Compute Canada Annual General Meeting Set for Sept 18 in Toronto


On Thursday, September 18, Compute Canada will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to convene members and stakeholders to review its 2014 fiscal year and elect a new Board of Directors. The AGM will be held at 12:00 pm EDT at the Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, in Toronto, ON.

Over the last year, Compute Canada has made great gains in its mission to serve as a national voice for advanced research computing and to build a platform, supported by world-class expertise, that drives excellent research in Canada. With its SPARC initiative recently launched and a proposal for CFI’s cyber-infrastructure program in progress, Compute Canada is advancing a number of strategies to ensure its national services accommodate and integrate the priorities of institutional, provincial, and regional stakeholders.

There is still time before the AGM to become a voting member of Compute Canada. Members are able to influence the future direction of the organization through:

  • Voting rights on key issues regarding the national platform and how Canada’s advanced computing services and expertise are shared and delivered to researchers;
  • A vote in electing Compute Canada’s Board of Directors; and
  • Participation in scheduled quarterly events to discuss the evolution of Compute Canada and advanced computing matters.

Currently, Compute Canada membership is available to any university or college in Canada that has one or more researchers using an advanced computing system through Compute Canada within the last 18 months.

For more information on becoming a voting member, or to attend the AGM as an observer, please email