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November 20, 2015

Enabling 200 staff members and multiple research groups to connect with colleagues across the country is no easy task. Luckily for Compute Canada, a distributed team of collaboration experts makes it happen all the time. The Compute Canada Collaboration Team is spread across Canada, and WestGrid’s regional team is largely driven by a trio at the University of British Columbia Okanagan: Todd Zimmerman, WestGrid Collaboration Coordinator, and Audio Visual Support Analysts Malcolm Petch and Garth Evans. With assistance from other technical...

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November 18, 2015

Compute Canada is offering two pairs of scholarships to Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2016. These will be awarded via a competition closing December 14, 2015. Submissions must include:

  • The name and institutional affiliation of a research based co-applicant (Faculty, Postdoc, or Graduate Student). 
  • The name and institutional affiliation of a Compute Canada based co-applicant (analyst or consultant). 
  • A summary of the project that the co-applicant...
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November 16, 2015

The Board of Directors of ACENET is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ann MacKenzie to the position of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Ann joins ACENET from the Conference Board of Canada, an independent, not-for-profit research organization. As Executive Director for Atlantic Canada, Ann was responsible for business development activities and managing senior relationships with the board’s key clients in the region. Prior to this, Ann was the...

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SC15
November 16, 2015

Compute Canada is hosting the Canadian Pavilion at SC15, an international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis in Austin, TX from November 16 ​- 20​. Compute Canada is the national provider for advanced research computing in Canada serving more than 70 institutions and more than 12,000 researchers and their international and industry partners.The pavilion is showcasing examples of...

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November 13, 2015

Mitacs and Compute Canada are collaborating to support the development of advanced research computing (ARC) skills across Canada to address the growing needs in industry for high performance computing and big data expertise.

The partnership will focus on leveraging the ARC expertise of graduate and postdoctoral fellows engaged with Compute Canada in a variety of disciplines to build connections to address the growing need for high-performance computing internships from industry.

“Through this partnership, the advanced research...

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ocean data
November 12, 2015

The next session of the Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Stan Matwin, Professor and Canada Research Chair with the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. He will discuss the ongoing work in exploration and analysis of data from ocean vessel movements, using the Automatic Identification System (AIS) data.

Tuesday, November 17
11:30 am PST  /  12:30 pm MST  / 1:30 pm CST
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November 10, 2015

Over the next two months, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) staff will be meeting with stakeholders across the country on potential adjustments to the CFI’s core funding mechanisms:

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November 5, 2015

Compute Canada President and CEO Mark Dietrich has been featured in Scientific Computing World Magazine, sharing his thoughts on how Compute Canada's infrastructure consolidation and upgrade plans factor into Canada's strategy to grow its knowledge-based economy.

"In my own view, Compute Canada’s mandate distinguishes it. We have the ability to plan on a national scale," says...

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November 4, 2015

The next session of the Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, the Director of Applied Health Research Centre at St. Micheal's Hospital in Toronto, ON. He will discuss the the role of data sciences in healthcare from clinical and systems points of view.

Tuesday, November 10
11:30 am PST  /  12:30 pm MST  / 1:30 pm CST
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Visualization Example - SFU Workshop May 2015
November 2, 2015

University of Manitoba researchers, students and staff interested in learning more about visualizing scientific data are invited to a free workshop WestGrid is hosting on Tuesday, December 01. The full-day workshop will introduce the basics of scientific visualization and explore the features and capabilities of the popular visualization software ParaView. All disciplines and experience levels are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate...

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