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WestGrid Training Events

Upcoming Training Events Training Materials & Event Archive

WestGrid offers in-person and online training sessions on topics such as getting started with WestGrid, programming languages, specialized software, research data management, and data visualization tools. Click the linked buttons above to view the events schedule or the archive of materials and events.

Additional information on many of these topics is also provided in the Support section. For more information on how to use the WestGrid computational infrastructure, please contact WestGrid Support.

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WestGrid YouTube Channel

WestGrid posts recordings of all of its training videos to its YouTube Channel. We also use that channel to share training videos by the other regions and Compute Canada, including the 'Getting Started with Compute Canada National Systems' mini-webinar series, which has short tutorials on:

WestGrid Summer Schools

WestGrid launched is Research Computing Summer Schools series in 2017 with inaugural schools at two locations: 

If you would like to have a Research Computing Summer School hosted at your university, contact Alex Razoumov for more information.

Visualization Workshops

Vizualization Workshops schedule

WestGrid offers a recurring introductory workshop on scientific visualization using Paraview. ParaView is an open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application which enables users to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. Hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator, these day-long workshops explore the basics of scientific visualization with hands-on exercises using 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional data sets. If you would like to request a workshop be hosted at your institution, please contact Alex Razoumov. For more information on the course outline and materials, click here

Research Seminars

Upcoming Research Seminars Past Seminars

WestGrid partners with groups to expand the reach of their research seminars with multi-point videoconferences or online webstreams. Currently, we are supporting  the VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series.

VanBUG is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations are delivered by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives. For more information, contact