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

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event.
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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.

CANCELLED: NBWICT April Luncheon Event or May Wine Event – stay tuned for further notices April 14, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014, May 2014, Uncategorized.
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This two-part event is being cancelled. News of a special fall gathering will shared as details emerge.

Hello everyone,

You are cordially invited to attend the April 24th NB Women in IT/ICT luncheon update event or the May 7th wine and chat event. Pick one and join us.

Last month we heard from Larry Sampson about the state of the ICT industry in NB and the ICT talent gap challenges we have that is affecting our potential to excel.

In 2012 our group undertook a strategy planning session. From that a number of important sector initiatives were identified and deemed relevant to improving the sector and the involvement and advancement of women in ICT.

In short, there are a lot of opportunities to chase. From peer mentoring that helps advance women into senior leadership roles to getting the attention of young girls onto the fun of building robots. But, we can’t chase everything.

Our informal group, of which you are a part,  represents a great resource to the advancement of the sector. NBWICT would like to better focus that collective resource on a specific endavour for the coming year. We would like you to join us this month for lunch or wine conversation to determine that focus. We want everyone’s input. Where do you think we should be focusing our attention? What would interest you?

Upcoming Courage to Act Workshops April 14, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014.
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Join us for new Courage to Act™ (CTA™) Programs for Women:

1. Get out on a Limb Workshops:

2. Bold Goals Workshops:

Join Kathleen Howard, Karen MacDonald, other special guest speakers and co-facilitators for interactive workshops that will:

  • Inspire you;
  • Reveal something new about yourself;
  • Deepen your leadership knowledge with our special mentorship boosters;
  • Meet other focused women leaders and broaden your professional network; and,
  • Help you commit to stepping up your leadership game!

The cost for each of these workshop is $75 and you can register online here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/ambir-6075262217?s=22206763. These workshops are open to all women including students.

The CTA program and its workshops is about mentoring each other, feeding our passions and together create an Atlantic Canadian-wide network of committed, compassionate and courageous women leaders.

This series of workshops is being hosted by New Brunswick Community College  (NBCC) <http://www.nbcc.ca/en/home/default.aspx> and made possible through financial support from Government of Canada and NB Post- Secondary Education Training and Labour.

We can’t wait to meet you. Hope to see you there!

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

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event.
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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

CANCELLED: A Workshop on Gender Inclusive Workplaces, March 7, 2014 February 17, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in March 2014, Uncategorized.
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This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

A Workshop on Understanding and Creating Gender Inclusive Workplaces

Who: Managers, leaders, and HR professionals responsible for hiring and retaining a talented workforce.

What: A half day workshop for leaders in science, engineering, and tech based organisations. The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology will deliver an interactive workshop module designed to increase awareness of the factors that influence the success of women in their organisations, assess current workplace conditions, & share effective strategies to attract, support, & retain talented women.

Where: NBCC Moncton, 1234 Mountain Road, Moncton

When: March 7, 2014, 8AM – 12:30PM, Breakfast provided

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/attracting-and-retaining-top-sett-talent-a-workshop-on-understanding-and-creating-gender-inclusive-tickets-10108230991

For further details and registration and contact information, please see the Managers Workshop Flyer at this link.

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

Slides: The Everyday Use of ICT in Education in Norway January 30, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in Uncategorized.
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On January 29th Dr. Barbara Wasson, Professor of Informatics at the University of Bergen in Norway (whose hometown is Fredericton), presented a well-received talk on the integrated use of ICT throughout the education process in Norway. Her talk solicited many questions and comments. For those of you who would like to take a closer look at the slides she used in her talk, or share them with others, they can be found at ICT and Education in Norway w Technology 1&2. Thanks again for your time and interest, Barb.

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