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2014    

  • August 13, 2014
    Users of CANARIE’s DAIR program deliver winning pitches at 2014 Funding Roadshow
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today congratulates the winning entrepreneurs from Fundica’s cross-Canada Funding Roadshow who are headed to California to pitch their businesses to venture capitalists.
  • June 23, 2014
    Smarter cities, better vaccines, greener buildings: CANARIE invests in research software tools that drive innovation
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a further $2.4M in investment in eight new Software Platforms and Services. These new projects enable Canadian scientists to analyze, visualize and share immense volumes of research data, transforming data into knowledge and insight that contribute to Canada’s economic and social development.
  • June 4, 2014
    CANARIE Launches Call for Board Nominations
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for individuals to apply to be considered for one open volunteer position on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component of digital infrastructure that is critical to Canada’s future in the global digital economy.
  • May 28, 2014
    CANARIE and GrowLab partner to take startups from idea to revenue via the fast lane
    CANARIE and GrowLab, a Vancouver-based startup accelerator, today announced a partnership to provide entrepreneurs with a suite of powerful, cloud-based resources to support product development and commercialization.
  • May 26, 2014
    CANARIE heeds community's call, lends support to Research Data Canada
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced that it will fund the ongoing activities of Research Data Canada (RDC) until March 31, 2015, the end of CANARIE’s current mandate.
  • May 16, 2014
    Canadian physicists achieve 100 gigabit/second transatlantic transmission, enabled by CANARIE and its global partners
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced that together with its global network partners Internet2, NORDUnet, ESnet, SURFnet, and GÉANT, the first transatlantic transmissions at 100 gigabits/second between Canadian physicists and the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland were achieved.
  • April 30, 2014
    Revolutionary human brain atlas created by Canadian-German team one of Top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2014
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today added to the chorus of congratulations for the Canadian-German team responsible for the creation of the human brain atlas, which was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s breakthrough technologies of 2014.
  • April 9, 2014
    CANARIE's President's remarks on the Digital Canada 150 announcement
    CANARIE applauds the Government of Canada for the release of Digital Canada 150, Canada’s digital economy plan. We believe the 5 pillar plan will strengthen Canada’s digital economy and continue to better position Canada in the digital world. Additionally, CANARIE appreciates the Government’s acknowledgement of its Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program as an enabler of economic opportunity for Canadian businesses.
  • April 4, 2014
    Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research
    The provincial government, CANARIE, and F6 Networks are investing in a new high-speed, dark-fibre network that will connect northern New Brunswick to the provincial and national research and education networks.
  • April 2, 2014
    CANARIE releases findings from stakeholder consultations
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today released a summary of feedback gathered during stakeholder consultations. These consultations were designed to collect information to inform the development of CANARIE’s plan for mandate renewal. During the consultations, stakeholders were asked to comment on CANARIE’s progress against current objectives and to provide information on potential future directions for the organization.
  • March 4, 2014
    CANARIE and Association of University Research Parks Canada partner to support rapid commercialization of research
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada, a national association representing 26 research and technology parks across Canada, today announced a partnership to exploit ICT technologies in an effort to enhance collaboration between industry and academia and to encourage innovation and economic development across Canada.
  • February 13, 2014
    Post-budget message from the President
    CANARIE applauds the Government of Canada for the investments in research excellence, innovation and knowledge mobilization announced in Budget 2014. As Minister Flaherty highlighted in his speech, “investments in science and technology help Canadian businesses remain competitive while creating high-paying jobs”.
  • February 12, 2014
    CANARIE invests in 9 innovative software projects and boosts Canadian researchers toward faster scientific discovery
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a further $4M in investment to create nine software projects, selected from its Research Software Call for Proposals issued in June, 2013.  These new software tools will enable researchers to access, process, manipulate, visualize, and share immense volumes of digital data and accelerate the progression of this data from collection to discovery and ultimately, to breakthroughs that enrich the lives of Canadians.
  • February 3, 2014
    CANARIE, Cybera and TEC Edmonton support entrepreneurs with transformative tech tools to accelerate innovation and commercialization
    CANARIE, Cybera and TEC Edmonton today announced a partnership to provide Edmonton-area businesses with a suite of powerful, cloud-based resources to support product development and commercialization.
  • January 29, 2014
    ICT Association of Manitoba and Red River College partner with CANARIE to bolster Manitoba’s ICT sector growth through cloud technology
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced partnerships with the ICT Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) and Red River College to support the incubation and growth of ICT-based businesses in Manitoba.
  • January 20, 2014
    New Brunswick Community College Partners with CANARIE to Accelerate the Adoption and Development of Cloud Technology by Small Business
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a partnership with New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), a collaborative, learner-centred post-secondary institution, to provide its free Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) cloud development resources to support the College’s Mobile First Technology Initiative. NBCC is the first College in Atlantic Canada to employ CANARIE’s free DAIR cloud service for applied research.

2013    

  • November 22, 2013
    National research and education network partners support Startup Calgary in boosting small businesses’ bottom lines
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, together with its Alberta advanced network partner, Cybera, today announced a partnership with Startup Calgary to provide Calgary area entrepreneurs with access to a suite of powerful cloud-based resources to support rapid product development and commercialization.
  • November 21, 2013
    CANARIE joins community of entrepreneurs and policy-makers working to strengthen Canada's innovation ecosystem at Startup Canada Day on the Hill
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, announces its participation in Startup Canada Day on the Hill, which is occurring today at locations across downtown Ottawa. CANARIE supports innovation among Canadian entrepreneurs and small businesses through its Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program. DAIR leverages Canada’s investment in CANARIE and its research and education network to provide Canada’s entrepreneurs with access to free cloud-based compute and storage resources to help them rev up product development and gain a competitive edge in the global market.
  • November 20, 2013
    CANARIE joins the conversation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced its participation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference being held November 20 – 22 in Toronto.
  • November 19, 2013
    CANARIE announces new Board Chair, Vice-Chair and Directors, extends thanks and appreciation to departing Directors
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced that Mr. Grant Farmer has been appointed Board Chair, Dr. Catherine Middleton has been appointed Vice-Chair, and Dr. Eddy Campbell and Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer are joining the Board of Directors. Ms. Lucie Laplante continues her role as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. CANARIE also recognizes the tremendous contributions made by departing Board members Dr. Chris Loomis and Dr. Mark Whitmore, who have almost twenty years of combined service to CANARIE and its stakeholders.
  • November 18, 2013
    CANARIE and Compute Canada Showcase Joint Suite of High Performance Computing, Network and Software Tools at Supercomputing 2013
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and Compute Canada, Canada’s national high performance computing platform for research, are showcasing their suite of powerful computing, research middleware and network tools at a joint exhibit at this year’s Supercomputing Conference, SC13.
  • November 18, 2013
    Mark Wolff Appointed Chief Technology Officer at CANARIE
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced that Mark Wolff has been appointed Chief Technology Officer. Mark joined CANARIE May 2011 as Senior Director, Technology Innovation and during his tenure has ably led two of CANARIE’s strategic initiatives: the Research Middleware program and the Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program.
  • November 14, 2013
    CANARIE and Algonquin College Take Small Businesses’ Applied Research into the Cloud
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and Algonquin College, a leading Canadian polytechnic, today announced that CANARIE’s cloud-based research and development testbed, DAIR, is being used to support Algonquin’s applied research partnerships with small businesses.  Algonquin is the first Post-Secondary Educational Institution to use DAIR to support applied research projects with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).
  • November 6, 2013
    Jim Ghadbane appointed as CANARIE President and CEO
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced that Jim Ghadbane has been appointed President and CEO of the organization. Jim will assume his duties effective Monday, November 11.
  • October 17, 2013
    CANARIE partners with City of Fredericton goFred Network to support ICT business growth
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced its partnership with the City of Fredericton’s telecom services provider, eNovations to provide Fredericton area entrepreneurs with access to a suite of powerful cloud-based resources to support development of next generation products and services.
  • October 11, 2013
    One Week Remains: Second Call for Proposals to Develop Game-Changing Software for Research
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today reminded stakeholders of the deadline for proposals in its Research Middleware program.
  • October 2, 2013
    Canadian Entrrepreneurs Get a Lift into the Cloud
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the range of Canadian small businesses currently using its cloud-based product development testbed, the Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR).
  • September 6, 2013
    CANARIE Announces Second Call for Proposals to Develop Game-Changing Software for Research
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a second call for proposals to create software platforms and services to support cutting-edge Canadian research. These software tools will substantially increase the speed with which researchers can move from data to discovery and – ultimately – to breakthrough and innovation.

