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June 2020 Town Hall recording and slides now available online

On Friday, June 26, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall where our Director of Operations, Patrick Mann, shared the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities. Topics discussed at the WestGrid June 2020 Town Hall included:

  • Cybersecurity on the Cedar cluster (Guest speaker: Martin Siegert, WestGrid Site Lead, Simon Fraser University)
  • Best practices for researchers accessing Compute Canada systems (Guest speaker: Scott Baker, Manager, Sensitive Research, Advanced Research Computing Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, University of British Columbia)
  • WestGrid's new Associate Member Program
  • Operational updates within WestGrid and at national HPC sites
  • WestGrid Summer School and other user training updates
  • General Q&A

You can view the archived presentation materials below: 

  • Video Recording
    (Please note: We discovered an issue with the recording's progression of the slides (they fail to advance). This may take some time to fix, but we didn't want that to delay us sharing the recording. The slide deck is linked below for you to manually advance the slides as you watch the recording. We are aiming to fix this for the final version of the video that will be eventually posted to WestGrid's YouTube channel.) 
  • Slides (PDF)

If you have requests for topics to be discussed at a future Town Hall or other questions, please email