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September 11, 2016

Compute Canada has released its Annual Report fo 2015-2016, which shares its accomplishments of the past year and showcases the ways Compute Canada is championing the largest renewal of advanced research computing (ARC) resources in Canada’s history. WestGrid, one Compute Canada's four regional partners, is featured in the report as well. 

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September 6, 2016

WestGrid is asking all advanced research computing (ARC) users, past, present and future to tell us what resources, services and support are most needed to better enable researchers in Canada, today and tomorrow. 

The primary purpose of the survey is to help guide WestGrid's strategic planning and redevelopment, which will be happening over the next 6-12 months. Our main goal moving forward is to enhance our...

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September 5, 2016

On Thursday, September 15, the Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group (VanBUG) will kick off its 15th season of bioinformatics seminars with a presentation from Martin Krzywinski, Staff Scientist in Bioinformatics at the BC Genome Sciences Center.

VanBUG is an association of researchers, other professionals, and students in the BC Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through...

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September 1, 2016

Each fall, through its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), Compute Canada hosts a Call for Proposals process for allocations of compute or storage resources. The 2017 competitions kicked off today as Compute Canada launched the first stage of its Research Platforms and Portals...

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WestGrid Canada Summer Jobs students
September 1, 2016

WestGrid was fortunate to benefit from the Liberal Government’s 77,000 jobs funded by the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program this year. With the funding, WestGrid hired four students to help support advanced research computing (ARC) events and projects across Western Canada this summer. 

“This has been a great opportunity for WestGrid,” said Lindsay Sill, Executive Director of WestGrid. “It’s very rewarding to provide students with a summer job that is contributing to advances in Canadian research and helps them gain valuable practical...

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August 31, 2016

Compute Canada is looking for a smart, motivated Junior Programmer/Analyst and a Senior Programmer/Analyst to join its team of advanced research computing specialists. They will work on a wide range of software development projects in support of Compute Canada’s research platform. Compute Canada is also looking to fill a current DevOps Developer position to work on tools to accelerate the development of scientific data platforms.

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August 30, 2016

The Genome Sciences Centre, the Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group (VanBUG), and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) are pleased to offer a workshop on the Ensembl Genome Browser on October 23-24, 2016. The workshop will be hosted at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus.

Ensembl, a...

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August 29, 2016

Compute Canada and its partners are pleased to announce the two winning teams of the Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge.

A research team from the University of Ottawa, led by Dr. Patrick McCurdy, won the top prize by creating a database of information and images to help Canadians better understand how public campaigns can influence their perception of energy development.

Dr. Rafat Alam led a research team at Grant MacEwan University to second place with a project that created a dashboard to understand the impact of energy...

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August 26, 2016

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires. Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

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August 25, 2016

Voting is now open for HPCwire's annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year the nominees are determined by HPCwire's readers to recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products and technologies in the industry. 

This year, three Compute Canada-supported initiatives are featured among the category finalists:

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