President's Report 2007

First fibre optic research network launched

Newfoundland and Labradorís first fibre optic research network was officially launched at Memorial late last winter. The Atlantic Consortium of Research Networks (ACORN-NL) is collaboration among Memorial University and its research institutes, the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACE-Net), the College of the North Atlantic, the Institute of Ocean Technology-NRC. It also involves the Department of Fisheries and Ocean, the Eastern School Board and the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation.

ACORN-NL will better enable member institutions to achieve their goals in research and education and will put Newfoundland and Labrador on an equal footing with other provinces that already have high-speed research grids.