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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. 

Connecting Remote Communities

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.

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Mobile Mesh Technology Funding Support

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.

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A Graphic Designer, An Evaluator, And A Computer Scientist Walk Into A Bar

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.

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MSc Graduate Nominated For Leadership & Excellence

Be The Change award winner - Corey Alexander - at the Student Life Awards, 2015

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.

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