UVic Spring School 2023

This spring school is offered by Simon Fraser University on behalf of Western Universities and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. It is hosted by the University of Victoria and is open to all researchers at UVic and other Canadian post-secondary institutions.

To register, please fill in this form using your Canadian post-secondary institution email address.

Each day we will have morning (9am–noon) and afternoon (2pm–5pm) sessions. There will be short coffee breaks at 10:30am and 3:30pm (coffee and snacks on us!), and we will provide lunch on Thursday. The other four days (Monday to Wednesday, and Friday) participants will have to find lunch on their own.

You can attend as many or as few of the courses as you want. All sessions will be in the Clearihue building, room C112.

To participate in the hands-on exercises, you will need to bring your own laptop. We will provide guest accounts on our HPC training cluster. For more specific requirements, please see the individual course pages.

May 1, 2023


Half-day introduction to Bash & the Unix shell


Half-day introduction to high-performance research computing

May 2, 2023

Intro R

Half-day introduction to programming in R

Parallel R

Half-day introduction to high-performance R

May 3, 2023

Parallel Julia

Full-day introduction to parallel programming in Julia

May 4, 2023

Deep learning with PyTorch

Full-day introduction to deep learning with the PyTorch framework

May 5, 2023

Scientific visualization with ParaView

Full-day introduction to scientific visualization with ParaView


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