One of our Bachelor of Computing Students, Brandon Edwards, received a travel grant from Birds Studies Canada and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Brandon will use the funding to attend the 42nd Annual Waterbirds Society Meeting and the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) which will be running concurrently in Vancouver this summer. The IOC is a major conference that happens every four years and brings ornithologists around the world together to present their research.
Dr. Gary Grewal, Associate Professor from the School of Computer Science, has been awarded the University of Guelph Faculty Association's Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr Judi McCuaig, Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, has been awarded funding to investigate the impact of immediate feedback on student learning and engagement.
School of Computer Science student Chris Katsaras awarded the Teaching Assistant Award (2018).
School of Computer Science graduate student, Nic Durish, has been listed as a finalist for the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.
We are beginning to see the extent to which our online personal information can be compromised and used in ways we never intended and never authorized.
The Reynolds building renovation is in the finishing stages. Currently, they are doing all the finishing work, including putting up drywall and painting. They are still working on some of the infrastructure, mostly the building’s heating and cooling systems.
One of our Bachelor of Computing Students, Brandon Edwards, received an Arthur D. Latornell Travel Grant. This grant is given to students whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation.
Brandon has been working on a collaborative project between Dr. Daniel Gillis in the School of Computer Science and Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs in the Department of Integrative Biology. Their research is looking at developing an efficient simulation computer model to simulate the life cycle of the piping plover, an endangered North American shorebird.
Two of our fantastic Computing students, Frazer Seymour and Nic Durish, have both been given a Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) award in order to help support the work and research that they have been assisting Dr. Dan Gillis with the eNuk project in Rigolet, Labrador. These awards are funded by the Canadian Government, and are to encourage and support Canadian university students who have an interest in northern studies or conducting research in Northern regions.
During this year’s College Royal, the School of Computer Science and the Society of Computing and Information Science (SOCIS) hosted Roboticon 2018, the 17th annual robotics and programing challenge, designed for high school students. This year, teams of students were given Harry Potter-themed challenges that they had to complete while following strict rules and timelines. Students worked together to solve the challenges using Lego Mindstorms kits.
This year’s winners were: