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Second national procurement for web conference tool now available

By Admin / Jun 3, 2021

Partners in the NREN award the second of two collaborative procurements to streamline web conferencing for Canadian higher ed and research institutions. Cybera, working with its National Research & Education Network (NREN) partners, is pleased to announce the second of two awards for a national web conferencing solution. This agreement …

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ShareIT Year in Review

By Admin / May 19, 2021

ShareIT capped off its 2020-21 fiscal year with one of the strongest quarters to date, generating savings of over $3 million between January and March 2021! It was also a record-setting year for the team in terms of catalogue additions and PD&T. The ShareIT program added seven new contracts and …

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Cybera is excited to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Platform Calgary

By Admin / May 14, 2021

This month, Cybera joined with the research and business incubation community in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Platform Calgary, with the purpose of fostering growth within Calgary’s technology ecosystem. As part of this agreement, the organizations will work collaboratively to ensure Calgary achieves its goal of tripling the city’s …

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

By Graham Sucha / May 13, 2021

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 …

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Cybera’s take on Canada signing the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement

By Imran Mohiuddin / May 5, 2021

On May 3, 2021, Cybera submitted its response to Global Affairs Canada’s consultation on Canada’s possible accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).  The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement is a new international trade policy instrument that aims to address the transborder governance of a number of emerging digital economy …

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Twitter Slackbot: Combining the potential of Twitter and Slack

By Vishal Balashankar / Apr 29, 2021

The article below describes the work of Team DataMasters during a recent month-long Professional Development competition at Cybera.  With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, it’s important to adhere to the public health guidelines and stay up-to-date with the latest information from the government and public health officers. At times, it …

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Federal Budget 2021 invests in research, connectivity and data governance

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 26, 2021

On April 19, the federal government tabled its 2021 budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience. The first federal budget tabled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it contained a number of economic measures to address Canada’s path to recovery over the next year and onwards, including …

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Registration for the upcoming rural connectivity hackathon is now open!

By Graham Sucha / Apr 13, 2021

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 …

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Closing the gap: a look back at the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 13, 2021

On March 23-24, Cybera hosted the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, a two-day virtual event that brought together community leaders and policymakers to discuss the state of connectivity in Alberta. Divided into two days— Community Broadband Updates on day 1 and Regulatory & Technical Solutions on day 2 — the event …

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Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition Will Address The Province’s Internet Woes

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 8, 2021

In an effort to address the internet access and pricing issues that plague thousands of Albertans, a group of community associations, non-profit technology advocates, academics and individuals have teamed up to form the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition.  Across Canada, only 46% of rural and remote communities have access to broadband …

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Bi-Fi: Networking with Nature

By Admin / Apr 1, 2021

April Fools! However, the lack of accessible internet is no laughing matter. Cybera would never think of strapping a wifi hotspot to an animal, but we are always thinking about how to improve access to connectivity. As Alberta’s not-for-profit organization responsible for driving economic growth through the use of digital …

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