Calcul Québec is now part of Women in High Performance Computing


Calcul Québec has been recognized as one of the first WHPC Affiliate organizations in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Programme. WHPC is an international organization created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.

Julie Faure-Lacroix giving a HPC workshop

“There is a desire within the Calcul Québec team to address this complex issue. Being part of the WHPC programme serves as an important starting point to define our actions and collaborations. ” states Julie Faure-Lacroix, an analyst at Calcul Québec and project leader.

“We are thrilled to welcome Calcul Québec as a WHPC Affiliate under our new pilot program.” says Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “We anticipate that the new WHPC affiliates will provide amplification of the WHPC mission to diversify the International HPC community, encourage the gathering of statistics of where women are in the community, what roles they fill and also helping us to identify why women leave and what we can do about it. “

“The new WHPC Chapter and Affiliate Pilot Programme is a crucial step in improving retention of women in the HPC community”, said Dr. Toni Collis, Chair and co-founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions.

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