Virtual world healthcare has real world benefits, Toronto researchers find

The Women's Health Center at the Ann Myers Medical Center might be a virtual healthcare facility, but the nurses and physicians that volunteer here are real. They work here to reach out beyond

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Musician creates stunning, information-rich virtual world

Jaque Davison has used virtual world technology to build an Infosphere – a dense, 3D structure of information that allows anyone to easily access the research they need about Africa. Whether it's pirate

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario Public Service woos young recruits with Second Life

A firefighter turns his hose towards the sparse collection of tall pine trees surrounding the building and aims its stream of water into the flames that are exploding outwards from the branches and

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Using the virtual world of Second Life to snag young IT talent

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen

Published on: September 10th, 2008 David Carey

Toronto’s Webkinz brings fantasy world to real global market

Webkinz has become a household name in North America by appealing to children with its brand of cuddly, plush animals that come with a key that grants access to a virtual world.Now the

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson