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August 30, 2018

The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices.

The draft policy includes suggested requirements related to three primary areas:

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August 28, 2018

* Update: Friday, Aug 31 - 3:35 pm PDT *
This outage has been extended. For full details, visit http://status.computecanada.ca/

 

The power upgrade at University of Waterloo has faced minor problems and delivery delays over the last week causing an extension to the Graham cluster outage.

Graham and all associated components will be available to users on Friday, Aug. 31 at 4 pm Eastern. We...

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August 24, 2018

The Canadian Science Policy Centre, in partnership with the Chief Science Advisor, is pleased to announce a new program titled Science Meets Parliament.  

This will be annual event that brings scientists working in Canada to Parliament Hill on November 06 in order to meet with Members of Parliament and Senators, attend House and Senate committee meetings, discuss scientific research, and gain familiarity with the political process. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 13. ...

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August 17, 2018

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.

Genomics internship aims to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities

The Star - July 31, 2018

Felix Breden, a WestGrid user and SFU genetics professor, and Kim TallBear, an associate professor who teaches Native Studies at the University of Alberta, were...

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August 8, 2018

*Update*
This outage has been extended. For full details, visit http://status.computecanada.ca/incident/98

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Starting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 am Eastern, the Graham cluster will be unavailable to all users and running jobs will be terminated. The power feed to the building is being upgraded, which requires a complete shutdown and will take approximately eight days to complete. The...

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2017 WestGrid User Survey
August 6, 2018

The results of WestGrid's 2017 User Survey have been collected and analyzed and are ready to share.

Thank you to the 283 respondents who took the survey, an 8% increase from the 2016 survey, and provided so many detailed responses and fantastic feedback.

The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback...

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August 5, 2018

Compute Canada’s national clusters -- CedarGraham and Niagara -- and the Compute Canada Cloud are available for use by researchers across Canada.

How To Access Cedar, Graham, Niagara
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the...
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August 4, 2018

WestGrid's quarterly newsletter is now available to read online. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive WestGrid newsletters, sign up here.

Stories this month include:

  • Researcher training needs continue...
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August 3, 2018

On Friday, July 13, WestGrid hosted a summer Town Hall to share recent news and updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada advanced research computing activities in Western Canada. Topics included a look at the new Arbutus and Cedar expansions, results & feedback from recent user surveys, 2018 RAC & account renewal stats and updates about Compute Canada's national platform.

If you were unable to attend this session, you can view the archive materials below: 

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WestGrid webinar Chapel 2018
July 13, 2018

Our next Community Town Hall is today Friday July 13. Join us for the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities and news. This session is open to any members of the research community from all disciplines and departments.

Friday, July 13
9:00 - 10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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