28 Indigenous Knowledge Synthesis research projects funded by SSHRC

From http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/press_releases-communiques/2017/ksg-ssc-eng.aspx Government of Canada Invests in Indigenous Research Projects $695,000 for 28 research projects on the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples March 16, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada is committed to renewing the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation[…]

2017 Publication list with links: First Nations Innovation / First Mile

The First Nations Innovation project is researching how remote and rural First Nation communities in Canada are using broadband technologies and applications in innovative ways. Our work covers four regions – Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta – in partnership with seven organizations. We have updated our publications document, a Word file that lists all the[…]

Guide: An Open Source GIS and Mapping Methodology for Internet Access

In this report we discuss the efforts of the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC) to shape a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform into a tool for data-driven policy advocacy. This work took place in the context of a lack of robust, accurate data concerning broadband access in Canada’s northern and remote regions. Given this challenge,[…]

FMCC members present at Pacific Telecommunications Council conference

Rob McMahon and Heather Hudson presented at this year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council (https://council.ptc.org/ptc17/) conference in Honolulu, HI on January 15 to 18. The session, entitled “Policy and Regulation” included a discussion about the FMCC’s efforts at the recent CRTC hearings on the Basic Service Objective, including our proposals to address digital divide challenges in remote and rural regions. The description[…]

Interviews of professors about their research and work with Indigenous communities

Two professor were recently interviewed about their research and work with Indigenous communities .. Marie-Odile Junker, a linguistics professor at Carleton University and lead of the Algonquian Linguistic Atlas http://www.universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/smart-ideas-qa-marie-odile-junker-alsatian-loves-algonquian-languages  Jo-ann Archibald on Indigenous “storywork” Associate dean for Indigenous Education and Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at the University dans quel pays[…]

MWC-FNI Report: Supporting Indigenous Language and Cultural Resurgence with Digital Technologies

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) and the First Nations Innovation (FNI) research project at the University of New Brunswick teamed up to produce a SSHRC-funded Knowledge Synthesis report entitled: Supporting Indigenous Language and Cultural Resurgence with Digital Technologies David Perley, Director of MWC and Susan O’Donnell, lead investigator of the FNI led the production of this report.[…]

2015 CRTC: Review of Telesat’s Pricing for Satellite Services

On August 21, 2015, the FMCC submitted an intervention to the Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-133 Review of Telesat Canada’s price ceiling for C-band fixed satellite services. The FMCC strongly believes that a price ceiling for C-band FSS service remains appropriate because there is no realistic alternative to Telesat to provide FSS service in[…]

CRTC BSO Announced

This week the CRTC announced the review of basic telecommunications services for all Canadians. The process asks Canadians about connectivity, broadband speeds, and participation in the digital world. This is the start of a two-phase process, the first of which concludes on June 30, 2015. The FMCC team is planning their submission and involvement in[…]

Complete publication list with links for download

Click here to download a pdf document with a list of all our publications and abstracts with hyperlinks (updated January 2016). You can search the document for keywords then click on the link to download the relevant publication. This pdf document that you can download contains the references, abstracts and links to all our publications[…]

Community Informatics and Urban Planning

Vol 10, No 3 (2014) Special Issue: Community Informatics and Urban Planning Table of Contents Editorial Community Informatics in Cities: New Catalysts for Urban Change HTML Liisa Marjatta Horelli, David Sadoway Smart Cities vs. Smart Communities: Empowering Citizens not Market Economics HTML Michael Gurstein Read full Issue