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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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.

May 15, 2014

During the first week of May the IRMACS Centre's Executive Team, Dr. Felix Breden, Ms. Pam Borghardt, and Dr. Brian Corrie, visited the CNRS (Centre national de la resecherche scientifique) at the Université Montpellier, France.  Members of their IMGT (international ImMunoGeneTics) team met to discuss strategic directions for the IRMACS-CANARIE iReceptor project. 

May 05, 2014

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, between 10:30-16:00, the IRMACS Centre will host the Optimization Networking Event. This event will be of interest to researchers and industries active in various fields including health management, energy management, resource allocation, scheduling, and decision making. More information is available here.

April 29, 2014

Dr. Zabrina Brumme, an IRMACS project leader, was the lead author of a study that traced the evolution of HIV in North America, finding evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts.The study was recently published in the journal PLOS Genetics. To access the article click here.

April 23, 2014

All of us from the IRMACS Centre congratulate Phillipe Gabianelli, a previous recipient of the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship, on his recent and very successful Ph.D. defense. Phillipe's contribution to the IRMACS Centre community through his involvement in the MoCCSy Program has been invaluable. Well done, Phillipe!