BITSoc (Business & IT Student Society) is the overarching society that oversees and promotes the activities of each of FBIT’s clubs. We help bring awareness to events, aid in funding for clubs, and encourage communication and interaction within FBIT. We help students prepare for future careers by offering Career Readiness Workshops (LinkedIn, Resume etc.), Guest Speaker events, recruitment events, Social Events (Gala) and much more...
Meet the Associations!
At BITSoc we currently recognize 10 Associations that provides and represents a service to a subset of students within the Faculty of Business and IT or its related programs.
The Ontario Tech Accounting Association (OTAA) is a student run organization which strives to provide Ontario Tech students many opportunities to become successful! As an association under the Business and IT Society (BITSoc) we are dedicated to serving our accounting students and assist them into entering the accounting profession. As we host professional building workshops, networking sessions, and an annual case competition; we ensure that our members obtain the most benefit from their university experience.
We are a student-run, Ontario Tech University DECA chapter. We strive to provide our members with the tools needed to succeed in today's complex world. By providing a place to network, compete, and develop skills, members can make the most of their time at Ontario Tech University. At DECA you will create memories that will stick with you, friends that will stick by you, and a plan for your future.
The Human Resources Association is a student-run association at Ontario Tech University that serves as an information portal to provide the opportunity for Ontario Tech students to gain the needed skills, experience, and connections to thrive in their careers in the Human Resources Profession, and throughout the business environment.
We are a student association with the primary goal to enhance Ontario Tech’s Networking and IT Security program to provide the best Information Technology program experience!We are dedicated to improving both the academic and professional development of our peers by developing a wide range of activities that introduce students to a variety of industry perspectives within the IT community.We host workshops, study sessions, guest speaker events, an annual student-led Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge, and send contestants to Hackfest – the largest hacking event in Canada! We welcome you to join contact us and join our events if you have any interest in Networking and IT Security!
Women in Business is an organization at Ontario Tech University that focuses on bringing together women in business to network, develop their skills and focus on the achievements of women everywhere. We are focused on creating new ideas, inspiring others to reach their goals, and educating everyone on the obstacles that everyone faces in the business world.
We are a sub-association at Ontario Tech University that is open to all, with the main focus of empowering and connecting women currently in or entering the IT field. WIT aims to create an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome while ensuring that equality exists in the IT field across all genders.
The recent news of the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former Kamloops residential school is heartbreaking. It’s a tragic reminder of the terrible and reprehensible legacy of residential schools and the shameful acts that occurred.Today, in honour of these 215 children and all Indigenous children who never made it home, the survivors and their families, we will be changing all of our logos to orange for 215 hours (June 4 to June 12).While this news may be shocking, the extent of the poor treatment of Indigenous Peoples is a raw scar that is difficult to heal. We must commit ourselves as an institution and a society to implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation report and address the systemic barriers facing all Indigenous peoples.We understand that this news may be traumatic for some. If you’re experiencing difficulties, remember to reach out to one another. Many mental health services and supports are available for you including:
The Equity Resource Library (provided by Ontario Tech Student Life Equity and Inclusivity Advisor) has a folder on Indigenous education that has links to videos, articles, books, social media accounts and more on carious topics regarding Indigenous education and calls to action.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports were created to bring the countries attention as there is more work to be done and more children to be found to honour and protect them.
Resources for Support:
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society Emergency Crisis Line - 1.800.721.0066 or 24-hr Crisis Line - 1.866.925.4419
The Indigenous Cultural Advisor offers traditional counselling supports by booking through [email protected]
Ontario Tech Student Life mental health services at ontariotechu.ca/mentalhealth