Useful Excel shortcuts and functions

  • Gathering historical documents / information

  • Preparation of Income and Cash Flow statements and Balance Sheet

  • Ratio Analysis

  • Du Pont Analysis

  • Financial Statement Analysis

  • Valuation of Companies

  • Valuation of IPOs

  • Valuation of Merger & Acquisitions

  • Valuation of Bonds

  • Valuation of Equity


Skopoz is a complementary learning stage. It gives genuine, educator drove instructional classes that provide food for the most part to professionals who desire to upgrade their skills, learning and ability. It serves to prepare for working experts in the areas of Project Management, Big Data, Data Science, Scrum, Agile, PRINCE2 Agile, Six Sigma, Hadoop Administrator and Business Case Writing.

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+144-20-3769-5939 (CAN)

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The Art of Adaptive Leadership

When leaders are left to toil over technical fixes searching for answers that aren't readily available, the management of an organization's environment can suffer. Adaptive Leadership is about taking a step back from the surface problems to define underlying values, diagnose competing perspectives, and unpack systemic underlying issues.

In this interactive session, Adel Gamar from the Sauder School of Business will uncover how adaptive leadership can help individuals and organizations learn anew and thrive in competitive professional environments.

The Adaptive Leadership framework is a practical toolkit that helps leaders and organizations adapt and thrive in complex environments. At its core, the framework assists in providing leaders the insights and resilience to become more effective leaders by engaging others in challenging work, particularly when facing complex systemic problems. It builds capacity within organizations by looking beyond technical challenges — asking deeper questions and mobilizing people to do adaptive work.

Join us to discuss the premise that leadership is an activity, not a person, and that leadership can be exercised by anyone, whatever their role inside or outside of an organization.

About our speaker, Adel Gamar:

In conjunction with UBC's Sauder School of Business, the Professional Women's Network is pleased to welcome Adel Gamar as our next speaker. Adel is CEO and cofounder of Gamar Leadership Group Ltd., a boutique firm that specializes in adaptive leadership, strategy and change management. For the past 15 years, Adel has advised and coached senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies, higher education, nonprofit organizations and governments throughout the world. He served as Education Specialist at UNESCO and Policy Fellow at Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Adel taught adaptive leadership and co-facilitated the Think Tank on Global Education: Empowering Global Citizens. He serves on the Douglas College Board of Governors and the Coquitlam Foundation Board of Directors.

A native of Metro Vancouver, Adel holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Business and a B.Ed. from the University of Calgary.

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STAT City Crawl: Vancouver

Join us on May 10 for an evening of SEO-infused mingling and four presentations. Your $15 ticket purchase grants you full access to the event including food and beverage and all proceeds go to the charity Take A Hike Foundation.

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Don’t Waffle On Your Strategy (Strategy Workshop, Breakfast & Networking)

Are you a leader of an organization?

Join us on April 20th 2018 for a breakfast event where you'll discover a technique that will transform how your organization approaches strategy development.

This approach of “Aligned Strategy Development” will take your team to a new level of: productivity, effectiveness, communication and teamwork.

Register today, and start making your strategic planning work for you.

Breakfast 7:00 am – 7:45 am
Presentation 7:45-830 am

Fee: $49 (Includes workshop, breakfast & coffee)

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Re-Imagining Work-Life Balance: a panel and workshop event presented by YWiB

YWiB Vancouver is proud to present Re-Imagining Work-Life Balance, an invigorating panel and workshop event on re-defining work-life balance for the modern day professional.

Work-life balance is the dream for every professional juggling multiple roles in their lives, but how can you go about attaining this ideal?

In a panel discussion with thought leaders in the field of personal well-being, our panelists from a wide range of professional industries will engage in a dynamic conversation on re-imagining and re-defining work-life balance to keep up with emerging societal trends. In addition to sharing their tips and tricks for establishing more work-life balance into your daily routine, our panel speakers will cover topics such as being mindful of our technology usage and creating a space for family in the workplace. The panel will be followed by a workshop on practical strategies for establishing work-life balance into your own lives.

