STRONG Conference


The UBC Learning Circle is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the First Nations Technology Council to bring the 2013 STRONG Conference to First Nations communities across the province of BC. The Learning Circle will be utilizing our video conference and computer webinar capabilities to broadcast select portions of the STRONG workshops and presentations.

STRONG is the First Nations Technology Council’s Summit of Technology, Resources, Opportunities, Networks, and Growth conference held May 6-8, 2013 on Coast Salish Traditional Territories at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. Innovative and interactive, this conference will interest delegates at any level of technical experience and technology expertise. Cutting-edge presentations show how to efficiently utilize technology in everyday life or to gain a competitive edge in a knowledge-based economy.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

11 AM-12 PM:

1st Speaker: Video Conferencing, The Basics / 2nd Speaker: What is the UBC Learning Circle?

1-2 PM:

1st Speaker: Norsat’s National Satellite Initiative service costs post-March 2014 / 2nd Speaker: Ideas and Resources for Community Digital Strategies

2-2:45 PM:

1st Speaker: Project Raven, Technical Skills Development for the New Job Market / 2nd Speaker: Turtle Island Small Business Online Demonstration

3:15-4 PM:

1st Speaker: UBC eMentoring for Aboriginal Youth / 2nd Speaker: Aboriginal apprenticeship program, Why Join Revenue Canada?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

9:30-10:30 AM:

Science Education for Technological Change. Commander John Herrington, Native American Astronaut

11 AM-12PM:

Telehealth for Remote Aboriginal Communities by Dr. John Pawlovich & David Huh, First Nations Health Authority


The UBC Learning Circle recently partnered with the First Nations Technology Council at the 2013 STRONG Conference to host a series of video conference and computer webinar sessions for First Nations communities across the province of BC. View the complete video conference and webinar program here.

Health Canada eHealth Solutions Unit: Videoconferencing – The Basics

UBC Learning Circle: What is the UBC Learning Circle?

Rob McMahon: NSI and Aboriginal Communities -Examples from across the North

Norsat International: Norsat’s National Satellite Initiative service costs post-March 2014

iCanada Alliance: Ideas and Resources for Community Digital Strategies

First Nations Technology Council (Project Raven): Technical Skills Development for the New Job Market

First Nations Technology Council: Information Management – Power & Possibility

Aboriginal eMentoring BC: UBC eMentoring for Aboriginal Youth

Canada Revenue Agency: Aboriginal student and apprenticeship employment programs – Why Join the Canada Revenue Agency?

First Nations Health Authority: Telehealth for Remote Aboriginal Communities



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