CIRA meet-up: Montreal



Centre Mont-Royal, 4th Floor

2200 Mansfield Street,
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3R8


None! To promote communication among members, we have made this event free of charge.


Registration is now closed.


Building a better online Canada is an important issue for all Canadians. Whether it’s funding a project through the Community Investment Program, helping build an IXP or testing Canada’s internet performance, CIRA is doing its part. Join us to learn more about how CIRA is helping your community.

In addition to an overview of CIRA, we will discuss CIRA’s Internet Performance Test (IPT) and feature guest speaker Jeremy Cooperstock, of McGill University, who was a recipient of CIRA's Community Investment Program grant.

Richard Schreier

Product Manager, CIRA

Developed by the engineers at CIRA using the MLab NDT open source test platform, the Internet Performance Test (IPT) is a key technology to understanding Canada’s Internet performance. Richard will explain what IPT is (and what it isn’t), who can use it and for what purpose. He will also share examples of how businesses, cities and Internet users can benefit from and leverage the resulting test data. And, he will examine IPTs future potential and what it could do for Canada’s digital future.

Jeremy Cooperstock

Director of the Shared Reality Lab, McGill

Navigating a city, particularly the unfamiliar parts, can be difficult for those with visual impairments. Jeremy will introduce us to the Autour app, which was developed by McGill and supported by Community Investment Program funding. This app enrichs the awareness of the visually impaired community of places around them and services available. In turn, individual users gain greater autonomy and confidence in exploring their environment, whether in familiar areas or previously unvisited parts of their cities.

Presentations will begin at 5:30 PM.

Want to learn more about ransomware?

There is a cybersecurity presentation taking place before the meet-up! Registration for this event is also free.

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