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World Green Infrastructure Congress

“Biggest Academic Conference On Green Technology & Urban Infrastructure”
The World Green Infrastructure Congress is a multi-day event conceptualized to address Urban Infrastructural developments, with environmental considerations taken into purview. The event will take place from 4th – 6th June 2018, in Lalit Ashok, in Bengaluru. The academic conference aims to empower every attendee with the latest technologies, developments and offer plausible solutions for important environmental issues. Throughout the course of the event, the attendees will network with over 1000 delegates along with 50 speakers in the panel and also get to attend workshops and excursions.


  • 40 Participating Countries
  • 100 Exhibitors
  • 50 Speakers
  • 1500 Conference Attendees
  • 1000 Minutes of Knowledge Sessions
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By the Numbers: Lean Finance for Startups

To better understand your business, make better decisions and fewer mistakes, it is crucial that entrepreneurs comprehend the underlying financial metrics and key concepts that drive sales, revenue, and growth.


Join Spring and our expert speaker, Connor Aylwin of Cultivate Advisors, in this essential course for business owners who want to have a better understanding of their financial information and learn best practices or a profitable and successful business.


Connor has owned & consulted businesses that required wearing every hat ie. Marketing, Sales, Recruiting, Training, Financials, and more. After doing over $5M in sales in 6 years, he’s been there and can speak from experience.


In this session, you will learn to:

Build a Profit & Loss report to track month to month vs. per year statements

Read and interpret financial statements and what you should look for

Make smart businesses finance decisions

Pricing, sales funnel and revenue types


Subject Matter Expert:

Connor Aylwin | Business Advisor at Cultivate Advisors

After moving from his hometown of Edmonton, where he ran a summer contracting business and started the UofA's first startup incubator, eHUB, Connor moved to Toronto for three years to run a division of Franchise Owners at aged 20. During that time he grew it from 2 Franchisee's to 17 and the second largest division in the country, with over 100 employees. Last fall, Connor moved across the country again to be apart of the Cultivate Advisors team, which is a business advisory firm based out of Chicago whose sole mission is to grow and scale small to medium-sized businesses. During his free time, he is either running or at the gym, reading the latest business book, or not cheering for the Canucks (Go Oilers)

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Sales Processes: Lunch & Learn

Are you a founder of a startup with little to no experience in sales? Are you preparing training members from your team for sales? Or are you a salesperson looking to improve your trade?

Sales is an intimidating topic for many of us; we don’t want to come across as pushy, yet intrinsically know the importance of maintaining a healthy bottom line in our organizations.

Join the Health and Technology District and Spring for a Lunch & Learn that teaches you how to turn leads into paying customers without being a greasy salesperson.

Who Is This For:

The Sales Lunch & Learn is designed for early stage, for-profit companies, or for new sales reps with little to no sales experience. Founders are encouraged to undergo this sales introduction to better understand how to set up their revenue engine and recruit the right sales talent even if they are not directly involved in the sales process. People involved (directly or indirectly) in the sales process will benefit the most from this introduction, as it provides the foundation necessary to build and improve on sales.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to build a sales funnel
  • Prospecting and email techniques
  • Understand the different ways to increase revenue and reduce sales cycles
  • Identifying sales channels and which is best for you


  • 11:45am: Doors open – Lunch is served
  • 12:00pm: Introductions
  • 12:05pm: Sales Processes
  • 1:30pm: Q&A, Wrap-Up

Please note that spots are limited – make sure you register today!


Chin Hing Chang, Head of Growth

Chin Hing Chang mentors employees looking to start a new venture and non-profit organizations looking to spin out a for-profit venture. At Spring, he has helped 450+ entrepreneurs launch over 230 companies. As a speaker, Chin focuses on ACTIONABLE advice and processes (not just the motivational fluff), and has presented at various conferences and companies including Protohack, PVCC, RED Academy, and many more.

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One Girl Can Ticket – #IWANT2BE

Limited tickets left for One Girl Can fundraiser at the Imperial this Thursday, April 12th. Learn more about how this Vancouver-based NGO is transforming the lives of girls in Uganda and Kenya. It's going to be an outstanding evening at the Imperial. Guests receive $85 in AG Hair product too!

