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York U.’s Lassonde School of Engineering Challenges Itself to Attract More Female Students
March 27, 2015 – 2:05 pm

By Christine Persaud
The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto is making a major commitment to women and technology by striving to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance.

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MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program at Ryerson University
March 25, 2015 – 10:33 pm
MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program at Ryerson University

By Yasmin Ranade
The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) announced the ‘MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program’ earlier this month, aimed to fuel the success of women-led start-ups.

Automation Basics – A guide to the connected home
March 23, 2015 – 10:37 am
Automation Basics – A guide to the connected home

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Few new technologies are as anticipated as the connected home. The idea that we can manage, control, and monitor our homes on mobile devices is truly compelling.

Anonymous App Market is Open to Investment, Not Necessarily to Openness
March 20, 2015 – 11:09 am
Anonymous App Market is Open to Investment, Not Necessarily to Openness

It’s good that development companies are aware that some of the tools they are creating can be used for, well, purposes other than intended.

by Lee Rickwood

Changes to TV bills and distribution are on the way in Canada
March 20, 2015 – 9:00 am
Changes to TV bills and distribution are on the way in Canada

By Ted Kritsonis

Canadians who have long detested the way in which providers bundle channels and charge high prices for them could see major changes, now that the CRTC has begun untangling the web that has kept it all together.

Google, Apple to compete in mobile payment systems
March 18, 2015 – 12:04 pm
Google, Apple to compete in mobile payment systems

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Apple and Google are the two leading mobile OS companies who are expected to provide competing mobile payments platforms.

Music streaming growth shedding light on royalty issues
March 16, 2015 – 9:00 am
Music streaming growth shedding light on royalty issues

By Ted Kritsonis

Music streaming services have been credited with reducing piracy, except the way in which they distribute royalties seems to be far from equitable. The technology around music distribution has changed forever, but numbers show record labels benefitting more than artists are.

Turn Screen Time into Active Play with New App from Canadian Development Partner
March 13, 2015 – 9:51 am
Turn Screen Time into Active Play with New App from Canadian Development Partner

Their work is at the leading edge of trends to use mobile phones and digital devices as more of an interface to other real-world activities, not just as a self-contained virtual space for data abstraction.

by Lee Rickwood

Red Hat proving that open source communities are better for security
March 11, 2015 – 9:34 am
Red Hat proving that open source communities are better for security

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Red Hat’s technology powers the Internet infrastructure and has benefited from the open source involvement of its community of users.

U of T Breaks Records for Female Faculty in Engineering
March 10, 2015 – 11:54 am
U of T Breaks Records for Female Faculty in Engineering

By Christine Persaud
he number of female faculty members at U of T has more than doubled over the past eight years, reaching 44 in 2014, up from just 21 in 2006. In total, 17% of faculty members are women – three points higher than the Ontario average, and four points higher than the average for all of Canada.

Apple Watch coming to Canada April 24, new MacBook April 10
March 9, 2015 – 11:28 pm
Apple Watch coming to Canada April 24, new MacBook April 10

By Ted Kritsonis

It was a foregone conclusion that Apple would launch its new Watch at its “Spring Forward” event in San Francisco, though its revamped MacBook laptop may have been the real surprise of the day.

University of Toronto Outranks National Average for Women in Engineering
March 8, 2015 – 5:52 pm
University of Toronto Outranks National Average for Women in Engineering

By Christine Persaud
The University of Toronto (U of T) is well on its way to leading the province of Ontario when it comes to women in technology, with 30.6% of its first-year Engineering program students now women.

Canadian Tech Company Moves from Classroom to Cloud with Education Innovations
March 6, 2015 – 8:37 am
Canadian Tech Company Moves from Classroom to Cloud with Education Innovations

Tech tools for school can increase students’ understanding about how they learn – as much as what they’re learning – and be a boost to further education, college and career success. Those tools can also be a threat to personal privacy and security online.

By Lee Rickwood