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Data & tech to make post-secondary campuses safer
REES, a new online platform for reporting sexual violence launches this fall on campuses across Manitoba.
Smart city trends across Canada
Carly Livingstone, Senior Program Manager at Evergreen, examines 5 key trends for Smart cities across Canada.
Indigenous-led company AppDigenous is creating accessible smart cities, one app at a time
Melissa Lunney, a Smart Cities Challenge Finalist, shares the creation process for the app Doorable.
What it will take to build a more liveable city
How can data & technology solutions align with resident needs to make cities more liveable?
Canada’s first 5G smart city project launched in Kelowna
The City of Kelowna is installing Light (LiDAR) sensors from Blue City Technology running over Rogers Communications’ 5G network at two intersections to monitor traffic patterns.
Medical Innovation Xchange partners with Ontario Government to assist companies to retool
The Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX), a healthtech hub based in Kitchener-Waterloo, is partnering with the Government of Ontario to offer free advisory services to companies retooling their manufacturing facilities to create medical supplies.
Disruption is opportunity: Innovative ideas & Unexpected solutions from across Canada during COVID-19
When some doors close, others open.
Read about the innovative ideas & Unexpected solutions from across Canada during COVID-19
Using canoes and virtual reality, local project explores Indigenous traditions
A project funded by the provost's Grand Challenges Research brings Indigenous communities together while advancing science and technology.
Who owns all the data collected by ‘smart cities’?
Who will own the collected and generated data? This is a major issue, since smart cities are all about the collection and processing of huge volumes and varieties of data.
Demystifying Digital Storage Solutions for Indigenous Data Sovereignty
This article examines some data storage technologies that can be useful for Indigenous organizations moving towards data sovereignty.
The Planet Needs a New Internet
Internet is not necessarily the first thing we think about when it comes to sustainability, yet its impact is wider than we realize.
Lesson from a phone jack
Something as small as a phone jack can provide a wealth of wisdom as how to plan technology infrastructure. As this kind of framework tend to stick around for a very long time, one has to carefully plan its deployment.
People are the key to accelerating tech strategy in today’s cities
Even though technology is a useful tool for cities, one must never forget the importance of people. To be effective, a conversation about smart cities has to start with people.
Canada should look towards Indigenous population for its tech talent needs, leaders say
While many organizations look overseas for talent to bridge the skills gap in the Canadian tech industry, Indigenous leaders are calling on businesses to invest in the country’s growing Indigenous population.
Indigenous technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination
Groups like the First Nations Technology Council are helping equip communities to join the rapidly growing field.
How Data Helps Cities Achieve Vision Zero Safety Goals
Telematics help cities and municipalities better manage the overall transportation system.
Smart Cities: An Opportunity for Engagement on Big Data Governance
Smart city proposals underscore the importance of balancing the benefits of data analytics with privacy rights.
Small town near Toronto plans to transform into a city of the future
Innisfil, a small town roughly 60 km north of Toronto is set to become home to futuristic city called the Orbit.
Moving Hamilton from Steeltown to Smart City
For Brent Allen and Nick Psaki, cities are ready for a storage transformation and a new infrastructure designed with data in mind.
Indigenous Women in Tech
Most of the time Indigenous women in the tech industry are the only woman in the room and almost always the only Indigenous woman. As they are under-represented in the tech industry Animikii made a list of women who are changing the field.
Visible minorities, Indigenous people concerned about data use in smart cities
According to this article, visible minorities and Indigenous people are more concerned about how their private information is used in the development of smart cities and are more likely to object to the sharing of data with police.
Creating safer cities through improved ID security
Minimizing fraud on ID starts with adding more layers to it such as signature, photo, name which make it harder to forge for criminals. Next step would be to add tactile impression and advanced optically variable devices.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural communities
Indigenous students need tangible resources and infrastructures to support them in the acquisition of digital skills, as digital literacy and proficiency in technology will be required to apply to any job in the future.
A right to the digital city
What should a digital city be like? The recommendations include adoption of open standards, ethical use of data and improvement of city services.
We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence
The more information the computer is given, the better it can learn.It's no coincidence that Facebook suggests which friends to tag in photos, or Amazon recommends certain products.
How Canada got so smart on artificial intelligence
When the robots take over, lots of strange things are going to happen. Possibly the strangest thing of all will be where the robots will be invented. High on the list of likely birthplaces is Toronto.
5 Questions Canadian Businesses Need To Ask About The Internet Of Things
To help understand the impact IoT can have on their industries, here are five questions that every Canadian business should be asking.