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Executive Director for Research Data Canada Appointed

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and Research Data Canada, today announced the appointment of Mark Leggott as Executive Director of Research Data Canada (RDC). RDC is an organization dedicated to supporting Canadian innovation by improving the management of research data.  RDC’s role is to bring […]

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blog arrowDate: December 10, 2015


Essential digital infrastructure extended and strengthened across Canada, to spur new scientific discovery and innovation

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE and its provincial partners in Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) today announced the results of their collaboration to extend the reach and capacity of this powerful digital asset. Canada’s NREN is an ultra-fast fibre-optic network connecting almost 2,000 institutions across the country to each other and to global peers. The […]

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blog arrowDate: November 9, 2015


A Birthday for Canada’s Internet

Posted by Gerry Miller, Executive Director, MRnet Today the Internet is an integral part of our lives, where we do business, socialize, learn and “surf”. But where did it all start in Canada? Back in the 1980s, universities across Canada created a network that linked campus mainframe computers at relatively slow speeds. This network was […]

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blog arrowDate: November 6, 2015


Research Software Blog: Turning Movement into Data

Contributed by Scott Henwood, Director, Research Software Program So far, our Research Software blog posts have focused on projects that fit into traditional big data areas of scientific investigation such as astronomy and particle physics. Researchers in these areas get their raw data from large, expensive instruments such as space-based telescopes and particle accelerators. In […]

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blog arrowDate: November 2, 2015


The Cloud Trap

Contributed by Randy Jones, Senior Director, Technology Innovation The combination of cloud computing and ubiquitous Internet connectivity has lowered barriers to entry and made global markets accessible to a new breed of Software as a Service (SaaS) developer. Those who succeed will experience rapid growth but the same cloud services that enabled growth can, if […]

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blog arrowDate: October 19, 2015


Technology Leader Joins CANARIE Board

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced changes to its 2015/2016 Board of Directors. Departing the Board is Alain Brisson, Vice President, Quebec and Western Regions, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada. CANARIE thanks Mr. Brisson for his support and commitment to the organization during his […]

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blog arrowDate: October 13, 2015


CANARIE National Summit attracts leading lights in emerging technologies

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the final speaker lineup for its National Summit, being held in Ottawa on September 23 and 24. The Summit will showcase a range of leading thinkers, doers and visionaries from business, academia, government and the not-for-profit sector to […]

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blog arrowDate: September 21, 2015


Canada’s Digital Future on the Agenda at CANARIE National Summit

Kathryn Anthonisen, Vice President, External Relations, CANARIE The fall conference season is approaching fast, and with it the competing demands of work projects and deadlines versus the desire to be informed, challenged, and inspired by new ideas. It’s not easy to take two full days out of the office, so we’ve worked hard to make […]

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blog arrowDate: August 27, 2015


CANARIE Issues $3M Call Supporting Innovative Research Software

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the first call of its Research Software Program (Research Software Call 1) for the 2015 – 2020 mandate, supported by an initial investment of $3M. CANARIE has been investing in the development of research software since 2007, […]

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blog arrowDate: July 7, 2015


Cloud gaining traction among Canadian entrepreneurs

Posted by Peter Wilenius, Vice President, Business Development It’s been a busy spring for the DAIR team as we partnered with Fundica to participate in the 2015 edition of Funding Roadshow which just wrapped up an 11-stop journey across Canada. The event provides start-ups and small businesses with new business ideas the opportunity to pitch […]

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blog arrowDate: July 6, 2015


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