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  • 23 Mar 2021 by DigiBC

    The HR Tech Group will be running a three intensive Diversity & Inclusion leadership training programs between April and July of this year. These are free to attend and have been designed specifically for tech industry leaders with the learning outcomes and goals being to:
     

    • provide skills to build a workplace where everyone has access and equal opportunity to succeed
    • expand awareness around diversity and inclusion in the workplace and create more productive and inclusive teams
    • provide skills to develop inclusive and diverse workplaces
    • drive positive change and overall success through knowledge, understanding and action within and outside of the workplace
       

    Inclusive Organizations – Executive Training

    This half day training program is for executive-level leaders who are seeking to expand their awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and understand how their involvement can impact the positive change and overall success of their organization.

    • Session Dates: April 20, May 18, June 8
    • REGISTER HERE by completing a short survey

     


    Inclusive Leadership Program (facilitated by Refinery Leadership)

    This 3-day training program is for leaders who are seeking to expand their awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and help build a workplace where everyone has access and equal opportunity to succeed.
     

    • Session Dates – Cohort 3
    • Full day sessions: April 29, May 28 and June 28
    • Intersession calls: May 11 and June 14 (1-hr calls between 9-4:30pm, exact time TBC)
    • REGISTER HERE

       
    • Session Dates – Cohort 4
    • Full day sessions: May 4, June 7 and July 13
    • Intersession calls: May 18 and June 23 (1-hr calls between 9-4:30pm, exact time TBC)
    • REGISTER HERE

     


    Inclusive Change Agent Program (facilitated by Refinery Leadership)

    This 3-day training program is for HR and organizational leaders who want to develop and foster inclusive and diverse workplaces.
     

    • Session Dates – Cohort 3
    • Full day sessions: April 30, May 27 and June 29
    • Intersession calls: May 10 and June 15 (1-hr calls between 9-4:30pm, exact time TBC)
    • REGISTER HERE
       

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    • Session Dates – Cohort 4
    • Full day sessions: May 6, June 8, July 14
    • Intersession calls: May 20 and June 24 (1-hr calls between 9-4:30pm, exact time TBC)
    •  REGISTER HERE

     

  • 21 Mar 2021 by DigiBC


    We’d like to congratulate all the BC studios who received nominations for this year’s Canadian Game Awards, and we look forward to watching the broadcast on April 9 when they announce the winners.

    The full list of nominees can be viewed here: http://cgameawards.ca/nominees
    The show airs on April 9 @ 5:00PM PST on www.twitch.tv/squad


    Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Blackbird Interactive)
    - Best Game Design
    - Best Score/Soundtrack
    - Best Audio Design
    - Best PC Game
    - Game of the Year
    - Fans Choice Award


    Gear Tactics (The Coalition)
    - Best Game Design
    - Studio of the Year


    Dauntless (Phoenix Labs)
    - Best Audio Design
    - Studio of the  Year


    Archer: Danger Phone (East Side Games & Truly Social Games)
    - Best Mobile Game


    MARVEL Realm of Champions (Kabam)
    - Best Mobile Game


    Industries of Titans (Brace Yourself Games)
    - Best PC Game

     

     


    About the Canadian Game Awards

    As the third largest developer of video games in the world, the Canadian Game Awards celebrates Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This has been designed to be “by the industry and for the industry” with an interest in engaging public and fan participation.
    2020 was a tremendous year in the gaming space. While the industry adapted to the difficulties of developing games in quarantine, gaming communities around the world embraced indie gems and big budget AAA titles with the same excitement. 2020 has been anything but uneventful for gamers, and this is just as true in Canada as it is in the rest of the world. The Canadian Game Awards are founded and produced by Northern Arena Productions. The producers are joined by a National Advisory Board of Developers and leaders in the Canadian digital entertainment industry.