Students from the School of Computer Science attended the Computer Science Games, a social computing competition over the weekend of March 22-25th, 2019. Students made the trek to Polytechnique Montreal to participate in a three day collegiate competition that includes challenges from all aspects of computing, including reserve engineering, hardware hacking, mobile development, and functional programming. Organized by students from different university every year, the CS Games is open to all undergraduate students.
Congratulations to School of Computer Science student Dar'ya Heyko who was named the recipient of this year's Katherine Elliott Scholarship. The Graduate Scholarship was established to honour Katherine Elliott who served as coordinator of the University of Guelph Peer Helper Program between 1988 and 1991. It is presented annually to a Peer Helper in good standing, who is achieving well scholastically and intends to pursue postgraduate work toward a career in the Student Services field or one of the helping professions (Social Work, Teaching, Counselling, Theology, Medicine etc.).
With the number of global cyber-attacks on the rise, the industry demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been higher. According to Christopher D. Young, CEO of McAfee, “We’re approaching a cyber security talent shortage of 2 million people worldwide in the next 3 to 5 years. Every cybersecurity provider can contribute, and when we’re joined by respected education institutions like the University of Guelph, our combined effort makes the world safer.”
As a graduate from the School of Computer Science, Ethan Buchman (B.Sc. '13, M.A.Sc. '16 ) saw an opportunity to support the School of Computer Science Awards Campaign, while at the same time promoting diversity in the industry.
School of Computer Science students Marshall Asch, Lindsay Elliott, Devon Miller and Lucas Giancola won the ArcelorMittal Dofasco - Transforming Tomorrow Challenge at Delta Hacks over the weekend over January 26-27th at McMaster University. Delta Hacks is McMaster’s annual student hackathon that encourage students in all fields of study to come together to build real world applications that solve real world problems using technology and innovation.
Professor Thomas Charles (Tom) Wilson, longtime former faculty member of the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, passed unexpectedly and peacefully from this life on January 8th, 2019.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 11th at Mary Mother of the Church Parish in La Crosse, Wisconsin where Tom lived.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Tom in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, February 2nd from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Great Hall of St Paul’s University College at University of Waterloo, 190 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5.
Maddie Gabriel, a student in the School of Computer Science, was named the recipient of the Collin Cureatz Award for Co-op Student Involvement. Maddie was nominated for the Collin Cureatz Memorial award by Laura Gatto, the Bachelor of Computing Co-op Coordinator and Luiza Antonie, an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science.
Keefer Rourke, a student in the School of Computer Science, was named the University of Guelph's Co-op Student of the Year 2018 - Ian Pavlinic Memorial Award for Innovation.
Building “machines with morals” and addressing the ethics of artificial intelligence are among the goals of a new research and teaching centre announced today at the University of Guelph.