Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Participants needed for 30 minute survey

University of Waterloo
Department of Systems Design Engineering

Do you do less than 150 minutes per week moderate-to-vigorous physical activity?
Do you intend to become more physically active?
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study that investigates individuals’ perception of persuasive messages.
As a participant in this study, you would be asked to fill out an online survey and rate a series of persuasive health messages.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and participants can enter a draw for a $30 cash prize. The odds of winning the prize is 1 in 40.
For more information about this study or to participate, please click on the link below:

If you have any questions about the study, please contact
Leila Rezai
Department of Systems Design Engineering
This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Tired of doing all the work in your groups? FREE Crash Course on Collaboration!

Students!

Tired of doing all the work in your groups? Don't know how to tell someone to stop slacking off? Want more experience for your resumé and CV?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then we would like to invite you to the FREE Crash Course on Collaboration!

Come learn how to:
-- Identify your team's strengths and weaknesses
-- Leverage your group's diversity to achieve optimal results
-- Communicate effectively and efficiently with your group
-- Articulate your new-found collaborative skills to employers

We are a group of researchers offering a crash-course on collaboration to all UW undergraduate students. The course consists of workshops, expert guest speakers, and the chance to network with some of the brightest minds the university has to offer. We'll also be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to anyone who registers by December 13th!

When: January 16, 2016, 9:30am to 5:30pm, followed by a reception
Where: Environment 3
Register (and get more info)


Sincerely,
The Collaboration Crash Course Team


Summer 2016 - Junior Quantum Engineer internship opportunity for undergrads and graduates

Our company is Rigetti Quantum Computing, a VC-funded startup based in Berkeley, CA. We’re developing general-purpose commercial quantum supercomputing systems. These machines blend unique physical hardware and algorithms to solve problems exponentially faster than today's most powerful supercomputers. The company is a graduate of Y Combinator and includes some of the world’s top quantum computing scientists and engineers graduated from Yale, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Oxford, Waterloo, Michigan, and other top quantum computing research institutions, with work experience in academia and industry.

Internship description:

As a JQE, you will quickly gain fluency and hands-on experience across several domains of advanced engineering, physics, and computer science. These include microwave engineering, cryogenic systems, nanofabrication, superconductivity, machine learning, quantum error correction, quantum optics, quantum and classical processor architectures, digital and analog signal processing, and software development. This role requires extraordinary technical skills but does not require previous quantum computing experience. We will teach you the skills needed to become a core contributor to the development of quantum supercomputing systems and applications.

To apply, please go to www.rigetti.com

If you have any questions, please email me at siu-mei@rigetti.com.


Friday, 4 December 2015

Quantitative Biology in Molecular Genetics PhD Program

The Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto is hosting an event to provide information about our Quantitative Biology in Molecular Genetics PhD Program (QBMG).

This interdisciplinary program is aimed at aiding undergraduates in physics, math, computer science, chemistry, and engineering who have an interest in biology to enter the Molecular Genetics PhD program directly.

There will be two identical 1-hour sessions at 6PM on December 16th, 2015 and January 11th 2016, where faculty will introduce the program and answer any questions you may have.

Food will be served

Where: The InteractHome, Room 4284 of the Medical Sciences Building on the U of T campus

When: December 16th and January 11th at 6PM (identical sessions)


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Social networking app internship

Looking for a Reliable Partner or Team Who Believes in "Wyring" Together a Community of "A" Students, Athletes, and All Nighters As Much As We Do:


WyreApp is a young Toronto-based tech startup working on a social networking app that bridges the gap between photos, live streaming video, geo-location, and hosting events within a 24 hour time frame. 

Job Description: WyreApp is close to launching Version 1.0 on the App Store and is preparing to immediately start the Android version along with improving the website for a more interactive user experience. App and Web Development team would be given the opportunity to be a part of a new social networking start-up, native to the Greater Toronto Area, from the ground up, while developing practical skills and experience in the field of computer programming. These people will be given the task of developing new iOS software on top of the iOS software that WyreApp currently has and will be working on future updates as well. 

