Category: President’s Message

October 2021 President’s Message: NFTs and BFFs

October 08, 2021

As I write this, the 2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show is rapidly approaching, and my thoughts have turned reflective, as they have many times over the past year. I’ve had many discussions with IIBEC members and others over the past few months, trying to understand why being together, face to face, seems so […]

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Being Resilient

September 01, 2021

Resilient is one of those suddenly rediscovered adjectives in our vocabulary that has found use in a number of contexts. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of resilient is “able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions” or “able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.” In the building […]

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August 2021 President’s Message: Involuntary Yoga

August 09, 2021

As I write this message in late June 2021, the announcement has just gone live that registration is open for the IIBEC Annual Convention and Trade Show, being held this year in Phoenix, Arizona, from September 15 to 20 (see the event preview on p. 8). Many of us are starting to work out the […]

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June 2021 President’s Message: Those “Aha!” Moments

June 01, 2021

Right now, at my workplace in Ottawa, ON, we have a high school student with us, learning about working in an engineering office. When initially asked by the course teacher whether we would be open to hosting this student-learning experience, the branch manager and I looked at each other and frowned. We were not sure […]

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