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BIT instructor honoured for efforts to promote government transparency and public education

June 27, 2017

Photograph of award recipients with Kyle Geske in the front row, third from the left

BIT instructor Kyle Geske (shown above in front row, third from left) co-founded ODM with fellow BIT instructor Jody Gillis in 2010.

A Red River College instructor has received national recognition for his work creating online resources that promote government transparency and accountability.

Kyle Geske, a Business Information Technology instructor at RRC, was in Edmonton this week to pick up an Open Data for Democracy Award at the Canadian Open Data Summit. Read More →

BIT Instructor Presents at the 2016 Wiley Accounting Workshop

March 15, 2016

On Friday, March 4th, 2016, the 2016 Wiley Accounting Workshop was held in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The workshop, which was sponsored by Wiley and CPA Canada, saw over 80 participants including educators from academic institutions across western Canada.

The workshop featured Valerie Warren and Red River College instructor Lori Novak who shared the results of a survey of accounting students across Canada on their readiness for and challenges faced in their accounting courses. The presentation challenged the audience to put themselves in the position of their students and to try to understand the challenges communicated by the students who participated in the survey.

The presentation was followed by discussion with other instructors as well as with students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University who were attending the workshop. After the discussions, ideas were presented for overcoming the challenges that students expressed in the survey.

loriBookLori Novak is the co-author of the accounting textbook, Accounting Principles Seventh Canadian Edition, Volume 1 and Volume 2 which was published in November of 2015 and March of 2016 respectively.

More information about the Wiley Accounting Workshop can be found here:









RRC President and CEO Visits the BIT/BTM Project Space

October 6, 2015

Graham Thomson using the Google Cardboard

Dean of Business and Applied Arts, Graham Thomson trying the Google Cardboard

On October 6th, 2015, the President and CEO of Red River College, Mr. Paul Vogt visited the BIT/BTM Project Space. He was given a tour of the project space as well as an introduction to the various projects being developed there under the guidance of BIT Space Development.

The chair of the Accounting and Computer Education department, Haider Al-Saidi, presented his vision for the future of the project space and his hopes that the project space will continue and grow and be the host for more innovative ideas and a way for Red River College students to learn valuable skills in a real world project environment.

Haider Al-Saidi presenting his vision for the BIT/BTM Project Space

Haider Al-Saidi presenting his vision for the BIT/BTM Project Space

ACE Award Winners!

June 23, 2015

The Accounting and Computer Education department awarded 33 awards to students in Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Applied Accounting.  On Wednesday, June 17 the award winners and their guests attended the Awards presentation at Roblin Centre to receive their awards.

Thank you to our Business Information Technology Advisory Committee Chair, Gerry Glatz, for helping to hand out the awards.

Thank you to our award sponsors, Eileen Penner, the Huhtala Family, Gladys Bell, Paterson GlobalFoods, Ricoh Canada, MTS, and Great West Life.


Awards Program 2015

Congratulations Zoe Rose

April 29, 2015

Zoe, a term 6 BIT Network Management student, has been selected as Cisco Live Dream Team Canadian Representative for this year.

Please click on the link below to see Zoe’s video application

Please see below for her answers to the application questions …

Describe why you are motivated to participate in this development opportunity with Cisco. (max 400 words)

I would love to join the 2015 Dream Team because I feel it would be an excellent skill developing experience, awesome resume item, and assist in making new business connections.

Describe any experience or qualities which demonstrate your ability to work with IT equipment, collaborate in a team environment, and deliver outstanding customer support. (max 400 words)


While working at a crown corporation (Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries) I; assisted end users with day to day troubleshooting, managed the casinos network and services across Manitoba, assisted floor staff on slot machines and event staff in the building of the new Club Regent Event Centre.


During my contract at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights I worked on building the network infrastructure for the gorgeous new building. I worked in the server room from Cisco Nexus 7000 to the AP located around the sculpture (the building has unique insurance because it actually is defined as a sculpture instead of a building). At the museum I worked with the mobile app department; developers and museum visitors, training and trouble shooting. As well assisting all departments in every day IT questions and issues.


I started a business where I do Managed Services (Glass Frog Technical Services) for small to medium sized businesses and assisted another IT company (Octopi Managed Services Inc.). At both companies I use Cisco equipment and recommend Cisco gear to my clients. At Octopi they were going through a bad year (5 year old company/7 person team) and asked me to help – after joining them in November I took over; Operations Manager, Project Manager, Sales Engineer, Technical Support, etc and they had their most successful month ever this January. I have clients in many different professional fields and even locations; recently I managed a project of upgrading a client with offices in Canada and US, upgrade their office backbone to tunnel between the three locations.


Previous to Netacad I also worked four years as an IT Manager at Lazer Grant LLP.


Provide examples of any accomplishments or achievements you have in the area of IT and Networking outside the traditional classroom environment, including community outreach activities, consulting services, awards or recognition, etc. (max 400 words)


– Started a business, Glass Frog Technical Services

– Assisted a business that was in trouble, Octopi Managed Services Inc.

– Director at Manitoba Ferret Association (Social media, Website, Technical support, 2009 – present)

– Member of Skullspace Winnipeg Inc. (2013 – present)

– Speaking at DigiGirlz this coming April 15th, mentoring young woman pursuing IT careers

– Red River College Mentor Program, joining international students with local students


Describe any other accomplishments or unique attributes you would like to share (i.e. military experience, languages spoken, business ventures, etc.)


– Started a managed services business, Glass Frog Technical Services

– Assisted a business that was in trouble, Octopi Managed Services Inc., who now is up and running more successful than ever before


If you would like more information about this event…

Congratulations Zoe on this great achievement and we all hope you have fun in San Diego. And take lots of pictures!!!!!

Technology Camps

April 23, 2015

There is still room for registration on our Girls Exploring I.T. Technology Camp on May 5, and Day in the Life of an I.T. Student on May 6.  Registration is full for our May 7 Day in the Life Technology Camp.

Find out more information on this page.

Technology Camps Registration Now Open!

February 24, 2015

Registration is now open for our Technology Camps this May!  The Girls Exploring Information Technology Camp is on Tuesday, May 5; and The Day in the Life of a Business Information Technology Student Technology Camp is on Wednesday, May 6 or Thursday, May 7.

The Technology camps are free to attend.  See the Technology Camps page on this blog to register.

ACE Vision and Mission

August 28, 2013

The Accounting and Computer Education department has a new Vision and Mission.

ACE Mission Statement

Foster an inclusive, effective  and innovative learning environment.

ACE Vision Statement

Recognized as the best choice for post-secondary accounting and information technology education.

WINNISPEED 10,000 Grand Prize!

April 26, 2013

Would you like your business to run 100% faster? 1,000?

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Here’s your chance. WINNIspeed is WIKIspeed, the Winnipeg agile event of 2013. Build a car with Joe Justice of Team WIKISPEED June 10-11. And in the process, learn how agile can transform your organization to reach that 10,000%.