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Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Big Data Challenge inspires high school students, helps bridge Canadian STEM and analytics skills gap

In a packed conference room at SAS Canada’s Toronto headquarters, a group of four high school students addresses an attentive crowd that includes a judging panel of some of the country’s best data

Published on: February 23rd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Toronto startup transforms governments with blockchain

After reading the white paper on bitcoin a number of years ago, serial entrepreneur and engineer Chami Akmeemana became convinced it had the potential to disrupt the way corporations, governments and regulators operate.

Published on: February 16th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Girls Who Code Clubs announce Canada-wide growth

Earlier this week, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani (pictured above left) announced that the non-profit organization she founded will expand on the 19 clubs already approved in Canada by adding an additional 70,

Published on: February 8th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Palo Alto Networks to launch cyber security academy for BC high school students

Today is Safer Internet Day around the world, and to honour the occasion Santa Clara-based cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks has announced that is has joined forces with IBM Canada and the British

Published on: February 5th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

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