The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University today launched a new $1.5-million challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance. "Achieving a 50:50 gender balance should be a necessity for every engineering school. It is the single most significant change we can make...read more
Apple's homepage is now homage to the power of its iPhone 6 camera, showcasing a gallery of stunning photos taken...read more
Information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei this week announced the Canadian launch of its "Seeds for the Future" program.
The program will provide 20 third-year engineering students from seven Canadian universities an opportunity to visit Beijing and work out of the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Designed to help bridge the gap between school and work, "Seeds for the Future" will help develop ICT talent in Canada, promote a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector and encourage participation in the international ICT community, Huawei says.
Students participating in Seeds of the Future will be given first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei staff and visits to Huawei laboratories, according to the company, where they will witness live demonstrations of advanced communications technologies. They will also gain an understanding of the latest skills needed to be successful in ICT, Huawei says, while learning how to be effective in a multicultural business environment.
Seeds for the Future will tap students from Polytechnique Montréal, Carleton University, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Waterloo, the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto.
Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008.
A few months after musing with his father about new technologies for the automotive industry, Sam Jesso is one step away from capturing more than $200,000 in seed funding and services to develop such a product.
Jesso heads AutoPulse, a Fredericton startup designing technology that helps auto dealerships monitor their customers’ cars.read more
Before his monthly meetup for March, Tom Emrich tweeted that when he first started We Are Wearables in Toronto last year, it was just him and a box of wearables.
But Monday night showed how much his group has grown: Emrich announced that WWTO was officially the biggest Wearable tech meetup in the world.read more
Techvibes is hiring a freelance Events Reporter in Vancouver to report on local technology, startup, and business events.
This paid freelance position will see you profile fascinating entrepreneurs, discover exciting startups, and attend awesome events in your community on behalf of Canada's leading independent tech news site.read more
Vanhawks this week announced it has secured $1.6 million in seed funding.
The investment was led by Real Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator, Funders Club, Mike McCauley, Devon Galloway and Michael Litt of Garage Fund, Relentless Pursuits Partners, and additional VC and angel investors.read more
Following in the footsteps of Starbucks, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters this week announced the launch of a mobile app featuring mobile payment and a loyalty program available for iPhone and Android smartphones.read more
BlackBerry made waves when it launched the Passport, a smartphone with a square screen. Now it's creating more buzz with the announcement of a smartphone with a sliding keyboard.read more
Omers Ventures has invested $250 million in 22 Canadian companies in rounds totalling more than $1 billion in capital raised.read more
Networking is an important piece of the puzzle of launching a successful business.read more
Dash Hudson, a mobile commerce company, today announced the initial close of its seed round.read more
Digital marketing, advertising and retail conference Dx3 might only be a few years old but it’s easily the biggest name in its space.
According to Anthony Lipkin, a vice-president and partner of Dx3, that’s by design.read more
Who's On Now Connects you to neighbourhood service providers with a tap of your smart phone.
Where do you turn when your pipes explode in the middle of the night, your toilet suddenly overflows, or your babysitter cancels at the last minute?read more