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ILLUMINATE!: Opportunity to volunteer (just one evening) in support of girls in science November 26, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in December 2012, Event, November 2012.
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Folks, Science East is one of the groups in our province making a difference in encouraging young girls to follow a path towards science and technology. They need our help. If you are available for either of the ILLUMINATE! events below, or know someone who might be – perhaps someone who lives in the event area, please contact Lieff Salonius at Science East. She will explain what the event is like and what is required of volunteers (very easy) and answer any questions you may have. She can help any volunteer who would like to be involved, including providing you with some activity to host to help initiate conversations. Experience shows that having professional women in front of young women, telling their stories of what they do and how they got to where they are, is very powerful. Please consider getting involved. If you can’t be part of either of these events, consider giving Lieff a call anyway to find out more about it, with the possibility of participating in an event sometime next term.

Lieff’s contact info: lieff.salonius@scienceeast.nb.ca or 506-457-2340 ext. 26

Event details:

  ILLUMINATE! Shedding Light on STEM

  Carleton North High School, November 27, 2012 (tomorrow night)

  Sir James Dunn Academy, St. Andrews, December 12, 2012

Science East, Sir James Dunn Academy, and Carleton North High School are hosting ILLUMINATE, an evening of hands-on fun and excitement for students and their families. The goal is to provide youth with examples of some of the amazing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by giving them the chance to talk to “real” professionals as well as to handle and see the tools/technologies used in different STEM fields. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide hands-on displays and activities (feel free to contact us if you need help with display ideas).

ILLUMINATE will take place in both locations from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Doors will be open at 5:00 for set-up.


NBITC AGM to be Held November 27th November 9, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, November 2012, Uncategorized.
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The Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick IT Council will be held November 27th between 4:40 and 6:30, at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square, Saint John. A reception will be held following the meeting.

Members and non-members alike are invited to attend. NBITC’s CEO, Larry Sampson gave a compelling status report on our industry and the work of the Council at our NBWICT group event yesterday evening, which sparked a lively and fully-engaged discussion. Last evening’s gathering provided excellent background for the AGM, including how we can help grow our sector.

You can find out more about the NBITC at http://nbitc.ca/news/nbitc-agm-be-held-november-27th.

Checking In Event (Nov. 8th) at Corked Wine Bar Fredericton October 22, 2012

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, November 2012.

Two years have past since the NB Women in ICT group started. Over lunch at that first event we heard from Larry Sampson of the NBIT Council about the challenges and opportunities facing our province and the ICT sector specifically.  This event is our opportunity to learn about what’s been happened over those 2 years and take a look ahead at what is coming.

Where: Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St, Fredericton
When: Thursday, November 8th at Corked. 4:30 – 7:00.
If you are interested in joining us for a drink please let us know: http://doodle.com/da6y4m94bmb2z3fg 

Speaker: Larry Sampson, CEO New Brunswick Information Technology Council

Larry, will share with us what the council is working on, its accomplishments to date and what their plans are for the near future. Learn how the ICT sector is part of the solution in helping us build a stronger provincial economy. One of the challenges for the sector is the availability of ICT talent. You will learn about the council’s plans to address these issues and hear how NB Women in ICT can play a part in this.

Also at this event, the NB Women in ICT leadership group will share with you the work undertaken over the past few months in helping us define our vision and present to you our first draft for a Strategy for our group. This will be your first of many opportunities to help us set priorities for our group and work with everyone on executing on those strategies.

About the NBIT Council.

The NBIT Council is about:

  • Improving the competitiveness of our traditional economic sectors
  • Preparing our youth for life in the 21st Century
  • Developing and nurturing a world leading innovation eco-system
  • Turning our province into a leading exporter of ICT products and services
  • Making New Brunswick one of the best places in the world to start and grow a technology company
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