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Real-time feedback tools can help teachers in Canadian classrooms

Technology is playing a larger role in the education and in classrooms, with students using online resources and devices for everyday learning. According to statistics from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s report

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

LG opens new AI lab with the University of Toronto

LG Electronics Inc. has announced that Toronto will be home to its newest artificial intelligence (AI) research lab. The company announced the move in a Wednesday press release, as well as a five

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon makes $525,000 donation to Canada Learning Code

Amazon.com Inc. has announced it will be donating $525,000 to Canada Learning Code to help improve and develop digital literacy programs across Canada. In a Tuesday press release, the ecommerce and cloud services giant

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology went from a dinosaur to a digital leader in higher education

Digital transformation isn’t easy, and attempting the feat as a large public sector organization is like playing a video game on extreme difficulty mode. Yet despite the many risks and challenges involved, the

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Increased tech use could lead to ADHD in teens, IBM sues Groupon, human-machine mind control may be a reality

Teens who use a lot of tech may be at an increased risk of developing ADHD, IBM is suing Groupon for patent infringement, and controlling machines with human minds like Pacific Rim may

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft Surface Go focuses on portability and price

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet isn’t doing anything dramatically different, but it is doing its best to appeal to a wider audience while competing directly with Apple’s latest iPad. The original Surface Pro

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft bets on education, Apple introduces new emergency feature, Google invests in Chinese e-commerce

Microsoft jumps headfirst into the education space, Apple will share your location when you call 911, and Google invests in Chinese e-commerce. First up from LinkedIn is news that Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid,

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Google invests more than $2 million in Canadian STEM fields

In addition to opening its first community space in Canada, Google is pumping $2.1 million in funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in Canada. The company announced today that it

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Robot e-learning platform SmartGurlz arrives in Canada

It’s no secret that women women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While 50 per cent of boys surveyed are very or extremely interested in

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cisco Canada collaborating with the University of Waterloo to advance 5G technology

Cisco Canada is making a big investment in the future of wireless technology. The enterprise networking giant announced this week that it was providing $1 million over the next five years to the

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

Following in the footsteps of the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta, the University of Waterloo has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) research institute of its own. Officially opened on April

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight on the importance of education, STEM, and ending the skills gap

TORONTO - SAS CEO Jim Goodnight is no stranger to education initiatives, and during a recent trip earlier in the year to Toronto, ITWC got a chance to sit down with him to

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Radu

Software-testing hopes to inspire Indigenous communities after winning business pitch contest

An Aboriginal software-testing company has ambitious plans after winning a business pitch competition in Ottawa. Minutes after accepting the award at Ottawa's Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, Chelsea Griffith, team-lead for software Plato

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop