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August 26, 2020

Canada is one of the world’s proven suppliers and innovators in food. But in the post-pandemic world, we will need to invest in that reputation to retain our competitive advantage in this sector that is essential to national security and our economic growth.

This September, CityAge is launching a series of virtual events profiling the most important issues in food's digital future. WestGrid's CEO John Longbottom will be chairing a discussion panel, Building...

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August 20, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)’s Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nizar Ladak as the organization’s first permanent Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 5, 2020.

Established in 2019, NDRIO is a national member-based, not-for-profit organization with a mission to give scholars and scientists the digital tools, support, services and infrastructure they need to conduct leading-edge research that competes globally and benefits all of...

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August 12, 2020

Compute Canada is seeking a 3D scientific dataset from the research community that can be used in an international data visualization contest Compute Canada is co-hosting with IEEE. The annual SciVis Contest is a series of competitions dedicated to create novel approaches or state of the art visualizations. Preliminary details of the 2021 SciVis Contest can be viewed here.

Call for datasets

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August 10, 2020

For more than 20 years, WestGrid has directly supported researchers at its founding member institutions spread across Western Canada. We are now looking to expand our reach to support more research and innovation in academia and industry.

We're working to create more opportunities for progress, extend the value of research & development (R&D) outcomes, and help you discover what’s possible more quickly.

In response to...

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August 6, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) is accepting applications and nominations for its Researcher Council. The Researcher Council will engage with, and articulate the needs of, the research community in Canada as it relates to the delivery of Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) services.

Nominations and applications are being accepted until Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Criteria

NDRIO is seeking researchers to join the...

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July 5, 2020

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...
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July 2, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) has announced a public consultation that will inform its process to form a permanent Researcher Council. The Researcher Council will be a critical component of NDRIO’s commitment to involve the research community as it designs a new service delivery model supporting Canada’s new Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy.

This strategy aims to help ensure scholars and scientists have the digital tools, support, services and infrastructure they need to support leading-...

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June 26, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) have signed an agreement for $2.86 million that will support the Portage Network’s continued contributions to national data management through stewardship platforms, services, tools, outreach...

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June 21, 2020

Join us on Friday 26 June for our next WestGrid Community Town Hall. Patrick Mann, WestGrid's Director of Operations, will share the latest updates from WestGrid and Compute Canada that have impacts on advanced research computing users in Western Canada, including:

  • Cybersecurity in Compute Canada and best practices for researchers
  • WestGrid's new Associate Member Program
  • Latest updates on the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)
  • Operational updates within WestGrid...
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June 19, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) Board of Directors has established an interim Researcher Advisory Group to lead next steps in the formation of a permanent Researcher Council, a process that will include comprehensive community consultation this summer. The Researcher Council is a critical component of NDRIO’s commitment to establishing a culture of service to, and engagement with, researchers as it designs a new service model for the delivery of...

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