Degroote School of Business at McMaster University, CampusCurrent & CGA Ontario Make Smart Phone History

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The free application enables each commerce student to instantly access campus events, academic dates, phone directory and news on their BlackBerry and Android Devices with Apple devices soon to be supported.

Degroote Commerce Society at the Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, is proud to announce that they are the first Canadian business school council to launch a new and innovative mobile application that provides students with instant access to campus information from their smart phones. After downloading the free application, each commerce student will be able to instantly access campus events, academic dates, phone directory and news on their BlackBerry and Android Devices (with Apple devices soon to follow).

"The majority of our business students have smartphones, and so this new mobile initiative is a perfect fit for our students, and our executive team. We can now instantly communicate with our students through a medium they know and love: their smartphone" states David Stewart, President, Degroote Commerce Society, McMaster University.

This is a new mobile application to Canada, one which will be utilized by various post-secondary schools across Ontario in the coming months, thanks to the strategic sponsorship and alliance with the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) (http://www.cga-ontario.org) and the CampusCurrent (http://www.mycampuscurrent.com) Mobile Platform.

“CGA Ontario is a proud sponsor of this exciting new mobile application,” said Bruce Richards, vice-president, business development, Certified General Accountants of Ontario.” Productivity and efficiency help students to do more with their careers; by supporting this smart phone initiative the Association can help students manage their busy schedules and heavy workloads to maximize their own productivity and efficiency – and also important for students, this technology is compatible with BlackBerry, Android and iPhone smart phones.

About the Certified General Accountants of Ontario:
Certified General Accountants of Ontario is the self-governing body that grants the exclusive right to the CGA designation, and controls the rigorous professional standards of accreditation and professionalism in accounting for its 20,000 CGAs and 8,000 students who are working towards their CGA designation in Ontario, in protection of the public interest.

About CampusCurrent:
CampusCurrent (http://www.mycampuscurrent.com) is a customizable mobile application platform designed and built for universities and colleges by Undercurrent MOBILE (Undercurrent). Undercurrent designs and builds mobile applications for universities and colleges on Android, Apple and BlackBerry platforms. Undercurrent is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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