Welcome to the website and blog of Dr. Daniel Gillis, Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Co-founder of Farm To Fork, Co-creator of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary Classroom, and Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre.
In late January, I stumbled on a CBC article about a group of Fall River high school students who had developed an innovative piece of tech that would help them access the internet in regions where wi-fi signals were too weak. While the method provided an inexpensive solution to the sketchy classroom wi-fi signals they were experiencing in their high school, it became clear to them that their solution had the potential to support a broader set of communities around the world.
On June 15th, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that have received funding through their 2017 Community Investment Program (CIP). I am extremely happy to be part of a collaborative effort to receive support from CIRA to explore mobile mesh technologies to build a better online Canada in the Inuit community of Rigolet.
Last week I attended two conferences in Vancouver; the Community University Expo, and the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Annual Meeting. Both were engaging and inspiring and offered me a chance to chat about some of the work I’ve been doing with a broader scientific and research community.
Congratulations to Corey Alexander who was selected as the College of Physical & Engineering Science nominee for the D.F. Forster Medal. Corey recently completed his MSc in Computer Science.
Join us April 13 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm in MacKinnon Room 312 for a seminar by my MSc student, Dominic Gagne.
Join us April 10 from 11:30am-12:30pm in J.D. MacLachlan Room 228 for a seminar by my PhD student, Jarrett Phillips.