BIT Faculty and Staff Affiliation
Our faculty and staff of the Business Information Technology program have affiliations with the following associations. Please read on below for more details on each association.
- Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
- Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
- Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
- Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Information and Communications Technology Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)
- Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) formerly CAFCE
CIPS is the accrediting body for our Business Information Program (BIT). Representing a wide range of IT professionals, CIPS offers a range of professional certifications to individuals working in the IT field. BIT graduates are eligible to apply for an AITP designation as a first step enroute to professional recognition. Ultimately, after gaining more professional experience working in IT, BIT graduates can apply through CIPS for an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP) designation, visit cips.ca/aitp for more information.
ITAC is the accrediting body for our Business Technology Management Program (BTM). Representing BTM professionals all across Canada, ITAC offers professional designations for individuals based on their experience in the field. The ACE department and ITAC collaborate and launch several events and programs including the BTM talent mash event and the Career Ready Program.
Some ACE faculty and staff are members of the ASAC organization, attend ASAC conferences and review its publications periodically.
The IEEE is an international organization with global membership that is focused on “Innovat(ing) for a better tomorrow”, through engineering, computing, and technology information. Publishing its own highly cited journals and publications, hosting industry conferences, and developing technology standard, the IEEE acts as a body for professional and educational activities. Its membership exceeds 423,000 members in over 160 countries. At the ACE Department, we are proud to have faculty and staff who are active IEEE members. We engage in reviewing their publications, attend their conferences that are organized worldwide, and share their findings through papers published in IEEE journals.
ICTAM is the local organization that speaks on behalf of Manitoba ICT professionals and businesses. ACE keeps a close ties to ICTAM as a member of the organization and also as sponsor to many of its events. ICTAM in return sponsors many of ACE activities and supports the department by providing information about the market need for IT professionals.
CEWIL, formerly CAFCE, is the voice for post-secondary Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning in Canada with a mission to foster and advance post-secondary Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning in Canada. CEWIL has established national standards that we follow in the ACE department. They also promote the value of post-secondary co-operative education. We participate in their national conferences, receive regular news and event notices CEWIL, and provide statistics on our co-op placement to them.