What's New - Archive

The "what's new" archive contains news shorts about members of the IRMACS community and events at the IRMACS centre itself. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

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October 22, 2014

The 5th Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science workshop is scheduled for October 29, 2014. The IRMACS Centre will host a group of about 80 Aboriginal high school students and their teachers for a day of hands-on mathematics and science. This event will also be a reunion for some of the participants of the 2014 SFU Academic Camp for Aboriginal Students. The list of speakers and schedule of the event are available here.

October 15, 2014

Dr. Brian Corrie, the IRMACS Centre's Technical Director, will represent the iReceptor project at the CANARIE Research Software Developers' Workshop that will be held between October 20-21, 2014, in Toronto, ON.

October 06, 2014

The IRMACS Centre will continue this fall with our series of events entitled "SFU Research Masterclass." The format of each event is a sit down session with an interviewer, rather than a standard presentation format. This is followed by a Q&A with the audience.  We invite SFU graduate students and postdocs, as well as SFU researchers across the disciplines, SFU research personnel, and researcher grant facilitators to attend the "SFU Research Masterclass" sessions. On Thursday, Oct 9, 2014, the interviewee will be Dr. Peter Ruben, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. For more details click here.

September 29, 2014

On September 29, 2014, Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Director of SFU’s Gerontology Research Centre and a Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre was cited in the article "Over 65 and going strong: Baby boomers are reinventing old age" in The Province saying that, "There is a big group of people who have never lived in their own house, don’t have big pensions and have not saved. There is a strong connection between money and health. There are going to be a lot of sick people with no money."  For the full article go to http://at.sfu.ca/OJqNcg.

September 18, 2014

Between September 12-15 the IRMACS Centre hosted the "Antibody & T-Cell Receptor Data Integration Planning Meeting". This planning meeting was an international gathering of stakeholders in the area of Immunogenetics, with the goal of setting the topics and organizing a large Community Meeting for May 29th - June 1st, 2015. 

September 08, 2014

The 2014 Annual IRMACS Project Leader Meeting is scheduled for September 9th. This meeting will be an opportunity to update the IRMACS members on the recent developments, to introduce new projects, and to discuss future directions and projects within the Centre. See you there!

August 20, 2014

Dr. Zabrina Brumme, an IRMACS Project leader, was recently featured by the Canadian Association for HIV Research as an example of "the excellent research that is taking place from coast to coast." For the full article visit  http://www.cahr-acrv.ca/dr-zabrina-brumme/

August 11, 2014

Dr. Felix Breden, the Executive Director of the IRMACS Centre, has completed his sabbatical as a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin Germany.  Welcome back, Felix!

July 25, 2014

The IRMACS Centre's produced animated file "Small Number and the Old Canoe" in the Halq'eméylem language is the featured video on the Endangered Languages Project website. The Endangered Languages Project is an online resource to record, access, and share samples of and research on endangered languages. For more information see http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ 

July 15, 2014

Messrs. Nishanth Marthandan, Bojan Zimonja, and Jerome Jaglale have joined the IRMACS Centre staff as members of the ongoing CANARIE funded iReceptor Project. The iReceptor project will build the world’s first platform to integrate immune receptor gene sequences across.  Welcome to the IRMACS team Nishanth, Bojan, and Jerome!