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Mayor Fred Eisenberger takes over helm as chair of ICF Canada

Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger is the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Canada’s new chair. Eisenberger will lead the non-profit board of 16 public, private and institutional sector board members from across Canada starting Jan.

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Young Canadians lead the way in attending online courses

Young Canadians aren't shying away from online courses. According to the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard for Canada, more than 77 per cent of

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Coop

Boy’s first word is ‘Google’

Thanks to Google Home and few farm animal sounds, a baby’s first word is “Google.” The 19-month-old boy from California was filmed by his mother repeating the word Google to help trigger the

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Alex Coop

Ladies Learning Code evolves to bring coding to more Canadians

By Elizabeth Keith Ladies Learning Code is no more. On Oct. 27, the non-profit formerly known as Ladies Learning Code officially rebranded as Canada Learning Code, in an effort to reach more Canadians

Published on: October 31st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick leading the way towards digital literacy and cyber security in Canada

Blue Spurs knew it had something special even before it won the Partners in Innovation category at the 2017 Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge in June, which recognizes

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Obama’s former CTO on the importance of STEM

Washington D.C. -  When Megan Smith took the stage for her keynote at the SAS Analytics Experience 2017 conference, she opened with a quote from the first President of the United States, George

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

The first digital learning platform in correctional facilities sees success

Education has proven to be the key to rehabilitating incarcerated individuals and reducing recidivism, and the first tablet-based education initiative within the correctional system is reporting that it's been a great success. Corrections-related

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Customizable ‘back-to-school’ smartphone launches in Canada today

Getting ready for school to start in a few weeks? How about a smartphone for just that. Alcatel has released the Alcatel A50, complete with SNAPBAK accessories for all sorts of customization. For

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Wireless improves student engagement, device management

Educators often bemoan the presence of mobile devices in the classroom when they're in the hands of students and distracting them from the lesson at hand. But when that device is in the

Published on: August 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Act-On relaunches its online training program

After revolutionizing marketing, SaaS provider Act-On Software Inc. wants to revolutionize career development training too. On Tuesday the Portland, Ore.-based developer announced Act-On University, a rebranded training program composed of more than 40

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Self-driving wheelchair, IoT tourism app tap into foreign research talent with Mitacs program

Although Nahed Belhadj is from Tunisia, she may know more about the historical landmarks and tourist attractions of Saint John, N.B. than some locals. Belhadj, 23, spent three months in the Maritimes working

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Christine Wong

LinkedIn unveils new Tinder-like service to connect professionals with mentors

If you think Tinder (and related apps) is the scourge of the earth, you may not like that LinkedIn is taking a page from its book. The professional social network is launching a

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Students are smarter than their school’s cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be a top priority for schools, but Canadian high school students are finding ways around those efforts, according to the Back to School survey from McAfee. Nearly a quarter of students

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

AWS to host cloud-based academic video platform for Canadian universities

Today’s students expect high-quality digital services throughout their academic journeys, and a new partnership will provide that. Education technology company Echo360 has announced that its cloud-based video and active learning platform will be

Published on: July 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs