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.
News related to students
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:
On Wednesday, January 10th, nearly 300 computing students braved the icy weather in order to attend the 7th annual Guelph Tech Showcase. Hosted as a partnership between the School of Computer Science and the Bachelor of Computing Coop, the showcase allowed students to meet and network with potential employers from around the area.
Students from the Bachelor of Computing attended the Canadian University Software Engineering Conference, better known as CUSEC, this past weekend. Students made the trek to Hotel Bonadventure in Montreal to participate in a three day conference, starting on Thursday, January 11.
The conference hosts tech talks and workshops, and networking opportunities for all the participants. Some of the workshops were hosted by companies like IBM, RBC and Yelp, and some of the talks had interesting topics like the deployment of quantum cryptography and on teaching machines to learn.