UK Trade & Investment Canada is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual launch of our Global Adventure Competition! We’re looking to introduce Canada’s most promising innovative technology companies to the UK’s vibrant tech community. This is a GREAT opportunity to spend 2 days in the UK to kickstart your European adventure!
4 winners from across Canada will be invited to take a trip to the UK, including flights and accommodation, as well as a bespoke program including:
· Advice & Mentoring from specialists who helped hundreds of Canadian companies go global
· Meet & Network with world-class investors, companies and incubators
· Visit leading technology clusters including Tech City, Europe’s most vibrant innovation hub
-- Competition Ends 14 June 2013 --
Good Luck!9 days ago
Digital Media & Wireless Association of BC posted an article:
Online Learning Systems Specialistsee more
Online Learning Systems Specialist
Do you want to be on the leading edge of learning? The University of British Columbia’s Department of Continuing Studies delivers award-winning educational programs to both local and international participants, and has been at the forefront of online learning for over a decade. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-focused Online Learning System Specialist with the knowledge, enthusiasm and integrity to support the online learning system used to deliver our continuing education courses and programs.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, administration and support of the online learning system in a cost-recovery environment. This position requires proficiency in web design tools, including HTML, CSS, PHP Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop, along with a solid working knowledge of relational database structures, SQL, Apache, and Linux. A working knowledge of audio/video editing software and adult education principles is preferred.
We offer a creative work environment within one of the best universities in Canada, a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, and the ability to make a difference to lifelong learners worldwide. If you hold a university degree in a related field, a minimum of one year of relevant experience, and this sounds like the right opportunity for you,
Visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php to learn more and apply (search for Job ID # 15484). Application deadline is May 13, 2013.
We appreciate all expressed interest in this position, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. UBC hires on the basis of merit, is committed to employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.19 days agoBy Digital Media & Wireless Association of BC
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Who: Vancouver's Digital Media, Wireless and Technology community
What: Drinking, eating & networking in the BC Sun!
Where: Electronic Arts Burnaby Campus
When: Thursday, June 27, 6:00-10:00 PM
BBQ DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT & DRINK INCLUDED!
Spread the word!
Twitter Handle: @DigiBC
By popular demand, DigiBC is hosting ANOTHER networking event June 27, 2013. Join the Digital & Tech Community, including founders, executives, students and industry supports - for a Summer BBQ of sharing and connecting offline. Each attendee will receive complimentary drink and full BBQ meal!
Have you been to Electronic Art's Burnaby studio? If not, you are in for a real treat. The coolest place to work in BC- soccer field, gym, movie theater, and everything you can imagine under one (HUGE) work space.
Electronic Arts Burnaby location has offered us their (AMAZING) space.
Sign up as a DigiBC Member now and receive free tickets for your company to attend this event. Please contact Whitney Donaldson, email@example.com for more information.23 days ago
Investors Group Financial Intelligence Series
More and more companies today are taking it upon themselves to educate their employees on various different matters under ongoing wellness programs. DigiBC members Bryn Hamilton and Zach Russell specialize in providing “no extra work”, free of charge, ongoing wealth management education in the workplace. For the past 8 years they have been working with hundreds of groups including many of Canada’s and BC’s largest employers. Success of the program has been achieved through a non-sales, university style format where no companies or products are ever mentioned. The program is designed to work in conjunction with any group provider (RSP’/Benefits) that currently exists. We are extending our financial educational program to all DigiBC company members. If you would like more information on how the program works including many of the groups we already work with, please contact Carly Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join us for Coffee and Muffins and a short Introduction to the program with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Tuesday May 28, 2013
9:00am - 10:00am
300 - 1188 West Georgia, Vancouver
This event is free of cost, please just RSVP
Bryn Hamilton, BA, CFP, FMA
Senior Financial Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
• Bryn has won numerous awards during his time with Investors Group and has reached the top 3% Presidents Circle Level Nationwide and Five Star Wealth Management award the past 3 years voted on by the public.
• This success afforded Bryn many opportunities upon which he chose a more rewarding path by teaching Wealth Management to over 200 Corporations and over 4,000 of Vancouver’s professionals.
• A double honors graduate in Economics and Philosophy, Bryn now manages a dynamic multi-million dollar practice as a Senior Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. He has achieved his CSC, PFP, FMA and CFP.
• Bryn has been featured on the CBC, Business in Vancouver Magazine and Vancouver Magazine.
Zach Russell, BBA (Finance)
Financial Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
Zach brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the team. He iscommitted to educating individuals and families in order to achieve their financial goals by providing in-depth analysis and personalized financial solutions.
