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Bugaboo system at SFU
March 22, 2015

UPDATE: Bugaboo Downtime extended to Mar. 27. Due to problems with the quota system we need to extend the downtime by another day.

Due to continuing problems and instabilities with the filesystems on Bugaboo we have been advised by the vendor to update the filesystem software as soon as possible. This requires a shutdown of the whole system and the termination of all running jobs. This shutdown will start Monday,...

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ACENET HPC support
March 22, 2015

ACENET is currently seeking candidates for two positions to support its research community in areas of Computational Research and Big Data Research. In particular, the Big Data Research position is a new area of focus for ACENET and the incumbent will be at the forefront of developing its services in this area. The deadline to apply for these positions is March 27, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please follow the links below:

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GenAP
March 18, 2015

Compute Canada and CANARIE, two critical components of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of GenAP, a tool that enables Canadian researchers to easily access and use genomic data to advance our knowledge of human health and disease.

While data from human genomes is an extraordinarily rich...

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March 16, 2015

The HPCS 2015 organizers have announced a deadline extension to Tuesday, March 24 for the submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters. HPCS 2015 is soliciting original papers on any HPC-related topic, on either science outcomes of using HPC or the development of new methods. An abstract of about one page is required. Please visit the Paper Submission page to submit an abstract.

Registration for the event is also ...

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March 15, 2015

This year, HPCS will host a visualization showcase to highlight state-of-the-art visualizations from Canadian researchers. Called 'SEEING BIG', the showcase is inviting submissions from any advanced research computing field. Selected entries will be displayed on a large high definition screen visible to all HPCS attendees during the entire conference. The SEEING BIG organizers are interested in high-resolution short movies and...

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March 15, 2015

As part of an effort to increase its engagement with and support of the Digital Humanities research community, Compute Canada is offering two pairs of scholarships to the 2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and is hosting an informational workshop at DHSI that will explore how digital humanities researchers can take advantage of Compute Canada services and...

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SHARCNET
March 15, 2015

SHARCNET, in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is seeking an IT Specialist, High-Performance Computing, based out of UOIT. SHARCNET, a partner organization of Compute Ontario and ...

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March 12, 2015

James Keller, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015 

VANCOUVER -- Trish Keating's cancer was a particularly vicious breed of monster.

Her colorectal cancer diagnosis in 2010 was followed by a repeating cycle of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and, when she and her doctors thought they had finally slain the beast, relapses.

Keating, who worked as costume...

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Mitacs Accelerate alumni
March 9, 2015

A new round of internship opportunities through the Mitacs Accelerate program is opening exciting doors for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop industry connections and advance their research. Funding starts at $15,000 and projects can range from a single four-month internship unit to multiple units combined together to accom­modate larger projects.

Opportunities are open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, and can...

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March 6, 2015

The second-last session of the Spring Coast to Coast Seminar Series takes place March 17 with guest speaker Dr Mieke Koehoorn, a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. The key focus of her research is the use of workers’ compensation claims data, linked to other databases, for policy-relevant research on work and health. She will share examples of the contribution of research to informing workers' compensation policy and programs in British Columbia. Her research examples include:...

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