Desire2Learn opens new facility in Moncton, New Brunswick to promote innovation and technology sector opportunities in Atlantic Canada
Desire2Learn Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the opening of its first satellite office located in the Universit� de Moncton’s Scientific Park, Moncton, New Brunswick. Representatives of the Universit� de Moncton, the City of Moncton, and the federal government celebrated the opening of the Desire2Learn office in Moncton along with key members of the local business community.
Desire2Learn marked the opening of its new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Desire2Learn leadership team discussed the company’s business achievements, technologies and employment opportunities in Atlantic Canada.
As a result of a collaborative partnership, the new office will increase the company’s presence in Atlantic Canada. Desire2Learn is committed to work in partnership with the Universit� de Moncton through the Groupe des technologies de l’apprentissage (GTA), which develops and implements eLearning solutions at the university, and with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. This initiative has been formed through a collaborative research and development project called SynergiC3, a $5.5 million project that will receive up to $2.9 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Atlantic Innovation Fund. The project will span over a four-year period and also includes a $700,000 in-kind contribution from NRC. As part of SynergiC3, Desire2Learn will develop a productivity enhancement software suite that will decrease the production time for developing eLearning content by accelerating workflow processes, facilitating collaborative authoring and enhancing quality control capabilities.
“We are very happy to welcome Desire2Learn to our campus and we look forward to building a close collaboration and undertake many joint projects in the future,” said Yvon Fontaine, president of the Universit� de Moncton. “The presence of this leading-edge Canadian eLearning software company will expand the IT cluster in our region and contribute significantly to consolidate research and development capabilities in this field of expertise which we have identified as one of our top research priorities.”
“The opening of our new Moncton office demonstrates our continued growth, momentum and innovation. The proximity to the university provides us with a unique opportunity to further collaborate with the university,” said John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO. “Desire2Learn and Universit� de Moncton have established a history of cooperation in research: this collaboration will continue to advance the frontiers of learning and discovery and bring people together to pursue common goals.”
“Canada’s New Government is getting things done for the people of New Brunswick,” said the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs and regional Minister for New Brunswick on behalf of the Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). “We are very pleased that our investments of over $3.5 million are a key factor in Desire2Learn opening a new office in Moncton. By supporting partnerships such as those in the SynergiC3 project, our New Government is helping to position the province as a leader in eLearning solutions and to build Research and Development capacity in the region.”
With an existing workforce already located in Moncton, Desire2Learn is looking to expand its presence by hiring a range of new employees to support a variety of business functions. Several job postings are currently listed on the company’s website. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes to: www.Desire2Learn.com/careers
The address of the new Desire2Learn office is:
55 Crowley Farm Road
Moncton, New Brunswick
About Desire2Learn Inc.
Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches, and branding. Desire2Learn supports over four million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com.
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