Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – GM and TELUS partner on connected-vehicle tech

GM Canada and TELUS are working together to connect GM’s next-generation vehicles to TELUS’ 5G network. This represents the first time GM has selected a domestic communications company to provide connected-vehicle services for Canadian customers. GM and TELUS are collaborating to enable high-performance wireless network capabilities that will meet the needs of an all-electric and autonomous vehicle future. Network enhancements will include improved roadway-centric coverage; faster music and video downloads with higher quality; faster, more reliable, and secure over-the-air software updates; and faster navigation, mapping, and voice services. The first GM vehicles with built-in connectivity to TELUS’ high-performance 4G-LTE and 5G network are expected to be introduced with the 2025 model year. Additionally, through GM’s fifth generation rollout, current 4G LTE-equipped model year 2019 and newer vehicles will be able to migrate to the new TELUS network. 

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association has issued a call for submissions for its 43rd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence. The virtual event will take place Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. ET. Entries are being accepted across categories that include Print, Radio, Television, Documentary, Video Series, Photojournalism, Community Engagement, Online, Podcast and Innovation. 

The Jack Webster Foundation has opened submissions for its Student Journalism Awards and Indigenous Student Awards. Up to five Student Journalism Awards of $2,000 each will be available to a student in any year of their program at BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara, Thompson Rivers University, or University of British Columbia. Up to three Indigenous Student Awards of $2,000 will be available to an Indigenous journalism student at any of the aforementioned schools. The deadline for applications is Oct. 3.

Ryerson School of Journalism has renamed its newspaper, formerly known as The Ryersonian, to On the Record and their magazine, formerly known as Ryerson Review of Journalism, to Review of Journalism. The changes come following a vote in late August by the university’s Board of Directors to change the school’s name over concerns about founder Egerton Ryerson’s central role in the design and implementation of Canada’s residential schools.