epost Awards Digital Teaching Tools to Region of Waterloo Schools


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – The results of the first epost School Program are in with nearly 2,000 votes cast by Region of Waterloo residents. Sixteen local schools won SMART Board interactive whiteboards and other digital teaching tools.

“We want to thank the residents of Kitchener-Waterloo who helped local schools get the tools they need for innovation and learning,” says Kerry Munro, Group President of the Digital Delivery Network at Canada Post. “Just like Canada Post is adapting to a digital future with services like epost, classrooms will continue to embrace technology in order to help students stay competitive in the digital economy.”

Subscribers of two or more bills on epost in the Region of Waterloo voted for local schools in the area. Each additional bill that was registered on epost earned the subscriber another vote. A total of 124 schools participated in the epost School Program. Here is a look at the winners:

Each of these 6 schools won a SMART Board interactive whiteboard:
Elementary

Lester B. Pearson P.S.
Bridgeport P.S.
Sandhills P.S.

Secondary

Forest Heights C.I.
Sir John A. Macdonald S.S.
Waterloo C.I.

Each of these 10 schools won a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook:
Elementary

Edna Staebler P.S.
Williamsburg P.S.
Lackner Woods P.S.
Country Hills P.S.
W. T. Townshend P.S.

Secondary

Kitchener-Waterloo C. and V.S.
Grand River C.I.
Eastwood C.I.
Cameron Heights C.I.
Preston H.S.

Canada Post would like to congratulate all the winners, but particularly the top three schools that garnered the most votes: Lester B. Pearson, elementary school, came in first place and Forest Heights C.I. and Sir John A. Macdonald, secondary schools, tied in second place. The digital teaching tools supplied to these and other schools will help make learning more interactive and help accelerate students’ digital aptitude.

Canada Post chose Kitchener-Waterloo – a centre for technology and innovation – to launch the epost School Program and new updates to epost. Changes to epost include better design and navigation, improved organizational tools and an added level of security through digital authentication. A first in Canada, the new epost platform connects a user’s digital identity with his or her physical address. This helps validate the user’s online identity, allowing them to connect more securely with local government and business for e-services.

About epost
epost is the free digital mailbox that helps busy Canadians simplify their lives by offering one place, one login, one password to manage their household bills and essential documents. Fully integrated with your bank, epost makes it easier than ever before to consolidate and pay your bills. Bank-grade security protects sensitive information while reminders help avoid late fees. It also stores all bills and statements for up to seven years. epost allows Canadians to stay better organized, and save time and money.



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