- Published: 19 December 2013
WiER is sorry to report that funding cutbacks in the government sector have had the effect of dropping WiER below an operational level. Accordingly, WiER's Trustees have suspended operations, effective December 31, 2013, which is our fiscal year-end.
The Trustees have opted to suspend the program rather than close it in order to provide some time to investigate other directions. Indeed, there have already been some discussions along these lines.
For more information, here is a PDF of our announcement.
Many thanks, all, and best wishes for the new year.
During the period of suspension, we will continue to update our web site, and to make content available (e.g., author bios, The WiER Taps, Wired Writers Podcasts). Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter (@wiredwriters).
Many thanks to schools for sending remaining payments in—your efforts are appreciated very much.
Regular visitors may recall that WiER's web site was one of many hijacked for use in a large-scale denial of service attack in the U.S. We are very pleased to report that necessary upgrades have been implemented, and that we have restored our web services to a server at OISE.