Colleges partner with CANARIE to support applied research projects

December 4, 2014

Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, and Selkirk College have partnered with CANARIE, which will provide its Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) cloud resources in support of applied research programs. DAIR will offer the colleges rapid access to scalable technological resources that can adjust to meet small business needs. “The partnerships with CANARIE enable colleges and institutes to use transformative cloud technologies to respond to the applied research needs of industry, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, the source of 70% of new jobs,” said Denise Amyot, President of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). Susan St Maurice, Director of Technology Development at CANARIE, added, “the college partnerships are drivers of long-term cloud adoption, as both students and businesses see first-hand the power that cloud technologies deliver.” CANARIE News Release