Startup Weekend Guelph

Startup Weekend Guelph returns this August. The event takes place August 28-30, beginning at 6:30pm on Friday, and ending at 6pm on Sunday.

Join fellow entrepreneurs in the McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph, to pitch ideas, learn about startups and the startup community, meet new people, and maybe even co-found Canada's newest company.

Accessibility Design Success

Congratulations to Mark Goldberg, an undergraduate student in the School of Computer Science, who took 2nd place in the Graphic and User Interface/Interactive Design category of the Connect Enabling Change competition.

40 Under 40 Awards

The School of Computer Science is proud to announce that three of our own have been awarded Guelph Mercury's 40 Under 40 honours for 2015.

Student Honoured With Teaching Award

The School of Computer Science is proud to announce that Justin Carvalho has been awarded the Associate VP Academic Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence.

This award is presented to "an outstanding individual, who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to enhancing the undergraduate learning experience".

Justin, currently enrolled in the Masters of Computer Science program, graduated from the computer science major this past semester.

Congratulations Justin. Very well deserved!

Congratulations 2015 Graduates

The School of Computer Science would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2015.

Yesterday, SoCS students crossed the stage to receive their Bachelor of Computer Science General, and Honours degrees (in computer science and software engineering).

Two students were highlighted for their outstanding achievement and academic success. Specifically, Ian Dingle and Andrija Jovanov were each awarded the Capstick Award for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average. Their names will be inscribed on a plaque that will hang in the halls of the Reynolds building.

Iron Tracker App Team Welcomed to the Ontario Parliament, Queen’s Park, by MPP Chris Ballard

On May 26th, 2015, the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (CHS) and some members of the Guelph Iron Tracker App Team (Gary Grewal and Andrew D’Angelo) were welcomed to the Ontario Legislature by Chris Ballard, MPP for Newmarket and Aurora. MPP Ballard rose to make a statement about hemochromatosis and the work of CHS, as well as the importance of the Iron Tracker app to those suffering with hemochromatosis.

Elevator Project Success

Last week the Elevator Project of Guelph celebrated the contributions of more than 40 projects aimed at improving Guelph. Held at the River Run Centre, the Elevator Project's Big Show included funding announcements totalling more than $100,000 for 24 different projects. Of the projects awarded funding, three were from the School of Computer Science.

The three projects include the Garden Fresh Box program (GFB), Sustain-A-Bin (SAB), and Farm To Fork (F2F). Collectively they were awarded $7000 in cash and in-kind mentorship support.

Introducing the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Sciences

In the July issue of the Journal of Computational Science you'll find a new article authored by several of the faculty in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph.

The article - A new Canadian interdisciplinary Ph.D. in computational sciences - outlines the rationale and characteristics of the new Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Sciences. The program has been designed around the need to develop doctoral candidates who can solve real-world problems by bringing together expertise in multiple domains. This unique Ph.D. opportunity will

SoCS Professor Featured in Ag Innovation Ontario

Assistant Professor Daniel Gillis was interviewed on by Ag Innovation Ontario, a project of the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre, about his role in food systems innovation and reducing food insecurity in the Guelph community.

2015 Science Olympics

On May 7th, the University of Guelph welcomed its campus to over 700 high school students from across Ontario for the annual Science Olympics.

Students spent the day competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals by completing exciting and creative challenges in Computing, Agriculture, Math, Engineering, Chemistry,  Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Nanoscience and Geography.