Calcul Québec's ARC Spring School is back!
The only intensive week of advanced research computing training in French in Canada is back this year from June 6 to 10 on Bishop's University campus in Lennoxville
Calcul Québec's Advanced Research computing (ARC) Spring School is a yearly event organized to help researchers, graduate students and post-docs alike learn to use scientific computing resources efficiently.
The Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM SIGHPC) and Intel are launching a new international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science. The goal of this new graduate fellowship is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. Submissions open March 15, 2016 for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships. Interested students can find more information on the fellowships, including a description of the fully online nomination process, at http://www.sighpc.org/fellowships.
For the first time this year, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, its most prestigious prize, was awarded to a woman: Victoria Kaspi, astrophysics professor at McGill University.
“I am profoundly thrilled and humbled to receive the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal.” said Professor Kaspi through NSERC’s news release. “It is truly overwhelming to think that I am in the same category as some of its previous recipients. I accept this award on behalf of my research group and all of the talented students, postdocs and collaborators who’ve played major roles in the research successes and discoveries that are being recognized with this honour.”
Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is teaming up with Compute Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence and ThinkData Works to present the first Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge.
Multidisciplinary teams lead by Social Science and Humanities researchers from Canadian post-secondary institutions are asked to answer the following question: What data, technology or process initiatives will mitigate or address critical business, policy, and social challenges in Canada’s natural resources and energy sectors through 2035?
Through this challenge, the teams will find solutions to the SSHRC Future Challenge Area that focuses on energy and natural resources.
Through the Mitacs Accelerate internship program, graduate students, post-docs and University professors can extend the scope of their research by teaming with private companies and put their skills and resources to work taking up new challenges.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for internships lasting a minimum four months. Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding. To apply, students must already have an industrial partner, but several companies have expressed interest in the program and do have research projects that they would like to find interns for. Some of these projects are related to advanced research computing. The list of these projects is available on the Mitacs website.
GLBIO/CCBC Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference
Toronto, May 16-19 2016
CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016
Calgary, May 30th to June 1st 2016
International HPC Summer School 2016 (IHPCSS 2016)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26 - July 1, 2016
24th Congress of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016)
Montréal, August 21st to au 26th, 2016