Dr. Michael Houghton

High-speed drug discovery

A supercomputing collaboration between Alberta and Ontario, made possible by the national research and education network (NREN), is speeding up life-saving drug discoveries. --- How do you screen billions of drug compounds to find the right one? Connect a research ... Continue Reading
Hamilton Public Library

The future of libraries

Ontario’s libraries are about more than just books. With ORION’s help, they’re transforming into creative community hubs wired for the digital world.   The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is more than a traditional library. That much becomes clear when you ... Continue Reading
Jessica Taylor, graduate of Confederation College’s Early Childhood Education Diploma program

College Goes the Distance

Ontario’s digital frontier includes distance learning, which provides greater opportunities to remote communities across the province. Thanks to a partnership between Contact North | Contact Nord and ORION, students can access rich content from Ontario’s best universities and colleges.Online Learning ... Continue Reading
Intelligent communities, IoT

Creating tomorrow’s intelligent communities

In the Internet of Things (IoT), devices need connectivity to send data they collect to repositories for analysis and then to institutions where people can make data-powered decisions. With connectivity like ORION, the gateway to discovery is opened, enabling data ... Continue Reading
Lambton College ORION gamified learning

Faces of Innovation: Gamified Learning at Lambton College

Lambton College took learning to a new level by gamifying its courses on D2L's Brightspace platform. The result? Flexible learning environments for students and increased engagement. With ORION's reliable network, students and teachers can have reliable access to education on ... Continue Reading