"Over the past 7 years, Fujisawa Canada, Inc. has enjoyed a strong and productive medical research relationship with the London Health Sciences Centre, a partner of the Lawson Health Research Institute. We are highly satisfied with the calibre of research and management personnel in London and look forward to building on this long-standing and successful relationship with many more research projects in the future."
Ralph A Ferguson, PhD Assistant Director, Immunology Scientific Affairs Fujisawa Canada Inc.
“Among other benefits, London offers a remarkable cost advantage for technology businesses. Even when the rest of the world was screaming about a shortage of skilled IT talent, London was an environment where great talent was both available and cost significantly less than both Toronto and certainly the United States.”
Joel McLean, President & CEO, The Info-Tech Research Group
London’s I.T. sector has been built on innovative local start-up ventures finding a niche market and growing into successful Canadian and global players.
Among our many success stories are Phoenix Interactive Technologies, which pioneered banking software solutions to the global market.
London has more than 300 I.T. companies focused in interactive game development, manufacturing plant floor software, financial services, asset management and TV cable systems middleware and other sectors.
London’s talented I.T. labour force is greater than 8,000 representing more than 3% of the total labour force.
Western University (Western) has programs in Computer Science (including a minor in game development) and Computer & Software Engineering.
Fanshawe College has programs in Information Technology (programming & networking) as well as Contemporary Media (digital media, games, 3D animation, web development).
London is home to approximately 20 registered private Vocational Schools. Several of these schools focus exclusively on I.T. training, providing intensive instruction in a relatively short period of time.
The London Advantage: Talent
Western offers programs in Computer Science and Software and Computer Engineering graduating ~ 170 students each year. Departmental research interests include Artificial Intelligence & Logic Programming, Graphics & Image Processing, Software & Systems, Symbolic Computation and Theory of Computing. Western offers upper-level students an optional internship program that has proven to be a very effective way of linking students with local I.T. companies.
Fanshawe offers a number of Information Technology, Networking and Systems programs graduating ~ 250 students each year. Fanshawe also has an excellent department of Contemporary Media which supplies a large number of multi-media artists and audio graduates to the local and regional interactive digital media industry. Fanshawe programs offer a co-op education opportunity to effectively link students to the local I.T. industry.
London is home to approximately 20 registered private Vocational Schools. Several of these schools focus exclusively on I.T. training, providing intensive instruction in a relatively short period of time. Programs offered include network support, web development, programming, programming analyst, web technologies, etc.