The Canadian government has created a new online resource to offer academics and students new ways to connect and work with Canada’s public service. Natalie Samson of University Affairs notes that the platform, called GCcollab.ca, grew out of an open-source communication interface that government employees have been using for years. Samson reports that the new site allows users to create profiles, browse a newsfeed, and access an events calendar. GCollab was opened to users at five institutions in September 2016 on a pilot basis. Within a month, the tool was reportedly made available to academics and students at all universities and colleges due to significant demand.