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WestGrid webinar text parsing Feb 2019
January 28, 2019

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 06 for brief introduction to some of the core concepts of analyzing text using computational tools.

We will use examples from social science research where multiple data sets refer to the same individuals and they need to be merged while accounting for deviations in how individuals are named or described.

This online presentation will be hosted by Ian Percel, a data scientist at the University of Calgary.

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January 21, 2019

The CANHEIT-ARC 2019 conference, Canada’s premier conference for higher education IT leaders and advanced research computing (ARC) experts, is seeking session proposals in a range of topics in research and higher ed trends and technologies.

The event is co-hosted this year by Compute Canada, CUCCIO, the University of Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, and St. Boniface University. WestGrid is also a partner. 

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January 18, 2019

On Tuesday, December 18, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall with a special presentation from Jonathan Ferland, Compute Canada's Director of Information Security. He shared a summary of the Government of Canada's Top 10 Security Practices and how they apply to research data.

Other topics discussed at the Town Hall included:

  • some of the latest system activities and outages
  • early results from the 2018 WestGrid User Survey
  • winners of the 2018 Visualize This Challenge
  • upcoming training webinars...
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WestGrid webinar RDM March 2019
January 17, 2019

WestGrid runs training activities year-round, ranging from online webinars to in-person workshops and summer schools. Mark your calendars for the upcoming training activities we've confirmed so far for 2019 and join our mailing list for updates about new training sessions added to our program! 

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WestGrid Visualization Webinar Jan 2019
January 17, 2019

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 23 that looks at using yt for data analysis and manipulation.

yt is an open-source Python package and can be used to create isosurfaces and streamlines, as well as export 3D scenes to interactive viewers such as ParaView and MeshLab, and subset data in many different ways.

This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.

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University of Alberta Research Computing Winter Bootcamp 2019
January 16, 2019

Does your research rely on computing, or are you curious about research data management and other library-assisted research topics? Then join the University of Alberta Information Services & Technology (IST) and Libraries teams from January 28 to February 1 for their Research Computing Winter Bootcamp!

This week-long event is designed for faculty members...

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Compute Canada Annual Report 2018
January 16, 2019

Compute Canada's Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available to read online. In addition to sharing a recap of the milestones achieved over the last 12 months, the report also presents a 'by the numbers' look at who uses Compute Canada, the research impacts and research excellence that is supported, and highlights from Compute Canada's regional partners -- WestGrid, Compute Ontario,...

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IHPCSS 2019
January 16, 2019

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the ninth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 7 to 12, 2019, in Kobe, Japan, and hosted by the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

Applications are due Feb 4, 2019....

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January 7, 2019

Starting January 11, 2019, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be holding town hall meetings across Canada to get feedback on the questions posed in its discussion paper, 'Conversation on the future of Research and Research Infrastructure in Canada: role of the Canada Foundation for Innovation'.

The paper discusses subjects of convergence; international collaboration...

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January 4, 2019

WestGrid and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are co-hosting a series of free Research Computing Workshops on the USask campus during January 15-18, 2019. Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate (you don't need to be based at the USask). No prior experience is required for any of the topics being covered.

You can attend single sessions or the entire series. There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.

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