Training & Events

Below you will find training and events of interest to the advanced research computing community. This is a mixture of events hosted by UBC and external partners.

Upcoming Events

COMING SOON: UBC RDM Strategy Project - Strategy Draft Request for Feedback

Coming Soon!  

Have your say on the UBC's Research Data Management Strategy. An initial draft has been created with feedback collected from the UBC community late 2021 and early 2022 and by following the Research Infrastructure Self-Evaluation (RISE) model. We will host town hall and focused sessions to hear your feedback on the draft and will also have a webform available to gather feedback from those unable to attend the sessions.

At the town halls, the draft will be introduced and key recommendations highlighted. Both town halls have provide the option for either in-person or virtual attendance. Following the town halls, we will again hold virtual focus group sessions themed around specific communities and interest areas. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.

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Past Events

Precision Health Bootcamp

The Precision Health Initiative at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), the BCCHR Trainee Omics Group, and UBC Advanced Research Computing are pleased to present the Precision Health Bootcamp Summer 2022 Workshop Series! This set of workshops will focus on using UBC’s Advanced Research Computing Sockeye Platform for the analysis of “big data”. This includes basics for new users in high performance computing, and intermediate-to-advanced topics covering Precision Health data modalities such as whole genome sequencing, DNA methylation, genetic association testing, RNA-sequencing and single-cell RNA-sequencing, multi-omic integration, functional MRI, and more!

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ARC Workshop – Introduction to Databases

Research projects are increasingly leveraging databases in deciphering large datasets and implementing in-database analysis to enhance the scale of processing. To better understand how a database can be useful in support of scientific research projects, we are hosting Introduction to Databases online workshop. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of databases and then use a case study example to demonstrate how to build a relational database from scratch, interact with your database, and perform in-database analytics.  

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ARC Sockeye Workshop - Virtual Environments on Sockeye

Virtual environments are tools that offer researchers the ability to create separate, isolated software environments in a system, to install software with its own dependencies.  Virtual environments are useful on HPC systems when specific software or software packages are needed, and not readily available as a pre-installed module.

In this workshop, we will introduce virtual environments, discuss use cases, and explain how to use tools such as Conda and Virtualenv as part of your research workflows on UBC ARC Sockeye.

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UBC ARC Mathworks Training

During this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to parallel and GPU computing in MATLAB for speeding up your applications and offloading computations.  By working through common scenarios and workflows, you will gain an understanding of the parallel constructs in MATLAB, their capabilities, and some of the issues that may arise when using them.

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