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Making the Impossible Possible | CANARIE.ca

Twenty years ago, researchers from industry, universities, and government joined a team of visionaries at CANARIE to build Canada's first research and education network. Since then CANARIE’s programs, services, and national ultra-high-speed network have sparked transformative digital innovations that pave the way for Canadian leadership in today’s digital economy and make the impossible possible.

 

While CANARIE’s role in supporting research and education is well known, its role in spurring digital innovation within the private sector is less so. But over the past twenty years, a number of CANARIE programs have leveraged the vital digital infrastructure to motivate the business community to adopt leading-edge technologies to strengthen their competitive advatage.

 

In 2000, CANARIE launched the E-business program to support the development of practical solutions to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accelerate their transition to e-business.

 

 

This program supported a range of solutions implemented in 2000 and beyond, including:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Tricia Chan
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From this article, I can see that the efforts of the researchers that out in for twenty years have really paid off. What was originally just an imagination turned into a possibility with the determination and having the success in mind. Today, CANARIE is one of the leading digital network businesses in Canada. In my opinion, CANARIE has achieved a remarkable feat; they have leveraged the government’s investment in infrastructure to stimulate innovation and the adoption of the very latest technological tools. By creating new programmes, other small companies can have the chance to contribute to a strong economy. 

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Tricia Chan's curator insight, June 22, 2013 1:31 PM

In my opinion, the important factors of moving towards realization are total clarity, taking action and attracting the dream towards you. Without a clear path and mindset, we will often end up in quandaries thus giving up in the end. There are bound to be impediments to be surmounted but with the right attitude, it would definitely bring us far. In this article, I see a large amount of time spent, in fact twenty years, on Canada's first research and education network. The tenacious spirit and hard work of the teachers and researchers had finally paid off when their network was a huge success.They even started an online business program. I think they must have felt a great sense of satisfaction and I wish I could taste the sweet success after I worked hard for something .I wonder why would someone work so hard for twenty years, the students must really mean a lot to them. 

Hui Li's curator insight, June 30, 2013 1:03 AM

Prejudice used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality or other personal characteristics. Minority people that behave or speak differently from people of the majority. This shouldn't be that case because people are made differently and each of us are unique in our own way. In this article, the author's son suffers from down syndrome. Though he's not viewed as normally as the other people he is happy for who he is. And we shouldn't just judged people like this. We could have been more encouraging towards these people and show love care and concern towards them. Its kind of irony that we are putting these people down when tthey are already doen shouldn't we try to bring them up?           

Proto3000's comment, July 20, 2013 9:36 AM
It's all about how we strengthen our economy and build a better tomorrow, 1 company at a time. Someone has finally come up to the plate. - John
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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Restores Gay Marriage Equality in California

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Restores Gay Marriage Equality in California | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice_Leong Wing Sie | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court issued rulings on two landmark marriage equality cases on Wednesday, striking down a federal law that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples married in states that recognize gay marriage and allowing a lower court ruling...

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This article tells me that people around the world are stereotyping same sex marriages or gay and lesbian couples in short. In my opinion, these couples are deprived of their own happiness, and are discriminated by people in the society for going against social-norms. I think that those people have prejudice towards the homosexuals as they have been taught that gays and lesbians are inferior and homosexuality was taboo. However, I think that the society should not go the extent of harming or disrupting their lives. My question is: When will this stereotyping end?

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Master plan to develop Singapore into global IP hub | Channel News Asia

Master plan to develop Singapore into global IP hub | Channel News Asia | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice_Leong Wing Sie | Scoop.it

A new 10-year master plan aimed at developing Singapore into a global Intellectual Property (IP) hub was unveiled Monday.

 

The master plan, which was formulated by an IP Steering Committee, was revealed by the Ministry of Law after the government accepted the committee’s recommendations.

 

The committee, which is led by MediaCorp chairman Mr Teo Ming Kian, was formed in May 2012 after the government identified IP as a key driver of global economic growth.

 

"What the government is constantly on the lookout for is new opportunities for Singaporeans… and one new growth area we identified was the IP industry, because that is basically growing exponentially worldwide," said Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah.

 

Among the recommendations outlined in the master plan is a call for Singapore to be an international hub for IP transactions and management.

The committee also recommended boosting the quality of IP filings as well as IP dispute resolution in Singapore.

 

To achieve these outcomes, the committee said that Singapore should develop skilled manpower resources networked to the region and beyond, as well as create an environment suitable for IP activities to strengthen Singapore as a vibrant IP hub.

 

There is also an increasing need to have ideas and knowledge to move up the value-added chain in the economy, said Mr Teo.

 

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I am happy to know that our country will have a reign over other competing countries with this new growth area in the IP industry. This opportunity will not only benefit Singapore as a fast developing nation with a great environment and infastructure, but also the manpower in Singapore. As a global IP hub in the heart of Southeast Asia, we will have more skilled manpower resources, making Singapore more efficient worldwide.

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Serena Lim's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:29 AM

This is my insight of the article using the see-think-wonder routine.I see that the ministers in Singapore has develop a new IP industry as this will let us have opportunities to be a fast developing country with good develop skills and more manpower resources for our country.I think that this will let us have a competing spot with other countries as this will raise our standards.I wonder if how will the ideas of other people will help in developing this industry.

Serena Lim's comment, June 28, 2013 11:30 AM
This is my insight of the article using the see-think-wonder routine.I see that the ministers in Singapore has develop a new IP industry as this will let us have opportunities to be a fast developing country with good develop skills and more manpower resources for our country.I think that this will let us have a competing spot with other countries as this will raise our standards.I wonder if how will the ideas of other people will help in developing this industry.
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Extremism Rises Among Myanmar Buddhists Wary of Muslim Minority

Extremism Rises Among Myanmar Buddhists Wary of Muslim Minority | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice_Leong Wing Sie | Scoop.it

:: After a ritual prayer atoning for past sins, Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of followers and launched into a rant against what he called the “enemy" — the country’s Muslim minority. “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” Ashin Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. “I call them troublemakers, because they are troublemakers,” Ashin Wirathu told a reporter after his two-hour sermon. “I am proud to be called a radical Buddhist.” ::

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Being a Buddhist majority country, there is a religion conflict between the Buddhists and the Muslims in Myanmar. It is claimed that Burmese Buddhists have killed more than fifteen thousand Muslims in Myanmar. The reason for this conflict is because the Buddhists view the Muslims as a threat to them, by having more children than Buddhists and buying up land that they own. I do not think that this is the right thing to do. As Buddhists, they should follow in Dalai Lama’s footsteps and uphold a higher sense of peacefulness and not practice violence.

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Self-Made Billionaire Xavier Niel: The Entrepreneurial Journey that Began at the Age 15

Self-Made Billionaire Xavier Niel: The Entrepreneurial Journey that Began at the Age 15 | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice_Leong Wing Sie | Scoop.it
Xavier Niel is a self-made billionaire with no aristocratic contact or high-profile college degree.

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Xavier Niel’s story from a child from a poor family to become a successful billionaire today is very inspiring. When he got his first computer from his parents as a birthday present at 15, he used it to learn programming instead of using his computer to play computer games like what other children would do. Even without a college degree, he was the founder of a French telecommunications company, after his resilience and hard work. Unlike his parents, Niel did not believe that studying for a long time will turn out as success and decided to rely on his skills.

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