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Applied Data Science Lab launches summer cohort 

Cybera’s Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development has commenced its 2023 summer internship program. The group of 16 budding data scientists and four Alberta-based organizations, labeled the “Neutron” cohort, will spend the next four months working on an internal data-related project. Operating in teams of four, the interns will develop a proof-of-concept tool that …

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Platform Innovation Centre becomes first innovation specific centre in Western Canada to offer eduroam

The Platform Innovation Centre (Platform Calgary) has become the first incubator and innovation specific space in Western Canada to offer eduroam (education roaming), a global internet access service for the higher education and research sector.  This means any staff or student from an eduroam-enabled institution (which includes thousands of research and education organizations from around …

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Cybera supports the spirit of RMA resolution calling for municipal access to Alberta government data

In the lead-up to next week’s Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Spring Convention, Cybera is offering its support for the motion brought forth by Smoky Lake County regarding municipal access to provincial data. In its motion put forward on February 23, Smoky Lake noted that data is vital in supporting informed decision-making by governments at …

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First cohort of the Applied Data Science Lab gets underway

Cybera has launched its first cohort of the Applied Data Science Lab, which gives Alberta companies and budding data scientists the chance to trial a real-world data exploration project. This work integrated learning program has paired eight emerging data scientists with two Alberta based businesses to carry out a six-month data science / machine learning …

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Internet experts and leaders share local solutions at the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

Last month, the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition (ARCC) hosted its second annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, which brought together community leaders from across the province. The two-day event, held in Sylvan Lake, highlighted the differing  internet access issues faced by many Alberta communities, and evaluated opportunities available through the Government of Alberta’s new rural broadband …

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Alberta Innovates grant kickstarts the Applied Data Science Lab

Alberta Innovates announced today a new series of funding for projects that will support economic growth and innovation in the province’s tech sector. Cybera is pleased to be one of the recipients of the funding for its newly established Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development. The Data Science Lab will build off the success of Cybera’s Data Science …

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Data science fellowship helps companies and emerging data scientists flourish

Last August, Cybera’s Data Science For Albertans (DSFA) team wrapped up its 2021 industry fellowship. This was the third year we offered the program, which provides an opportunity for emerging data scientists to get real-world experience, while assisting local organizations along their data science adoption journey. Five industry partners, from a variety of sectors, participated …

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2021 Data Science Industry Fellowships help Albertans gain real-world experience and encourage local companies to adopt data science tools

Cybera’s Data Science Industry Fellowship 2021 cohort has commenced, with 19 budding data scientists paired with five Alberta-based organizations to work on an internal data project. Over the next six weeks, the emerging data scientists (Fellows) will develop a proof-of-concept tool that can be used by their industry partner to improve operations or support the …

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Industry Hackathon helps solve “digital divide” while supporting professional development

On June 4, 2021, participants from across Alberta presented unique solutions and tactics to the issue of rural internet access gaps following the month-long Bridging the Connectivity Challenge Hackathon. This event, which was spearheaded by Cybera and ISAIC, brought together more than 100 registrants to address the following objectives: Use available data to assess the …

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Registration for 2021 Data Science for Albertans Fellowships is now open!

Budding data scientists and industry partners have until June 13 to apply Cybera is happy to announce the return of the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship program. From July 19 – August 27, emerging data scientists (Fellows) will be paired with industry partners, including entrepreneurs, startups, or small to medium-sized companies who are interested in adopting data science …

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Registration for the upcoming rural connectivity hackathon is now open!

Cybera, in partnership with ISAIC, is hosting a hackathon with the goal of discovering how rural connectivity impacts the quality of life, economic diversification, and education for rural and remote communities in Alberta. Through this four-week online sprint, participants will be able to work in groups, or individually, to solve a real world data challenge. …

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Cybera data science consultation opens up opportunities for carbon capture and storage

Earlier this year, Cybera’s data science team ran a month-long partnership with carbon, capture, storage and utilization company, CMC Research Institutes. Our objective was to help investigate their carbon injection data, which they had been collecting for about a year. The overall goal was to improve the efficiency of their facility, and mitigate any well …

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“Rage Against the Machine [Learning]” Hockey vs. Data Science

A strong understanding of math is one skill commonly needed to be a successful data scientist. Some of the most successful data scientists have a vast array of mathematical skills they can use — along with programming expertise — to run a data science project.  Often when Cyberans discuss machine learning and data science with …

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Cybera uses data science to support green tech solutions

Cybera’s data science team is partnering with CMC Research Institutes on a project to mitigate the impacts of man-made climate change. CMC Research Institutes is an Alberta-based, not-for-profit research organization that investigates technologies that can reduce carbon emissions in large-scale industries, including the energy sector. Over the course of four weeks, Cybera’s data scientists will …

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Bow Valley College Leverages Virtual Reality to Better Prepare Students

As the use of new technology grows in the field of medicine, Bow Valley College – a member of Cybera – has launched a new Virtual Reality (VR) Lab which will be used by the Practical Nursing program. In partnership with ICOM Productions, a Calgary-based tech company, the lab simulates real-world patient assessment. In the …

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Cybera Wraps Up Data Science Industry Fellowships

After weeks of collaboration, Cybera is pleased to announce the completion of the first round of the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship program. Simultaneous wrap-up demonstrations of the completed data science projects were held on Friday, August 30, at campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. For the past four weeks, Cybera, with support from Western Economic …

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