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Visual Analytics Training

Vancouver Institute for
Visual Analytics

The Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA) is a joint research institute between Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). VIVA promotes visual analytics and provides training on visual analytics tools, techniques, and theory to industry professionals as well as students and academics.

VIVA Membership

Professional Training

Take our professional courses or student workshops to gain an edge on today's big data processing tools and their effective use. Membership is included when you sign up for your first professional course with us.

One-Time Discounts

Once you become a VIVA Member you can get a one-time discount on your next professional course.

One-on-One Mentorship

Work one-on-one with a visual analytics student or mentor on your needs or projects. The students and mentors have access to some of the best visual analytics tools and software.

Upcoming Training Opportunities


Starts January 13 2015
18:00PM-21:00PM

Full Course

Applied Visual Analytics

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 2520, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 12 weeks x 3 hours

10 February 2016
09:00AM-10:00AM

Visual Analytics Breakfast

An overview of Visual Analytics over a healthy breakfast

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 1425, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 1 hour

17 February 2016
9:00AM-12:30PM

1/2-Day Course

An Introduction to Visual Analytics

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 1415, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 3.5 hours

24 and 25 February 2016
9:00AM-17:00PM

2-Day Course

Visual Analytics: From Theory to Practice

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 1510, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 2 x 8 hours (with breaks)

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