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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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February 24, 2015

Please note that due to some technical difficulties and low attendance, the WestGrid Seminar for February 25, 2015, "Allinea DT - Tools for Debugging and Optimizing Your Code" has been CANCELLED.

We hope to present this workshop at a later date and will update the events page with the new information shortly. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Allinea DDT is a user-friendly and effective tool...

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ServiceNow streamlines the process for handling straightforward inquiries and manage frequently asked questions
February 10, 2015

WestGrid is pleased to announce that its new user support system, in partnership with the University of British Columbia's (UBC) IT Service Centre, began operations Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Users may have already noticed the change, as any emails sent to support@westgrid.ca now receive an automated acknowledgement.

Under this new system, UBC IT's ServiceNow portal is the first point of contact for all support requests. This will...

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February 7, 2015

HPCS 2015 is soliciting original papers on any HPC-related topic, on either science outcomes of using HPC or the development of new methods. HPCS is Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference and this year will be co-hosted by Compute Canada and Calcul Québec at the SGW campus of Concordia University in downtown Montreal from June 17 to June 19 2015. The main event will be preceded by two days of workshops and meetings on June 15 and 16.

A full day of the three-day program will be...

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February 6, 2015

As part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, Compute Canada is submitting a proposal to modernize its infrastructure to better support Canadian researchers. In January, Compute Canada joined CFI for a series of community consultations to review the Cyberinfrastructue Initiative and Compute Canada's renewal plan. As Compute Canada finalizes its renewal proposal, it welcomes further comments on...

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Globus Portal Compute Canada
January 27, 2015

Last month, Compute Canada announced the launch of its new Globus Portal, a fast, reliable, high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The Compute Canada Globus Portal can be accessed using a web browser on any computer, making it easy for users, no matter where they are located, to move and synchronize data, between two resources. With the click of a button, researchers with a Compute Canada account will now be...

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