Schedule: Monday-Sunday (flexible) 

Job Type: Developer/Potential Partners 

List of Accomplishments: - Taken on by MaRS Discovery District to support company's growth - Received enthusiastic response from prospective customers, investors, and partners at AppsWorld 2015 in London, England - Long term relationships are developing with multiple investors - Long term relationships are developing with M&C Saatchi mobile media agency Key Character Traits: - Able to work with strict deadlines - Effective at problem solving - Efficient with handling a wide variety of technical difficulties - Savvy and intelligent in a variety of disciplines - Creative with finding new ideas and innovative solutions - Ability to exercise initiative is a plus - Highly enthusiastic and energetic - Positive attitude is a definite plus - Ability to work within a team and independently - Effective communication skills 

Requirements: - 2-3 years minimum of computer programming experience or equivalent in education - Expertise/knowledge in MVC, PHP, Objective C/Swift, Python, Java, and Git languages - Moderate to advanced knowledge of web and app development - Multi-lingual is a huge asset 

Compensation: We are looking to build a team which owns equity within the company. Our goal will be your goal. As a team we will discuss equity/share amounts and proceed from there. 

To discuss further about this opportunity, you can email Cole Rowden, our founder, at: wyreapp@gmail.com

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

NSERC masters (CGSM) application deadline

Undergrad students who are planning to apply for graduate studies for next year and who are applying for an NSERC masters (CGSM) should note that the application deadline is 3:00 pm on December 1, 2015.  This includes references and transcripts.

Students who have not already ordered their Waterloo transcript will not be eligible to submit the application.



If you have questions, contact Margaret mtowell@connect.uwaterloo.ca. 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Ideas Exchange Waterloo event - technology and finance

Nspire Ideas Exchange is hosting a workshop event that will allow you to apply your knowledge of computer science to other areas, such as technology and finance. 

By attending any one of the workshops, you will get to meet many like-minded and passionate students and expand your field of knowledge.

To sign up, simply complete the form at: 

Hope to see you all there!

Open House: Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto - Saturday, November 21, 2015

Seeking a career in research?
Interested in graduate studies or a undergraduate summer research opportunities? 

The Medical Biophysics* Open House is a great opportunity to learn about our leading edge, cancer institute-based interdisciplinary graduate research programme. Come and meet faculty, students and post-docs and tour our extensive laboratory facilities. 

Registration below.

Programmes in:
Cancer Biology, Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology
Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging 
Experimental Therapeutics

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue (University Ave./College St.)
7th floor Atrium
Toronto, ON M5G 2M9

http://medbio.utoronto.ca/openhouse.html

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Control - Summer Research

CQIQC SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
The Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Control (CQIQC), located at the University of Toronto, is accepting applications for Prize Scholarships for Undergraduate Students to undertake Summer Research Projects at the University of Toronto in 2016. CQIQC will provide funds for students to spend the summer working in one of the research groups associated with the Center.

Qualifications: Advanced undergraduates majoring in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Quantum dynamics in molecules and nanoscale systems or related areas, with excellent GPA’s who have one or more years remaining in their programme before the expected completion of their undergraduate degree.

Participating members can be found at: http://cqiqc.physics.utoronto.ca

How to apply: Send your CV, (including course listing with grades up to the Fall term of 2015), a one page personal statement of your research interests, and (if possible) a letter of support by a faculty member to:

Anna Ho, CQIQC Administrator,
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto,
80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6

Email: aho@chem.utoronto.ca

Closing date: 15 December 2015

Passionate about motorcycles?

I am developing smart technologies for motorcycles as part of my startup, Dabbabi (based in Velocity). I am looking for co-founders who are very passionate about motorcycles, and have experience in (1) microcontrollers, and (b) developing great looking apps using C/C++ to help me shape the future of this startup. 

Here is more info about me and my startup. If interested, please reach out to discuss this in more detail.  


Abdul Al-Haimi, BASc, MBET, MMSci

Friday, 13 November 2015

OneStart - the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program

Win $150,000 to launch your healthcare innovation!
Applications are open NOW until 1st DEC 2015!

This is a call to all individuals with an innovative idea for tackling humanity's most pressing healthcare needs. OneStart offers young aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to win $150k in non-dilutive fundingfree lab space and on-going advice from our extensive mentor network drawn from McKinsey & Co., Johnson & Johnson Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures and more.

Program graduates have raised over $30 million in follow-on investment from top healthcare venture capitalists.

There is no cost to apply, and applicants retain 100% ownership of their intellectual property and companies.

Learn more at 
onestart.co today and start building your winning team.

FAQs

Who should participate?

Anyone under 36 years old interested in healthcare entrepreneurship.

We welcome applicants from all disciplines and ideas at all stages of development – from conceptual stage through to those seeking venture capital backing. Moreover we encourage applicants to recruit other scientists, engineers, business students, lawyers, and anyone else with talent, motivation and an interest in healthcare to join your team by browsing our
Co-Founders Hub.

How does it work?

Simply fill out our 2-page
application form. There is no cost to apply. You can check out this link on our Top 5 Tips for reaching the semi-finals for help in structuring your application.

Applications will be reviewed throughout December 2015 and the 35 teams selected for the semi-finals will be invited to attend a two-day Bootcamp in San Francisco on February 19th and 20th, 2016. At the Bootcamp teams will engage in lectures, workshops, practice pitch sessions to healthcare investors and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners.


Each team will also receive 8 weeks of individual mentorship from an industry expert to build out a detailed business plan. The program ends with the Finals Gala in Boston on May 25th, 2016, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams will compete for the grand prize ($150k and free lab space).

Who will you be working with?

You'll be directly interacting with experts from across pharma, biotech, venture capital, management consulting and more.

Learn more about why individuals such as
Matt Foy, partner at SR One (the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline), and Lynne Murray from MedImmune (the worldwide biologics division of AstraZeneca), are involved with the program on our OneStart Blog.

If you have any further questions feel free to get in touch via 
jess@oxbridgebiotech.com or reach us through our dedicated discussion forum.

What are you waiting for? Visit 
onestart.co todayApplications are open NOW.
There is still plenty of time to apply. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MindSumo contests!

Please review the latest Computer Science projects from MindSumo. 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 aaron@mindsumo.com

Use new Fusion 360 software to customize a droid - $500 Grand prize, $1500 in prizes total

Define the functions and interactions of a digital personal assistant - $1000 in prizes

Propose a system to create “connected” robotic construction equipment - $1000 in prizes

Direct Links:

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/laser-sword

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/assistant-2020

https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/develop-ideas-for-wi-fi-enabled-robotic-construction-equipment

Thursday, 5 November 2015

OneStart - the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program

Don't forget to apply to OneStart - the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program

Win $150k to realize your healthcare business idea!

Applications are open NOW until 1st DEC 2015!

This is a call to all individuals with an innovative idea that could tackle humanity's most pressing healthcare needs.

OneStart offers young entrepreneurs the chance to win $150kfree lab space and on-going advice from our extensive mentor network drawn from McKinsey & Co., Johnson & Johnson Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures and more.

Many of our graduates have been successful in securing follow-on investment, our alumni raising over $30 million combined!

There is no cost to apply, and applications are open NOW until 1st Dec, 2015.

Learn more at 
onestart.co today and start building your winning team.

Who should participate?

Anyone under 36 years old interested in healthcare entrepreneurship.

We welcome applicants from all disciplines and ideas at all stages of development - from a simple idea to a startup with ample data. Moreover we encourage applicants to recruit other scientists, engineers, business students, lawyers, and anyone else with talent and motivation to join your team. Have a fantastic idea but no co-founders; why not assemble your team through our 
co-founder hub, connecting innovators across the globe.

How does it work?

Again, there is no cost to apply.

