Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Apple’s iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's educational content delivery platform has passed the 1 billion downloads mark in total, Apple announced today. iTunes U has also delivered more than 300 million pieces of content since it became an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Guardly study: Safety app can speed up campus security response times

Toronto startup Guardly says its mobile safety solution cut response times to campus emergencies almost in half during a pilot study at a downtown university in the city. Guardly undertook the study with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

University of Waterloo wins top-10 spot at global coding contest

The University of Waterloo once again had the best Canadian showing at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finishing in ninth place overall at the University of Warsaw

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

Online training offers big benefits to Canadian companies, students

Many Canadian businesses are opting for online training as a way to equip employees with necessary skills, while cutting back on travel costs.With economic challenges forcing firms here to adopt new cost-cutting strategies,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

University arms students with free iPhones

A class of chatty college freshman sits in a large lecture hall at a small-town-Texas university, debating the merits of presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposed healthcare reforms. The conversation becomes heated at times,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2008 Al Sacco