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CANARIE National Summit to Focus on How Canada Can Navigate Our Data-Driven Future

[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 Montreal on November 22 and 23, 2016. The Summit will showcase a range of leading thinkers, doers and visionaries from business, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to […]

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blog arrowDate: November 18, 2016


CANARIE Issues $2M Call for Proposals to Adapt Research Software for Reuse

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced an innovative Call for Proposals that invests in research software teams to adapt their existing research platforms to support researchers from other disciplines. Research Platforms (also known as Science Gateways or Virtual Research Environments) are complete software applications that […]

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blog arrowDate: November 1, 2016


So you want to have a virtual Annual General Meeting?

Contributed by: Nancy Carter, Chief Financial Officer In 2016, the CANARIE team took a leap and made the decision to host our Annual General Meeting (AGM) via video conference. While the decision was easy, the implementation of the decision required a tremendous team effort, which in the end, resulted in a successful AGM. We measured […]

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blog arrowDate: October 31, 2016


Accelerating Discoveries in Materials Science through Software

Posted by: Scott Henwood, Director, Research Software In previous blog posts, I’ve described some of the cutting edge research software developed under CANARIE’s Research Software program. CANARIE is not the only organization funding research software in Canada, and in order to foster collaboration and re-use, it is important to highlight all Canadian-developed research software. With […]

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blog arrowDate: October 4, 2016


Let’s Talk About our Trust Issues

Posted by Randy Jones, Senior Director, Technology Innovation Trust is an interesting concept we rarely think about. Yet it underpins our personal relationships and is the glue holding communities together. Trust is understood to be the belief in the reliability of a person, organization, or thing. Trust is hard to quantify but it is easy […]

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blog arrowDate: September 30, 2016


CANARIE Announces Board Changes

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced changes to its 2016/2017 Board of Directors. Departing CANARIE Board members are Kim Devooght, Dr. Michael Geist, and former Board Chair Dr. Howard Brunt. These members brought tremendous energy, insight and commitment to the Board, and CANARIE is […]

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blog arrowDate: September 28, 2016


Canadian students, staff and faculty staying connected wherever they roam

[Ottawa, ON] During the first week of classes across Canada last week, students, staff and faculty used a powerful digital service that they probably weren’t even aware of. eduroam, the global wireless service offered in Canada through CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation, enables staff, students and faculty to seamlessly join the campus wireless network when visiting […]

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blog arrowDate: September 16, 2016


CANARIE Announces Investment in New Software Tools for Scientific Research

[Victoria, BC] CANARIE is investing $2.3M in five Canadian research projects. The recipients will introduce new software and research tools to CANARIE’s ever-growing registry of research software, making them available to publicly funded researchers across Canada and maximizing the impact of publicly funded research. John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City made the announcement […]

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blog arrowDate: September 13, 2016


Addition of Next-Gen Graphics Processing Tools Gives Canadian Startups More Cloud Power

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the addition of market-leading Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to its DAIR cloud service. GPUs are specialized chips that massively accelerate software applications’ capabilities to manipulate, visualize and process images and complex algorithms. Over 700 businesses across a range […]

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blog arrowDate: July 7, 2016


The 3 Cs of the TNC

Contributed by Kathryn Anthonisen, Vice President, External Relations Another very successful TNC Global Research & Education (R&E) Networking conference just wrapped up in Prague, and I was fortunate to attend and represent Canada along with my CANARIE colleagues. The conference content ran the gamut from highly technical sessions on software-defined networking, interactive science education models, […]

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blog arrowDate: July 6, 2016


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