Better connecting communities across Ontario
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Many communities outside Ontario’s urban centres lack access to important digital infrastructure – an issue that has become all the more crucial with COVID-19 causing many to work remotely.

Through a partnership with Western University and Bell Canada, an advanced 5G research centre is helping shape smarter cities and communications systems, boost drone security, better manage business continuity and more.

Western researchers will collaborate across engineering, science and business disciplines to leverage innovation and help inform a variety of sectors, including medicine, agriculture, transportation and communications.

To learn more, visit Western University.

“We continue to look for innovative partnerships that put our research community in a position to have real impact on society. By using campus as a ‘living lab’ for new technologies like 5G, we’re offering a unique opportunity to ask a full range of important questions across disciplines.”
Sarah Prichard
Acting Vice-President, Research
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