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April 16, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press | Online Edition
Published Monday, April 13, 2015

WINNIPEG -- Renowned University of Manitoba Arctic researcher Prof. David Barber is leading an international sea ice expedition off the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Barber, Canada Research...

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April 15, 2015

WestGrid and Compute Canada would like to extend condolences to the family, friends and research colleagues of Dr. Tom Ziegler, who passed away on March 24, 2015 at the age of 69. A celebration of Tom’s life is being hosted at 4 pm today at the University of Calgary, where he had been a Professor in the Department of Chemistry since 1981. Tom was a highly respected and passionate academic in the field of theoretical inorganic chemistry, with broad research...

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April 13, 2015

The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship is seeking applications from PhD students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers. Submissions are due by Friday, May 1, 2015. The Fellowship reflects the two societies’ (ACM and IEEE-CS) long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. Aapplications are encouraged from from women, minorities, international students...

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April 9, 2015

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees of our latest WestGrid Seminar Series, which ran from September 2014 to March 2015. Nearly 250 researchers took part in the seminars, which were videoconferenced to 11 different partner institutions and also webstreamed. If you missed a talk or would like to refer back to a session you attended earlier in the season, please visit our WestGrid Seminar Archive.

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April 9, 2015

Researchers with an interest in data analysis and image analysis are invited to attend a free data visualization workshop on April 15 at the University of Alberta, presented by Videre Analytics Ltd. The workshop is sponsored by the Advanced Materials & Processing Laboratory at the University of Alberta and will present principles and methods for analyzing images, including those from x-rays, photographs and tomography. The discussion will focus on using the image processing tool box in Matlab, but the concepts apply to...

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SHARCNET
April 1, 2015

SHARCNET is issuing a call for proposals for Round VI Dedicated Programming Support. This programme provides support for computational projects of exceptional potential that will have lasting impact and value and that require significant support from SHARCNET to proceed. The objectives of the program are:

  • To enable key research projects with the potential for exceptional and lasting impact that require significant programming support to proceed, and
  • To facilitate optimal exploitation of SHARCNET’s or...
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March 31, 2015

WestGrid's March 2015 newsletter is now available online.

News items this month include:

  • Compute Canada's announcement of the institutions nominated to host systems in its next round of infrastructure funding,
  • a call for researchers in the Digital Humanities to apply for one of two scholarships to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute,
  • a call for...
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Alcohol
March 25, 2015

The final session of the Spring Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host Dr. Amanda Slaunwhite, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of New Brunswick, and a Collaborating Scientist at Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia at the University of Victoria. She will be discussing the ways in which data analytics methods can support primary health care utilization for alcohol-attributed diseases. 

Tuesday, March 31
11:30 am PDT  /  12:30 pm MDT  /  12:30 pm CST  /  1:30 pm CDT  /  3:30 pm ADT...

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March 23, 2015

Compute Canada and its regional partners (ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid) are pleased to announce the institutions nominated to host national advanced research computing (ARC) systems in Compute Canada’s next round of infrastructure funding.

The following institutions have been nominated:

  • LP Site - University of Toronto
  • GP1 Site- University of Victoria
  • GP2 Site - Simon Fraser University
  • GP3 Site - University of Waterloo

The new systems are planned to be fully...

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The C2C seminar will explore "Big Data" problems faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases
March 23, 2015

This week, WestGrid is pleased to host Dr. Yussanne Ma, lead of the Bioinformatic group at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, as a guest speaker for the WestGrid Seminar Series. She will discuss the ways high performance computing supports her group's work and will focus a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency. 

Details:

Wednesday, March 25
11:30 am PDT  /  ...

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