Centre for Smart Community Innovation

Network upgrade expands campus communications capacity

An upgrade Thursday, March 14, of the fiber optic link from campus to Cogeco brings the University’s external network capacity to 10 gigabytes per second.

“That makes 10 billion bits serving up our bytes,” says Todd Sands, executive director of the Centre for Smart Community Innovation. “That’s more capacity to meet our ever-growing external network needs.”

The centre’s WEDnet Regional Advanced Network, together with more than 50 community partners, helped make possible the change supporting regional telecommunications.

Open house to bid farewell to Kristina Verner

The Centre for Smart Community Innovation invites friends and colleagues of Kristina Verner to bid her farewell at an open house reception on Friday, July 13.

Verner, the centre’s research and development officer, is leaving Windsor to take a position in Toronto. She will continue to have ties to the University of Windsor, as a sessional instructor in computer science.

Centre for Smart Community Innovation lends a hand to United Way project

UWindsor’s Centre for Smart Community Innovation (CSCI) is the IT power behind the launch of the United Way Windsor-Essex County’s new volunteer matching Web site, WEVolunteer.ca, celebrated Tuesday in the CAW Student Centre.

WEVolunteer is an innovative and free service that matches the skills, interests and experiences of volunteers to local non-profit organizations. The United Way encourages volunteerism as a way to learn new skills, meet new people, improve resumes, and most importantly, give back to the community.

Networking meeting aimed at young leaders

Kristina Verner, research and development officer for the Centre for Smart Community Innovation, will be the featured speaker at a networking meeting of the United Way’s GenNext Committee, Monday, November 21, at downtown Windsor’s City Grill.

Organizers bill the event as an opportunity to meet with local businesspeople, community leaders, and individuals in their 20s and 30s interested in leadership development, volunteerism, and supporting the community.