Category Archives: Industries

My take-aways on the Transformative Pedagogy Webinar with Dr. Lance Ford

It is always a pleasure to chat with Dr. Lance Ford. He is so good at communicating verbally and visually that it is hard to remember we are actually videoconferencing with him. Very quickly the technology fades away in the … Continue reading

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Hard Hats On: Peek inside Cisco Canada’s New Office Space in “The Smartest Building in North America”

On February 13, Cisco Canada hosted a Hard-Hat Tour for local media and analysts, to give them a behind-the-drywall look at our new offices slated for move-in in May 2015 at RBC WaterPark Place, located at 85 Harbour Square. Bernadette … Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of “What If?”

Sabrina Greupner is the Ontario Science Centre’s new Cisco Science Fellow for Innovative Learning Technologies. This is Cisco’s first museum-based fellowship. My love affair with all things geeky started in 1968. An inquisitive—and frankly, nosy—five-year-old, I happened to be passing … Continue reading

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What is Transformative Pedagogy in the 21st Century?

Teaching is the art of making connections. Connecting with students, connecting theories with concrete examples, connecting hypotheses to conclusions… The first teacher I met during my training told us that, if she ever left the profession, she would work in … Continue reading

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Building the Entrepreneur Skillset with the Cisco Design Challenge

What if schools helped students become entrepreneurs? Some schools offer an entrepreneurship curriculum, focusing on theory but often neglecting the practice. Increasingly, universities are opening their own incubator, like the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ). And more often than not, … Continue reading

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Prepr #EduChallenge Panel

Great things happen when you connect the unconnected. This is why I enjoy participating in hackathons, where developers, subject-matter experts, such as educators, designers, business gurus, entrepreneurs and other interested (and interesting) fellows co-create our future. In November 2014, Prepr … Continue reading

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Global Editors Conference: Cisco is ready to tackle Big Data and other trends

This week I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Cisco Global Editors Conference at Cisco HQ in San Jose. This exclusive event was attended by media from all over the world, who were given ring-side seats to conversations with … Continue reading

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Digging Deep @ The 3rd Annual Global Mining IT and Communications Summit

As we collectively enter the next transition of the Internet, the Internet of Everything (IoE), traditional industries such as energy, manufacturing and mining are recognizing the unprecedented opportunities of intelligently connecting people, process, data and things. However, for these industries … Continue reading

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Students Showcase Innovation at Polytechnics Canada

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Student Applied Research Showcase, presented by Polytechnics Canada and hosted by BCIT in Vancouver. When we think about research in science, technology, and engineering, we typically don’t think of … Continue reading

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Cloud computing, coming to an Oil and Gas company near you, Part 2

In my previous blog I discussed the evolution of cloud computing in the Oil and Gas industry. Here I will discuss how cloud computing will likely evolve in the next 5 years. In just a short time cloud computing has … Continue reading

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