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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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April 3, 2016

The next session of the VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Elhanan Borenstein, an Associate Professor with the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. His talk will will highlight the pressing need for the development of predictive system-level models of the microbiome.

Thursday, April 14
6:00 pm PDT  /  7:00 pm MDT  /  7:00 pm CST  /  8:00 pm CDT

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March 31, 2016

There's just a few weeks left to submit a nomination to Compute Canada's annual recognition awards program to celebrate and recognize the advanced research computing (ARC) support and expertise that helps Canada’s research community achieve bigger, better and faster results. The deadline submit is April 22, 2016. Compute Canada is collecting nominations of Compute Canada staff...

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March 31, 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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March 25, 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.

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March 24, 2016

Submissions to CANHEIT | HPCS 2016, Canada's largest gathering of campus IT leaders and advanced research computing experts and researchers, are due by Thursday, March 31. Abstracts are welcomed from anyone in higher education, campus IT, and advanced research computing. This is your chance to share research outcomes, case studies, best practices, key learnings, and success stories.

CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 is seeking abstracts for...

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March 11, 2016

Earlier this year, Compute Canada launched a cloud development environment that will enable researchers to customize virtual machines to meet unique needs, avoid job queues, and have the ability to work interactively. On Thursday, March 17, WestGrid is hosting a one-hour online tutorial is intended for current Compute Canada account holders and will focus on getting started with the Compute Canada Cloud. Through hands-on demonstrations, this introductory tutorial will cover how to log in and set up your account, as well as explore some of...

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March 10, 2016

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of March 2016 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes updates on Compute Canada's Awards of Execellence Program, account renewals, the CANHEIT | HPCS Call for Submissions, and other upcoming training events:

  • Executive Director Lindsay Sill encourages users to recognize and celebrate the important behind-the-...
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The C2C seminar will explore "Big Data" problems faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases
February 29, 2016

The next session of the VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Sara Mostafavi, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Statistics and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She will discuss computational and statistical approaches for using genomics data to infer mechanistic models for complex phenotypes. 

Thursday, March 10
6:00 pm PDT  /  7:00 pm MDT  /  7:00 pm...

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Adam McKenzie UofS Research Data Management Analyst
February 28, 2016

Adam McKenzie joined WestGrid in January 2016 as a Research Data Management (RDM) Analyst, with Research Computing at the University of Saskatchewan. As well as doing RDM analysis and data transfer optimization for researchers both here and across Canada, Adam is also working on the Canadian Research Data Management project, in conjunction with staff from Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research...

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