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ORION’s Rural Remote Advisory Group: Working to close the digital divide

Tackling Canada’s national connectivity gap Access to broadband has long been a global issue, disproportionately felt by those in rural and remote regions. According to data from Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ... Continue Reading
Bridging the Gap With Better Access to Digital Learning

Bridging the Gap With Better Access to Digital Learning

When I think about the importance of connectivity in Ontario’s North, I think about Jessica Taylor. Jessica completed her Early Childhood Education diploma at Confederation College through Contact North, right in her hometown of Ginoogaming First Nation, Ontario. “I liked online learning. I can work ... Continue Reading
ORION's Belt

ORION’s Belt: Issue 5

Your guide star to innovation U of Guelph, Left investing $2.13 million in RightMesh project to improve Northern connectivity  Left and the University of Guelph’s School of Computer Science have announced a $2.13 million partnership with non-profit Mitacs to put ... Continue Reading
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