On the evening of Monday June 20, the CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 Awards Gala will celebrate leaders and excellence in Canada’s higher education IT and advanced research computing (ARC) communities. Held at the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton, and host to more than 650 delegates and guests, the gala will honour the individuals and groups shaping Canada’s digital landscape.

Know someone who should be recognized? Compute Canada and CUCCIO welcome your nominations! See below for more details on each awards program and visit each organization’s site to submit a nomination.

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Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

Have you thanked your local support staff lately?

Compute Canada’s mission to create and sustain world-class advanced research computing (ARC) platforms accessible by researchers in all disciplines, independent of resource or researcher location, is made possible by the 200+ staff and support personnel distributed from coast to coast. Employed by your university, or one of Compute Canada’s regional partners such as ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario (SHARCNET, HPCVL, SciNet) and WestGrid, these experts help you to accelerate and expand your research outcomes.

Compute Canada welcomes nominations of local support staff who have:

  • had a significant impact on a research program
  • gone above and beyond the call of duty
  • created a tool or service that has removed barriers
  • created or enabled unique cross-Canada collaborations
  • helped enable a group who are not traditional users to use ARC

Nominations are now closed.

Winners of the Awards of Excellence 2015


The CUCCIO Awards program is designed to honour individuals, groups or institutions whose work exemplifies CUCCIO’s efforts to build and support Canada’s higher education IT community. Now in its second year, the 2016 CUCCIO Awards program has three award categories:

  • CUCCIO Collaboration Award
  • CUCCIO Innovation Award
  • CUCCIO Community Award


  • Nominations for the CUCCIO Awards are invited from any CUCCIO member institution (or institutions).
  • For the Innovation and Collaboration awards, the nominated project or initiative will have been completed within the previous twelve months.
  • While the nomination must come from a CUCCIO member, parties involved in the project or initiative need not all be CUCCIO members however the award will be presented to a CUCCIO member (or members).
  • Self-nominations are acceptable.

Nominations are now closed.

2015 CUCCIO Award Winners