CIPS Connections
Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I June 5th, 2018
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 26 th  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
Call for Volunteers: CIPS Experience Review Committee
Interested in actively supporting your Professional Society? Looking for a new challenge? CIPS is looking for Certified Members (I.S.P. or ITCP holders) to serve on the CIPS Experience Review Committee.

Before starting the review of applications review committee members will virtually attend an orientation session to get familiarized with the review processes and procedures. The monthly time commitment is around 3 hours.

Offering your expertise to ensure the quality of the next generation of your profession is one of the most important contributions you can make.

What is a Circular Economy? (Featured Article)
Featured Article from the ERA , a CIPS Corporate Partner

The term “circular economy” has become an extremely popular concept throughout the last few years by our millennial generation. Nowadays, it’s not as simple as “take, make and dispose”. A circular economy is a reformative system where we try to minimize our resources. Focusing mainly on the reuse and reduce aspect of the 3 R’s and ensuring these two are fully manipulated before choosing to recycle. This process will aim to eliminate waste, not just from recycling procedures, but throughout the lifecycles of products and packaging.

Canada is working on new and exciting strategies to create a waste-free environment. Some provinces have already begun to implement the procedures in creating a circular economy like Ontario.

Individuals should focus on minimizing the use of raw materials, maximizing the useful life of materials and lastly, minimizing waste produced at the end of life products and packaging.

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SENIOR LINUX ADMINISTRATOR , Island Health, Victoria, British Columbia

CITRIX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR , Island Health Victoria, British Columbia (Vancouver Island)

SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR – CITRIX , Island Health, Victoria, British Columbia


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Cambridge Analytica signature should have involved IT code of ethics
By Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) via

Not to defend Facebook, but we should be able to trust that companies have deleted data if they say they have. Especially if they have signed documents to that effect.

CNET reported  that:

Later, the article calls these actions a “light level of scrutiny.” Writer Alfred Ng does not suggest what the correct level of scrutiny would have been except to mention that the request did not require a notary or any sort of legal procedure.

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