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10th March 2014

ESAC Announces New Vice-President, Policy And Legal Affairs

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada has announced the appointment of Tanya Woods as its new Vice-President, Policy and Legal Affairs. Tanya joins ESAC from Bell Canada (BCE) where she acted as Legal Counsel on regulatory and copyright matters in Ottawa.  At Bell, Tanya’s primary role was to serve as BCE’s in-house copyright expert advising senior executives on a range of policy matters such as multi-platform licensing, anti-piracy, legislative reform, international trade agreements and corporate policy. Tanya has experience dealing with government and regulatory issues, having participated in a number of multi-sectoral coalitions and working groups and has appeared as a witness at parliamentary committees reviewing legislation such as copyright reform.  Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2014

Nominations Open For Startup Canada Awards

startup canadaStartup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

WCT Annual Awards Recognize Excellence, Innovation And Willingness To Push Boundaries

Canadian Women in Communication and TechnologyWomen in Communications and Technology (WCT) today announced the names of 13 recipients of its prestigious Annual Awards, which recognize individual and corporate leadership in advancing women’s achievement in Canada’s rapidly growing digital economy. Formerly Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), the revamped and much expanded WCT organization now represents 2,500 women in professions and industries from traditional media and corporate communications to information management and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2014

Let’s Do Coffee: How to Sell Yourself in an Interview

Canadian Women in Communication and TechnologyThere are few things more nerve-racking than the job interview.  Even the most poised and prepared can crumble under the pressure — but that need not be the case. Join Canadian Women in Communication and Technology (WCT) BC on Thursday, February 27th for the latest in our “Let’s Do Coffee!” series entitled, “How to Sell Yourself in an Interview.” Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Expanded Mandate And New Direction For Canadian Women In Communications and Technology

cwcCanadian Women In Communications (CWC) announced today that it has officially become Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). The new name and brand reflect an enlarged mandate to help bridge gaps so women are better equipped to be successful participants and leaders in Canada’s burgeoning digital economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

CanWIT BC Presents The February Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s The Canadian ICT sector (Information & Communications Technology) is expected to see an accelerated growth rate in 2014, bringing with it opportunities for skilled workers in the sector. But what are employers looking for and how can you get these skills? CanWIT BC invites you to attend this month’s Breakfast Club, where you can join the discussion and learn about the top skills needed in tech and how you can leverage ICT growth in Canada to accelerate your career in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Startup Canada Applauds Federal Government’s Dedication To Entrepreneurship

startup canadaStartup Canada is pleased with the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success, as demonstrated by the allocation of $40 million to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) in its Economic Action Plan 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2014

Skilled Workers From Abroad Crucial To Canadian Leadership In Global Video Game Industry

itacESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) have unveiled a white paper which outlines the crucial necessity of global workers in Canada’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and digital media industries. The paper details recommended actions and also calls on the federal government to put in place measures to help highly-skilled and well-paying industries access critical competences from abroad that will help fuel growth, employment and drive innovation here in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

CanWIT BC January Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s CanWIT chapter invites you to come and hear from Katie Bennett, an executive leadership and career coach who will host an interactive session titled Accelerate Your Career – Leveraging Your Talents In 2014 And Beyond, which is designed to challenge you to think about your own personal “hedgehog concept”. The idea of The Hedgehog Concept comes from the work of Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last, among others. Your Hedgehog concept is the intersection of three key ideas: Read the rest of this entry »

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15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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