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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:

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

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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.

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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 

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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

Data/time: May 17th, 1:30-2.30pm EDTLocation: Webinar ( Please note that this session is in French only) 

Earlier this year, Compute Canada launched a cloud development environment that will enable researchers to customize virtual machines to meet unique needs, avoid job queues, and have the ability to work interactively. 

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

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date/Time:Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 13:00 MDT to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 15:00 MDT

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.

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A message from John Hepburn, Vice-President, Research and International, and Helen Burt, Associate Vice-President, Research and International

Further to the recent announcement of Dr. Helen Burt’s appointment as Vice-President, Research and International, pro tem, effective June 1, 2016, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Gail Murphy will at the same time assume the role of Associate Vice-President, Research and International, pro tem.

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.Date: Saturday, May 14th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm & Sunday, May 15th – 9:00 am to 4:30 pmLocation: OnlineRegistration: $25 plus fees, register here. ECOSCOPE trainees contact: info.ecoscope@ubc.ca to register. We have a no refund policy.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: May 14-15Location:Room LSC3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date/time: Thursday, May 12, 1.00 - 3.00pm MDT

Location: Online 

Event Description

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We invite faculty members to submit proposals up to $100,000  to develop and grow clusters of research excellence within the Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC. Deadline: July 4th. 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 1.00-2.00 PM Location: Michael Smith Labs, Multipurpose Room, 2185 East Mall 

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