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Intro to Compute Canada for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Scholars


Speaker Info:

Megan Meredith-Lobay
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Analyst
Compute Canada / WestGrid / University of British Columbia


This online workshop will provide an introduction to Compute Canada and its available resources for researches in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This workshop will lead researchers through the process of getting set up on Compute Canada and how to best use all the tools and services available.

The topics covered include:

  • Getting a Compute Canada and Consortium Account
  • How to get access to and use the Compute Canada Cloud and ownCloud (cloud storage tool)
  • Examples of projects currently using CC Resources

Prerequisite Knowledge and Requirements:

  • No previous knowledge or experience required. This session is intended as an information session only so no hands on experience is necessary.

Who Should Attend:

  • This session is intended for any Humanities or Social Sciences scholar interested in taking advantage of CC infrastructure and resources for their research.

Speaker Bio:

Megan Meredith-Lobay is the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Analyst for the Advanced Research Computing Department at the University of British Columbia. In addition, Megan serves on the Compute Canada Digital Humanities and Software Carpentry National Teams as well as the Educause Center for Analysis and Research / Centre for Networked Information Digital Humanites Working Group. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in medieval archaeology where she used a variety of computing resources to investigate ritual landscapes in Late Iron Age Scotland. Megan worked at the University of Alberta where she supported research computing for the Faculty of Arts, and at the University of Oxford where she was the programme coordinator for Digital Social Research, an Economic and Social Research Council project to promote advanced ICT in Social Science research. Most recently, Megan coordinated the Research Ethics Board at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey.