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Welcome to this week’s Sunday Briefing. In this issue, there’s a pitch opportunity at UVic, a survey for SMEs, new legislation to help workers, and plenty more.

Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 666 words: a three-minute read.

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Last summer, we told you that VIATEC was seeking nominations for its newest cohort of board members. To tell that story, we caught up with a quartet of current board members who could shed light on what the role meant to them. At VIATEC’s AGM last month, five more were elected to join them. Get to know the crop of fresh and familiar faces that are set to help shepherd the organization in our Scaleup Story Series:

🏙️ Community catchup, powered by VIATEC

The VIATEC Community Awards will take place on November 30 in Carson Hall at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street.)

The ceremony brings the tech community together to connect, spotlight, and celebrate some of the year’s most notable companies and individuals within Victoria’s $4 billion tech sector. This year the coalition is aiming to increase inclusivity and ensure that the broader tech community knows that they belong, even if they are not members of a specific organization.

Nominations are now open for any Victoria tech company, as are opportunities for sponsorships slots. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

📰 More Victoria innovation news

🎙️ Pitch Perfect: Do you have an idea that could improve or change the landscape of health technology? Sign up by November 8 for your chance to deliver a 90-second pitch to a panel of experts and win cash prizes at UVic’s Biomedical Engineering and Health Technology Showcase.

🍃 Before The Flood: UVic, Innovate BC, and InBC are looking for B.C.-based small- and medium-sized enterprises to take their survey exploring startups and SMEs’ alignment and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

🦺 The Rookie: A new credential legislation from the B.C. government looks to speed up the talent pipeline.

🕴️ Tech jobs of the week

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📅 Upcoming events

Nov 2 | Locelle Rebrands to BestHuman: New Identity, Bigger Purpose and Philosophy: Get ready to witness the new era of human workplaces as Locelle evolves into BestHuman at this event, hosted by founder Humaira Ahmed.

Nov 8 | Ask Us Anything: Salary Negotiation: Ready to elevate your career and boost your salary? Don't miss this opportunity to dive deep into the art of salary negotiation with compensation experts from The Thoughtful Co.

Nov 17 | Biomedical Engineering and Health Technology Showcase: Industry partners, researchers, health professionals, government officials, funding agencies, startups, faculty, and students are invited to this free event. Display tables and poster boards are available for individuals, teams, and companies who wish to showcase their research and/or products and services.

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