• Zach holds a Bachelor of Business (BBA) degree with a major in Finance from Saint Francis Xavier University while also completing his CSC, PFP and CFP Level 1.
• In his tenure at Investors Group, Zach has rapidly grown his practice and educational credentials. Zach is a multiple winner of the Investors Group Pillar Award which honors the most successful and dedicated Financial Planners across the country.
• As an Advisor & Coach, Zach has volunteered his time to work with children and young adults through community associations in Vancouver and Halifax. He has spent countless hours with youth groups sharing the skills and work ethic he developed as a high achieving student-athlete.24 days ago
UBC Continuing Studies posted a discussion:Immerse yourself in this one-week intensive program that gives you a solid introduction to social media as you learn how to engage your customers and fans, and create a sense of community.
Through seminars and hands-on practice in an instructor-led computer lab, you'll gain experience with... see more Immerse yourself in this one-week intensive program that gives you a solid introduction to social media as you learn how to engage your customers and fans, and create a sense of community.
Through seminars and hands-on practice in an instructor-led computer lab, you'll gain experience with social media tools and develop a new perspective on the way we react, behave and interact with online communities.
An Introduction to Social Media Tools and Community Engagement
Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 10am-4pm (except Fri, 10am-1pm), UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.
Register by June 14 to save $145.
For more information: http://cstudies.ubc.ca/social-media/index.html24 days ago
Digital Media & Wireless Association of BC posted an article:
April 11, 2013
EA Partners Announces Vue for iOS in Canada
Expanding the Possibilities of Music and Memories,
Vue Brings Your Photos to Life with Your Favorite Music
Vue is now available for iPhone and iPad users in Canada and Australia
EA Partners, a group within Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), has launched Vue for iOS in Canada, Vue: Where life meets music is a free entertainment mobile app that brings your photos to life with your favourite music to create an unparalleled digital experience that can be shared with friends and family.
Vue offers an easy-to-use interface with no need for a PC, editing skills or file storage. Your vues can be shared with your entire social network, regardless of whether your friends have the Vue app. Vue will take sharing your photos with music to the next level and make them even more fun to share with friends.
Here’s how it works, in three simple steps:
- Tap into your photos from Facebook and select your favourite memorable moments and life events you want to include in your vue.
- Select your favourite songs to accompany the photos. You can use songs from your iTunes library, or from the massive library of popular streaming service Rdio.
- Save, share and interact with your vues! You can comment, “Like” and relive moments right in the app with your friends and family live, in real time, and share it on Facebook.
“Vue is an innovative project that will continue to evolve over time, we can’t wait to see what our audience creates with this app,” explains Sinjin Bain, Head of EA Partners.
The social music revolution begins now! Vue: Where life meets music is available today for the iPhone® and iPad® devices in the Canadian App StoreSM
For more information, visit Vue.me.
Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U7xfWEJDQs .
Screenshots are available upon request.
Create a soundtrack for your life using the new @Vue app. Get it free! http://bit.ly/11iyf6E #MusicAndMemories #VueMusic
Tel: 604-889-79961 month agoBy Digital Media & Wireless Association of BC
Whitney Donaldson posted an article:
CANADA-WIDE WORKSHOPS | FOR DIGITAL MEDIA ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT
TO RSVP, E-MAIL: email@example.com
Admission is free and complementary refreshments and lunch will be provided. Parking and reasonable travel expenses (mileage and public transport) will be reimbursed. This session is by invitation only.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the expert session.
Do you have a thorough and broad knowledge of digital media industry?
ICTC invites you to contribute to the development of the Canada’s Digital Media sector by using your
professional expertise to:
Examine and validate key supply and demand issues (principal drivers of change) in the digital media labour market and industry
Refine the contents of the analytical framework to accurately represent the needs of the industry
Discuss the future prospects of the digital media industry Analytical Framework Workshop
Vancouver – Delta Vancouver Suites (550 West Hastings Street)
Date: Wednesday March 13th, 2013 Time: 08:00hrs – 12:30hrs
Each workshop will begin with a presentation outlining the project’s research findings regarding key labour market issues in the digital media industry. Participants will discuss, reflect, validate, and provide inputs on our analytical framework.
For more information, please contact us at:
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 613.237.8551 ext. 151
ABOUT ICTC: The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a centre of expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research, policy development and workforce solutions. ICTC enables industries to maintain a competitive advantage in a global market and develop Canada’s future skilled and innovative talent.
