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Professional Training

If you have never heard of visual analytics, or are curious to learn more about how it could help your organization get more out of data, then we invite you to attend this hour-long event.

The goal of this course is to get you accustomed to visual analytics. It includes real-world examples, videos, and interactive demos of visual analysis – tools and methods.

This course is for those wanting a solid understanding of the many aspects of visual analytics – from theory to practice. It includes two half-days of hands-on tutorials with the latest visual analytics software tools.

This semester-long course is aimed at organizations considering visual analytics tools and technology to transition to a data-driven culture. It is intended for analysts making sense of data, as well as managers, and those making decisions based on insights.

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.

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Professional Training

Take our professional courses or student workshops to gain an edge on today's big data processing tools and their effective use. VIVA members get a one-time discount!

One-on-one Mentorship

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

Connect with Others

Get exclusive invites to our events that host analytic community socials, and be a part of our supportive analytics community.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Starts 23 September 2015

Full Course

Applied Visual Analytics

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 2960, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 12 weeks x 3 hours

14 October 2015

Visual Analytics Breakfast

An overview of Visual Analytics over a healthy breakfast.

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 2270, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 1 hour

21 October 2015

1/2-Day Course

An Introduction to Visual Analytics

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

28 and 29 October 2015

2-Day Course

Visual Analytics: From Theory to Practice

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# 2245, 515 W Hastings St.)
  • Duration: 2 x 8 hours (with breaks)

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