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Monday, November 16, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020


Speaker Info:

Due to the unprecedented circumstances generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12th Canadian Science Policy Conference, CSPC 2020, will be held completely online!

CSPC 2020 will feature a week-long variety of engaging and informative online sessions including panel discussions, workshops, live interviews, online networking opportunities, and even virtual exhibitions.

Registered participants will have the opportunity to watch sessions live and on-demand. Live sessions will be held throughout the day, such that participants across time zones will be able to attend them.

We look forward to bringing the Canadian and global science and innovation policy communities together in these pivotal times and continue the crucial and insightful conversation on the world post-pandemic.

Registation / More Information
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Monday, November 2, 2020 to Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Speaker Info:

WestGrid is delivering a new online Research Computing Autumn School this November. Eight courses will be delivered over eight different days and sessions will be focused around introductory or 'getting started' themes. The format will feature a combination of interactive Zoom sessions as well as pre-recorded reading and video materials.

The eight topics are:

  • Bash command line (Nov 2)
  • Version control with Git (Nov 3)
  • High performance computing (Nov 9)
  • Basics of Python (Nov 10)
  • Deep learning with PyTorch (Nov 16)
  • Parallel programming in Chapel (Nov 17)
  • Scientific programming in Julia (Nov 23)
  • 3D scientific visualization (Nov 24)

All materials, schedule, and course descriptions can be found on the Autumn School website (still under development):


There are two categories of registration. WestGrid's mandate is to serve and support institutions and researchers based in Western Canada and we thus offer discounted workshop rates to anyone based at or affiliated with WestGrid's seven Member Institutions. All registrants can attend as many or as few courses as they would like.

  • WestGrid Member Institutions*: $20 
    *This registration category is open to anyone based at or affiliated with one of WestGrid's seven Member Institutions: the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Manitoba.

  • Non-Member Academic Institutions*: $30 
    This registration category is open anyone based at or affiliated with any other Canadian post-secondary institution.

Who should participate

  • Anyone based at or affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • All research disciplines and skill levels are welcome to register.

Registration for this event is not open to researchers / students who are not affiliated with a Canadian university, but you are welcome to browse our Training Materials site for instructional videos and exercises on these topics or to contact us at for additional or customized training.

More information

If you have questions, please contact us for more information.