Simply fill out our short 2-page
application form. Why not check out our article on what makes a great application with our TOP 5 TIPS on how to reach the semi-finals.

Applications are reviewed in Dec 2015 and 35 semi-finalist teams are selected to attend a two-day 
Biotech Bootcamp based in San Francisco on 19th and 20th Feb 2016. Consisting of workshops and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners. Each team also receives 1-on-1 mentorship from our industry experts over 7 weeks. The program ends with the Finals Gala in Boston on 25th May 2016, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams compete for the grand prize ($150k and free lab space).

Who will you be working with?

You'll be directly interacting with experts across healthcare and life sciences drawn from pharma, biotech, venture capital, management consulting and
more.

Learn more about why individuals such as
Matt Foy a partner at SR One (the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline) and Lynne Murray from MedImmune (the worldwide biologics division of AstraZeneca), are involved with the program on our OneStart Blog.

If you have any further questions feel free to get in touch via 
jess@oxbridgebiotech.com or reach us through our dedicated discussion forum.

What are you waiting for? Visit 
onestart.co todayApplications are open NOW.
There is still plenty of time to apply. Remember no concept is too early stage.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR)

Applications for the MM in OR program at UBC’s Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) are now open – don’t miss out on your opportunity for admission to our September 2016 cohort!

This program is designed for individuals with strong analytics and quantitative backgrounds, who are looking for a technical and professional graduate degree that will position them for immediate employment in the job market and open doors to PhD programs at top schools.

Recommended Academic Background: An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field such as engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or business.

What You’ll Learn: Data science, business intelligence, operations research, applied mathematics and statistics, and industrial engineering. 


Potential Careers: Data scientist, operations analyst, management consultant, logistics analyst, business analyst, supply chain manager, researcher in a PhD program, and more.

Employment Outcome: Within 6 months of graduation, our students achieve 100% job placement, with average starting salaries between $60,000 and $80,000. Other graduates have gone on to PhD programs at top schools like Stanford and Wharton.

To learn more about the MM in OR program visit our website at: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Master_of_Management_in_OR

To apply to the MM in OR program please use this online form: http://appform.topapply.com/applicationformmodule/index/sauder

If you have any questions or would like more information about the MM in OR program, contact us at info@coe.ubc.ca.


Online business simulation workshop volunteers needed

The Nspire Discover Series organization at Waterloo is looking for individuals with knowledge in computer science to help us develop a workshop in the coming weeks. As part of our workshop, we are looking to integrate finance with computer science by implementing an online business simulation and helping students use trading algorithms. 

We are planning on teaching students how to use coding to help solve business problems, and trade stocks. Nspire is looking for individuals who are willing to help us run this event by supporting us with their knowledge of computer science and/or finance.

For additional information, please contact: r2si@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday, Oct 28: Computer Science Upper Year Course Information Session

★ Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses
★ Differences among courses explained
 Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g., what courses to choose to
   prepare for graphics, AI, etc.)


Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: DC 1302

* Refreshments will be provided*

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

York CVR Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year's program will be held June 6-10, 2016.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty on current research topics in vision science, as well as hands-on experience in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes research on human visual perception, computer vision, visual neuroscience, 3D film, immersive environments, and disorders of vision.

The program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research.  It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2016, and who are interested in investigating vision science as a possible area of research.  Citizens of all countries are eligible.

The program provides on-campus accommodations, breakfast and lunch each day, and reimbursement for transportation costs.

Application instructions are available on the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2016.

For further information, see the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss, or write to Dr. Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca).

