Our True North, Strong and Connected

Our True North, Strong and Connected

I read a stat the other day that says that people in the North have a higher incidence of mental illness including depression. I recalled one of ORION's Leadership Award winners, Dr. Allison Crawford, from the Centre for Addiction and ... Continue Reading
Alla Reznik's lab

The battle against breast cancer

Lakehead University is one of the most remote universities in Ontario, but even here in Thunder Bay, on the rugged northern shores of Lake Superior, ORION is helping to empower innovation. Dr. Alla Reznik is an associate professor of physics at ... Continue Reading
How six Northern Ontario colleges transitioned from competitors to collaborators

Virtual classroom allows colleges to share resources

How six Northern Ontario colleges transitioned from competitors to collaborators   When you call Northern Ontario home, access to higher education can be a significant challenge. And when young people do find their way to college, they don’t always have ... Continue Reading
College Goes the Distance

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
Faces of Innovation: Connections in a Northern Town

Faces of Innovation: Connections in a Northern Town

The need for broadband is growing exponentially among Ontario’s research, education and innovation (RE&I) institutions as technology becomes integrated into all we do. When the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) took the trendsetting step to take learning to the next ... Continue Reading