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Institutional Partners

Institutional Partners are the home institutions of any WestGrid user or any research organization that collaborates with WestGrid to lead the acceleration of research and innovation. If you are interested in collaborating with WestGrid as an institutional partner, please contact for more information.

University of Northern British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University 

   BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre  
University of Lethbridge The Banff Centre       Athabasca University  
University of Regina  The University of Winnipeg       Brandon University  


Funding Partners

WestGrid and our seven member institutions, as regional partners of Compute Canada, receive funding for the operations and maintenance (O&M) needs of national advanced research computing support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Major Science Initiatives program (MSI). The provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchwan and Manitoba provide the required matching funds for all CFI grants.

Canada Foundation for Innovation Government of British Columbia Alberta Government Government of Saskatchewan Government of Manitoba


Network Partners

WestGrid's advanced research computing facilities are connected through a dedicated WestGrid core network which makes use of CANARIE's national network infrastructure as well as the provincial infrastructure of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This allows for very high-speed communications between sites and can be be used for services like large file transfers between sites.




WestGrid's datacentres are powered by state-of-the art advanced research computing resources and we work closely with the following vendors to ensure these systems meet the needs of our user community.

Cray Dell HP IBM SGI