Poster available at www.yorku.ca/cvrss/poster2016.pdf.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rakuten full-time / internship recruitment

Rakuten, an E-commerce conglomerate in Japan, is coming to University of Waterloo on Nov. 3rd to hold an info session for a full-time / internship recruitment. 
Sign up now for the event from the URL below! 

~~~~~~~~~~~Event Info~~~~~~~~~~~~
[Date] Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
[Session Time] 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
[Location] Tatham Centre - 2218 A and B
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

==What is Rakuten?==
An Internet company that operates more than 40 services such as online shopping, travel, banking, with big data of more than 90 million people (500 million people including Viber users)
Ranked among the Top 20 of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 3 consecutive years 
CEO Hiroshi Mikitani was selected as a member of e-G8 Forum among top web companies such as Google and Facebook
Dynamic presence overseas with Slice, Ebate, Buy.com, Linkshare in the United States, Kobo in Canada, and also Play.com in UK as their subsidiaries. 
Actively hiring young engineers around the world including Canada, India, China, Singapore, the United States, etc. 
Rakuten recruitment website: http://global.rakuten.com/corp/careers/

==Job Categories==
-Software Engineer
Planning, designing and developing of new Web services, Maintenance and operation of existing Web services, Mobile or Smartphone Development.
-Infrastructure Engineer
Development and operation of infrastructure systems, such as servers, networks and database.

==Education/Skills==
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related majors 

==Selection process after the event===
2: Online Programming test/ Online video Interview
3: Online or Face to face interviews
4: Offer meeting


Please direct any inquires at topcareer.international.us@4th-valley.com

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Internship opportunity in Paris on analysis of Linux kernel source code

Mitacs Globalink is an internship program that provides funding for Canadian students to do 3-6 month internships in France (and a few other countries).  Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have at least a B average and must have completed their second year of studies prior to the start of the internship.

The Inria Whisper team would like to offer an internship in the area of software engineering, targeting the Linux kernel.  The Inria Whisper team develops the Coccinelle program matching and transformation tool for C code that has been extensively used for finding bugs and performing evolutions on the Linux kernel.  Over 3000 patches in the Linux kernel mention Coccinelle.  The project would depend on the interests and background of the intern, but would be in the general area of using or extending Coccinelle to better understand properties of Linux kernel code, and to improve the Linux kernel's development.

Interns should have good programming skills, and should be familiar with C code (or a related language such as C++).

Mitacs Globalink: http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink
Coccinelle: http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/

Contact: Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr

Deadline: November 20

APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge

Case competition for undergraduates held in Singapore between 03 - 06 May next year and hosted by Singapore Management University.

More About Our Competition
Going into our eighth year, we have seen a participation of over 45 universities across 21 countries. Our case competition intertwines the fields of IT and business, challenging the brightest minds on resolving real-life business issues through the enablement and implementation of information technology. The event not only hosts the top talent of undergraduates around the world, but also brings together the business-IT faculty members across different universities, as well as a judging panel of highly experienced judges who hold top-management positions in their respective fields. You can find out more from our website: 
www.apex.smu.edu.sg

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Is our software gender-inclusive? How can software developers and UX practitioners know?

Gender inclusiveness in the software workforce is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor—the software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that males and females tend to work differently with software that aims to help people solve problems (e.g., tools for debugging, for end-user programming, for game-based learning, and for visualizing information). However, many features of problem-solving software are (inadvertently) designed around the way males tend to problem-solve.

In this talk, I’ll explain 5 facets of gender inclusiveness in software and how they tie to a large body of foundational work from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women’s studies. I’ll also present emerging work on our GenderMag method, an inspection method that encapsulates these 5 facets into practitioner-ready form.  Emerging empirical results suggest that GenderMag is remarkably effective at enabling software practitioners to pinpoint gender inclusiveness issues in their own software.  

Speaker Bio
Margaret Burnett's (http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~burnett/) research on gender inclusiveness in software — especially in software tools for programming and problem-solving — spans over 10 years. Prior to this work, most gender investigations into software had addressed only gender-targeted software, such as video games for girls. Burnett and her team systematically debunked misconceptions of gender neutrality in a variety of software platforms, and then devised software features that help avert the identified problems. She has reported these results in over 30 publications, and has presented keynotes and invited talks on this topic in 7 countries. She serves on a variety of HCI and Software Engineering committees and editorial boards, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the  National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Game Design Event!

