WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Three New Members Appointed to NSERC

[February 22, 2013]

Three New Members Appointed to NSERC

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Feb 22, 2013 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of three new members to NSERC.

"I am pleased that Dr. Bozena Kaminska, Dr. Hossein Rahnama and Mr. Raymond E. Ivany will be joining the Council," said Minister Paradis. "Their combined experience in the areas of technology, business and academia will help strengthen NSERC in its support of university research." Dr. Kaminska is currently a professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Engineering Science and the Canada Research Chair in Wireless Sensor Networks. She also serves as Chief Scientific Officer for NanoTech Security Corp. and is Chair of the Board of Directors of CMC Microsystems. Dr. Kaminska holds multiple patents and has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications in top scientific journals. She was named Innovator of the Year in 1997 by EDN magazine and was the recipient of the British Columbia Innovation Council's Entrepreneurship Fellow Award in 2010.

Dr. Rahnama is the Research and Innovation Director of Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone and co-founder of its Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Lab. He is also Founder and CEO of Flybits Inc., a spinoff company that has brought the concept of context-aware computing to market. Dr. Rahnama has received numerous honours, including Motorola Solutions' Golden iDea Innovation Award and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Global TR35, its annual list of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. He was selected by the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science as one of the country's top 25 scientists in 2012 and 2009.

Mr. Ivany serves as President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University. Prior to this, he was Chair of the Worker's Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Founder and Principal of the consulting firm Ivany and Associates. From 1994 to 1998, he was Executive Vice-President of the University College of Cape Breton, after which he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Community College until 2005. Mr. Ivany has received several awards of distinction for his achievements, including Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University in 2006, Maclean's Honour Roll of Top Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference in 2004 and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year in 2004. In 2011, he was inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine's Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

NSERC is a federal agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for all Canadians. The agency supports some 30,000 post-secondary students and post-doctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 12,000 professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging about 2,000 Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. For more information, visit the NSERC website (www.nserc.ca).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Margaux Stastny Director of Communications Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis Minister of Industry 613-995-9001 Martin Leroux Media and Public Affairs Officer Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 613-943-7618 media@nserc-crsng.gc.ca Media Relation Industry Canada 613-943-2502 SOURCE: Industry Canada

[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]


Featured Podcasts

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.


Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services

The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.


The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary


Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.