UBC Reports | Vol.
51 | No. 2 |
Feb. 3, 2005
No Wires, More Freedom
UBC has extended its enormous high-speed wireless network
to its newest campus in Kelowna -- all academic and student
services buildings at UBC Okanagan have been outfitted with
transceivers so students, faculty and staff can connect to
the Internet without plugging into the wall.
The first and largest wireless campus network in the region,
the UBC Okanagan initiative is part of UBC’s University
Networking Program, which completed Canada’s largest
wireless campus network at UBC Vancouver last year.
“The completion of the wireless network is a great
example of how UBC and OUC are working together to ensure
a smooth transition,” says Gwen Zilm, Associate Vice
President of Information Services at OUC.
“Wireless is an integral part of the e-Strategy Framework,
and I am delighted to see it now poised to enable further
innovation in learning, research and collaboration at UBC
Okanagan,” says Ted Dodds, Associate Vice President
of Information Technology at UBC.
For more information on how to access the UBC Okanagan wireless
network, please visit www.wireless.ubc.ca/okanagan/.