HR Capacity for Digital Media Project: Analytical Framework
The information and Communication Technology Council’s (ICTC) HR Capacity for Digital Media Project aims at filling critical knowledge gaps in order to equip digital media employers, educators, and professionals with comprehensive human resources tools to inform decision-making, keep pace with rapid industry change, support curriculum development, and establish clear career paths
As part of this project, ICTC is developing a digital media labour market analytical framework that will provide a supply and demand analysis of the digital media industry. The framework will capture current industry snapshot and will provide ongoing forecasts on skills requirement, human resource challenges, and opportunities in the digital media industry, to mobilize stakeholders around a strategic human resources agenda as the industry moves forward.
The analytical framework has four phases:
Phase 1: Conducting a Users’ Knowledge Needs Consultation with employers, professionals, educators, and industry bodies, to identify their particular needs and obtain a more detailed view of the labour market;
Phase 2: Developing a detailed current snapshot of the digital media labour market in consultation with subject-matter experts, showing in-demand skills, employment levels by occupation, etc.;
Phase 3: Determining of the principal drivers of change (for example: technological, cultural, and social factors), and forecasting the impact of these factors on the industry’s labour market;
Phase 4: Conducting stakeholders’ consultation sessions to validate framework analysis.
How can you help?
In view of your expertise in this sector, you can:
Participate in the sector survey and key informant interviews for the Users’ Knowledge Needs Consultation
Provide a dissemination platform using your network to communicate survey, expert sessions and project information
Attend expert sessions across Canada as a subject matter expert to provide your input to the development process
Participate in the validation sessions
With your support and expertise, we will be able to develop a comprehensive analytical framework that will not only meets industry’s needs, but will ultimately improve the quality and competitiveness of the Canadian Digital Media workforce.
For participants, this initiative is an opportunity to:
Share your professional expertise
Enhance your personal and professional networks through our expert sessions Demonstrate your commitment to professional development
Help shape how digital media labour market issues are reported in Canada
For organizations, this initiative is an opportunity to:
2 months agoBy Whitney Donaldson
Gain recognition by helping to develop the criteria for tracking and forecasting ongoing productivity, skills and labour market trends in the digital media industry
Build your reputation as an innovator in the digital media industry in Canada
Gain recognition by helping to developing an analytical framework that will improve HR
practices and job mobility.
Support the development of the analytical framework and the labour market snapshot that will
provide the evidence-based background necessary to construct and propose changes to Canada’s national occupation classification system that will adapt to the growing digital media industry.
To participate in this survey, please click here.
To participate in an interview with our senior research analysts and/or attend our Canada-wide focus
groups, please click here.
For more information about ICTC, please visit us at www.ictc-ctic.ca. For further enquiries about the survey or the HR Capacity for Digital Media Project, please contact us at email@example.com.
Stephanie Jackson posted a discussion:Develop your social media strategies and skills with the UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media program. Learn from our industry instructors and network with colleagues engaged in social media.
Courses now offered both in-class at UBC Robson Square, as well as 100% online. Students may... see more Develop your social media strategies and skills with the UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media program. Learn from our industry instructors and network with colleagues engaged in social media.
Courses now offered both in-class at UBC Robson Square, as well as 100% online. Students may choose either option, and courses may be taken individually or applied toward the program.
Course | In-class | 100% Online
Social Media Fundamentals | Mar 19 | Mar 12
Social Media Strategy & Marketing | Summer 2013 | Mar 5
Social Media Monetization | Mar 21 | Mar 19
Social Media Project | Apr 9 | Fall 2013
Also of interest:
- Social Media Tool Workshop, Sat, Mar 9
- Build Your Profile with LinkedIn: Sat, Mar 23
Find out more and register at cstudies.ubc.ca/social-media3 months ago
Become a participant in the 14th Annual PMC Science Fair 5K Fun Run, which takes place on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The race starts and ends at the Athletes...see more
Become a participant in the 14th Annual PMC Science Fair 5K Fun Run, which takes place on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The race starts and ends at the Athletes Village Plaza on Athletes Way between Salt and Manitoba. There are separate categories for adults, students and youth, plus a Mini 1K Fun Run for kids.
All proceeds go towards the The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment, supporting the promotion and development of Science Fair programs throughout BC.
All registered run participants are eligible for prizes and receive free admission to Telus World of Science on race day.
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 9:00 am3 months ago
Patrick Malone posted an article:
iTendr for iPhones Challenges Open Table for Executive Dining Reservationssee more
iTendr for iPhones Challenges Open Table for Executive Dining Reservations
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- iTendr targets executive assistants and hotel concierges who struggle to book larger, last minute and VIP restaurant reservations for colleagues and guests.
