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Fabulous Over 50 Seminar and Fundraiser Oct 26 October 24, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, October 2014, Uncategorized.
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What is Fabulous over 50 all about?  We are bringing together a range of experts who will share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional topics.  You will be inspired and motivated to take charge of your health, and discover key new facts to conquer a woman’s aging process.  This is a fun event, sure to make you laugh while you learn.
What is Fabulous over 50 all about?

October 26, 2014, 12-4:30

Kingswood Lodge, Fredericton, NB

Tickets: $75 (includes light lunch, coffee and a donation to Marissa’s Medical Fund – find details here.

Tickets can be purchased at Gardiner Realty (457 Bishop Drive), or through one of the volunteers listed below in the “Contact” section.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, meet new friends, and participate in our RE-STORE.  We greatly appreciate your donation of a Gently worn Handbag or Jewelry item, it will be sold at the RE-STORE tables during the event.  Donated items need to be collected by Oct  20th, and can be  picked up or dropped off at Gardiner Realty (457 Bishop Drive).  RE-STORE items will be sold at fantastic prices that will sure to put a smile on the buyers face.  You know how we all love to shop, and donators will be recognized for their generous contribution.

All proceeds from this event benefit the fund, and tax deductible receipts are not available.

Contacts: Donna Gardiner-Thompson 451-5684 (donnathompson@royallepage.ca) or Jane Crozier-Ellis 449-2400 (Carl1875@hotmail.com) or Colleen Benson 470-9562 (

Additional details can be found on the event poster here.


Tech & Trade Gala for Women, Nov 6 October 24, 2014

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The next Tech & Trade Gala for Women event is taking place at NBCC Saint John Campus, Thursday November 6, 2014. Meet fascinating women working in technical and trade fields. Hear inspiring stories from dynamic guest speakers and investigate a variety of interesting career paths.


Cost: Free

Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm

If you are interested in mentoring or simply looking to learn about other technical career paths, simply contact Kate McLean at kate.mclean@gnb.ca.

Anyone who has participated in the Tech & Trade Gala for Girls in the past  has proclaimed it to be a fun and rewarding experience.

Details can be found on the event poster here.

Calling all UNB CS grads to a free breakfast on May 2 April 28, 2014

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The Faculty of Computer Science is offering a UNB Computer Science Alumni Breakfast, free of charge, to start off this year’s CS Research Expo. We are expecting people at 7:00 am, May 2nd, at the UNB Wu Centre. It is planned as an informal event.

People are asked to confirm their attendance as soon as possible to order food accordingly. Simply contact Genevieve at gen.audet@unb.ca or call her at 506-452-6321.
We hope to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to share the invitation with any UNB Computer Science graduates you know!
UNB CS Alumni Breakfast May 2

Opportunity to volunteer at a Trades & Tech Gala for Girls, April 29 April 15, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014, Event, General Notices.
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If you might be available to share your career story with the girls and their families attending the upcoming Trades & Tech Gala for Girls in Saint John, 5:30-8:30 p.m., on April 29th, please contact Kate McLean at kate.mclean@gnb.ca or (506) 462-5910.

If you know anyone who lives in the Saint John area who would be a good fit for this event, please pass along the details.  Those of us who have participated in these events has found them enjoyable and worthwhile.

Please consider reaching out to Kate and her team.

NB Women in ICT Luncheon, March 18th, noon – 1 pm, Brewbakers in Fredericton March 10, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, March 2014.
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NB Women in ICT Luncheon – March 18, 2014 – please join us for lunch and discussions on NB’s ICT Landscape.

We encourage you all to come out to catch up with each other, make new acquaintances, and learn about how NB’s ICT Landscape has changed over the last fe years and where it’s heading.

When: Tuesday March 18th noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Brewbakers (546 King Street, Fredericton, NB)
Speaker: Larry Sampson
Topic: New Brunswick’s ICT Landscape
Are you coming: http://doodle.com/r5eb8pxrb6dx77ty

In November 2010, Larry Sampson, CEO of the NB IT Council provided us with some eye opening information about the challenges facing our province as well as the opportunities, specifically in regards to the ICT sector. That event was the catalyst that got the NB Women in ICT group started.  Since that time a lot has gone on in our industry:

  • The Premier’s Advisory Council on ICT was created.
  • Radian 6 was sold for $326,000,000
  • A $7,250,000 fund was set up for innovation.
  • With 2 successful Big Data Congresses under our belt, we are positioning ourselves to become a centre of excellence on Big Data.
  • NBIT Council, Tech Southeast and Propel ICT are going concerns that are changing the sector (for the better).

