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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November 17, 2015

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, between 10:00am - 3:00pm, the IRMACS Centre will host the Department of Mathematics' segment of the "Research on the Mountain - Faculty of Science Open House". The event will include a poster session, hands on activities, a computing demo, and a screening of math videos. Everyone is welcome!

November 12, 2015

Dr. Mark Winston has won the prestigious 2015 Governor General Literary Award for Nonfiction for his book "Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive". His presentation at the IRMACS' hosted Royal Society of Canada Seminar Series titled "Dialogue in Bee Time: Lessons Learned from the Bees" is available here

November 02, 2015

The IRMACS Centre's research community welcomes two new projects: "Sequence-based analysis of human cancer" led by Dr. Ryan Morin, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and "Compound Activity Mapping for Natural Products  Discovery" led by Dr. Roger Linington, Department of Chemistry. Welcome to IRMACS!

October 14, 2015

As an AGE-WELL NCE core facility, the IRMACS Centre is pleased to be involved in the organization of the inaugural AGE-WELL NCE Conference & Annual General Meeting in Calgary, AB October 22nd & 23rd. Congratulations AGE-WELL on an amazing first year!

October 07, 2015

The topic of the Fall 2015 Coast to Coast seminar series is "Foundations and Applications of Big Data".  Ton some of the exceptional work that is currently being done in this field across Canada. The Coordinator of the series is Dr. Fred Popowich, Professor in the School of Computing Science and a member of the IRMACS Managment Committee. For more details see http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/events/coast-coast-seminars.

October 05, 2015

The 2015 Annual IRMACS Project Leader Meeting is scheduled for October 5th starting at 11:00 am (Program begins at 11:00, lunch at 12:30).  We will be introducing a few of our newest research projects to the community as well as bringing you an update on the Centre's developments and initiatives. See you there!

September 24, 2015

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, September 24, 2015, the interviewee will be Dr. Ray Jennings, Department of Philosophy. For more details see this link.

September 21, 2015

Between September 15-22, 2015, the IRMACS Centre is excited to host a series of events that are part of SFU's Strategic Research Plan consultations.  These consultations will include the Office of Vice President, Research, representatives from the SRP Committee and researchers from across the university.

August 12, 2015

The IRMACS Centre is preparing for the new school year. As part of our preparation and to accommodate new research initiatives we will be making some changes in the current lab allocations of some of the IRMACS research groups. We thank you all for your patience and collaboration during this period.

August 04, 2015

On July 31, the IRMACS Centre wished farewell to the participants of the 2015 SFU Academic Camp for Aboriginal Students. The camp was a huge success! In the words of Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor, "This important initiative so wonderfully exemplifies both SFU's commitment 
to Aboriginal Peoples and the value of us being an "engaged university."" The camp's website is accessible here.