Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Change to drop deadline for 50% tuition refund - it is now February 23

The drop deadline for a WD with 50% refund has been moved to Friday, February 23 from Tuesday, February 20.
This was prompted by the Quest upgrade because the system is unavailable from February 16 at 4:30 pm until February 22 at 8:00 am (EST). 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Lunch & Learn with Richard Brisson on Feb 27 - Experiences as a Crypto-Mathematician at CSE

CryptoWorks21 would like to invite you to the lunch and learn session with Richard Brisson on Tuesday, Feb 27 at noon in QNC1501.  It will be a 45-minute presentation followed by a question/answer period.  The session will finish no later than 1:30pm.

Please RSVP by Feb 16th

Experiences as a Crypto-Mathematician at CSE

This talk will focus on the speaker's experience as a crypto-mathematician and, to a lesser degree, as a manager during his career at CSE which spanned from 1980 to 2011. A diversity of (unclassified or declassified!) topics to be discussed will include CSE itself yesterday and today, understanding the essence and scope of CSE's mandates, understanding the Canadian Intelligence and Security organizations, the various fields of mathematics which are of potential benefits to cryptology, the benefits of computational mathematics and optimization, understanding the bigger picture in terms of emerging technologies and organizational priorities, factors that motivate and inspire a crypto-mathematician in his or her career at CSE, the breadth and depth of analysis/development/research, the global reach of the 5-Eyes partnership and cooperation, recruitment and development of new technical job descriptions while in management, on-the-job training and mentoring, NSA's Cryptologic Mathematics Program, Integration Opportunities, etc. As well, a few thoughts will be shared about today's CSE and cyberspace. Finally, the speaker will talk about his cryptologic hobbies especially since he retired from CSE in 2011, as well as sharing a developing story about CSE and its cryptologic artifacts. Logistics permitting, Mr. Brisson will bring a WW2 German Enigma to display while saying a few words its significance in history and the movie "The Imitation Game". 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Developer/Co-founder position available - Playbook

Seeking a tech-savvy co-founder to be the developer of a new platform to disrupt the world of amateur sports! 

Seeking a senior level student
Strong web development skills
Ability to translate concepts into effective code
Troubleshoot and maintain the web-based platform
Basic UI development capabilities
Prepared for lots of bulk coding as you will be the first hands-on and building this program from the ground up

We have a tech consultant who will help you through the nitty gritty details. 

About me:
I have half a decade in the startup space, from working with a VC to sales at a startup to launching and scaling my own company. I am looking to build out this new platform with a strong tech co-founder.

For more information or to discuss this opportunity, please contact Glen Smyth -

Monday, 29 January 2018

Position available - Software Developer at SOTI (May to August 2018)

Project Summary:
The era of the industrial internet has the potential to disrupt the global economy in a scale larger than any previous industrial revolution. The big technological advancement: The Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything (IoE) has the potential to change the way we live and work, and create a significant economic impact on society (Advertising Week, December 15, 2017).

At SOTI, we are developing a system for managing commercial / industrial IoT devices. Meta-data descriptions of devices, messages and protocols are used to generate a user interface on-the-fly so that the system can be extended to support new devices without writing new code (either by us or by the device manufacturer).

Job Responsibilities:

- We are looking for a student intern to be a full-time scrum team member for our IoT device management product from May to August 2018.
- As a scrum team member, the student will be responsible for developing, unit testing, and integration testing system features
- during the May to August timeframe the team will focus on making it simple for users to create and share device descriptions.

Required Skills:

- Senior undergraduate or graduate student in computer science, computer engineering, systems design engineering or related discipline
- A passion for elegant human-machine interface design and development
- JavaScript, AngularJS, XML, JSON (C#, MSSQL and/or MongoDB an asset)
- Familiarity with smart devices, home automation, robotics, BLE or WiFi indoor location is an asset

Company Overview:

SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, with over 14,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed
worldwide. We are passionate about producing innovative solutions that deliver results and solve real customer needs.
SOTI Research and Innovations Lab in Waterloo is the incubator for new technology and future SOTI products. RIL works closely with academia, industry partners and SOTI staff around the world to turn great ideas into great products.

For more information or to apply, send an email in confidence to 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Interested in doing research with a professor in Spring 2018?

An NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) may be for you!

The goal of the program is to stimulate your interest in research and to encourage you to pursue a graduate studies degree. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, this award provides you with financial support to do.

  • Must have completed one full year of school before starting the USRA, i.e., 2A or higher (students can be in 1B when they apply, and students can do a USRA in the term immediately after degree completion but not later than this)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) for 16 consecutive weeks (80 working days)
  • Can be counted as a co-op work term
  • $4,500 plus supervisor’s contribution of $835 per month or $3,340 per term is recommended.
  • Must have a 72% cumulative average or higher
  • Find a supervisor
  • You and your potential supervisor need to complete the online application forms by Wednesday April 4, 2018.
More information is available at 

Please note that the program is funded by the Government of Canada and requires that all applicants are either citizens or permanent residents of Canada. 

Monday, 22 January 2018

Ace the Interview - NexJ Systems

Wed, 31 January 2018
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
DC 1301 
Learn how to ace your interview, and get that upper hand against other candidates by joining NexJ Systems for a networking and information session. You will have an opportunity to network with uWaterloo alumni, developers, hiring managers, and the HR team. 
The company has had a number of successful co-ops turned full-time employees. This is your opportunity to make an impression on the hiring team and gain some tips on interviewing for NexJ Systems' co-op and full-time opportunities. You can review openings - both full-time and co-op opportunities - and apply directly at
Make sure to bring your resume and an appetite!