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CIPS British Columbia

CIPS British Columbia Board






Sharon Heppner, I.S.P.


Joan Cosford, I.S.P.


Ralph Roberts

Events Chair

Marilyn Harris, FCIPS

National Board rep

Kyle Loree, I.S.P.

Discipline Comm. Chair

Ian Frazer, I.S.P.


Lyle McFadyen, I.S.P.


Ton van der Tol, I.S.P.


CIPS BC Vancouver Nov 5th Event: "What Makes Google Different...”

CIPS BC – Vancouver Event

Monday, November 5, 2018

  11:30 to 1:30pm

Bentall 5 Conference Room, 550 Burrard Street


"What Makes Google Different...”

              Neil Bunn, Manager, Customer Engineering - Canada

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A behind-the scenes look at what makes Google’s approach to large scale cloud engineering different...including its approach to site reliability, scale, networking and some of the elements and services for which Google is famous; learn some of its design decisions that enable services to scale to support billions of users, and how those same services are now powering some of the most impactful companies in the world.


CIPSMembers: $25.00     Non-members: $35.00      Students: $20.00

Payment – Online:  EventBrite: VISA, Master Card.

At the door: cash or cheques only.

Please note: if you are unable to attend after reserving, please ask a colleague to use your ticket.

Refunds will not be possible beginning 7 days before the event. 


The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), founded in 1958, is Canada's national organization for IT professionals.

We provide the only Canadian IT professional designations, along with n​etworking and regular educational opportunities for IT practitioners.


CIPS BC Victoria Sept 19th Luncheon with Michael McEvoy, Information & Privacy Commissioner of BC  - "WHY Privacy is GOOD for Business!"

Wednesday, Sept 19th, 2018

Registration begins 11:30am, Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The Union Club of BC, 805 Gordon St., Begbie Room

(Please use the Humboldt St. entrance)

Michael McEvoy
Information & Privacy Commissioner of BC


Members: $25.00*      Non-members: $35.00               Students: $15.00

* Includes: PMI, IIBA, ISACA, itSMF, ACMP members

At the door: $5 more;cash or cheques only.


Please note: if you are unable to attend after reserving, please ask a colleague to use your ticket.

Refunds will not be possible beginning 5 days before the event.


Please share your interest – Invite a colleague!     250-588-6495


CIPS BC supports IT students at Camosun College with annual bursary
Saryta Schaerer, Chair, Computer Science Dept, Camosun College, 
Student Mingwang Wang, and Ian Frazer, I.S.P., ITCP,  CIPS BC Board

CIPS Mourns the Passing of Past CIPS BC President David O’Leary

The CIPS BC Board was very sad to learn that David O’Leary, CIPS BC Board President, 2011-13, and Past President, 2013 -14, passed away on Saturday May 26th in Chilliwack at the age of 63.

Dave was instrumental in so many successful CIPS initiatives. His leadership of the provincial board during these years was very typical of him… welcoming, open to ideas, supportive, enthusiastic…. a long list that made working on CIPS

projects with him such a rewarding experience for volunteers. 

When CIPS Victoria played host to a lunch with the BC Minister of Technology Andrew Wilkinson in November 2014, Dave was a wonderful representative of our organization, engaging the Minister in discussions about accreditation and certification … along with his ever-present fabulous fishing stories! The Minister was happy to meet him again a few days later at a performance of Vancouver Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre …. and more fishing chat apparently.

Dave’s participation in the summer of 2016 with a small working group creating a CIPS position paper for the Federal Privacy Commissioner resulted in an invitation to CIPS to attend a follow-up meeting in Toronto later that year.

Dave always saw himself as an educator; and his post-secondary level students in BC greatly benefited from having him in their lives, telling (more) funny fishing stories while making complex computer matters understandable, if not easy.

In addition to his commitment to CIPS Dave was for several years a valued board member of another federal organization ICTC, the Information and Communications Technology Council. His colleagues there are also very saddened by the news of his passing, and he will be greatly missed. 


Marilyn Harris Hon. FCIPS





CIPS BC Vancouver "Blockchain: Crossing the Chasm” Event Photos


Photos from the CIPS BC Vancouver May 24th Event: "Blockchain: Crossing the Chasm”:

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