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Understanding our planet through aurora: An NREN case study by Cybera

By Admin / Dec 4, 2019

People have been intrigued by the majesty of the Aurora Borealis for thousands of years. Far from just a beautiful atmospheric phenomenon, auroras help us model and predict space weather, understand the earth’s magnetosphere, and experiment with plasma physics. Through decades of aurora research, we have uncovered a treasure trove …

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Cybera’s response to the Competition Bureau’s review of anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy

By Admin / Dec 3, 2019

Last week, Cybera submitted a response to the Competition Bureau’s call for comments on anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy. In its discussion document, the Competition Bureau called attention to the increasing market concentration of certain core digital markets, including digital platforms such as Facebook and Google. The Bureau noted …

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Cybera’s response to telco petition to increase wholesale internet rates

By Admin / Nov 20, 2019

Last week, Canada’s largest telecommunications providers, including Bell, Rogers and Telus, petitioned the federal government to reverse the CRTC’s August 2019 decision to lower wholesale rates. These rates are what the large telecommunication firms charge to resellers to provide internet services.  In its August 2019 decision, the CRTC stated that; …

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Cybera’s Data Science for Albertans fellowship helps local startup streamline injury claims

By Admin / Nov 15, 2019

In January 2019, Edmonton-based entrepreneur Mike Zouhri was injured in a car accident, requiring him to navigate Alberta’s complex legal system. Like the other 17,000 automobile injury claims that happen in Alberta every year, he had a complex legal claim he needed help to resolve. In order to do that, …

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Alberta’s Cost-Saving Public Shared Procurement Service Adds Vital Public Cloud Offerings

By Admin / Oct 9, 2019

Since it launched in 2017, ShareIT has saved Alberta’s education sector nearly $9.5 million.  Alberta educators have come to rely on cloud-based tools to deliver classroom learning content, as well as to manage their back-end operations. To meet this growing need for cloud services, Alberta’s ShareIT public procurement program has …

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Callysto’s nation-wide classroom rollout is underway

By Admin / Oct 7, 2019

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 …

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Data transfers and consumer privacy part two: Cybera’s response to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

By Admin / Sep 30, 2019

In early September, Cybera submitted its response to a consultation by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada on the modernization of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). (This followed our August submission to an Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) consultation on transfers for processing.) Comments …

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Platform built on Rapid Access Cloud is deepening understanding of Canadians’ online mental health

By Admin / Sep 18, 2019

There have been many interesting news stories popping up recently about artificial intelligence (AI) being trained to identify human emotions. Like so much else to do with humans, reading emotions is a nuanced, complicated endeavour, particularly for machines. But the benefits of having technology that can do this are immense …

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Easing schools’ student login headaches with Cybera’s Pika service

By Admin / Sep 5, 2019

Student login management is one of those little-talked-about but painfully frustrating tasks for school administrators. Each year, across Alberta, thousands of student accounts are created or updated to allow them to login to their Adobe or Google (or dozens of other) online tools, which have become foundational for modern education. …

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Cybera roadshow coming to Lethbridge and Grande Prairie

By Admin / Aug 29, 2019

As Cybera prepares to launch its next 3-year Strategic Plan, we are planning a series of collaborative discussions with our community. Our next stops will be Lethbridge and Grande Prairie. These free, half-day sessions will review the digital resources available to Alberta’s public and education sectors to create efficiencies and improve computational …

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Latency issues in the Edmonton region – resolved

By Admin / Aug 28, 2019

The service in the Edmonton region has been restored by AXIA. The root cause of the issue was AXIA making a capacity change to their link. Their technical team has now reverted that change, and will run further analysis.