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VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Faculty of Science professor wins the most prestigious prize given by the Oceanographic Institute.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Wednesday, November 16Location: online 

Speaker Info: Eugene Barsky Research Data Librarian, Library Administration University of British Columbia

In Canada, as in many developed countries, requirements for data management are being established across a wide range of scholarly disciplines. In this presentation, Eugene Barsky from the University of British Columbia's ARC Team will offer UBC Library expertise in managing thousands of data files with Dataverse software....

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

When: Friday, November 4, 12-1 pmWhere: The Lew Forum, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, 1822 East Mall 

Speaker: Ted Underwood, Professor of English and Information Sciences, University of Illinois

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Thu. 3 November 2016 (9.00 AM - 4.30PM)Location:  University of British Columbia, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Room 3340, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC. 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

When: Wednesday, November 2, 5-6:30 pm, reception to followWhere: Coach House, Green College, UBC, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

Speaker: Ray Siemens, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria (BC)

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Learn about the new policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Workshop 1: Monday, October 24th, 12:00pm – 2:00pmWorkshop 2: Wednesday, October 26th, 2:00pm – 4:00pmWorkshop 3: Friday, October 28th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location for all workshops: Room LSC3 – Life Sciences Institute – 2350 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Thursday, September 21 (10.00am - 11.00am PST)Location: Online


Speaker Info: Megan Meredith-Lobay Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Analyst Compute Canada / WestGrid / University of British Columbia

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

In an effort to bring more clarity, to strengthen our international presence, and to achieve synergy amongst our various activities, the UBC Executive has decided to consolidate UBC’s diverse international activities under a newly-created position of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President International.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Oct. 23-24Location: UBC Vancouver 

Register by Sept. 16th! 

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 Browseron October 23-24, 2016. The workshop will be hosted at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC's submission to the Fundamental Science Review Panel is now available online.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 2016 competition cycle of the program is now open. Nomination deadline is December 5

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

This year, the PNWDC meet-up will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, November 10th at Simon Fraser University's Vancouver campus. As has been the case in the past, we hope to organise a fantastic day of programming with invited guests, lighting talks, formal presentations and maybe a workshop if time permits. Plus socialising. Please see the preliminary agenda on our meeting website and check back for rolling updates in the coming weeks.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Participants will visualize an Earth Sciences dataset covering the world's oceans. The dataset will be available for download from October 1-31, with submissions due by midnight Eastern time on October 31.

Participants from all science fields are encouraged to enter. Submissions will be reviewed by the Compute Canada visualization team. Additional points will be given for:

* interactive visualizations * animations * visualizing the 3D nature of the data * online presentation...

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 - Monday, Oct. 17th, 2016 Location: Life Sciences Institute, UBC ( Register here: 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Thursday, October 13th (12pm - 1pm)Location: Room 301, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Lillooet Room) 

Please note that this event has been cancelled. 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:00 PDT

Vancouver & online, British Columbia

In Person: 675 West 10th Avenue (BCCRC Building) Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre BC Cancer Agency

Speaker Info: Amee Manges Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine University of British Columbia

Introductory Speaker:

Eric Zhao MD/PhD student, Dr. Steven Jones’ lab, BC Genome Sciences Centre

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2016 Location: Lillooet room (301) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC 

NOTE: This event is now sold out!