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March 4, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, March 17 for a webinar that explores parallel programming in Julia. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Visualization and Training Coordinator, and Marie-Hélène Burle, WestGrid's Research Computing Training Assistant.

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Parallel programming in Julia
Wednesday, March 17
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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February 22, 2021

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) is expanding its team, with six new positions currently available in operations, communications, IT, procurement and more.

If you would like to help NDRIO advance and invest in national DRI activities that will allow Canada's researchers to achieve scientific breakthrough and research excellence, you are encouraged to apply for one of the available roles listed below:  

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February 17, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, March 03 for an introduction to the Throughput Project from one of its core developers. This online presentation will be hosted by Simon Goring, an Assistant Scientist with the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.

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Linking databases to code repositories with...

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February 14, 2021

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) has launched a nation-wide survey, as part of its Canadian Digital Research Infrastructure Needs Assessment. This survey is open to all Canadian researchers, regardless of their current use of digital infrastructure. Please take the time to complete the survey and share it with other...

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February 12, 2021

On Friday, Feb 5, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall with three guest speakers discussing some of the AI expertise and machine learning innovations across Western Canada. 

Click here to view the video recording.

 The speakers included:

  • Cam Linke, Chief Executive Officer, Amii
    As one of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as...
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Screenshot of a simulation of the convection of the Earth's mantle.
February 10, 2021

Building on four successful years hosting a national Visualize This! Challenge, the Compute Canada Visualization Working Group is joining forces with IEEE to co-host the 2021 IEEE SciVis Contest, an international competition to create novel approaches and state-of-the-art visualizations that help domain scientists better understand challenging datasets.

2021 Theme and Contest Tasks

The theme and focus for the 2021 Contest is "Convection processes in the Earth’s mantle". ...

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WestGrid webinar Chapel 2018
February 4, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 17 for a look at two multi-platform, open-source backup tools. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.

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Automating your backups in Linux and MacOS 
Wednesday, February 17
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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February 4, 2021

On February 3, 2021, Portage’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) officially launched into full production! Congratulations to everyone behind the scenes who made this milestone possible, in particular the WestGrid team members who led the development efforts at the University of Saskatchewan and Simon Fraser University, many of whom have been involved with...

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Photos of speakers for WestGrid February Town Hall: Cam Linke, Steve Lowry, Jacqueline Keena
January 25, 2021

Join us on Friday 05 February for our next WestGrid Community Town Hall. This month we'll hear from some of the innovative organizations in Western Canada who are working to enhance Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise and Machine Learning (ML) applications within research and industry.

We're pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:

  • Cam...
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WestGrid webinar December 2019
January 22, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 03 for a continuation of our look at working with spatial data in R. This online presentation will be hosted by Marie-Hélène Burle, WestGrid's Research Computing Training Assistant.

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Advanced GIS mapping in R 
Wednesday, February 03
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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