    The software developed through this Research Middleware program will contribute to an ever-growing pool of resources that can be reused to accelerate development of new research software over the long term. Middleware is software that manages the interaction between an application program and digital infrastructure.
  • August 12, 2013
    CANARIE Launches Call for Board Nominations
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for individuals to apply to be considered for one of two open volunteer positions on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component of digital infrastructure that is critical to Canada’s future in the global digital economy.
  • August 6, 2013
    Making the Impossible Possible: CANARIE Catalyzes Innovations in Health Care
    To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CANARIE is highlighting both the incredible technical, educational, scientific, and industrial advances that have taken place over that time, and looking at what this advanced digital infrastructure may enable in the future.
  • July 10, 2013
    CANARIE Network to Support University, Industry Collaboration in Developing 21st Century Public Safety Solutions
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a partnership to support the development of a robust digital toolkit and set of processes that will improve the capabilities of first responders and the public safety sector.
  • June 27, 2013
    CANARIE Applauds Canadian Team’s BigBrain Breakthrough
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today adds its voice to the global chorus congratulating Dr. Alan Evans and his team from the Montreal Neurological Institute for their remarkable contribution to brain research – the BigBrain.

    This breakthrough tool for neurologists is made up of 7,400 slices of the brain which have been digitized and assembled into a coherent 3D atlas. Now available to neuroscience researchers and clinicians worldwide through CBRAIN, a tool funded by CANARIE, the BigBrain provides an unprecedented level of detail on the world’s most complex structure, containing an astounding 86 billion neurons.
  • June 21, 2013
    Making the Impossible POSSIBLE for Entrepreneurs
    Twenty years ago, researchers from industry, universities, and government joined a team of visionaries at CANARIE to build Canada's first research and education network. Since then CANARIE’s programs, services, and national ultra-high-speed network have sparked transformative digital innovations that pave the way for Canadian leadership in today’s digital economy and make the impossible possible.

    While CANARIE’s role in supporting research and education is well known, its role in spurring digital innovation within the private sector is less so. But over the past twenty years, a number of CANARIE programs have leveraged the vital digital infrastructure to motivate the business community to adopt leading-edge technologies to strengthen their competitive advantage.
  • June 19, 2013
    CANARIE Expands 100G Research & Education Network with Ciena
    Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that CANARIE, Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with third generation WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors to support the 100G (100 Gigabits per second) upgrade and network expansion of a route connecting Montreal and New York. The new ultra-high-speed network link will sustain the “big data” streams used in today’s advanced academic and scientific research. For example, the 100G link can allow a full two hour HD movie to download in 4/10ths of a second.

    Given today’s increasingly data-intensive and global environment, it is vitally important that CANARIE work with cutting-edge equipment, such as that provided by Ciena, to support their bandwidth requirements.
  • June 7, 2013
    CANARIE Call for Proposals targets public and private sector partners to address gap in research software.
    CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a call for proposals to create software platforms and services to support cutting-edge Canadian research.

    These software tools will substantially increase the speed with which researchers can move from data to discovery and – ultimately – to breakthrough and innovation. The software developed through this Research Middleware program will contribute to an ever-growing pool of resources that can be reused to accelerate development of new research software over the long term. Middleware is software that manages the interaction between an application program and digital infrastructure.