With iTendr these prolific bookers enter their dining requirements into the app in seconds and quickly receive multiple responses from familiar restaurants confirming their availability and asserting their suitability, eliminating the time that is wasted playing telephone tag for these busy professionals.
iTendr works for reservations of all size, can be tailored towards locally-owned restaurants, is free for bookers and completely private. Booking arrangements are swiftly finalized in normal fashion after the restaurant has been selected.
The restaurant reservation market is unsegregated, forcing institutional clients to battle with a far larger mass of cost-conscious retail clients for a finite amount of space. iTendr consolidates this lucrative business onto one site and charges accredited restaurants access to these VIP clients well down the path to purchase.
Using mobile tech to match the marketing muscle of the majors, iTendr gets smaller restaurants into the ring to fight for their share of this lucrative business.
Government dining for example, that is far too often single sourced into generic, foreign-owned hotels on account of the ease with which they can be booked can now efficiently redirect these public funds towards charming, locally-owned restaurants.
Founder and CEO Patrick Malone is fond of reminding government officials who it is who owns the popular Four Seasons Hotel, "Bill Gates, and I think he's rich enough already, so use iTendr and start spending tax dollars locally."
Response from both bookers and restaurants has been tremendous; iTendr launches in Vancouver and Toronto in the coming weeks.
Canadian restaurants will lead the world with the first covert two tier reservation system where retail clients can be welcomed first come first served while corporate clients who require a confirmed reservation can be prospected from a single source and provided the iTendr Advantage.
iTendr has a suite of services to better serve restauranteurs at a fraction of the cost of Open Table. Please see recently released iPad app Floorboard as an example of the nimble infographic tech the iTendr team is pioneering. Contacts: iTendr Patrick Malone Founder & CEO 604.317.5477 firstname.lastname@example.org www.itendr.com
Via: http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2013-01-28/aktHrBCAt9eU.html3 months agoBy Patrick Malone
EvidencePix Systems Inc. posted a job:EvidencePix is the leader in secure mobile photo and video capture technology. We are looking for creative and professional Customer Service Manager to join our team and provide contributions to the on-going support & development of our innovated product suite. This full-time position is a great... see more EvidencePix is the leader in secure mobile photo and video capture technology. We are looking for creative and professional Customer Service Manager to join our team and provide contributions to the on-going support & development of our innovated product suite. This full-time position is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy working within a smaller team of talented developers and designers, but also like taking ownership of their work.
Located on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, our work environment is relaxed, creative and inspiring. The EvidencePix employment package offers a flexible work schedule, 3 weeks vacation for full-time employees for their first year, a comprehensive benefits package, and stock option possibilities.
* Ownership of Customer Service functions and deliverables.
* Achieves customer service objectives by contributing customer service information and recommendations
* Preparing and completing action plans
* Implementing production, productivity, quality and customer service standards
* Resolving problems
* Identifying customer service trends
* Determining system improvements
* Determines customer service requirements by maintaining contact with customers
* Analyzing information and applications
* Maximize customer operation performance by providing help desk resources and technical advice
* Compiling, writing and updating knowledge base articles
* Customer Service
* Process Improvement
* Decision Making
* Managing Processes
* Analyzing Information
* Developing Standards
* Help Desk Experience
* 2 or more years of direct customer service experience
* 1 or more years of customer service management experience
* Experience with Mac OS
* Experience in the Mobile & Cloud Industries and asset3 months ago
National Film Board of Canada Digital Studio posted a job:6 month temporary position (with possibility of extension)
Coordinates and assists in various aspects of development and production for digital projects. This includes support of the Digital Studio team including executive producer, producers, project manager, operations manager, designers... see more 6 month temporary position (with possibility of extension)
Coordinates and assists in various aspects of development and production for digital projects. This includes support of the Digital Studio team including executive producer, producers, project manager, operations manager, designers and developers in timelines/ schedules/ asset gathering/ permits/ invoices/ contracts/ accounts/ external correspondence and rights packaging.
College diploma in Business Administration or Computer Science and a minimum three (3) years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Good knowledge of the different steps involved in development of interactive content and websites;
Knowledge of the BC media industries;
Active on various Social Media platforms;
Knowledge of the different types of programming languages such as HTML5 or Flash;3 months ago
EvidencePix Systems Inc. posted a job:EvidencePix is the leader in secure mobile photo and video capture technology. We are looking for creative and professional Server Developers to join our team and provide contributions to the on-going development of our innovated product suite. This full-time position is a great opportunity for... see more EvidencePix is the leader in secure mobile photo and video capture technology. We are looking for creative and professional Server Developers to join our team and provide contributions to the on-going development of our innovated product suite. This full-time position is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy working within a smaller team of talented developers and designers, but also like taking ownership of their work.
Located on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, our work environment is relaxed, creative and inspiring. The EvidencePix employment package offers a flexible work schedule, 3 weeks vacation for full-time employees for their first year, a comprehensive benefits package, and stock option possibilities. Relocation assistance is available, if needed.
* Under the direction of our CTO and our Senior Architect, build out and enhance EvidencePix's backend systems to introduce new services and support its growing business
* Participation in discussions with Product Management on the design of new products and integration of new features
* Participation in architecture design for new products with an eye to security, scalability and availability
* Make suggestions on process enhancements to improve development transparency, quality and efficiency
* Create specifications and time estimates for new products and changes to existing products
* Work with the web and mobile development Teams to create new products or add functionality to existing ones.
* Participate in code reviews and designer test plans
* Good to excellent working knowledge of Java server technologies, preferably with Spring/Hibernate
* Extra consideration given to experience with Groovy / Grails
* Demonstrated knowledge in developing for security, scalability and availability
* Excellent knowledge of and experience in Object Oriented and Aspect Oriented Programming in building large scale systems
* Good to excellent knowledge of Linux operating system
* Excellent documentation skills
* 5 or more years programming experience
* Experience in interfacing with mobile applications preferred
* Experience with Agile development tools and methodologies preferred
* Some experience with website design an asset but not required3 months ago
Max Ali posted a discussion:A new app - "Drinking Mirror" app, lets users upload photos of themselves to show how their faces could age if they keep consuming alcohol at their current rate. The app is available only for Android-powered devices,and iPhone version will be out shortly. Men and women can use the app by... see more A new app - "Drinking Mirror" app, lets users upload photos of themselves to show how their faces could age if they keep consuming alcohol at their current rate. The app is available only for Android-powered devices,and iPhone version will be out shortly. Men and women can use the app by uploading or taking photos of themselves and entering data about their drinking habits. Then, to show the potential long-term physical toll of drinking, the app shows them a photo of how they might look in 10 years at their current rate of alcohol consumption.4 months ago
Carly Graham posted an article:
Online or offline? That seems to be the big question in a new survey conducted by the Department of Canadian Heritage on how Canadians prefer to...see more
Online or offline? That seems to be the big question in a new survey conducted by the Department of Canadian Heritage on how Canadians prefer to consume homegrown media.
The findings of the survey, which was conducted in June 2012, reveal some interesting statistics about the accessibility of Canadian films, books, movies, and television. The results indicate that while the majority of Canadians are interested in homegrown content, they wish it was more widely available to the general public.
According to the report, digital media may be the key to making Canadian content more accessible. Many Canadians already prefer to buy their music online, with 40% of respondents saying they planned to do so within the next six months.
At the same time, fewer Canadians are buying physical copies of albums. Over 10% of survey correspondents said that they are done buying CDs for the foreseeable future.
A major barrier to accessing music online appears to be cost. Less than a quarter of respondents said that they would be interested in joining a monthly paid streaming service. Those surveyed were slightly more enthusiastic about free streaming services that run advertisements, but they have yet to gain traction with Canadian audiences.
The study also shows that film and television buffs head online for content. One-third of respondents admitted to downloading movies, and there's been a noticeable jump in the number of Canadians using pay per view or on demand services since 2005.
The rise of online streaming is accompanied by a corresponding decrease in the popularity of DVDs and Blu-rays. While two-thirds of Canadians still purchase DVDs, video stores are much less popular than they used to be. Compared to a 2005 survey, the number of visitors to stores in 2012 was reduced by almost half.
The one exception to sourcing online content is in reading materials. While 70% of Canadians read print magazines, only 30% download digital copies. Almost a quarter of respondents replied that they prefer print over digital magazines, and 13% responded that they did not own a tablet or e-reader.
Whether or not they get their content online, Canadian consumers exemplify the mantra "love where you live." If there's one thing to take away from the study, it's that almost all respondents agreed Canadian media was important. Over 90% said that they valued access to Canadian music and literature, and over 70% were interested in watching Canadian movies.
Via Techvibes http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadians-going-digital-2013-01-044 months agoBy Carly Graham
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