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Regina Luncheon: "Making IT for Everyone" (Dec 11)
Tue, 12/11/2012
Event Location: 


CIPS Saskatchewan & U of R, Department of Computer Science


Computer Science Education Week


Regina Luncheon


Presenters:                   Panel Discussion      

Title of Presentation:      Making IT for Everyone

Date:                            Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Venue:                          Delta Regina, Umbria


Register at:

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 7th, 2012


Panel participants:

Brad Breit, LeBoldus High School      Dean Elliot, Ministry of Education     

Peter Gattinger, SIAST                   Daryl H. Hepting, Ph.D., U of R          


 Presentation Overview Description


In age where it is either "program or be programmed", how do advance the case for computer science and information technology as a part of everyone's education?  


Can we address the projected shortfall of skilled people for CS/IT jobs if we do not take this approach?  This panel will consider the current state of affairs and present some possible future directions.  Together with the audience, it will offer some calls to action.


Speakers' Biography


Brad Breit,   Computer Science teacher at LeBoldus High School, Vice-President of Saskatchewan CSTA Chapter


Dean Elliott,a former high school physics and computer science teacher, is the science consultant for the Ministry of Education. He develops all K-12 science curricula for the province and works with all 28 school divisions, band schools, and tribal councils to support implementation of those curricula.


Daryl Heptingis an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science
at the University of Regina and a President's Teaching and Learning
Scholar 2013-14.  He is President of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Computer
Science Teachers Association and a member of the Outreach Committee of
CACS/AIC (Canadian Association of Computer Science/Associateion d'Informatique Canadienne).


Peter Gattingerin the program head of the Business Information Systems Diploma program at SIAST Palliser Campus.  'BIS' is a CIPS accredited program that has provided many IT personnel to the Saskatchewan marketplace.Peter has worked  in the IT industry for 14 years in the private and pubic sectors primarily with financial and MIS applications.


This event qualifies for 1.5 Education Credit



11:30 am        Registration & Lunch Buffet

12:05             Introductions & Presentation begins

12:55            Questions & Adjournment




CIPS Members




CIPS Student Member


Student Non Member


Corporate Table (8)



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  *Benefits: Public Recognition & Table Signage


No shows and late cancellations* will be invoiced

Taxes and processing fees applied at time of registration.



 Upcoming Training Opportunities:


ITIL Foundationcertification course   Dec 3-5

ITIL Release, Control & Validation (RCV) certification course Jan 21-25, 2013

ITIL Operational Support & Analysis (OSA) certification course Feb 25- March 1, 2013

ITIL Continual Service Improvement (CSI) certification course March 25-28, 2013


Course brochures can be found on our website; you can also register there or email for a price quote. 


CIPS members get discounted pricesand for the December foundation course we're offering double the usual discount!    


Art of Change




February 11-13, Grant Kerr, in association with, will be offering an
Agile Project Management course in Saskatoon.

Learn the basic techniques of Agile Project Management including how these techniques differ from traditional methods, what value each technique can bring to a project, and how to introduce the techniques to project teams.   


The course includes the Certified Agile Project Manager exam from the Project Management Association of Canada, and also prepares participants for the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.   

Participants will learn: 

 *  What Agile Project Management is  *  How Agile compares to other Project Management     Lifecycles (PMLCs)  *  The Agile Philosophy 


Why and When Agile works

*Agile Requirements Management  *Agile Model-Driven Development  *Agile Documentation  *  Agile Planning & Estimating....and more



Grant Kerr is a project management consultant with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, utilities, financial services, automotive and natural resources industries from startups to Fortune 500 companies in Canada, USA, Australia and Japan.


Kerr has made presentations on current topics in project management locally and internationally.  He teaches project management in the graduate schools of business and public policy at the University of Regina.   


He is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and is accredited by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a project management competency assessor - performing IPMA Level-B and Level-D assessments for the Project Management Association of Canada.


Grant Kerr holds a BSc from the University of Regina, an MBA from York University, and a PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management from SKEMA Business School. His PhD research area was projects with high uncertainty, frequent change, and significant conflict.  



The course is intended for those with at least two years of project management experience.   


The cost is $1395, or $1095 if registered by January 14, 2013   

Participants can claim 21 PDUs for the course. 


For more information and to register contact Grant Kerr at


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