What is ASQ?

ASQ Vancouver (Section 408) is a local chapter of ASQ that serves British Columbia, primarily in Metro Vancouver and on lower Vancouver Island. ASQ Vancouver has been providing opportunities for learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange for professionals in quality, operations, and risk management since 1989.

What was the conference about?

Acsenda School of Management hosted, for the second year in a row, the annual conference for the ASQ Vancouver with the purpose of sharing new trends, techniques, and concepts with individuals in the quality management and operations management sectors.

On Monday, November 15th and Tuesday, November 16th, a group of six students from Acsenda School of Management led the planning and management of the conference with the help of some ASQ Vancouver members. The students prepared and developed close to 100 project deliverables that include social platforms, designs and other tasks. The conference was held online due to the pandemic and it counted with the assistance of nearly 80 participants.

The group of students from the Marketing and IBM concentrations plus two former practicum students were led by Louis Blais, Associate Director of Marketing, Fuat Ramazanov, Associate Director of IBM and Kevin Fraser, BBA faculty member. It was a great effort from everyone to manage and accomplish all the objectives and deadlines for the conference and on the day of the event, everything went out very well covering all the necessary aspects.

In his opening speech on Day 1, Puneet Manchanda, the Regional Director of ASQ Canada and Greenland, thanked ASQ Vancouver for hosting the conferences and thanked Acsenda for supporting ASQ with resources and IT infrastructure. He also announced that ASQ Vancouver would host the 2022 National Canadian Conference.  As this conference has always been organized by the Toronto chapter, this is a huge honour for ASQ Vancouver and evidence of our students’ valuable contributions.

For more information, please go to the American Society for Quality website.