Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Win prizes and get work experience for your resume!

MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

Featured Challenge: Propose a game or technology to make the world a safer place - $1,600 in prizes, and opportunity to win a trip to present your contest for additional prizes at an AIG Conference in Houston

What does the future of wireless look like to you? - $1,600 in prizes

Direct Links:

Friday, 22 July 2016

University of Waterloo Finance Association and Bloomberg Tech Talk

July 27, 1-3 pm in the Fishbowl (DC 1301), join John Lakos:

- A Senior Software Architect at Bloomberg LP
- A voting member of the C++ Standards Committee
- Tech Talk: Value Semantics and Proper Class Design
- Catered food and swag!

Note: This event is open to ALL students. You do not have to be a UWFA member.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Rhodes scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship competition for Canada (to be held at Oxford, UK) has just been launched. 

Eligibility Highlights:

  • Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • By October 1st, 2017, the applicant must be between the ages of 19 and 25
  • Student must have received their undergraduate degree prior to holding the Rhodes scholarship
  • Must have extensive accomplishments – see website above for examples of contributions from past Rhodes applicants

 FIRM deadline of September 12th @ 9:00 a.m. EST by which application materials (outlined on website) and 6 letters of assessment must be emailed to me

Friday, 3 June 2016

Next local ACM-style programming contest June 19

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Sunday, June 19 in MC 3022 and MC 2061. 

All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, or Pascal.

For full details and online registration, please see:

The contest will run from 1 pm sharp until 4 pm, and will be followed by pizza. 

There will be a practice contest in the morning to allow contestants, especially those competing for the first time, to get their account setup and become familiar with the contest environment.

Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:30 am in MC 3022. 

For out-of-town participants, it is possible to participate remotely using a web-based system, but local participants are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms?

Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.

Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment.

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:

Friday, 27 May 2016

Attention all Computer Science Grads of 2017!

Do not miss out on your class composite! 

If you are away on co-op next semester, you must have your portrait taken this term to appear with your classmates

Please go to where you will find all of the details to book your session

If you have any questions, you can contact Lifetouch at or by calling them at 519-888-4567 x37539 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Sustainability Management Survey

Dear UW students!

I am currently conducting research for my Masters Degree in Sustainability Management under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Frayne at the Faculty of Environment. The title of my project is “Observing the Prevalence of Food Swamps through Student Interaction with the Food Landscape in their Residential Areas, and its Correlation to a Sustainable Food System”. If you are currently a student at the University of Waterloo and live in Waterloo Region, I kindly ask that you consider volunteering to complete a short online survey to assist in my research.
As a token of appreciation, you will have a chance to enter a draw for a $25 Amazon Canada gift card.
If you are interested in learning more, please click the link below!
Thank you for your interest with my research! J
Tarana Persaud
This project has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.