Universities have already recognized international students as an important profit centre. However they are not doing a good job providing a better immersive experience with ESL students. This is one opportunity . A second relates to a recent study by UBC showing that children can learn some things equally well from iPads as from live teachers (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01603/full). However our politicized BC teachers are lining up to challenge this finding to protect their jobs rather than embracing it as an economic opportunity for all of BC in curriculum development for other jurisdictions. Granville Island is home to one of the world's first completely online schools. The Vancouver Animation School (http://www.vanas.ca/) is involved in some exceptional secondary and post-secondary courses in computer animation. Embracing their creative approach could make BC a leader in distance learning.