On March 18th  join us at Brewbakers when Larry will walk us about how the landscape has changed.

Register for free: Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their lunch – Brewbakers will be offering an Express Lunch Menu for our convenience. Please register so we know who are coming: http://doodle.com/r5eb8pxrb6dx77ty

About Larry Sampson I.S.P., ITCP: Larry has been championing ICT as an economic enabler for most of his professional career.  A serial volunteer, he has sat on the Board of ITAC, CATA, and the Software Human Resources Council, as well as being a Board member and National President of the Canadian Information Processing Society.

In his role of CEO of the NBITC, Larry has helped increase the focus on the ICT sector in New Brunswick through innovative programs such as the Class of 2013, and Province-wide initiatives aimed at increasing ICT enrolment in post-secondary institutions, improving the productivity of New Brunswick’s traditional economic sectors, growing ICT exports, and leveraging Government procurement as an engine of economic development. In addition to being a founding board member of Information Technology Association of Nova Scotia (ITANS), NovaKnowledge, and the New Brunswick IT Council (NBITC), Larry has directed global operations for an international e-Learning Company, held senior positions in a major U.S. IT services company, and managed large-scale IT and Knowledge Management initiatives for Defense and Fortune 1000 firms in Canada, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University, and is a graduate of Management and Information Technology from Babson College and the University of Western Ontario.

Looking forward to seeing everyone – please let us know you are coming by registering: http://doodle.com/r5eb8pxrb6dx77ty

Courage to Act Workshop – March 19 March 6, 2014

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Opportunity to participate in A NEW Courage to Act™ (CTA™) PROGRAM!

Let’s spring into 2014 with a strong, fresh attitude!  Ambir’s Courage to Act™ (CTA™) programs are about inspiring women like you to reach out to other women for support as we build careers with impact.

We need to mentor each other, feed our passions and together create an Atlantic Canadian-wide network of committed, compassionate and courageous women leaders.

We get started March 19, 2014 in Fredericton and I’d like you to join us.  Ambir’s new CTA™ Step Up Your Leadership Series will debut at Kingswood Lodge with a special half-day workshop called ‘Get Out on a Limb’.

Join me, Karen MacDonald and our special guest, Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC President and CEO for an interactive workshop that will:

  1. Inspire you;
  2. Reveal something new about yourself;
  3. Deepen your leadership knowledge with our special mentorship boosters;
  4. Meet other focused women leaders and broaden your professional network; and,
  5. Commit to step up your leadership game!

This workshop series is being hosted by NBCC and made possible through financial support from NB Post- Secondary Education Training and Labour and Government of Canada.

For more information please see the attached invitation CTA Get Out on a Limb March 19 2014.  The cost is $75 (plus HST) and you can register online at Get Out on a Limb.

March Break Camp with Science East February 24, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, March 2014.
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This March Break – Discover New Superpowers

Build, design adn create at Science East’s Robocamp!

Does your child love toys, cartoons and games? This March Break kids can jump into the director’s chair to create their own at Science East’s Robocamp!

Campers learn to design and build real robots, games and animations that do what they want! No experience necessary.

Ages 9-12 only

Regiter: call 506.457.2340 or complete a registration form: scienceeast.nb.ca/marchbreak.asp

Ladies Learning Code Events (Fredericton & Moncton) February 4, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, February 2014.
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Are you, or someone you know, interested in learning more about programming?

Ladies Learning Code events  will take place at Planet Hatch in Fredericton and at McKenzie College in Moncton on Feb 22nd.

This workshop is aimed at beginners, and anyone can come, not just ladies. If you know anyone that is interested in learning Javascript, please feel free to share this post. Our first workshop (HTML/CSS) in September was a great success and everyone had an amazing time. This workshop’s topic is JavaScript, the backbone to all those nifty animations you see on websites and it powers many modern day web applications! Many aspects of JavaScript can be easy for even absolute beginners to grasp but has powerful language constructs that can be used down the road.

Click here to register for the Fredericton Event

Click here to register for the Moncton Event

Panel discussion on Kids and Code, January 23 January 18, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, January 2014.
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Organizers have been working hard on the arrangements for the upcoming Panel Discussion on  Kids and Coding and are now happy to be sharing the details.  The event will be held in the school gymnasium at Touchstone Academy (formerly Touchstone Community School) in Rothesay.  The details are as follows.  All are welcome; you may have questions answered on how to introduce this program in your area..

