The U of S, as well as other Canadian universities, are becoming participants in Eduraom, a consortium of wireless access services at higher education institutions. The U of S service became available on June 11, 2008.
Eduroam originated in Europe to provide for wireless reciprocity between higher education institutions and spread in use to other countries around the world. Australia was the first non-European country to join in December 2004.
BCNET (includes institutions such as UBC, UVic, etc.) and its member institutions were the first in Canada to create Eduroam links. For more information on BCNET and its role with Eduroam, visit the BCNET wiki.
Other universities in Canada, including the U of S, are establishing Eduroam at their institutions as part of the development of a Canadian consortium led by The Canadian University Council of CIO's (CUCCIO). Eduroam Canada will eventually become part of the global Eduroam initiative.
For more information on the global Eduroam initiative, visit: http://www.eduroam.org.