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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
November 28, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Laurier is a founding member of SHARCNET (, a consortium of universities and colleges operating a network of high-performance compute clusters in south western, central and northern Ontario.

The Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) is a world?class consortium of 16 Ontario colleges and universities in a “cluster of clusters” of high performance computers linked by advanced fiber optics. Its unique infrastructure enables computational research in areas such as science, engineering and business.

Established in 2001, SHARCNET provides leading?edge computational equipment to accelerate the production of research results for academic and industry partners. Its members seek linkages between academic researchers and corporate partners in new business opportunities; to attract and retain the best students, researchers and companies; and to create new opportunities for further building Canada’s knowledge?based economy.

SHARCNET is committed to developing an effective High Performance Computing (HPC) culture in Canada. Its key strategic areas of focus include: genomics, bioinformatics and biocomputation; physics and chemistry of advanced materials; fluid dynamics in engineering, aerospace, astrophysics and geophysics; earth systems and environmental earth sciences; economics, business and finance; and High Performance Computing, visualization, networks and grid computing.

People at Laurier

Dr. Angèle Hamel, Department of Physics & Computer Science Angèle is an internationally recognized researcher in combinatorics -- the mathematics behind computer science. Her research is a mix of computer science and mathematics with application to bioinformatics, networks, and algorithms. Angèle has received a number of SHARCNET Undergraduate Research Fellowships to allow excellent undergraduate students to become involved in SHARCNET research projects during the summer months.

Dr. Angèle Hamel
Department of Physics & Computer Science