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.
Congratulations to School of Computer Science alumnus Ryan Wilson-Perkin who was named in Canada's Developer 30 Under 30 list. The list is comprised of Canada's best and brightest development talent who are leading the way by building innovative computing solutions and creating technical innovations.
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:
School of Computer Science student Julia Hohenadel helped led her team to victory in a recent hackathon put on by RBC that aimed to increase financial literacy. The 12th annual 'Next Great Innovator Hackathon' for technology-minded students was held in Toronto on November 17th, 2018. The 12-hour women's-only hackathon included grade 11 and 12 high students, as well as first and second year undergraduate students.
Two Bachelor of Computing Students, Frazer Seymour and Dar’ya Heyko, were both honoured with Coop Awards this year. Frazer won the Co-op Student of the Year Award, and Dar’ya won the Collin Cureatz Memorial award.
On Saturday, February 24th, the School of Computer Science hosted Go CODE Girl, an all-day event where girls from grades 8-12 are able to learn more about the exciting world of coding and software development.
The School of Computer Science has several summer undergraduate research assistant positions available. For more information, see the links below.
The School of Computer Science would like to welcome Dr. David Flatla to our faculty.
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.