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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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March 5, 2015

Over the next few weeks, WestGrid is hosting a number of advanced research computing seminars and tutorials covering topics ranging from data storage tools, to visualization technologies, to programming techniques. Sessions are open to all university faculty, students, staff, as well as existing WestGrid users. Please RSVP using the links below.

Data Storage in the Cloud
Wednesday, March 11
11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Need a more efficient and accessible way to store your...

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March 4, 2015

Registration for Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference is now open! Early-bird rates, in effect until April 15, consist of $385 for full participants (those attending all events over the course of the symposium), $195 for one-day registration, and $185 for a student registration. HPCS 2015 will take place June 17-19 at Concordia University in downtown Montreal. Co-hosted by...

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February 26, 2015

Compute Canada has announced a new initiative to recognize the exceptional contributions made by support staff to help Canada’s research community achieve bigger, better, and faster results. Called the Compute Canada Awards of Excellence, the awards will showcase advanced research computing experts based at research institutions or within the regional consortia (ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute...

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