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Taking Science to New Heights: How CloudUAV software helps drones accelerate discovery

Submitted by: Dan Sellars, Manager, Software Development UAVs in modern research UAVs, often called drones, present some exciting opportunities to modern researchers. The number of applications for UAVs in research is nearly endless, with more and more innovative uses being experimented with all the time (UAVs are even delivering dry-cleaned clothes to customers, if you […]

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blog arrowDate: July 11, 2017


Conserving Canada’s Wild Birds: Motus Wildlife Tracking System

Posted by: Scott Henwood, Director, Research Software In this blog post, I examine Motus, a wildlife tracking system designed to aid researchers in tracking bird migration through a network of thousands of radio ID tags and hundreds of receiving stations. Motus is an initiative of Bird Studies Canada in partnership with Acadia University. Why study […]

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blog arrowDate: January 25, 2017


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


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


A Note From our President: Building Canada’s Infrastructure for Science and Innovation

Posted by Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE One of the most interesting figures for me in Budget 2016 wasn’t actually in the Budget itself: the number 43. It is the percentage increase in references to “science” in Budget 2016 over last year’s budget (when adjusted for the length of the document). With $95 million […]

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blog arrowDate: March 29, 2016


3 Tips to Help Your Team Build the Best Software for Scientific Research

Contributed by: Scott Henwood, Director, Research Software I joined CANARIE’s Research Software program more than three years ago after a long career in commercial/industrial software development. The experience so far has been eye-opening. At the implementation level, software development in an academic environment is pretty much the same as software development in a corporate environment. […]

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blog arrowDate: February 11, 2016


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


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