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Urban green thumb

July 19, 2022 - Business Class

Chris Hildreth's dream was to create the highest-quality sustainable food system without chemicals, single-use plastics or, most notably, any agricultural land. And so, with Hildreth sweating in the afternoon heat, TOPSOIL was born—and the rooftop venture eventually evolved into 3,000-plus geotextile dirt-filled containers on 20,000 square feet of vacant land at Dockside Green.

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Breaking career-growth stereotypes

July 14, 2022 - Business Class

Business Class magazine caught up with Keira Torkko, chief people officer at supply chain sustainability management company Assent, to discuss how she broke the traditional career journey mould, how understanding the importance of personal branding yielded results for her and what it means to tackle business puzzles through the lens of people.

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Jumping for joy

July 13, 2022 - Business Class

Danielle Lowe, BCom student, is elbow deep in crickets—quite literally. Lowe is the mastermind behind Victoria-based Doodlebug Pet Food, a company that makes hypoallergenic cricket-based treats for dogs.

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