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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
ORION's Belt

ORION’s Belt: Issue 4

Your guide star to innovation Canada Has 'No Plan' to Bring Broadband to Rural and Remote Communities, Watchdog SaysIn a report presented to Parliament on November 20th, Canada’s Auditor General said that Canada has “no plan” to connect remote Northern communities ... 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
diEconomy, diTHINK, Compute Ontario, big data, municipalities, intelligent communities

Part 3 diEconomy at diTHINK: Connected Communities

During diTHINK, nearly 200 attendees representing Ontario’s research, education and innovation industry gathered to engage in the kind of conversations that can help move Ontario’s innovation economy forward. From customized learning to connected communities to advanced computing, here’s what we ... Continue Reading