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VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: September 27 - 29 1:00 - 3:00 pm MDT (each day)   Location: online                               

This online workshop is targeted at current WestGrid account holders and focuses on getting the most out of a cluster using a scheduler. Split into three-parts, each two-hour session will provide hands-on training and offer users a chance to experiment with job submission techniques.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Wednesday, Sept 28Location: Online

Speaker Info: Alex Razoumov WestGrid Visualization Coordinator Compute Canada

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Abacus Dataverse

UBC Library has implemented robust research data management software – Abacus Dataverse Dataverse is an open source repository designed to assist researchers in the creation, management and dissemination of their data. The Dataverse platform allows management of datasets, metadata, and digital objects and offers support for disposition of sensitive data, which has been collected under ethics approval. The system is opened to UBC researchers, labs and institutes....

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date:Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:30 PDT

Vancouver & online, British Columbia

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

Online: Webcast link: http://vidyoreplay.computecanada.ca/replay/webcastShow.html?key=TAKdbjoD...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Seven UBC faculty have been named as members of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

Read the RSC media release here: http://www.rsc.ca/en/friends-partners/newsroom/press-releases/royal-soci...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Six UBC professors have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.

Read the RSC media release here: https://rsc-src.ca/en/friends-partners/newsroom/press-releases/royal-soc...

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Effective September 1, 2016 - for all NEW ethics applications to any of UBC’s six affiliated Research Ethics Boards

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked UBC 34th in the world, up 6 places from 2015. 

This year's ranking is both the highest placement UBC has achieved on the AWRU and the biggest jump upwards since the data began in 2003. It reflects UBC’s strengths as a top research university, attracting the highest calibre research faculty and students and more than $500 million in research funding each year.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Friday, July 29Time: 9.00am - 10.00am PST Location: Online/Vidyo

Have questions about using a scheduler on Compute Canada systems? Members of WestGrid's Support Team will answer your inquiries and help you troubleshoot issues on any topic related to Scheduling & Job Management, including:

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Contribute to UBC's response to the recently announced federal Innovation Agenda and Fundamental Science Review

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

In July 2015, the CREB announced the requirement for a scientific / peer review for all studies above minimal risk.  Peer review (sometimes referred to as scholarly or scientific review) is generally understood by UBC's REBs as a review of the importance of the research question (value) and the validity of the methodology. Practices around scholarly review vary between disciplines, fields of research and groups.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This series will bring together journalists and researchers to discuss critical approaches on knowledge translation in the media.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: June 6, 2016 (9am - 4pm) Location: Paetzold HEC Auditorium at Vancouver General HospitalCost: This event is free and includes a free pizza lunch

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: June 2nd - 3rd Location: Mozilla Vancouver Offices, 163 W Hastings St, Suite 209 Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.Dates: Saturday, May 21st 9:00 am – 4:30 pm & Sunday, May 22nd – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Location:  

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date/Time: May 17-18, 2016, 9 AM - 4:30 PMLocation: Koerner Library room 216

This is an upcoming workshop that will be of interest to Digital Humanities. The UBC Library Research Commons has partnered with UBC's R/Mozilla Study Group to offer this 2-day Software Carpentry workshop on Python, May 17 - 18. 

Instructors: Melissa Guzman, Jie Liu, Johannes Rebane, Daisie Huang

Helpers: Joey Bernhardt, Patrick Walls, Bill Mills

Cost: $10 + 1.20 fee = $11.20

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