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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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!

July 07, 2014

Between July 2-July 31, the IRMACS Centre will host the first SFU Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal Students. The main goal of the camp is to help Aboriginal students currently in grades 8-11 to accelerate in Mathematics and English.  In addition, this camp will offer the participants an opportunity to be exposed to the life of a university student. Please welcome our guests when you meet them in the Centre and show them your support in their pursuit of their educational goals.

June 25, 2014

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, recently announced a further $2.4M in investment in eight new Software Platforms and Services. One of these new platforms is iReceptor; led by Dr. Felix Breden, the Executive Director of the IRMACS Centre. More information is available here.

June 11, 2014

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that they will be showing live games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For the daily schedule please check the board in the IRMACS atrium. We ask that you bring donations for the SFU Food Bank as your admission contribution. The box will be in the front of the Studio before each game. Click here for more information about the SFU Food Bank. Please donate generously.

May 30, 2014

On Wednesday, May 28, the IRMACS Centre hosted the Deans Council meeting. The first item on their agenda was a tour/show & tell around the IRMACS Centre. We would like to thank the IRMACS members/project leaders who were in their labs during the tour and who showcased their current research projects for the SFU Deans and VPA.

May 27, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, The IRMACS Centre hosted the SFU Technical Research Support Summit. The list of attendees included Dr. Mario Pinto, Vice President Research, Mr. Jay Black, Chief Information Officer, Dr. Felix Breden, Executive Director, The IRMACS Centre, and Dr. Dugan O'Neil, Chief Science Officer, Compute Canada. The group discussed the challenges and opportunities of the current and future technical research support at SFU.