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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00 PDT to Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:00 PST
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WestGrid runs training activities year-round, from online webinars to, workshops and summer schools. Mark your calendars for the upcoming training activities!

Visit our Training Materials site for more information and to register for courses, or click below.


WestGrid’s bi-weekly training webinars take place every second Wednesday at 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central. Click the linked titles below for more information and to register online. Videoconference connection instructions are emailed to all registrants.

DATE                      TOPIC SPEAKER                          
Sep-29 Remote visualization on Compute Canada Clusters 
Alex Razoumov 
Oct-19  Container-based approach to bioinformatics applications  Tannistha Nandi 
Oct-27  Easier parallel Julia workflow with Dagger.jl Marie-Helene Burle 
Nov-10  Highlights from the 2021 Sci-Vis Contest  Alex Razoumov 
Nov-24 Upscaling with PyTorch  Marie-Helene Burle 
Dec-08 Topic TBA Ata Roudgar
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DATE                           EVENT LOCATION                         
Sep-23 Taking Git one step further - collaborating through GitHub  Online for UBC Research Commons
Sep-27 to Oct-25 UofA Fall Research Computing Bootcamp Online for University of Alberta 
Oct-04 to Oct-05 Visualization with Paraview (EN)  National Training Workshop
Oct-14 Multi-Processing in Julia  Online for UBC Research Commons
Nov-02 to Nov-03 Visualization with Paraview (FR) National Training Workshop
 Dec-09  Working with shared and distributed arrays in Julia  Online for UBC Research Commons

As always, we welcome your questions and requests for other training topics and events. Please email questions or suggestions to

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Oct 13th & 14th National AI Showcase

Coming on the success of AInBC’s Launchpad pitch competition at CrossOver, we are partnering with the Traction Conference to bring you the National AI Showcase - a two-part event for Seed and Series A startups to demo and pitch their companies to investors from Canada, the US, Japan, Korea and the world.

October 13 (12-2:45 pm PDT/3-5:45 EDT) is a demo day for investors only. Demos will be organized into five content streams: Health, Robotics, Enterprise & Fintech, Transportation & Infrastructure and Emerging Tech. The top 40 applicants will be selected to give the demos and will also receive 10 free lifetime licenses of Dialpad's talk and AI enabled video conferencing solutions (provided they meet eligibility requirements)

October 14 (2:00-3:45 pm PDT/5:00-6:45 EDT) is a pitch competition open to the public where the top eight companies will duke it out in front of our VC judges for a prize pack including $100,000 in AWS credit, $60,000 in Hubspot services, free advice from an expert AI researcher and a guaranteed meeting with any investor in attendance.

Startups can apply here. Investors who would like to attend should contact us here.

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Register for the event HERE!