Category Archives: Education

“Your mission is to connect the North”

This is the challenge given to the students competing in the Cisco Social Innovation challenge at the national WISE conference hosted by the University of Toronto chapter. There are many challenges in providing education and healthcare in the Canadian North, … Continue reading

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Changing the CIO Mindset

Recently, IT World Canada published a special edition of CanadianCIO Magazine featuring an eye-opening CIO Census Report conducted by the publication in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada. Among the most interesting findings: – On average, IT invests approximately … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about innovation in classrooms and in the workplace at the “tablettistes” conference

This chilly month of December is the perfect time to reflect on the future of education. A few days ago, the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress, led by Roger Martin, released its 12th annual report. Shortly … Continue reading

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Why should you care about high tech careers: A day with Girls Incorporated

The motto of Girls Incorporated of Durham is “Inspiring all girls to be smart, strong and bold…” The theme of their Re-thinc Girls conference this year was technology, so when the organizers reached out to Cisco to participate, a small group of hardy volunteers gave up … Continue reading

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Customer Success from Coast to Coast

Part of Cisco’s philosophy is that we help change the way people live, work, play and learn by fostering technological innovation.  We’ve seen examples of this across the world, but often we don’t have to look any further than our … Continue reading

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Cisco Canada and the University of Alberta join forces to drive innovation in health-care research

You must be thinking “Another one!?” Yes, indeed. We’re back at it again. This week, Cisco Canada and the University of Alberta announced a Cisco Research Chair in Healthcare Solutions, focused on advancing technologies and strategies that support health care. … Continue reading

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The Renaissance of Distance Education

Distance education is going through a renaissance. According to the New York Times, 2012 was the year of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and the momentum of distance education continues to build. Udacity, Coursera and edX are rapidly expanding … Continue reading

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A journey from WorldSkills to Cisco

By Jean-Phillipe Desbiens, Cisco Canada Did you know that every two years, the equivalent of the Olympics for trade industries are held somewhere in the world? That event, called WorldSkills, happened last July in Leipzig, Germany. WorldSkills is an International … Continue reading

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Education innovation is the answer for the connected generation

Today the University of Fredericton proudly announced it had successfully completed its first year as Canada’s first online university to exclusively use Cisco WebEx for its courses. This is not only indicative of the growing adoption of video conferencing technology, … Continue reading

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