October 19, 2017

York University Computer Museum Seeks Technology, Solution Provider Partners and Community experts to help advance its World-class Computing Exhibition

  •  Be a partner in preserving and showcasing Canadian computing heritage
  •  Benefit from leadership and brand  profile as part of York University Computer Museum’s LINK
  •  Respond by December 1, 2017 to CATA at info@cata.ca

Toronto, ON…York University Computer Museum, York University, wishes to partner and collaborate with corporations and organizations and community leaders on the creation of a world-class permanent computing and information technology exhibition–THE LINK–to be opened in 2018.

To help achieve this goal, YUCoM is partnering with CATAAlliance to confirm expression of interests in Canada and across the globe in helping advance the bold new LINK initiative.

THE LINK exhibition in brief

THE LINK has been conceived as a free access, interactive, and permanent computing and information technology exhibition. This world-class installation will showcase and celebrate Canadian contributions to computing and information technologies. It will link our technological heritage with present-day digital world and tell the story of technology’s role in shaping Canadian society, its aspirations and values. THE LINK will inform, educate and aim to inspire future engineers and scientists to follow in the footsteps of the Canadian scientists and technology pioneers.

Apart from showcasing Canadian computing heritage, the exhibition will also present corporate profiles of sponsoring companies and organizations as well as their legacy and current products. When installed, the exhibition will offer one of the most innovative high-technology presentations in Canada.

YUCoM background

The York University Computer Museum (YUCoM) is located in the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. Formed in December 2002, YUCoM is Canada’s first physical museum dedicated exclusively to the history of the Canadian computer industry. It is possibly the largest single collection of Canadian computer hardware, software, documents, and other items of historical significance. The scope of the collection, the conducted research, publications, and research collaborations with several North American institutions made YUCoM an internationally recognized collection.

The Lassonde School of Engineering background

The Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, was established in 2011 backed by funding from founding donor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde, the Government of Ontario, and York. Currently, the school has over 130 faculty members in four academic departments, offers 11 programs, and is home to over 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The School has been created to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.

Call for Technology & Solution Provider Partners and Collaborators

The opening of the LINK is scheduled for 2018 — more than three decades after the launch of Canadian high tech icons ATI and RIM, and more than four decades after the unveiling of the world’s first personal computer — the MCM/70 — invented and built in Canada.

The Lassonde School of Engineering will offer interested parties several marketing and promotion opportunities. YUCoM will offer a venue to feature corporate and community leadership profiles  at the exhibition.

Qualification of Interest & Next Step

  • Review YUCoM’s “THE LINK exhibition in brief” and “Call to Partner and Collaborate”, and determine if your organization can partner with YUCoM on THE LINK project and, if it can, the partnership scope and level
  • Contact CATAAlliance CEO John Reid at jreid@cata.ca with your expression of interest, or request a full briefing document on THE LINK exhibition,  providing key contact and background information.  All expressions of interest must be submitted by December 1, 2017

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