From the President & CEO: Cybera community update and look ahead

By Barb Carra, President & CEO | February 26, 2024

With so much going on within Cybera and our wider community, I wanted to pause to review what we’ve accomplished in the latter quarter of 2023, and what we have planned for the year ahead. This past fall saw many big wins for Cybera and our community: the announcement that the Australian National Research and […]

New platform will help fill Alberta’s skills gaps

By Meagan Hampel | February 26, 2024

A web platform that helps Albertans match their skills and experience with the most sought-after jobs — as well as find opportunities to learn in-demand skills — is now available for a limited-time public preview. SkillUp provides an incredibly detailed (and user-friendly) Alberta labour market overview and education referral tool.  Built by Cybera (Alberta’s not-for-profit research and […]

Cybera’s Applied Data Science program wraps up a busy 2023 with the launch of its third cohort

By Graham Sucha | December 19, 2023

Cybera’s Applied Data Science Lab team has had a very busy 2023, helping support 10 different organizations with their early adoption of data science and machine learning practices. This is the most companies our data science team has supported in a single year, and is on top of over a dozen workshops and public information […]

ShareIT hits new group spend/saving milestone as it opens up to municipalities

By Admin | December 12, 2023

Alberta’s ShareIT public procurement program has hit a major new milestone in its group spend and savings. Since it was launched in 2017 by Cybera — in collaboration with Alberta’s post-secondary institutions — the program has marked over $100 million in cumulative member spending on IT hardware, licenses, and other services via ShareIT’s negotiated agreements. […]

eduroam comes to the Calgary Airport

By Admin | October 31, 2023

The Calgary Airport Authority has announced its launch of eduroam, the secure, global Wi-Fi roaming service for students and researchers. Post-secondary students, researchers, and faculty passing through the Calgary International Airport (YYC) now have access to the trusted and secure internet service. This represents the first airport in Alberta (and only the second in Canada) […]

Data science interns take a “trip” to Vertical City

By Zach Morrison | October 24, 2023

With exaggerated hand gestures, data science intern Aldebaran Saldaña comedically ushers me in and out of a life-size “elevator simulator” — a small, curtained-off rectangle with a monitor mounted in the top right corner. “I feel like a border security officer,” he says. “Passports, please!” Rishabh Shukla, another intern, shares the system’s findings from behind […]

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