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University of Manitoba
Room Location TBC

Speaker Info:

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC).

If your research requires large-scale computing, cloud computing, data management, or data storage resources, WestGrid and its partners in Research Computing at the University of Manitoba invite you to attend our Compute Canada RAC information session.

Thursday, September 12
1:00 - 4:30 pm
University of Manitoba
Room Location - TBC
Click here to register 
(all registrants will be notified of the room location once confirmed)

What Will Be Discussed:

This session wil cover:

  • This year's competition details and proposal requirements
  • Changes / updates from last year (i.e. new scoring levels & criteria)
  • Tips for writing a strong RAC application
  • Support available (i.e. technical consultations & needs justification)
  • Research computing services & support available at the University of Manitoba

Who Should Attend:

  • Any researcher interested in learning more about Compute Canada's RAC process and/or the research computing resources available at the University of Manitoba
  • Previous RAC applicants who are interested in improving their RAC application this year
  • No previous knowledge or research computing experience required. This presentation is an information-sharing session.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact

Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019


Speaker Info:

This year’s Visualize This! Challenge is being coordinated by WestGrid, SciNet, SHARCNET, and Calcul Québec -- all regional partners of Compute Canada. Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Team, Visualize This! wants to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to all Canadian researchers!

Click here to read the full competition details.

This year’s Challenge is focusing on processing and visualizing large datasets with parallel rendering. Any dataset that is too large to be rendered on a standalone desktop/workstation would qualify for this competition.

The competition is open to anyone affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university) or research organization. This Challenge provides a valuable learning opportunity to enhance your visualization skills, no matter what your research area may be, so participants from all research fields are encouraged to enter.

Want to join the Challenge?

  • Click here to register your interest.
    • Note: Participants can form teams and there is no limit to the number of people who can be part of your team. Note: A team will be considered as a single entrant and will be eligible to win only one prize.
  • Visit the Visualize This! website for complete competition details.
  • Help us spread the word (#vizthis2019) and invite anyone else you think might be up for the Challenge!
  • Submit your entry by November 30.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Compute Canada Visualization Team. To be eligible for a prize, you must be registered as a participant.

More information

The full contest rules and FAQs on the competition can be found on the Challenge website. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email

Registation / More Information