Home » Press Releases » CANARIE joins the conversation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference

CANARIE joins the conversation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference

on November 20, 2013

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced its participation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference being held November 20 – 22 in Toronto.


CANARIE will be participating in the Conference in a number of ways:

  • CANARIE’s President and CEO, Jim Ghadbane, will be participating in a plenary panel entitled “Building the Digital Infrastructure Canada Needs to Power Scholarship, Research and Innovation,” at 8:30am on Thursday, November 2151 Jim will be joined by representatives of funding agencies, university administrators, high performance computing and expertise providers, international experts, and the private sector to take a comprehensive view of digital scholarship and infrastructure needs and opportunities in Canada.
  • At the CANARIE booth, Scott Henwood, Lead Software Architect will showcase the research software tools available through CANARIE’s Research Middleware program. CANARIE is leading the development of a range of software tools – including full research software platforms and re-usable software services. This program gives Canadian researchers and scientists a shorter path to discovery,reduces duplication of effort, and leverages research grant dollars more effectively. The CANARIE booth is located on the Exhibition Floor of the Allstream Centre, where the Conference is taking place.

As a silver sponsor of the Conference, CANARIE recognizes the value of this inclusive, non-partisan, national forum as an opportunity to unite stakeholders, strengthen dialogue, and enable action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.


“The Canadian Science Policy Conference provides CANARIE with a great opportunity to interact with participants from all sectors of the Canadian innovation ecosystem, allowing us to anticipate the future needs of Canada,” says Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO of CANARIE. “The Conference also gives us an opportunity to showcase the range of services we offer Canadians beyond our network. This includes a suite of research software tools, and Canadian Access Federation (CAF): which enables faculty, students and staff to remotely access secure web-based services and datasets.”

For more information, please contact:

Ela Ienzi
Communications Manager
CANARIE Inc. (613) 943-5432


CANARIE designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for Canada’s research, education and innovation communities. CANARIE keeps Canada at the forefront of digital research and innovation, fundamental to a vibrant digital economy.

CANARIE’s roots are in advanced networking, and CANARIE continues to evolve the national ultra-high-speed backbone network that enables data-intensive, leading-edge research and big science across Canada and around the world. One million researchers, scientists and students at over 1,100 Canadian institutions, including universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories have access to the CANARIE Network.

CANARIE also leads the development of research software tools that enable researchers to more quickly and easily access research data, tools, and peers. In support of Canada’s high-tech entrepreneurs, CANARIE offers cloud-computing services to help them accelerate product development and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, form Canada’s advanced network alliance. This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canada’s researchers and innovators provincially, nationally, and globally to the data, tools, colleagues, and classrooms that are at the heart of prosperity in the digital economy.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the major investment in its programs and activities provided by the Government of Canada.