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  • Torontonians who are shaking up the tech sector

    April 4, 2018 Benjamin Alarie co-founded Blue J Legal, which makes AI tools that run legal simulations to predict court decisions. Interview listed in link: Read more
  • Top prize is $20,000 for winner of accessibility-focused pitch competition at Discovery 2018

    April 3, 2018 Five innovative, Ontario-based companies focused on accessibility and assistive technology will compete in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition. Taking place at Discovery 2018, the pitch competition is part of the Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) at the conference, which runs April 30 and May 1 at Metro ... Read more
  • Top prize is $20,000 for winner of accessibility-focused pitch competition at Discovery 2018

    April 3, 2018 Five innovative, Ontario-based companies focused on accessibility and assistive technology will compete in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition. Taking place at Discovery 2018, the pitch competition is part of the Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) at the conference, which runs April 30 and May 1 at Metro ... Read more
  • Top prize is $20,000 for winner of accessibility-focused pitch competition at Discovery 2018

    April 3, 2018 Five innovative, Ontario-based companies focused on accessibility and assistive technology will compete in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition. Taking place at Discovery 2018, the pitch competition is part of the Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) at the conference, which runs April 30 and May 1 at Metro ... Read more
  • L’Oréal acquires U of T spin-off ModiFace

    April 2, 2018 French beauty conglomerate L’Oréal recently acquired ModiFace, an augmented reality (AR) tech company founded by University of Toronto engineering professor Parham Aarabi. This unprecedented move is said to reflect L’Oréal’s plans to reinvent the consumer’s beauty experience. It is the cosmetic giant’s first tech acquisition in its 109-year history and the ... Read more
  • Interview with U of T’s Derek Newton

    April 2, 2018 https://app.criticalmention.com/app/#/clip/share/34013124?token=07778961-d221-4eb9-8cfd-3062459bf9d2) Read more
  • Reading Between the Lines

    April 1, 2018 How you speak says a lot about you. A hurried voice can show that you are in a rush, while the tone of your voice can reveal emotion and mood. How you speak can also uncover deeper truths: it can provide insight into your mental health. For example, speech can be ... Read more
  • Tools for Sleeping Well While Traveling

    March 30, 2018 Some of us have enough trouble sleeping in our beds at home, let alone while traveling or changing time zones. There are those who drift off by instructing their Amazon Alexa or Google Home to play recordings of babbling brooks and cicadas. Others listen to podcasts like “Sleep With Me” which ... Read more
  • Wheelchair users enjoy new freedom, thanks to “smart” sensors from Braze Mobility

    March 27, 2018 “Cars have sensors. Why can’t wheelchairs?” That was the question that consumed Dr. Pooja Viswanathan for almost a decade – so much so that she started Braze Mobility, a company that manufactures sensors for wheelchairs. As its CEO and co-founder, she is helping to revolutionize the industry and make the world ... Read more
  • Canada a leader in student-founded startups: OECD working paper

    March 23, 2018 Students attending Canadian universities have emerged as world leaders when it comes to launching startup companies – a trend that bodes well for the future of the country’s economy. A recent working paper by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests Canada leads other countries when it comes to “student ... Read more