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BIT 50th Block Party

November 1, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, we kicked off our BIT 50th Anniversary celebrations with a Block Party. The Business Information Technology program, formerly both Computer Analyst/Programmer (CAP) and Information Systems Technology (IST), is celebrating 50 years of our program at Red River College.

Here are some of the highlights from the day:

  • Tara Brown  introduced our event, welcomed our guests, and engaged the audience.
  • We enjoyed the sweet musical talents of Justin LaCroix as he performed multiple sets throughout the event.
  • Thank you, for sharing your time with us, to our visitors, alumni, and retired faculty and staff, a number of whom drove into the city to partake in our festivities.
  • We appreciate our industry friends who chose to set up booths and attend our event, including: ICTAM; Relish Branding; Cisco Canada; and North Forge.
  • We would like to call attention to one family of alumni that came out, who were recently featured by Red River College Alumni Engagement: the Charles family. Thank you to Stu and Heather for coming out, you can read their story in Programmed to Succeed.

Do you have your tickets for the BIT 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 3rd, 2018 yet? If not, visit our Reunion Gala Dinner page for more details.

BIT 50th Gala Dinner

November 1, 2018

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us. Stay tuned for details on our upcoming anniversary book and how to purchase your own anniversary mug. We are also offering orders on commemorative anniversary shirts – email acemarketing@rrc.ca for details – orders close November 14th.

View the photo gallery of the Gala Dinner event on Red River College’s Flickr:
View the Gala Dinner Gallery

Date
Saturday, November 3, 2018
5:30 – 11:30 pm

Venue
Club Regent Casino Event Centre
1425 Regent Avenue West (North Entrance)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

On November 3, 2018, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Business Information Technology (BIT) program, formerly Computer Analyst / Programmer (CAP) and Information Systems Technology (IST), with a Gala Dinner.

An evening of celebration, our evening at the Club Regent Event Centre, celebrated with live musical performances by <<REWiND<<, and live dances from the Aboriginal School of Dance, and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company. The evening was filled with festivities, entertainment, and good company. We were joined by many fellow IT professionals from all industry sectors at the BIT/CAP/IST 50th Anniversary Dinner. The evening started with cocktails and appetizers and a four-course dinner will be served in the state-of-the-art Club Regent Event Centre.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting the Gala Dinner and to everybody who attended and celebrated with us.

BTM TalentMash Manitoba 2018

September 25, 2018

The Second Annual BTM (Business Technology Management) TalentMash Manitoba in Winnipeg is brought to you by ITAC Talent, a Division of the ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada), and Red River College.

Date: November 23rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park

The BTM TalentMash is designed to connect employers with hundreds of Business Technology Management (BTM) students and recent graduates, create awareness about the BTM program, and provide a forum for students to network and gain professional insight about employer expectations. Opportunities for employers to sponsor and exhibit at one or all events is made possible by contacting Jan Hall at jhall@itac.ca.

This Marquee Must-Attend Event Includes:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Hands-on Skills Sessions
  • Career Fair and Networking

2018 Event Hashtag: #BTMTM18

Visit btmtalentmash.ca for more details

New Co-Op Employment Opportunities for Fall 2018

August 14, 2018

We have a few exciting paid co-op opportunities that have become available for BIT/BTM students who have completed their third term of study.

This is a great opportunity for our students who are ready to complete their Industry Project or their Co-Op term, and also open to students who are interested in a second term of work experience over Fall 2018.

For each of the three of the below opportunities, students will work in the ACE Project Space for an employer. Here is a listing of the available opportunities:

1. BIT Space Development: Web VR Developer

Funded by the Career Ready program – you will need to be registered for school in the next term. This position classifies as a co-op work term course which requires a tuition payment.
https://bitspacedevelopment.com/jobs/web-vr-developer-coop-term/

2. BIT Space Development: Server Side Developer

Funded by the Career Ready program – you will need to be registered for school in the next term. This position classifies as a co-op work term course which requires a tuition payment.
https://bitspacedevelopment.com/jobs/server-side-developer-coop-term/

3. Open Innovation – Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Project 

The design and development of an adaptive website (versus an app) that will “push” out regular evidence-based messages with short videos to subscribers at no cost. To be piloted first with parents of infants aged 0-12 months.  If the pilot is successful, the intent is to expand the user group to include expectant parents and parents with children aged 1-4 years of age, province wide with additional appropriate content. Interactive elements will provide parents the opportunity to track/log their activity, resulting in “rewards” (e.g., high five) as well as reminders with the potential for other interactive elements either as part of the pilot or down the road (e.g., likes, shares, posting to Facebook, Instagram etc.).

Please contact Dan Greenberg – dgreenberg@rrc.ca or Steve Lawrence – slawrence@rrc.cato apply or for more details. There will likely be interviews for these positions.

Day 1: New Student Orientation Sessions

August 10, 2018

Don’t forget to register to attend Day 1 of Orientation

Starting at 8:00 am on your choice of ONE of the following days:
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Wednesday, August 22
OR Thursday, August 23, 2018 Read More →

Hiring an RRC Technology Co-Op Student Just Got easier with ITAC Funding

July 26, 2018

BTM Students and Industry Guests at the 2017 ITAC BTM Talent Mash

Here at RRC’s Applied Computer Education department we have partnered with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Talent to match co-op students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Eligible employers can receive 50% to 70% in wage subsidies towards a student’s work term pay. Read More →