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Exploring Patterns - Page 27 of 31 - Taking the time to think about what could be in a world of what is….

Testing Microsoft Office 2013

One of my ongoing learning adventures is test software.

I have been testing Office 2013 for Windows on a Windows 8 Pro machine. The installation of the suite went well and I have been using the application as part of my daily work for just under two months. The Suite, coupled with SkyDrive, allow me to work on my documents from any machine. I continue to work with documents using my Desk Top, Lap Top and my RIM Playbook. Overall, it has and continues to be a very positive experience.

To learn more about the Office 2013 Suite, visit

I think you will like the new Office 2013 a pleasant surprise.




Making Great Connections

An interesting adventure is one where you shift your thinking and explore the what ifs instead of what is.

I continue to marvel at the many ways we can connect and communicate using tools such as a Blog.

Imagine how many emails we could eliminate if we used a Blog to support projects. It would be great to get updates using tools such as RSS, Chat boards or virtual 3D meeting rooms. There are so many options.

Next time you are wondering about a new way to support a project, let your imagination wander.

You may find a new way to use a tool to make everyone’s life better.


ASQ Canada – Toronto Section Update

ASQ Toronto Summer Update
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Certification Preparation
ASQ member price of $699.00, a $300.00 savings over the regular price of $995.00

This course is intended for experienced auditors. It will make you thoroughly familiar with the complete body of knowledge so you’re prepared for all material on the CQA exam. Taught by a subject matter expert in an interactive setting, it includes a sample test.
The Certified Quality Auditor Refresher training, developed and delivered by the ASQ Audit Division, is a two-day course designed and taught to help experienced auditors become better prepared for the CQA exam.
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September Program Meeting – September 14th, 2011

“Quality In The Procurement Process”

A quality procurement process that is inefficient is highly unlikely to achieve the required results. This discussion details how to streamline the procurement process attaining highest quality products/services for patients and, at the same time, ensuring that procurement itself achieves value for money for the organization.
Presented by: Boris Tsinman
Joint Director, Procurement & Supply Chain
Lakeridge Health and Rouge Valley Health System
About the speaker:
· 25 years of experience with a wide variety of projects and contracts in both the public and private sectors.
· Mechanical Engineering from Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
· 17 years with the Federal Government of Canada, mainly in the field of Procurement and Contract Administration of Science and Professional Services, Environmental Projects, Research and Development and Electronics
· Manager of Procurement and the Provincial Drug Distribution Program at the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax Nova Scotia.
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Spring Seminar 2012

Please mark your calendars for our very special Spring Seminar which will be held in conjunction with the ASQ Quality Management Division . The Spring Seminar organizing committee is currently working on securing a venue which will determine the date, it will most likely be in April 2012. More information on the Program and Keynote will follow as it become available.