Over the week of July 24-28th, twenty children ranging from Grade 4-6 attended the Codemaker’s Camp at the University of Guelph. In collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Creative Encounters with Science, we put on a week long week long, activity oriented coding and construction camp. Children learned to create, interact and discover the world of computing through puzzles, games and programs. This camp introduced children to using computers as a creative canvas and was designed for any child interested in creative play.
Congratulations to School of Computer Science PhD Candidate, A.N.K. Zaman, and co-authors Dr. Charlie Obimbo, and Dr. Rozita Dara for winning 2nd Prize Technical Paper Award at the third IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference. The conference was held this year at Ryerson University and highlighted research from around the world that seeks to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the weekend of June 10 and 11th 2017, the University of Guelph hosted the 24th annual Ontario Combinatorics Workshop (OCW). The OCW is an annual meeting for researchers working in combinatorics from Ontario and surrounding areas to gather and share their latest research developments.
An award-winning engineer, professor and administrator who has spent more than 20 years in academia will become the next dean of the University of Guelph’s newly renamed College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Professor Gillis who uses his skills in computer science to support food security is one of the winners of this year’s William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Awards.
Over the weekend of March 18th and 19th, Roboticon, our robot-building and programming challenge, entered its 16th year at the University of Guelph.
The University of Guelph now has a swath of new ideas for tackling student mental health, thanks to the students and staff who took part in last weekend's "Guelph Hacks for Mental Health."
This week School of Computer Science Assistant Professor Dan Gillis is curating the @RealScientists Twitter account.
RealScientists was established in February of 2013 as a way for scientists, academics, and researchers to communicate directly with the public through social media. Every week a new scientist is selected to curate the account. At the time of writing this post, @RealScientists had over 40,000 followers.