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June 24, 2019

From June 24 - 27, WestGrid and the ARC Team at the University of British Columbia are hosting a Research Computing Summer School.

Due to high interest, our event quickly reached capacity -- more than 200 people are registered, which is UBC's biggest Summer School event yet! However, for those who missed out on securing an in-person spot at the event, there is another option for participating!

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June 20, 2019

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for applications for volunteer positions on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component of digital research infrastructure that is critical to Canada’s future in the global knowledge economy.

CANARIE is seeking two candidates: one who is currently a ...

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June 9, 2019

SHARCNET, a partner of Compute Ontario's, has some training webinars coming up that would be of interest to WestGrid users. These sessions are webcast online and don't require a SHARCNET or Compute Canada account to participate.

Click the links below for more information on how to attend.

Julia - A first perspective

Wednesday, June 05
9:00 - 10:00 am Pacific
Examining the Mathematical programming...

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June 8, 2019

On Thursday, May 09, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall where our Director of Operations, Patrick Mann, shared a detailed breakdown of the 2019 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competition results. The 2019 competitions received the highest number of requests in the RAC’s history, 507 applications, which is 8.1% more applications than 2018. Of the total recipients, 152 projects are based in Western Canada.

Other topics discussed at the WestGrid May Town Hall included:

  • some of the latest system activities and outages...
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June 7, 2019

WestGrid is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to take on the role of Executive Assistant. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14.

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Senior Management Team of four executives. He/she works under minimal supervision to support a distributed and diverse team, using collaboration tools such as cloud-based documents and videoconferencing technologies. Candidate will be required to travel for meetings, mostly within Western Canada.

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May 30, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, external network access to the Arbutus cloud will be interrupted for up to 30 minutes during a 1-hour network maintenance window from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PDT). During this time, virtual machines on Arbutus will continue running.

If you have questions about this temporary outage, please contact support@computecanada.ca.

Live system status updates for Arbutus and all Compute Canada national systems can be viewed at any time at: ...

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WestGrid Research Computing Summer School University of British Columbia
May 29, 2019

For the third year in a row, WestGrid and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team are co-hosting a four-day Research Computing Summer School at UBC on June 24-27, 2019. This training event is targeted at researchers interested in building their knowledge and skills in using advanced research computing resources. (Note: A basic / working knowledge of Linux command line usage is required for most courses.)

Courses will explore topics in:

  • high performance computing (HPC) and parallel...
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May 16, 2019

Mitacs is currently recruiting for a number of new Business Development and Accounts Managment roles across Canada.The positions will emphasize building and supporting relationships with indigenous communities and Mitacs' research education partners to strengthen Indigenous representation in academia and industry.

Four positions are available as part of this new initiative:

  • ...
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WestGrid webinar May 2019 Twitter data
May 15, 2019

Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen conflict, we've needed to reschedule this week's Wednesday training webinar. To be notifed of the new date and time, please use the 'Register Online' link below to register for the session and you will be contacted once the new details are finalized. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you are able to join us for the rescheduled session.

Details

Tips & tools for mining Twitter data for research
* NEW DATE & TIME TBC *
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May 6, 2019

Several new positions are now available through our careers page!

Assistant to the Director - UBC, Vancouver, BC

This position provides executive-level support for the Director, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) as well as other senior management within the ARC office. As a primary contact for the ARC office, this position liaises with the University community, and with various levels in external agencies on behalf of the ARC office, and...

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