Governance

ACENET operates under an Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA) among its member institutions. This IIA details roles and responsibilities, as well as procedures and processes that guide ACENET in our management, operations and governance.

Board of Directors

ACENET’s Board of Directors consists of the Associate or Vice-Presidents of Research at the five institutions which have contributed significant finances toward our creation and continued operation, referred to as Major Resource Providers.

Among other things, the Board undertakes policy making, strategic direction, budget approval and the securing of financial commitments from funding agencies.

Neil Bose Board Chair, VP (Research) Memorial University
Adam J. Sarty Associate VP Research Saint Mary’s University
Richard Isnor AVP Research & Graduate Studies St. Francis Xavier University
David Magee VP Research University of New Brunswick
Ian Hill Board Vice-Chair, Associate VP Research Dalhousie University

 

Research Directorate

The Research Directorate (RD) is comprised of one researcher from each of the Major Resource Providers, and is chaired by a Principal Investigator (PI) appointed by our Board of Directors. The PI contributes both vision and scientific leadership to ACENET that encompasses scientific, policy and operational matters.

The RD advises ACENET on technical direction, resource allocation, and other matters pertaining to the assembly and operation of our infrastructure and operations. For this reason, the goal is that appointees equally represent the ACENET user community and those with administrative and operational expertise. The RD may also form Standing Committees on various matters pertaining to ACENET, consisting of individuals with the subject matter expertise who are otherwise not members of the RD.

Andrew Rutenberg ACENET Principal Investigator, Professor of Physics Dalhousie University
Rob Thacker Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Astronomy and Physics Saint Mary’s University
Ivan Saika-Voivod Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography Memorial University
Andrew Gerber Professor, Faculty of Engineering University of New Brunswick
David Risk Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences St. Francis Xavier University
Stan Matwin Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics Dalhousie University
Richard Karsten Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics Acadia University
Jason Pearson Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry University of Prince Edward
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Local User Groups (LUGs)

To help ensure that we adquately represents our users in our policies, strategic direction, operations, and at the national table, we strive to maintain Local User Groups (LUGs) at each of our member institutions.

These groups, chaired by a local user, are encouraged to meet on a regular basis to voice researcher needs, discuss various ACENET and national advanced research computing matters and provide insights to our operations.

There are local ACENET user groups at each of our participating institutions. Please contact your local chair to find out about meetings.

Ivan Saika-Voivod Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography Memorial University
David Risk Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences St. Francis Xavier University
Richard Karsten Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics Acadia University
Andrew Rutenberg Associate Professor of Physics Dalhousie University
Rob Thacker Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Astronomy and Physics Saint Mary’s University
Jason Pearson Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry University of Prince Edward Island