Monday, 25 November 2013

Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology

There’s a little more than a month left for current undergraduate and graduate students to apply for our scholarship for Women in Tech. If you know any current students that would be interested, please be sure to let them know about the opportunity! International students are eligible to apply. Applications are due 12/31.

If you’re interested in sharing the opportunity on social media, feel free to:

Questions about the scholarship? Reach out to

Google Scholarships

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible.  Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.  If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $5,000 CAD scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex this summer.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.
Please see below for a list of open scholarships.  All scholarship applications are due on December 2, 2013.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship is open to current female undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Generation Google Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented background in computer science who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Google Lime Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2014-2015 academic year.

For complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit

Position at PumpUp

PumpUp is a local startup based in the VeloCity Garage that came out of the University of Waterloo. We're looking for a full stack web developer (our app is HTML5), here is a link to our hiring page with more details on the position. Ideally the student is about to graduate or recently had graduated.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Call out for volunteers! CS4U DAY

Help students in grades 8 - 12 learn about computer science at Waterloo. Lectures and hands-on activities will be led by our talented faculty.

Event details:
Wednesday, December 4
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteers will receive a free CS t-shirt and lunch - 20 volunteers are needed!

An volunteer orientation session will be taking place on Wednesday, November 27 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in DC1304.

For more information, please contact Nick Murphy

Accelerated Masters (BMath/MMath or BCS/MMath)

Get a head start on your Masters degree with the fast track option by taking two graduate courses in your fourth year. All computer science and math programs are eligible. Waterloo students only.

Enroll in the fast track option is you have
  • A flexible fourth year schedule
  • Demonstrated experience as a Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA)
  • Involvement in professional research 
All of our URA position are available online:

For more information on the fast track option, visit

CS Graduate Ambassador Program

Considering graduate studies in CS at Waterloo? Speak with one of our Graduate Ambassadors to learn more out about programs, research, projects, student life, and more! They are looking forward to your questions.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

FounderExpo Event in Kitchener-Waterloo

FounderExpo gathers student entrepreneurs from universities and gives them the opportunity to pitch to VCs one on one. Whether students have an existing businesses, a prototype built, or a simple idea, FounderExpo provides them with the opportunity to pitch a VC for a seed investment. VCs and mentors from OMERS, MaRS, the BDC  and other funds will be in attendance.

What: FounderExpo Kitchener-Waterloo
When: Monday, Nov 25 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
Where: Google Waterloo offices at 151 Charles Street West

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Women's Self-Defense Workshop (available to women only)

Sunday, November 17
7 – 9 pm
CIF Studio

Practice the basics of self-defense and learn and escape tactics in situations of sexual harassment. Exercises will be practiced in pairs so bring a friend or make a new one!

Register to secure your spot!

You++ Mini Conference, Hosted by WISTEM

Saturday, November 16
10 am – 2 pm
QNC Atrium

Tickets: $5.00 (Reserve a spot). Includes lunch and admission entry.

Upgrade both your technical and soft skills; learn about technology's role in today's global politics from guest speaker Sheldon Fernandez, co-founder & VP of Engineering at Infusion, and CTO of PersonIf; build your networking skills; and attend a Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) workshop led by an upper-year CFM student.

BYOL (Bring your own laptop) or email to have one provided.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

W14 Digital History Course

Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program Online Information Session for Students from Canada, November 13

Dear students,
If you are interested in careers in industry after you graduate, the Berkeley MFE wants to speak with you. 
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program invites you to join an upcoming online information session for students in Canada.  During our session, you will meet Berkeley MFE Executive Director Linda Kreitzman and admissions staff, who will answer your questions and conduct resume reviews.  Submit your resume prior to the session for an on-the-spot assessment of your skills!
For more information and to RSVP, see the details below:
Berkeley MFE Information Session for students in Canada
November 13, 2013
10:00 AM Pacific (West Coast) time: Online information session and Q&A with executive director Linda Kreitzman and MFE staff; resume reviews. 
Please RSVP at
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.  If you have questions about the Berkeley MFE, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Kind regards,
The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team
+1 (510) 642-4417

Monday, 4 November 2013

MindSumo: Prizes, Jobs & Internships for CS Students from RetailMeNot, SIG & More

We recently added several more great opportunities for computer science students to test their skills, win cash prizes and prove themselves as job and internship candidates.

Can you please forward these opportunities to your CS students? All they need to do to participate is sign up at

RetailMeNot Challenge: Help our users figure out if coupons are still valid
Susquehanna International Group Challenge: Uncover the highest quality GitHub repositories
New Kayak Challenge: Help stranded travelers find nearby attraction
MongoDB Challenge: Help MongoDB track our productivity

Microsoft Tech Talk


Microsoft is hosting a Tech Talk discussing their creation of Xbox 360’s web browser! The talk is presented by Arnab, a senior software engineer in the Platform engineering team at Xbox. He will be talking about the application development model for the Xbox 360, and the unique challenges that went into creating a browser for the 360. Don't miss the event on Thursday November 7th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Festive Room – SCH.

Come prepared for a deep dive into IE9 on the Xbox 360.

Bring your resume for a chance to win a Surface RT.  See you on November 7th!

Harris Rasheed
Microsoft Student Partner

Friday, 1 November 2013

UofT: Molecular Genetics Information Sessions

The Molecular Genetics Dept at U of T ( is hosting two graduate information sessions on November 15 and 19  that are open to all undergraduates and/or MSc students interested in exploring graduate opportunities at U of T.  Our department encompasses almost 100 different labs and we're particularly interested in recruiting undergraduates with diverse science backgrounds including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics and computer sciences.

For anyone not interested in traveling to TO, there's also a link to a pre-recorded session:

Many thanks,

Bri Lavoie,
MoGen recruitment committee co-chair

Join us to learn more about MoGen’s M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs and the world-class research opportunities we offer our students. Or watch a pre-recorded session at

Graduate Studies Information sessions
Fri Nov 15, noon-1 pm (Moved to November 22 due to a conflict.)
CCBR Red Room
160 College St

Wed Nov 19, 3-4 pm
MSB 2173
1 King's College Circle

Application information: