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June 2020

ACENET Parallel Computing School

June 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - July 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for ACENET's annual Parallel Computing School over six weeks commencing in June 2020. This will be an online format. Topics include general parallel computing, Dask, Machine Learning by example, OpenMP, GPGPU, and Message Passing Interface (MPI).

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July 2020

Introduction to ACENET & Compute Canada for Humanities and Social Sciences

July 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about digital research methods, but don't know where to start? This orientation session will introduce you to the ACENET organization and the research supports and resources available through ACENET and Compute Canada that are directly applicable for humanities and social sciences researchers.

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Facilitating Interactive Teaching Online with Zoom

July 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning through the means of online tools has become a necessity living in the midst of Covid-19. The question is how can we create the same interactive, collaborative environment online, that naturally occurs when we teach our students in-person? The goal of this session is to answer that question.

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International Summer School on High-Performance Computing Challenges in Computational Sciences

July 12, 2020 - July 17, 2020
University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario Canada

This expenses-paid program will familiarize the best students in computational sciences with major state-of-the-art aspects of HPC and Big Data Analytics for a variety of scientific disciplines, catalyze the formation of networks, provide advanced mentoring, facilitate international exchange and open up further career options.

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Research Data Management for Humanities and Social Sciences

July 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This presentation will give an introduction to the Portage Network, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), with the goal of building research data management (RDM) capacity in Canada through a network of experts in a growing community of practice. As Canada's national, library-based research data management network, the goal of Portage is to coordinate and expand existing expertise, services, and infrastructure in support of academic researchers across Canada.

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Facilitating Interactive Teaching Online

July 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

The goal of this session is to share strategies and tools to help increase student engagement and interaction in online teaching environments. As instructors and learners, we are all adapting to an online learning platform. Through ACENET's experience so far in teaching online, we are eager to share what we have found to be successful and things that should be avoided.

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Facilitating Interactive Teaching Online

July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

The goal of this session is to share strategies and tools to help increase student engagement and interaction in online teaching environments. As instructors and learners, we are all adapting to an online learning platform. Through ACENET's experience so far in teaching online, we are eager to share what we have found to be successful and things that should be avoided.

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Securing Your Digital Life

July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the ACENET cybersecurity team for a workshop that will tackle the basics of information security.

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Managing Sensitive Data in Humanities and Social Sciences

July 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session will explore what sensitive data are, the different levels of data sensitivity, address sensitive data management, ethical handling, cybersecurity considerations, and resources for dealing with sensitive data in Atlantic Canada.

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Building an Academic Digital Presence

July 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Humanities Commons, ORCID: where is it worth spending your time on online platforms? This workshop will consider how to create and manage a professional online presence, with a focus on humanities and social sciences. We will talk about choosing platforms and social media based on ethics, audience, features, and, yes, the amount of work they involve.

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Support Your Research with Data Management Planning

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is an applied session focused upon DMPs. Topics covered will include the importance and benefits of DMPs, how they can support your research, what makes a ‘good’ DMP, as well as an in-depth look at their content. Both a hands-on demonstration of the freely available Portage Data Management Planning (DMP) Assistant as well as important updates regarding this platform will be offered.

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Introduction to Collecting Social Media and Web Data for Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers

July 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques for collecting information from social media sites and the web in general. We will cover Twitter, Facebook, and general web pages.

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August 2020

Cloud Applications in Humanities and Social Sciences

August 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this session, we will give an overview of what a cloud is generally, as well as the Compute Canada cloud specifically. To demonstrate what may be accomplished with a cloud, different cloud usage cases for the humanities and social sciences will be presented followed by a discussion of two common methods for website generation.

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Roundtable on Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Training Initiatives in Atlantic Canada

August 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This capstone session in the series will involve a discussion and Q&A around digital research support and training initiatives humanities and social sciences researchers would like to see going forward, including specific discussions around a possible DHSI-Atlantic initiative for summer 2021.

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