    The software developed through this program helps researchers use all the information that travels over the ultra-high-speed CANARIE network. To grasp the value of this program, imagine the Internet without a browser or an e-mail program. Data and information could still be transmitted, but there would be no interface to make it usable. That is the function that these Research Middleware developments serve on the CANARIE network: they make it much easier for researchers to access, use, view, share, and work with the data that is growing by leaps and bounds every year.
  • June 3, 2013
    World's First Intercontinental 100 Gbps Link for Research and Education Demonstrated at TERENA
    Six of the world’s leading research and education (R&E) networks and two commercial partners today demonstrated for the first time a Transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps or one billion bits per second) transmission link for research and education between North America and Europe during the TERENA Networking Conference 2013 (TNC2013), held in Maastricht, The Netherlands. These demonstrations showcased emerging technologies and advanced applications for science, research and education.
  • May 30, 2013
    CANARIE Launches CEO Succession Process
    CANARIE, operator of Canada’s research and innovation network, today announced that Jim Roche, President and CEO, will step down from his position. The Board of CANARIE is undertaking a formal search process, and while this is underway Mr. Roche will remain in the role until a successor is appointed.
  • May 21, 2013
    Making the Impossible POSSIBLE
    20 years ago, researchers from industry, universities, and government joined a team of visionaries at CANARIE to transform Canada’s first Internet into a national research and education network. Since then CANARIE’s national ultra-high-speed network, programs, and services have sparked transformative digital innovations that pave the way for Canadian leadership in today’s digital economy and make the impossible possible.
  • May 9, 2013
    Canadian Access Federation Opens Doors to an Expanding Suite of Online Content and Services for Canada’s Research and Education Communities
    There are 14 new participants in CANARIE's Canadian Access Federation (CAF) service. This growth is the result of increased awareness of the value of a trusted digital identity among research and education communities to easily access protected online resources and services. The growth in participants in the Federation drives better value for all participants, as a larger community of users benefits from an expanded suite of online resources.

    The Canadian Access Federation enables staff, students, and faculty from participating institutions to access wireless networks and web-based resources using their home institution credentials when they are visiting other organizations.
  • May 1, 2013
    CANARIE Announces Next Phase of Software Development Program Supporting Cutting-Edge Canadian Research
    CANARIE announced that the next round of funding for the Network-Enabled Platforms (NEP) program will be launched with a call for proposals in May 2013 and a subsequent call will take place in July. The program’s unique approach is based on the use of previously-developed and tested software elements to create new research platforms. This approach leads to more rapid development timelines for research software, which in turn has the potential to accelerate research discovery.
  • April 24, 2013
    Internet2, NORDUnet, ESnet, SURFnet, CANARIE, and GÉANT to Build World’s First 100G Intercontinental Transmission Links for Research and Education Community
    Six of the world’s leading research and education networks today announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for researchand education.
  • April 15, 2013
    High Tech Trailblazer Joins CANARIE Leadership Team
    wilenius Peter Wilenius has recently joined the executive team as Vice-President, Business Development. As CANARIE broadens its offerings to include value-added services for the research and education sector and cloud-based technologies to help entrepreneurs accelerate product development, the need for ongoing outreach with its community moved to the forefront.
  • April 4, 2013
    Minister of Industry Approves CANARIE Plan
    Minister of Industry, the Honourable Christian Paradis, approved the cost-recovery business plan developed by CANARIE. This approval triggered the release of CANARIE funding for years two and three of its current mandate. CANARIE funding for its current three-year mandate is $62 million.

    The cost-recovery recommendations outlined in the plan include direct and indirect cost sharing, cost-reduction initiatives, and fees for advanced network services. Overall, the cost recovery plan calls for $11.72 million in total cost recovery over the course of CANARIE’s mandate.
  • February 14, 2013
    CANARIE Connection-Fee Consultation Results
    CANARIE has completed its stakeholder consultation process, which was designed to gather feedback from its community on the concept of, and potential mechanisms for, connection fees.
  • January 31, 2013
    CANARIE adds leaders in telco, high-tech, entrepreneurship to Board of Directors
    Board composition reflects impact of CANARIE on network innovation, advanced technology and small business in Canada
    Alain Brisson Ralph Chapman Sylvie LaPerriere Lucie Laplante Chris Lumb
    Alain Brisson
    VP Sales for Quebec for
    Bell Business Markets
    Ralph Chapman
    Vice-President, Public Sector
    IBM Canada Ltd.
    Sylvie LaPerrière
    Program Manager, Network Content Distribution
    Google
    Lucie Laplante
    Vice-President, Finance
    Rogers Communications
    Chris Lumb
    CEO
    TEC Edmonton
  • January 8, 2013
    CANARIE launches program for entrepreneurs!

    Free cloud computing resources from CANARIE help Canadian entrepreneurs reduce time and cost of product development.

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