The infraNET Project,
University of Waterloo
A Smart Community
Connecting Canadians Through
Information Highway Applications Branch
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
About the Seminar
The new Global, Knowledge-Based Economy (KBE)
Globalization and the "Information Revolution"
are combining to restructure competitive advantage and trade growth.
Technological improvements are breaking down barriers of time and
distance and redefining the notion of competitiveness by placing
importance on the quality of both skills and new ideas.
What does it take to succeed in the Global KBE?
To stay ahead we must place our efforts on
developing information and computer technology skills and on making
lifelong learning a reality.
Canada's approach to the KBE: The Connectedness Agenda
The Connectedness Agenda is a $240M, six-part
strategy to make Canada the most connected country in the world by
linking Canadians to the Information Highway and to each other. Through
programs like SchoolNet, The Community Access program (CAP), and the
Smart Communities Program, Canadians will have a national public access
network to the tools and learning resources to be knowledge workers.
Doug Hull, Director General, Information Highway
Applications Branch, Industry Canada, is responsible for implementing
key elements of the Canada national access strategy, including the
effort to link all schools, libraries and rural communities to the
Internet by the year 2000. He also has responsibilities related to
fostering the conversion of public services for electronic service
delivery a nd for stimulating the emergence of world class telelearning
and telehealth sectors in Canada. He is the recipient of four
Government of Canada Merit Awards. He is a member of the Minister of Healths
Advisory Committee on the Health Information Highway (Ottawa).
Information Highway Applications Branch, Industry
Canada is responsible for implementing Government of Canadas
Connectedness Strategy and contributes to federal strategy and policy
making on high-speed networking, spectrum allocation, e-commerce, and
information technology skills in training.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is sponsored by The infraNET
Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: INFORIUM, MKS, Open
Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of