Six Nations Polytechnic joined ORION and Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) in a groundbreaking partnership. They were officially connected in July 2023, becoming the first Indigenous owned and governed institution in Ontario and Canada to be part of the network. An announcement event happened on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the Six Nations Polytechnic Brantford campus. Representatives from ORION, Six Nations Polytechnic, and key partners shared insights into the partnership’s significance.
The addition of Six Nations Polytechnic to the network underlines the shared commitment of both organizations to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. It will enable Six Nations Polytechnic to further create an equitable and inclusive learning environment that advances first-hand Indigenous knowledge, education, and skills training. This milestone marks a significant step in cultivating collaboration and connectivity for researchers and educators in Canada.
ORION’s network offers ultra-high-speed bandwidth connections with greater reliability and enhanced security. ORION and Six Nations Polytechnic will work together to optimize access to academic resources and enrich the learning environment for students, staff, and faculty.