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GRAND is proud to sponsor CANVAS 2014: the Canadian Visual Analytics School. Every summer, CANVAS brings together students, researchers, faculty and industry to advance the science and technology of Visual Analytics in Canada.

The first three days of the event will feature keynote presentations from leading researchers in the field of visual analytics. Confirmed keynote speakers for CANVAS 2014 include John Stasko (Georgia Tech) and Leland Wilkinson (University of Illinois at Chicago). Other speakers include Canadian researchers Sheelagh Carpendale (U Calgary), Chris Collins (UOIT), Sara Diamond (OCAD U) and Ronald Rensink (UBC).

The final two days of CANVAS 2014 will focus on industrial applications of visual analytics. This segment will feature leading practitioners and domain experts who will outline how they make visual analytics work for their organizations. This industry segment will also feature presentations about visual analytics tools and their development, by leading providers of VA solutions.

Students are at the heart of this event, which is a way for them to get in touch with both the research they can get involved with today, and the organizations that will employ them tomorrow. All through the week, 24 students will take part in an intense series of hands-on workshop and exercises honing their Visual Analytics skills and knowledge.

CANVAS has a Canadian focus, with students from across Canada participating, and also opens up to the rest of the world, as students from Brazil, involved in the BRAVA initiative, will also be taking part in this event, making CANVAS 2014 an international event.