One Girl Can invites you to be part of the change! On Thursday, April 12, the fourth annual #IWANT2BE event is being held at The Imperial in Vancouver. All proceeds from the night are going to One Girl Can, an organization that gives girls in Africa the opportunity to reach their dreams through education.

Join 400 of the city’s most dynamic influencers and business leaders at this fun-filled and fast-paced event. Attendees will sip on cocktails, bid on incredible experiences and packages from top brands in the live and silent auction while mix and mingling for a good cause. 

Be part of the movement to eradicate poverty and promote gender equality in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Africa.


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Navigating Risks to Your Business

Threats to your business? Let us count the ways: NAFTA uncertainty, a minority government, minimum wage increases, federal and provincial tax reform, and the #MeToo movement, among others. Join us for a discussion on how to navigate risks to your business. An expert panel will examine the financial and legal best practices to deal with rapid economic, technological and cultural change in business and the workplace.

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Digital Psychology & Emotional Design – Training Week (Vancouver)

Upgrade your qualifications and skills, through a series of 3-workshops on how to apply psychology and emotional design neuroscience to websites, apps, and digital campaigns.

Practical design psychology

Our training is science-based with a focus on practical applications. However, we provide plain-language lessons, with clear visual examples, hands-on exercises, group discussions, and design challenges. We also use scenario-based learning games, to help participants develop new skills in applying digital psychology and emotional design neuroscience.


3-workshops in 1-week

Our training week starts with Psychology for Digital Behavior Change, then extends to Psychological Architectures of Digital Behavior Change, and ends with our advanced course called Emotional Design Psychology & Neuroscience.

Each workshop covers different topics, skills, and aspects of digital psychology, so check out each workshop description. However, if you're not sure where to start, visit our “learning path” page, where we recommend the appropriate starting point, depending on your learning goals and background.

Who should attend

This workshop is great for professionals working in user experience, interactive design, web design, digital marketing and web/mobile development. Conversion rate optimization and web researchers also love it.

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Emotional Design Psychology – Vancouver (2-day Workshop)

During this 2-day workshop, you’ll learn human-centered design strategies based on the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, cognition, online behavior.

You’ll learn about the full spectrum of user emotions, and how to avoid accidentally triggering negative user emotions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and resentment. Instead, you’ll learn how to evoke positive emotions like trust, loyalty, and pride, while learning how to manage situations where negative emotions are unavoidable, such as giving bad news or using pressure tactics.


What you’ll learn

You’ll learn how to shape users’ emotional experiences and online behavior through a combination of interactive design and content strategies, that are applied to wireframing, digital strategy, creative specs, and journey mapping.


Topics will cover perception, memory, learning, emotional processing, decision making, energy-levels, and focus along with in-depth modules on what emotions are, how they work, and which emotions drive which behaviors.

Skills you’ll gain

By the end of the workshop, you will understand how to use emotional design strategies to engage users in a wide variety of emotional states, with the goal of increasing engagement, conversions, and positive user experiences. You’ll learn simple research techniques you can use, to assess the emotional impact of your websites, apps and campaign content, while identifying emotional risks, so that you can build amazing user experiences.

Interactive learning environment


The content is science-based but presented in plain language, with visual examples, and practical exercises. You’ll enjoy group design projects, live polling, UX/design discussions, hands-on exercise, and group creative processes.

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Psychology for Digital Behavior Change – Vancouver (2-3 day Workshop)

Over 2-days, you'll learn the essentials of using psychology and behavioral science to build highly engaging websites, apps, and digital campaigns.

You’ll gain new knowledge and skills that will help you improve users’ comprehension, motivation, trust, and decision making, to achieve short-term action, and long-term loyalty.

What you’ll learn

During the workshop, you will learn to recognize and apply over 40 principles of persuasive psychology and to focus on the mission-critical principles that “make or break” any digital projects.

Skills you’ll gain

You’ll develop new skills in using psychology for wireframing, digital strategy, and conduct psychological design audits. You’ll also learn how to recognize psychological backfires and how to fix them through simple user testing techniques, and optimization approaches.


Interactive learning environment

The content is science-based but presented in plain language, with visual examples, and practical exercises.


You’ll enjoy group design projects, live polling, UX/design discussions, hands-on exercise, scenario-based learning and creative group processes.

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