NREN Connections

Together with our NREN partners, we connect more than:

  • 233 university campuses, 206 college campuses, and 60 cégep campuses
  • 22 other post secondary institutions
  • 122 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 58 teaching and research hospitals
  • 50 government departments and agencies

Data as of March 31, 2020

  • 18 business incubators/accelerators
  • 28 other connections
  • 4,943 K-12 schools
  • 100+ global NRENs

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The NREN connects Canada to the world…

In British Columbia, BCNET connects:

  • 57 university campuses, 75 college campuses
  • 6 other post secondary institutions
  • 21 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 9 teaching and research hospitals
  • 3 government departments and agencies
  • 1 business incubator/accelerator
  • 3 other connections

 

In Alberta, Cybera, connects:

  • 17 university campuses, 11 college campuses
  • 1 other post secondary institution
  • 11 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 8 teaching and research hospitals
  • 6 government departments and agencies
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 4 other connections
  • 932 K-12 schools

In Saskatchewan, SRNET connects:

  • 8 university campuses, 4 college campuses
  • 8 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 1 other connection
  • 844 K-12 schools

In Manitoba, MRnet connects:

  • 10 university campuses, 16 college campuses
  • 1 research facility and federal government research lab
  • 1 teaching and research hospital
  • 1 government department and agency
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 1 other connection
  • 689 K-12 schools

In Ontario, ORION connects:

  • 28 university campuses, 23 college campuses
  • 2 other post secondary institutions
  • 13 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 11 Teaching and research hospitals
  • 5 government departments and agencies
  • 9 business incubators/accelerators
  • 3 other connections

In Québec, RISQ connects:

  • 62 university campuses, 29 college campuses, and 60 cégep campuses
  • 13 other post secondary institutions
  • 9 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 9 teaching and research hospitals
  • 14 government departments and agencies
  • 8 other connections
  • 2,081 K-12 schools

In New Brunswick, ECN connects:

  • 11 university campuses, 14 college campuses
  • 15 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 6 teaching and research hospitals
  • 1 government department and agency

In Nova Scotia, ACORN-NS connects:

  • 19 university campuses, 19 college campuses
  • 3 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 13 teaching and research hospitals
  • 2 government departments and agencies
  • 2 business incubator/accelerators
  • 3 other connections
  • 384 K-12 schools

In Prince Edward Island, ECN connects:

  • 1 university campus, 12 college campuses
  • 12 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 1 other connection

In Newfoundland and Labrador, ACORN-NL connects:

  • 4 university campuses, 2 college campuses
  • 2 government departments and agencies
  • 3 other connections

In the Northwest Territories, Aurora College connects:

  • 1 college campus
  • 1 research facility and federal government research lab
  • 1 teaching and research hospital
  • 1 other connection
  • 13 K-12 schools

In the Yukon, Yukon University connects:

  • 16 university campuses

CANARIE connects:

  • 26 research facility and federal government research labs
  • 18 government departments and agencies

Across Canada, CANARIE connects our provincial and territorial partner networks to each other and to the Global Research and Education Network.

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August 31, 2020

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