About this school

This research computing school is open to anyone working or studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution. It will run online from November 8 to 22, 2022.

It focuses on introductory topics and is a great foundation for our more advanced school coming up in the spring of 2023.


Registration is free: simply fill in this form with your Canadian post-secondary institution email address.

About us

Since April 1, 2022 the advanced research computing / HPC training in Western Canada has been coordinated by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada and Simon Fraser University in collaboration with other universities from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Consequently, “WestGrid summer school” has been renamed “Western Canada Research Computing summer school”.

Alex Razoumov earned his PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of British Columbia and held postdoctoral positions in Urbana-Champaign, San Diego, Oak Ridge, and Halifax. He spent five years as HPC Analyst in SHARCNET and in 2014 moved back to Vancouver to focus on scientific visualization and training researchers to use advanced computing tools. Alex is currently at Simon Fraser University.
Evolutionary and behavioural ecologist by training, Software/Data Carpentry instructor, and open source advocate, Marie-Hélène Burle develops and delivers training for researchers on high-performance computing tools (R, Python, Julia, Git, Bash scripting, machine learning, parallel scientific programming, and HPC) for Simon Fraser University and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.