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Visual Analytics Training

Vancouver Institute for
Visual Analytics

The Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA) is a joint research institute of Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We promote the value of visual analytics, provide training about visual analytics tools, techniques and theory and connect university research with industry needs.

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


VA Overview

Visual Analytics Overview

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

TBA Fall 2017

Half-Day Course

Introduction to Visual Analytics

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

26-27 April 2017

Two-Day Course

Visual Analytics: From Theory to Practice

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

12 April 2017

Full Course

Applied Visual Analytics

  • Location: TBD
  • Duration: 12 weeks x 3 hours

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