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Microsoft to invest $1 million to help grow the startup ecosystem in Quebec

On Wednesday, Microsoft Canada and Quebec City business incubator and accelerator LE CAMP announced a partnership that will see Microsoft invest more than $1 million in the province's thriving startup scene. As part

Published on: February 1st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Federal government announces $750,000 to teach digital literacy to Canadians in Mississauga, Brampton

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) today announced a $750,000 investment to help Canadians in Mississauga and Brampton learn fundamental digital skills. The investment is part of the Government

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Ontario suffers wide disparities in school’s IT resources: Auditor General

Ontario's Ministry of Education is failing to provide students with consistent access to computers and lacks proper security training and practices to protect the personal information of students, according to the Auditor General

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

HP’s Opera Glass concept allows for ‘VR snacking’

HP Inc. is looking to make virtual reality (VR) snacking a reality with the HP Opera Glass. In a press release, HP Labs appended an extremely brief segment regarding a new concept called VR

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Tom Li

FutureFit AI could help GM workers learn new skills, find new job opportunities

With the announcement that General Motors is closing its Oshawa plant as well as others in the U.S., there has been great concern over people losing jobs, well one Toronto-based company wants to

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Trudeau attends Element AI announcement expanding AI collaboration in Singapore

Artificial intelligence provider Element AI, today announced new partnerships with innovation groups in Singapore to expand its footprint in Asia and further develop the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in the region. Montreal-based Element

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Lenovo introduces virtual reality classroom to Canadian education

Lenovo is introducing its Mirage Solo VR headset into Canadian classrooms for a more immersive learning experience. ITWC had the chance to attend its a virtual safari showcasing the experience Nov. 8 at

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Tom Li

‘Girls Who Code’ empowering young girls in tech brings free coding clubs to Canada

A U.S.-based non-profit focused on closing the gender gap in technology has announced it is expanding into Canada, opening clubs helping young girls learn to code. Girls Who Code made the announcement Wednesday

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s internship program attempts to address shortage of tech talent in Canada

Shopify has joined forces with York University, expanding its hands-on computer science degree program, which hopes to better prepare students for jobs in the technology industry. The program, entitled Dev Degree, operates similarly

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Cisco unveils Education Room, talks future of technology in learning spaces

From Wi-Fi technology that can collect student behaviour patterns to security cameras that keep schools safe, Cisco’s latest installment of the Education Room in its Innovation Centre focuses on the possibilities of emerging technology

Published on: September 26th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Keeping ethics in artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops and its uses continue to grow, there’s still a discussion to be had around how to use AI in a trustworthy and ethical way. Businesses need to lead

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Sidewalk Labs reveals vision for ‘smart city’ project, provides no answers on data collection policy

It wasn’t exactly a scene from Netflix’s sci-fi dystopian show Black Mirror, but Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto finally shed more light on their vision for a smart city and

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

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