SOFTWARE CARPENTRY WORKSHOP – an introduction to programming for research

This Fall (November 22-26, 2021), BIOS² will host a Software Carpentry workshop to introduce new BIOS2 Fellows, Québec-Océan members and and everyone else interested to the basics of computer programming, working with data and the skills needed to be productive in collaborative research projects.

Facilitating Engaging and Inclusive Group Discussion – Training and coaching sessions

BIOS2 is committed to integrating the values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into the program (management structure and program environment). In 2021, we decided to put more energy towards developing a more inclusive culture and environment, and promoting EDI in the program.  As a result, we have begun a series of training and reflection activities on EDI issues. In particular, we had a focus group to develop an EDI action plan for the program that will soon be published.

As the first activity of our cohort, we decided to start with the basics: communication. Therefore, we will hold a workshop about Facilitating Engaging and Inclusive Group Discussion.

BIOS2 Workshop: an (un)reproducibility detox

Postponed to a later date. Stay tuned.


It’s renovation season and there’s no better time to revisit the way we do research!

Hosted by BIOS2, this 7-day spa-like detox routine will make you question and re-organize your routine for better productivity and reproducibility of your AMAZING science. Come learn together about trust in open science, open project design, version control, virtual environment and more!

This reproductibility workshop will run from July 4 to July 10 2021, with more offline activities and less expositive tutorials. 100% fun activities that don’t feel like work!

Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling 2021

The Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling will take place from August 16-25, 2021 under the theme:

Evaluating Models from Ecological Data

Led by Pr. Dominique Gravel and Dr. Andrew MacDonald (Université de Sherbrooke). Training focused on problem solving and guest speakers (Professors Timothée Poisot, Pedro Peres-Neto, Sandra Hamel, Marc Bélisle and others).

Online and Hybrid Training. The format of the intensive summer school has been revised to accommodate COVID’s restrictions on travel and large group activities. Activities will be accessible remotely, but local gatherings may be arranged if the situation allows.