For Educators

We want to help in your classroom, whether you are teaching science, mathematics, or even literature.

At SciNet, we do applied mathematics three hundred trillion times a second, in the service of research from climate science to astrophysics and biomedical science, and for product design to better engines to burning biofuels. Digital humanities researchers use Compute Canada facilities to analyze texts to look for patterns, or to see similarities between pieces of music.

We have a number of programs for working with Ontario schools, including sending researchers to classrooms, and project-based learning on computer-powered topics.   Contact us to discuss how we can work with you.

Some Resources:


International Summer School 2014 on HPC Challenges

Apply by 9 March, decisions in early April Expenses paid by program Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada website: Compute Canada/Calcul Canada invites students and researchers at Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for one of 10 spots allocated to Canada for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences.


2014 Call for Compute Canada Resource Allocation Proposals

Any Canadian academic researcher may obtain a default allocation on any Compute Canada system, including those at SciNet, at any time by registering with the Compute Canada DataBase (CCDB) and requesting accounts at one or more consortia. The size of default allocations vary by system. A Principal Investigator who requires more than the default allocation

Learning parallel programming

SATEC Students Build Supercomputer with SciNet

Since the start of the year, on Thursdays after school, students at SATEC @ W. A. Porter Collegiate have met in their school’s ICT lab to build and program a supercomputer of their own. As computing grows more important — for creating the next Facebook or Google, or for designing bicycles, studying black holes, or improving


Science Rendezvous 2012

We had a great time at Science Rendezvous this year! This year explorers of all ages at our booth found out how researchers use computers for discovery.  They saw how even simple computer simulations that you can run in your web browser can teach them important facts about how complex systems behave. Canada is a

Data Centre tour, Nov 26 2011

Data Centre Tour, Jamaican Canadian Association

We had a great data centre tour with kids from the Jamaican Canadian Association of Ontario this weekend; the association has a fantastic Saturday Morning Tutorial program where they take their students on a variety of field trips and educational activities. The students had a million questions, and we — including CTOs Chris Loken and


High School Student Mentorship Opportunities

SciNet, working with the University of Toronto Arts and Sciences highschool mentorship program, is offering mentorships in two supercomputing-related projects!  Up to six students will work with SciNet researchers on supercomputing hardware or software. SciNet may be willing to work with you or your school on similar projects – to inquire, contact us. Building a

Chris Loken, CTO SciNet, leads a tour of HPC professionals through the energy-efficient SciNet Datacentre in 2010.

Datacentre Tours

SciNet offers tours of it’s Vaughan computer centre — housing the largest computer in Canada in one of the country’s most power-efficient data centres — along with hands-on demonstrations of scientific simulations that students can do on their own computers at home or school , to show how scientists, engineers, and social scientists actually use


Researchers in the Classroom

Our researchers study everything from galaxies to nanobots; have them speak with your students about how they use probability, geometry, algebra or more in their work!