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December 8, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which will see Canadian post-secondary institutions vying for research funding over seven years. Grants will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit, strategic relevance to Canada (including the potential for the research area to create long-term economic advantages for Canada), and quality of implementation plan. Submissions will...

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ParaView Workshop University of Alberta
December 3, 2014

University of Alberta researchers are invited to attend a free workshop on Scienctific Visualization with Paraview on Monday, Dec 08. This workshop presents principles and methods for visualizing data resulting from scientific measurements and computations. The discussion will focus on ParaView, but the concepts apply to other visualization tools. Users of ParaView are able to explore data and create visualizations using a visual programming interface. ParaView is open-source and multi-platform, providing great flexibility in collaborative...

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Globus Portal Compute Canada
December 2, 2014

Compute Canada, Canada’s advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers.

The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadians researchers. Hosted by the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, the...

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December 2, 2014

Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada, Canada’s national advanced research computing platform, today announced the allocation of more than $ 71 million worth of advanced research computing and storage capacity to over 300 research projects, across the country.

These allocations, which result from Compute Canada’s most recent...

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December 1, 2014

Completion of the first phase of the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL-I) was celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia today. ARIEL is the flagship facility of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, which has received $40 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) since 2003, including more than $17 million for the ARIEL-I project. The state-of-the-art tools found within the lab will eventually allow scientists to push the limits of subatomic physics, new materials design and...

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December 1, 2014

The Centre on Aging (COAG) is a research intensive centre at the University of Victoria, with members engaged in aging research in its many forms, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, and longitudinal, experimental, and intervention designs. A key emphasis is on advances in the health, cognitive vitality, and well-being of an aging community. This colloquium series has been developed to highlight both substantive and...

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Kuiper Belt
December 1, 2014

Through its Research Software Program, CANARIE funds the development of software tools, called Research Software Platforms, to help Canadian scientists and researchers do their work. As science is a collaborative, international endeavour, these platforms have made a global impact. As part of this program, the researchers at CANFAR, the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research, have developed a Big Data...

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November 30, 2014

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has launched a new initiative aimed at helping Canada’s research community come together to integrate, share and analyze digital data faster than ever before.

With the support of the Government of Canada, the CFI has allocated up to $50 million in funding for cyberinfrastructure to encourage the country...

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Genome Canada
November 26, 2014

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have launched a single pan-Canadian program to develop a comprehensive strategy that will enable the sharing of genomic and clinical datasets across Canada and around the globe. The “Sharing Big Data for Health Care Innovation: Advancing the Objectives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health” competition...

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Novel insights on how vaccines induce long term protection against pathogen challenge will be discussed in this talk
November 22, 2014

Join us on Tuesday, November 25 at 11:30 AM PST for the Coast to Coast Seminar session, 'VDJServer: An Immune Repertoire Data Management and Analysis Portal' with guest speaker Dr. Lindsay Cowell, Associate Professor with the Department of Clinical Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas.

Session Details:
Tuesday, November 25
11:30 am PST / 12:30 pm MST / 1:30 pm CST

To attend in person,...

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