Boletín de Agosto de 2004
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CANARIE Announces Funding for New Media Research

CANARIE announces $1 million extension to the Applied Research in Interactive Media (ARIM) Program

Ottawa, ON July 23, 2004 - CANARIE President and CEO Andrew Bjerring today issued a call for proposals for new media projects. Researchers from across Canada are invited to submit project proposals which are innovative, demonstrate a high level of collaboration amongst participating organizations, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, and focus on areas of advanced networking such as grid computing, a method of using resources distributed across a network. The purpose is to create the tools that allow a community of users to share network based cultural expression and experiences.

"The ARIM program has delivered excellent results and we are pleased to announce this new request for proposals," said Dr. Bjerring. "The continued support from the Department of Canadian Heritage means we are able to provide talented Canadian researchers with the resources they need to be successful so they can continue developing innovative tools for 21st century expression and experience."

The Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online has provided a $1 million extension to the Applied Research in Interactive Media (ARIM) Program administered by the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education Inc. (CANARIE Inc.). The ARIM Program focusses on projects that increase innovation in Canada's cultural and new media sector. The mandate of Canadian Culture Online is to foster a deepened understanding of Canada and its rich diversity by stimulating the development of, and ensuring access to, quality Canadian digital cultural content in both official languages.

Projects funded during the first phase of the ARIM program are changing the way Canadian content is conceived and delivered thereby enriching the Canadian experience. Results of phase one of the program include new ways of delivering rich multimedia experiences in musical education, innovative methods for linking digital libraries, video streaming technology that teaches teenagers about the dangers of Internet predators, and the development of speech recognition technology with automatic transcription.

For more information about these projects and others funded through the ARIM program, please visit

Applications for phase two should be sent in confidence via email to by August 12, 2004. Project proposals will be selected through a competitive process and reviewed relative to a set of mandatory criteria by a peer review committee made up of members from industry, research and education.

For more information about the ARIM Program - including program guidelines, project selection criteria, eligible costs and a detailed description of the application process - please visit or send an email to