Live and Learn Series Panel Discussion: Kids and Code

Thursday, January 23, 2014



David Alston (Introhive, Coding champion at large)

 Panel members

  • Ed McGinley (CEO, NB IT Council)
  • Leroy Vincent (River Valley Middle School teacher)
  • Kati Norman (Touchstone Academy Vice Principal and teacher)
  • Moira Sherwood (Anglophone School District-South Technology Curriculum Coordinator)

Also attending: Greg Hemmings and film crew from Hemmings House

Focus of Discussion:

Why should kids learn to code? How can schools introduce coding? How does the NB IT Council’s “Adopt a School” program work and what kinds of things has the program achieved so far?

Highlights from the Hemmings House/CBC documentary featuring the Adopt a School pilot program will be shown. The crew will also be filming segments for the documentary during the Discussion. Students from River Valley Middle School and Touchstone Academy will demonstrate some of the projectwork they have undertaken with the help of their NB IT Council mentors.


7:30 Welcome and Introduction of David (Julie Atkinson)

7:35 Introductions of Panelists (David)

7:40 Highlights from the in-progress documentary

7:50 Comments from the Panel, Q&A

8:15 Demonstration by Leroy’s and Kati’s students

8:30 Discussion and Q&A

9:00 Refreshments

NB Women in ICT Luncheon, Jan 29, noon – 1 pm, Brewbakers in Fredericton January 1, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, January 2014.
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NB Women in ICT Luncheon – on January 29th – please join us for lunch and discussions with Prof. Barbara Wasson.
This luncheon was originally planned for November and has been rescheduled to January 29th.
We encourage you all to come out to catch up with each other, make new acquaintances, and learn about how Norway has integrated ICT into their school curriculum and the impact this has had. Meet Barbara Wasson, one of our own UNB CS grads who has made exciting contributions to technology-based teaching and learning in Norway and the European Union. Let’s take this opportunity to learn from Barb’s experiences and observations and think about what we are doing – and should be doing – with technology-based learning in NB.
When: Wednesday January 29th,  noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Brewbakers (546 King Street, Fredericton, NB)
Speaker: Prof. Barbara Wasson
Topic: The Everyday Use of ICT in Education in Norway 
Norway has high expectations and ambitions with respect to the role of ICT in education. Digital literacy is one of five basic skills in primary and secondary education and the curriculum requires ICT to be used in all subjects, at all levels.  This has a strong impact on all aspects of education.  In this talk Prof. Wasson will discuss the role of ICT in educational in Norway touching upon policy, school organisation, teacher collaboration, teaching, and assessment.
Please let your female colleagues know about this event by sending them to our web blog: https://nbwict.wordpress.com/
Register for free: Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their lunch Brewbakers will be offering an Express Lunch Menu for our convenience. Please register so we know who are coming: http://doodle.com/8m37k7c3igtuzsa2
About Professor Wasson: Barbara Wasson, originally from Fredericton, is a full Professor of Information Science at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway, where she is leader of the Interaction Research Group. She is also Scientific Leader of InterMedia, Uni Health, Uni Research AS, and a founding partner of eNOVATE AS.  
Wasson serves regularly as an expert reviewer for the European Commission.  She was one of the founders of Kaleidoscope, a European Network of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning. She was an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning during its first 8 years and now serves on its editorial board, and on the editorial boards of 4 other educational technology publications. 
As a Masters and Ph.D student in Canada she was involved in the design of pedagogical agents for content planning in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Since moving to Scandinavia in 1991 Prof. Wasson has been involved in research on computer support for collaborative learning, mobile learning, learning games, interaction design, and ICT and assessment and is leading/has lead several Norwegian national ICT and learning projects. Within the University of Bergen Wasson has been active in the promotion of ICT and learning and has been involved in a number of internal projects focused on the design or evaluation of the use of ICT in university education.
Wasson has over 100 publications on Technology Enhanced Learning. Her research interests include interaction design, computer support for collaborative learning (CSCL), mobile learning, learning games, intelligent tutoring systems, e-assessment, teacher inquiry, learning analytics, and pedagogical agents. Her specialty is the design and evaluation of collaborative learning in distributed settings.
Looking forward to seeing everyone – please let us know you are coming by registering: http://doodle.com/8m37k7c3igtuzsa2
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