Visual Analytics Research and Instructional Laboratory (VARI Lab)

Explore your data

As a VIVA member, you can work with our students and mentors to explore your data using our wide range of VA tools.

The SFU VA lab has 12 workstations and the UBC VA lab has 10 workstations available. The labs are equipped with VA-related software that can assist your data analysis: Gephi, IN-SPIRE, JigSaw, Lavastorm, SAS VA, Tableau.. These are accessible from both the SFU and UBC workstations.
Your data is safely stored on our secure VDI, with strictly controlled access.

Access to the VARI Lab is a flexible, easy and affordable way for you to explore the benefits of using Visual Analytics to solve your organization's data challenges.

1-1 Assistance from our mentors and students

The VIVA Team can help you initiate and manage a project using your organization's data in our VARI LAb. Our team of mentors and trained students will identify the right tools, approaches to unlock your data's potential using visual analytics.


  • Academics: $30-$39/hour
  • Individuals/not-for-profit: $30-$39/hour
  • Organization: $42-$58/hour

Lab Locations

SFU Burnaby Visual Analytics Lab
ASB 10920 8888 University Drive Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 CANADA
UBC Visual Analytics Lab
FSC 2300A (2333) 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 CANADA
SIAT Visual Analytics Lab
Galleria 4190 250 - 13450 - 102nd Avenue Central City Shopping Centre Surrey, BC V3T 0A3