In follow up to an invitation mailed a few weeks ago, a friendly reminder that BCNET in partnership with CANARIE is hosting a launch event on March 17, 2008 to announce a significant upgrade to BC’s only dedicated advanced high-speed network for research and higher education. 

British Columbians now have access to one of the world’s most advanced optical lightpath “Internet” networks. The upgraded next generation advanced network  has a record breaking capacity for 72-optical wavelengths that offers 10 gigabit per second communication capability on each wavelength. This network now provides an unprecedented bandwidth and network speed to meet the growing demands of collaboration in research and education in BC for the next 10 years to come.


Please join us for this special announcement to hear from the  featured guest speaker Honourable Murray Coell, Industry Canada,  BC’s University Presidents and CANARIE.


Highlighted guests in attendance are:

  • ·         Minister Coell, Ministry of Advanced Education
  • ·         Deputy Minister Moura Quayle, Ministry of Advanced Education
  • ·         Mr. Kevin Lindsey, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Industry Canada
  • ·         Mr. Bruce Drake, Regional Executive Director, Industry Canada
  • ·         University Presidents of BC (Dr. Michael Stevenson, Dr. Stephen Toope, Dr. Don Cozzetto, Dr. Roger Barnsley, Dr. Roger Barnsley, Dr. Allan Cahoon)
  • ·         Dr. Andrew Bjerring, CEO & President of CANARIE
  • ·         Mr. Don Avison, President of The University Presidents’ Council


Event Information:

When: March 17th, 2008
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St. (at Pender)

Lunch Reception at 11:30am