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2016-17 National BTM Student “Blog” Competition

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Prize: $1,000

As an early preparation for the main National BTM Student Case Study Competition taking place in February 2017, participating BTM Student Teams are competing in a Blog Post Competition in November and December 2016. The Teams were asked to provide a short Blog post response to the Blog Post Competition question “Autonomous cars: Good or bad?”, which are being featured by IT World Canada, the Media Sponsor for the competition. The teams have two weeks to promote their submission, with 50% of their final score being based on web traffic to their post, and 50% of the final score based on Editorial Criteria, determined by the ITWC Editorial Judging Board. The team with the highest final score will win this Blog Post Competition and $1,000 for their team!

This Competition Prize is generously being Sponsored by FDM Group. FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT. FDM’s business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together. FDM has firmly established itself as a leading IT employer in numerous locations around the world. Learn more about FDM group at

The Following are the Teams and their Blog Submissions for the National BTM Student “Blog” Competition

Topic: “Autonomous cars: Good or bad?”

Congratulations to National BTM Student “Blog” Competition Winner: Ryerson University!

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Ryerson University, ON

Ali Abbas Rawji

Mark Donaldson

Rhyan Mahazudin


Saljoq Khurshid

Alexandra Lincoln

Blog Submission:

A bump in the road: Can autonomous vehicles do more harm than good?



University of Toronto at Mississauga, ON

Abijah Nwakanma

Latifat Adeshina


Yvanna Khan


Blog Submission:

Are self-driving cars ready for us?


ESG UQAM – Université du Québec à Montréal, QC

Alexandre Corbeil

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Jean-François Girardçois-girard-687031b3/fr

Joé Moriné-morin-75177919/fr

Blog Submission:

The autonomous car: Savior or killer?


Université du Québec à Rimouski, QC

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Mathias Caron

 Kévin Marcoux

 Pierre-Olivier Collin-Joly

Francis Nadeau

The dream of the future: The autonomous car!



University of Alberta, AB

Alireza Haghpanahi

Krismina La


Clinton Lau

Jensen (Guanxiao) Luo

Aaron Tran

Blog Submission:


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Simon Fraser University, BC

Moni Manhas

Pritesh Pachchigar

Ali Najaf

Blog Submission:

Driving into the future hands free – Are we there yet?


University of Calgary, AB

Lucas Maliniak

Paul Park

Blog Submission:

Canada, that cool place that can’t have cool things – A story of autonomous vehicles


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As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally. A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. For more information about ITAC visit

ITAC Talent was formed in 2007 and our goal is to proactively address the long-term talent and skills requirements of Canadian businesses, government and organizations. We are creating the skills for the digital economy and growing the talent pipeline. We inspire young people to choose technology careers, help transform education to accelerate the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, support diversity in the industry, and help shape public policy to support the growth of talent. For more information about ITAC Talent visit

IT World Canada

itwclogoIT World Canada will be serving the role of the “Media Sponsor” for the National BTM Student Competition, helping promote the competition and feature these top Business Technology students.

IT World Canada ( is the leading Canadian online resource for IT professionals working in medium to large enterprises, and creates daily news content, produces a daily newsletter and features IT professionals who blog on topics of industry interest. More than 75,000 IT executives and professionals – representing 70 per cent of the buying power in Canada – turn to IT World Canada for the information they trust. IT World Canada provides industry-leading digital titles that include,,, and