On behalf of Premier Notley and the Government of Alberta, I’m pleased to welcome you to the 2016 Canadian Higher Education Information Technology and High Performance Computing Symposium joint conference hosted by the University of Alberta. Leading-edge and emerging technologies are having a positive impact on post-secondary education in Alberta and Canada. Innovative information technology is providing students […]

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As you’ve seen from our online program, we’ve fit a lot into this event! To help you prepare, our Delegate Guide has all the essential information you’ll need in one place. This package includes everything from maps of our venue to wireless connection details to tips for getting around the city and to campus. You […]

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We’re sharing a weekly snapshot of program features. If you see something you’d like to attend, use our app to build your personal schedule! Or, see a session you think we should add to the list? Tweet it to us using #Shaping2016 and #mustsee. For more details on the sessions listed below, check out our program. Knowledge-Sharing […]

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Connecting research and IT

Join Canada’s largest gathering of campus IT leaders and advanced research computing experts and researchers. CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 offers a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and share best practices in higher education IT and data-intensive, computational research. Lead the discussion around ways to advance national initiatives, strategies and vision for building world-class digital infrastructure in Canada.


Sustainability at CANHEIT | HPCS

At CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 sustainability is a top focus. To keep sustainability top of mind, green practices will be integrated throughout the conference from printing to disposal to ensure our footprint is minimal. We’re striving for a Green Spaces Certification to recognize our efforts leading up to and the day of the conference. Help us go green by taking public transportation and using electronic devices to reference program information. Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle!