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IDEA Lab: Transforming the Future of Digital-First Research

Digital technologies are revolutionizing all areas of industry, culture, and society—yet higher education, particularly in Canada, has lagged in our adoption and deployment of cloud solutions in the research process. Research infrastructure is typically still understood as things that can be touched or toured on a physical campus. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, accentuated the risks … Continue reading "IDEA Lab: Transforming the Future of Digital-First Research"

May 15, 2023

CAUBO 2021: Main Conference Presentations

Click below to download available CAUBO 2021 Main Conference presentations. Looking for the functional seminars? Visit the presentations page for CAUBO 2021’s functional seminars. PLENARY SESSIONS TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021 THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021

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June 30, 2021

Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning

In March 2020, learning shifted online in response to COVID-19 and it became clear that ICT needed to create a reliable, secure virtual environment for instructors to provide computer lab lessons that students could access remotely. Students needed to be able to use their own computing devices to access the virtual environment via the internet … Continue reading "Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning"

June 15, 2021

SFU Data Centre: Installation of Cedar

Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with Compute Canada and regional partner WestGrid, installed a new, advanced research computing (ARC) system, Cedar, at the SFU Data Centre at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus. Named after the Western Red Cedar, British Columbia’s official tree, Cedar is one of four national new supercomputers in Canada that will provide … Continue reading "SFU Data Centre: Installation of Cedar"

January 22, 2018

SFU vault: A Cloud Storage and File Sharing Solution for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Simon Fraser University required a FIPPA compliant, enterprise file synchronization and sharing solution hosted in our SFU data centre, on our servers, using our storage. SFU vault was the solution. Initially launched in December 2015, SFU vault provides easy file sharing between teams or individual users to assist in the various projects undertaken by University … Continue reading "SFU vault: A Cloud Storage and File Sharing Solution for Faculty, Staff, and Students"

January 26, 2017

Mobile Computer Initiative

In January 2014, Western University’s Campus Police Service embarked on a project to upgrade their current Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing platform. The main advantage to the Toughbook was it’s durability in rugged environments, which came at a cost of$5,000 per device. However the Toughbook only allowed employees to enter data into one database. In researching … Continue reading "Mobile Computer Initiative"

June 13, 2016

The Wireless Campus

All of the staff in Computing Services was involved in the process leading up to the decision to implement this system, and in the implementation itself. Other members of the community were kept informed of progress, and were eager to have the system, but were not involved in the project until it was implemented. However, … Continue reading "The Wireless Campus"

April 16, 2006

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