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CANARIE Launches Open Call for Applications for its Board of Directors

[Ottawa, Ontario] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education, and innovation, today launched an open call for applications for a volunteer position on its Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a critical component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure. CANARIE is seeking […]

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blog arrowDate: June 4, 2020


Investments in the National Research and Education Network boost Canadian researchers’ and students’ connections to each other and to the rest of the world

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the completion of a number of projects that extend the reach of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) to new regions and institutions, and increase the network’s capacity and reliability. These projects were funded jointly by CANARIE […]

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blog arrowDate: April 30, 2020


Research Software – March 2020 Newsletter

Local Research Software Support Call 1 Announced! The Local Research Software Support funding call has launched and is accepting applications. The goal of this call is to establish research software support teams at selected institutions, who are available to assist researchers to develop, enhance, repurpose, and maintain software for research. Learn more: Press Release CRSC […]

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blog arrowDate: March 12, 2020


Enabling Anonymous Outer Identity with eduroam CAT and NPS

Introduction Best practices suggest that eduroam be deployed at an organization using eduroam CAT profiles. eduroam CAT profiles ensure that users are protected against rogue wi-fi hotspots accessing usernames and passwords. The eduroam CAT tool available for administrator at cat.eduroam.org. The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) has been developed to help organizations offering their users […]

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blog arrowDate: February 5, 2020


eduroam Security Best Practices

Security is not a thing, but a practice. We strongly recommend that each organization participating in eduroam adopt the following eduroam security best practices: Use RADIUS server certificates to enable a secure connection between the server and user devices. Create a CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) Profile for your organization using cat.eduroam.org to offer a security-first […]

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blog arrowDate: February 5, 2020


DAIR – February 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of the DAIR Community Newsletter. We have lots of exciting news to share with you. New Quarterly Webinar Given the success of the DAIR BoosterPack Launch Party webinar in December, we’re going to host quarterly DAIR webinars! The focus of each webinar will be a presentation of a specific […]

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blog arrowDate: February 3, 2020


Service Bulletin – For Technical Contacts / Signing Authorities

Issue It has come to our attention that eduroam users may be exposed to a security breach if their device is not configured properly. Context We have learned that an institution conducting penetration testing has been able to successfully infiltrate the eduroam Wi-Fi network by deploying a rogue Access Point (AP). This “Evil Twin” AP, […]

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blog arrowDate: January 31, 2020


CANARIE Launches Call to Fund Software Development Teams at Canadian Higher-ed Institutions to Directly Support Researchers

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a Call for Proposals to fund local teams at Canadian higher-ed institutions to help accelerate scientific discoveries by simplifying researchers’ access to world-class software for research. Research increasingly relies on purpose-built software. However, many researchers […]

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blog arrowDate: January 30, 2020