OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 03/12/09 — Eight additional organizations will access the CANARIE Network through its Infrastructure Extensions Program. Launched in the fall of 2007, the $15M Program creates extensions to Canada’s research and education network that will enhance/accelerate research, enable national and international collaboration, improve access to knowledge, and contribute to the development of cyber infrastructure and e-research in Canada.
The eight organizations expected to be connected by the summer of 2009 include: Maurice Lamontagne Institute (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mont Joli, QC), The Nova Scotia Community College (Akerley Campus, Dartmouth, NS), The Banff Centre (Banff, AB), CAE Inc. (Montreal, QC), Lethbridge Research Centre (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB), Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa, ON), Library and Archives Canada (Gatineau, QC), and the Institute for Ocean Technology (National Research Council Canada, St. John’s, NL).
Along with these new connections, CANARIE also maintains its current connections to sites which were added through the former CANARIE Connections Program. As a result, dozens of labs and institutions will continue to conduct research and educate using the high-bandwidth network.
“Providing new and continued access to the CANARIE Network is essential to Canada’s research and education communities”, says Guy Bujold, CANARIE President and CEO. “CANARIE’s objective to expand the network reinforces Canada’s position as a leader in developing an advanced research network which strengthens science and research in Canada, and ultimately contributes to the wealth, wellness and wellbeing of Canadians.”
CANARIE Inc., based in Ottawa, is Canada’s advanced network organization. It facilitates the development and use of its network as well as the advanced products, applications and services that run on it. The CANARIE Network serves universities, colleges, schools, government labs, research institutes, hospitals and other organizations in a wide variety of fields in both the public and private sectors. By promoting and participating in strategic collaborations among key sectors, and by partnering with peer networks and organizations around the world, CANARIE Inc. stimulates and supports research, innovation and growth, bringing economic, social, and cultural benefits to Canadians. The national organization was created in 1993 by the private sector and academia under the leadership of the Government of Canada. CANARIE Inc. is supported by membership fees, with major funding of its programs and activities provided by the Government of Canada.