The Canadian tech community comprises many different nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, mental and physical abilities, and perspectives. We believe that this diversity is a source of strength and opportunity.
Education is a basic human right, yet approximately one billion school-aged children do not have access to it. Resource-constrained communities continue to replicate dated educational systems with expensive libraries full of outdated paper books and texts. Free digital educational content is growing exponentially, but most children around the world lack access to it.
University of Toronto Libraries is the newest and only Canadian member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a massive digitization project that provides free online access to scientific literature from prestigious institutions all over the world.
Waterloo, ON – Minute School, a startup developing a new education platform based on “micro-courses,” has received a $1,200,000 from a local, individual investor to develop a wider course offering and to enhance its technology.