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December 8, 2017
WestGrid Legacy Systems Defunding Update

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained as part of Compute Canada’s national cyberinfrastructure platform, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. Local institutions may choose to keep a system running, which may result in usage limited to a certain group of users (e.g. only those from the local institution).

"Decommissioned" means the...

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December 8, 2017

Want to build cyberinfrastructure services and platforms that will accelerate scientific research? Compute Canada is seeking full-time developers to join its team. 

A key platform that will benefit from this work will be the CANFAR astronomy platform, and the tools developed will be applicable to other scientific platforms and portals.

The developers will work closely with...

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December 4, 2017

Join Richard Corbett from Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre for a one-hour webinar session on using FFPE samples in a next generation sequencing (NGS) study.

Wednesday, Dec 06
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description:

As access to fresh tissue becomes increasingly difficult,...

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December 4, 2017
Funding to be awarded for the modification and maintenance of existing platforms to meet needs of new research teams

[Ottawa, Ontario | December 4, 2017]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a second Call for Proposals that invests in research software teams to adapt their existing research platforms to support researchers from other disciplines. Additional funding is available to support ongoing maintenance of the platform, the development of...

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December 1, 2017

As Compute Canada’s largest regional organization, WestGrid brings together computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to meet the needs of today's researchers and lead the acceleration of research and innovation in Western Canada. 

In 2016, WestGrid’s Member Council voted unanimously to move forward with incorporation to ensure the risk for the region is managed separately from Compute Canada, to adopt a governance...

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November 27, 2017

Compute Canada is offering two pairs of scholarships to Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2018. These will be awarded via a competition closing February 8, 2018. Submissions must include:

  • The name and institutional affiliation of a research-based co-applicant (Faculty, Postdoc, or Graduate Student).
  • The name and affiliation of a technology/support based co-applicant (Project Manager, Programmer, Metadata Specialist, etc.).
  • A...
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November 7, 2017

Calling all research students and post-docs — starting October 2, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and your research.

Show how CFI-funded infrastructure has opened opportunities for you, by tweeting an image or video of how you work with CFI-funded equipment or in a CFI-funded research...

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November 6, 2017

Applications for Compute Canada's Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition close Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM (EST).

How to Apply
  • All proposals must be...
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November 6, 2017

Join Yussanne Ma, Bioinformatics Group Leader at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, for a one-hour webinar session on how next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can be used in your bioinformatics and genomics research.

Wednesday, Nov 8
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
Click here to register...

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November 5, 2017

On October 13, 2017, WestGrid hosted an online Community Town Hall to share the latest updates on RAC 2018 and provide a forum for users to ask questions about and give feedback on the next national system, GP4.

Discussion topics included:

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system
  • A preview of the Large Parallel system, Niagara, at the University of Toronto (coming...
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