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Cybera is seeking k-12 advisors Cybera is looking to develop a new project or service for the K-12 sector that we can begin implementing in 2021/22. We are therefore inviting interested Albertans to join our K-12 advisory group, which will: Brainstorm new projects / services Advise on the development of those projects / services, as well as how Cybera can evolve …

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Preparing your campus for internet-hungry visitors

In the midst of a pandemic, when in-person events have been indefinitely postponed, might seem like a strange time to be planning the IT logistics for large-crowd events. But this is also the perfect time for organizations — particularly ones that normally host several in-person conferences a year — to rethink their IT procedures, in …

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Cybera’s response to CRTC investigation on disaggregated wholesale access

On June 11, 2020, the CRTC issued a Call for comments – Appropriate network configuration for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access services. Their goal was to address a number of outstanding issues related to the Commission’s earlier decision (2015-326) to move Canada’s wholesale high speed access regime from a disaggregated to an aggregated model.  Under the previous, …

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New board members will strengthen Cybera’s education, non-profit focus

Cybera is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. Roy Daykin, John Schutte, and Helen Wetherly Knight will bring impressive experience and knowledge of the education and not-for-profit sectors to Cybera’s board. Roy DaykinChief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services, SAIT With more than 30 years in the education system, Roy …

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Canada’s Throne Speech made big internet promises. Now for the delivery.

Last week’s Speech from the Throne included many ambitious promises for supporting Canadians as they transition through COVID-19 and adapt to the needs of a 21st Century digital economy. From Cybera’s perspective, one of the more interesting goals mentioned in the speech related to improving connectivity in the country: “The Government will accelerate the connectivity timelines and …

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Piloting a Canadian route to Microsoft Azure: lessons learned

Public clouds, such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, are increasingly becoming a popular choice for hosting an organization’s IT infrastructure and services. They can often provide managed and semi-managed services more efficiently than an average in-house IT department. With more Cybera members leveraging public cloud services such as these, we are looking at ways …

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It’s time to get Canada connected

Cybera has joined a cross-Canada coalition of organizations and businesses who are pushing for widespread internet access to be made a priority by government and telcos. Even before the social distancing policies that have come into force to fight COVID-19, people have become increasingly reliant on the Internet to access work, education, training, government services …

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UPDATED – free resources available during COVID-19

Cybera has been notified of more tools and services being made available to education and public organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have further questions about a specific offering, please contact us at info@cybera.ca, and we can direct you to the vendor for more information. Cybera Vendor CIRA CIRA Canadian Shield: Free DNS service to protect …

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University hackathon shows students the wide possibilities of cloud

In 2013, Cybera launched the Rapid Access Cloud (RAC) in order to fill a gap in Alberta research and education: access to free but powerful compute infrastructure to run tests and support learning. Over the last seven years, as usage of our cloud took off, we have been amazed by the breadth of projects we have supported: …

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Callysto’s nation-wide classroom rollout is underway

A free interactive learning platform that brings computational thinking, coding, and data science skills into classrooms is rolling out across the country, thanks to new funding from the national CanCode program.  Callysto is a curriculum-based learning and skills development platform for students in Grades 5-12 that is accessible from any device with an internet connection. The tool …

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Cybera’s Chief Operating Officer Selected To Sit On Alberta’s Talent Advisory Council on Technology

Cybera’s Barb Carra is one of 16 Albertans selected to form the province’s Talent Advisory Council on Technology. Together, they will provide advice and input to the Government of Alberta on strategies, investments and outcomes on tech-related training programs. The council – a mix of leaders from the tech industry and post-secondary institutions, along with student and labour …

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Building Canada’s Digital Generation

(PIMS) are proud to be participating in the new national CanCode program, announced today. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12). Over the next two years, Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their …

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Alberta Educators Save Nearly $1.7 Million in IT Procurement in 2017

Six months into the launch of Cybera’s ShareIT procurement service, Alberta’s education institutions have already saved nearly $1.7 million. ShareIT began in June 2017 as a collaboration between 19 post-secondary institutions who were looking to reduce the cost of their IT hardware and service purchases. Facilitated by Cybera (Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator), the program has leveraged …

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Cyber Summit opening keynote sees global internet access as a “critical” need

Organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Greg Wyler, Founder & Executive Chairman of OneWeb, will be the opening keynote. A successful telecommunications entrepreneur, Wyler founded OneWeb in 2012 with the mission of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022. OneWeb’s new satellite constellation, a major component to achieving this …

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