KO is inviting all staff to six online INTRODUCTORY OJIBWAY language workshops. Staff will be invited to lunchtime videoconference workshops in the boardroom. Whether you are a language expert, beginner or would like a refresher course, bring your lunch and join us for these fun workshops. Please sign up with email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything is in full-gear at KORI as we are continuing on with several research projects internal and external to KO. We are facilitating a series of six introductory Ojibway language courses begining Jan 13, 2009. Mark Kakegamic is the successful candidate for the NOHFC Intern position and will be assisting communities with proposals, training workshops and report writing. Other projects include a KIHS study with Lakehead University, Polar Bear Profile with Fort Severn First Nation, Mental Health Video editing, weekly EcDev Workshops, Telemedicine Expansion Assessment, etc.
KORI's Franz Seibel took part in discussions concerning the development and business case for collocated data centres in Northern Ontario hosted by the Community Economic Development Corporation Office. Representatives from the local telcos (TBayTel & Bell), Education Institutes (LU & Con College), FedNor, NOHFC and other economic development groups were present to discuss strategies with experts from Toronto (Cybertronics). The discussions focused on developing a data centre including; governance, infrastructure, business case, partnerships, privacy and attracting companies to collocate.
Over 20 communities participated in the ONLINE event held Nov 6-7, 2008 discussing mental health and youth. This is the third such event that the Centres of Excellence for Children and Youth with Special Needs have partnered with KO on to deliver to northern communities. KO Telemedicine's network attracted many regional and remote sites that K-Net's Lyle Jonhson was able to bridge throughout the two days. We are pleased with the importance that the COE places on video conferencing. Coordinator Jodi Kurzals, has developed video conference etiquette and speaking guides with KORI's Franz Seibel that motivated persenters to invite remote sites in discussions. The remote sites are very much a part of the conference and have access to handouts, resources and archives through the Strength Aproaches Conference website.