Two University of Alberta-led research projects that used mathematical simulations to provide a critical window into the complex ecosystem changes happening in northern oceans have won the top two prizes at the CANHEIT | HPCS Conference in Edmonton, AB on June 22. The competition received over 20 submissions from researchers from a variety of disciplines, […]

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We are very excited to announce CANHEIT|HPCS has achieved Gold Certification in the University of Alberta’s Green Spaces Program! Integrating sustainable practices throughout the conference has been a top priority to ensure our carbon footprint is minimal. Many delegates will notice sustainable practices incorporated throughout the conference as they enjoy sessions: Glass water bottles will […]

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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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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!