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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

Rm 660, ECS Building

Speaker Info:

WestGrid is partnering with the University of Victoria's Research Computing team to host an information + Q&A session on key resources available to support your research!

Bring your lunch and join us for all or part(s) of the agenda.


10:00 - 11:00 am
Accelerate your research using the Compute Canada Cloud

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) - Best practices & submission tips

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Question & Answer (Q&A) session

Who Should Attend

  • Any researcher interested in learning more about Compute Canada's cloud computing resources, resource allocation process, and/or the other research computing resources and expertise available at the University of Victoria
  • Previous Compute Canada 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 any questions, email