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Data show B.C. will need 13,450 financial auditors, accountants over the next decade

<i>British Columbia's skilled work force is expected to undergo an invisible shift in coming years as the pool of younger workers becomes smaller than the number of aging workers who have their eye on retirement. In a 10-part series, The Globe and Mail looks at the 10 jobs expected to be in highest</i> …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Want to have a successful family? Learn from same-sex parents

<i>Marina Adshade is the author of</i> The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate and Marry<i>. She teaches at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics.</i><p>Different-sex parents, apparently, have a few things to learn about how to run a household from same-sex …

International Report Charts Path to Deep Carbon Cuts

World’s 15 largest emitters must get serious about climate change, scientists say.<p>Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon …

Despite stigma, kids of same-sex parents thrive

Children of same-sex parents have above average health and wellbeing, according to new research.<p>However, the study also identifies stigma as an …

Can you afford a home in these cities?

Housing affordability is a national disaster that begs further investigation.<p>The average national resale home price in May: $416,584.<p>The annual gross income needed to afford that price based on a 5-per-cent down payment and a five-year mortgage: $89,363.<p>The estimated median family employment …

A cheaper, under-the-radar mortgage option: credit unions

When you last shopped for a mortgage, did you consult with a credit union? If you're like more than four out of five recent home buyers, you didn't.<p>Most mortgage shoppers overlook credit unions (CUs) because they think the rates aren't good enough, or CUs aren't convenient enough, or that they'll …