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January 1, 2018

On December 15, 2017, WestGrid hosted an online Community Town Hall to share the latest updates on legacy system migration updates and other WestGrid news.

Discussion topics included:

  • Migration off Bugaboo, which is being defunded / shut down on January 31, 2018
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities
  • Winners of the 2017 Visualize This! Challenge
  • Preliminary results of WestGrid 2017 User Survey
  • WestGrid's call for inaugural Board of Directors
  • Compute Canada SPARC 2018...
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December 20, 2017

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of December 2017 is now available to read online. Stories this month include:

  • A recap of the activities and milestones from the last 12 months
  • Details about Compute Canada's scholarships available for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2018.
  • Migration Reminder: Bugaboo's storage system at Simon Fraser University is no longer under vendor support...
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December 20, 2017

WestGrid is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Visualize This! Challenge. First place was awarded to Jarno van der Kolk, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Ottawa Physics Department; second place went to Nadya Moiseeeva, a PhD student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia;  and third place went to Thangam Natarajan, Dan MacDonald, Richard Windeyer, Peter Coppin, and David Steinman, a joint team from the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory of the...

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Bugaboo system at SFU
December 14, 2017
WestGrid Legacy Systems Defunding Update

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained as part of Compute Canada’s national cyberinfrastructure platform, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. Local institutions may choose to keep a system running, which may result in usage limited to a certain group of users (e.g. only those from the local institution).

"Decommissioned" means the...

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December 8, 2017

Want to build cyberinfrastructure services and platforms that will accelerate scientific research? Compute Canada is seeking full-time developers to join its team. 

A key platform that will benefit from this work will be the CANFAR astronomy platform, and the tools developed will be applicable to other scientific platforms and portals.

The developers will work closely with...

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December 4, 2017

Join Richard Corbett from Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre for a one-hour webinar session on using FFPE samples in a next generation sequencing (NGS) study.

Wednesday, Dec 06
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description:

As access to fresh tissue becomes increasingly difficult,...

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December 4, 2017
Funding to be awarded for the modification and maintenance of existing platforms to meet needs of new research teams

[Ottawa, Ontario | December 4, 2017]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a second Call for Proposals that invests in research software teams to adapt their existing research platforms to support researchers from other disciplines. Additional funding is available to support ongoing maintenance of the platform, the development of...

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December 1, 2017

As Compute Canada’s largest regional organization, WestGrid brings together computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to meet the needs of today's researchers and lead the acceleration of research and innovation in Western Canada. 

In 2016, WestGrid’s Member Council voted unanimously to move forward with incorporation to ensure the risk for the region is managed separately from Compute Canada, to adopt a governance...

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November 7, 2017

Calling all research students and post-docs — starting October 2, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and your research.

Show how CFI-funded infrastructure has opened opportunities for you, by tweeting an image or video of how you work with CFI-funded equipment or in a CFI-funded research...

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November 6, 2017

Applications for Compute Canada's Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition close Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM (EST).

How to Apply
  • All proposals must be...
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