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May 19, 2016

If information is power, how can we ensure that society is using it in the most accountable way possible? This October, Cybera is partnering with MRnet and SRnet to present Cyber Summit 2016, a two day summit that will focus on the privacy / policy...

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May 18, 2016

WestGrid has three job opportunities available this summer for students, funded through the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. CSJ is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program, creating summer job opportunities for young people who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The three positions are:

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May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator Alex Razoumov will be presenting an online tutorial that looks at 3D graph visualization with NetworkX, VTK, and ParaView. This session is open to anyone interested in data visualization tools and techniques -- you do not need a WestGrid or Compute Canada account to participate.

Tuesday, May 24
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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May 6, 2016

The CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 program is now available online! Thank you to everyone who submitted session proposals for the event. We’ve got an exciting lineup of diverse topics and engaging speakers from across the country.

Example sessions include:

  • Service Provider or Trusted Ally: The Perception of Central IT in the Current Higher Ed IT Landscape
  • Let's Deal with Trust Issues: ...
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May 4, 2016

Research poster submissions to CANHEIT | HPCS 2016, Canada's largest gathering of campus IT leaders and advanced research computing experts and researchers, are due by Friday, May 13. Abstracts are welcomed from any discipline, even if it doesn't involve advanced research computing. This is your chance to share research outcomes, case studies, best practices, key learnings, and success stories.

Poster submissions are welcomed...

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May 3, 2016

This June, as part of a Women in HPC (WHPC) workshop at ISC 2016, WHPC is seeking submissions from early career female researchers to present their work as a poster in a supportive environment that promotes the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, providing opportunities for peer to peer networking and the opportunity to interact with female role models.

The workshop, scheduled for Thursday, June 23,...

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April 29, 2016

In conjunction with the University of Alberta's Research Data Management (RDM) Week, Compute Canada / WestGrid staff on campus are hosting a series of workshops and tutorials on advanced research computing topics. A full schedule of the week's events can be found...

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April 22, 2016

The deadline for submissions to the Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge has been extended to June 30, 2016. Announced earlier this year, the Challenge is a national competition organized in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Compute Canada, the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and ThinkData Works, targeting multi-disciplinary research...

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April 18, 2016

Compute Canada's initial phase of SPARC Phase II consultations to gather feedback from researchers on community needs from 2017-2022 is coming to a close. Comments gathered through white paper submissions, survey responses, and in-person and online consultations will be used to inform capital planning (technology choices), service offerings and the setting of operational priorities.

White...

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April 4, 2016

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires. Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

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