We are happy to announce the official dates of our DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)! This multi-day event hosted by The Games Institute is open to the public and is designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Whether you have an idea for a game design in the works, or if game design has never crossed your mind, there is room for everyone! All levels of expertise and preparation are welcome. Join us from Friday, October 16th - Sunday, October 18th to learn, make, and play!

This term, we will have two rooms in the Mathematics and Computing building (MC) dedicated to this event. If you have not attended a GI Jam in the past, check out the event page on the GI website or contact us for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/games-institute/events/diy-or-die-trying-fall-2015-gi-jam

Please note that registration is required for this event. Sign up today on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-or-die-trying-with-gi-jam-tickets-18720296912


We look forward to gaming with you soon!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)!

We are happy to announce the official dates of our DIY or Die Trying Fall 2015 (with GI Jam)! This multi-day event hosted by The Games Institute is open to the public and is designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Whether you have an idea for a game design in the works, or if game design has never crossed your mind, there is room for everyone! All levels of expertise and preparation are welcome. Join us from Friday, October 16th - Sunday, October 18th to learn, make, and play!

This term, we will have two rooms in the Mathematics and Computing building (MC) dedicated to this event. If you have not attended a GI Jam in the past, check out the event page on the GI website or contact us for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/games-institute/events/diy-or-die-trying-fall-2015-gi-jam

Please note that registration is required for this event. Sign up today on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-or-die-trying-with-gi-jam-tickets-18720296912


We look forward to gaming with you soon!

Seeking participants for a criminology research study

Dr. Owen Gallupe from the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of 
Waterloo is leading a study examining the effect of the sight of rewards on task 
performance and is looking for undergraduate students to participate in a one time, 30 
minute experiment. This study has implications for incentive programs to promote good 
behaviour in prison settings. All participants will be provided with a $20 gift card to local 
businesses for their participation in this research.

Participation will include a simple mental task followed by a short questionnaire.

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. The experiment will be 

conducted in the Psychology, Anthropology, and  Sociology (PAS) building, room 2084 or 
2085. Your identity will remain strictly confidential. All information you provide will be treatedas anonymous.

If you would like to participate, have additional questions, or would like additional 

information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Pat 
Lalonde by email at  p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca. You can also contact ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext. 33361.

If you choose to participate, Pat Lalonde (p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca) will work with you to find a suitable time. 

If you participated in our previous study, you cannot participate in this one.

Friday, 9 October 2015

GIRLsmarts4tech workshop for Grade 7

Women in Computer Science (WICS) and SAP are jointly running a workshop on computer technology, held at the University of Waterloo on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

GIRLsmarts4tech is a day-long workshop aimed at encouraging young women to explore computer technology. Attendees will learn about various aspects of computer science, such as game design, user interfaces, and applications of computer science to other disciplines (e.g., music, science). This workshop is intended for Grade 7 girls who have little to no programming experience.

GIRLsmarts4tech has run very successfully for several years in Vancouver as a joint initiative between SAP and the University of British Columbia. The October workshop will be the first offering of GIRLsmarts4tech in Waterloo. Depending on student demand, we hope to make this an annual or semi-annual event.

Additional information about the workshop and registration can be found on the GIRLsmarts4tech Web page. (https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/wics/events-activities/girlsmarts4tech)

If you or your students have any questions about the event, please contact us at gs4t@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

SUSTAINABILITY AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STUDIES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING talk

The WISE Lecture Series presents our next speaker, Dr. Anand Puppala:

https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/calendar/sustainability_and_geothermal_energy_studies_in_geotechnical_enginee

Friday October 9, 2015
2-3PM
CPH 4333

“SUSTAINABILITY AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STUDIES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING”

Dr. Anand Puppala
University of Texas at Arlington, USA

free admission  |  open to the public


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Western University scholarship

Last year the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Western University, introduced a specialized scholarship. Because of the great success we had with this program last year, we are once again offering this scholarship to students within Canada, both fourth year Under Graduates and Graduate students, who have some experience with MRI scanners who would like to apply to join us for this event that is being held: February 18th - 21st, 2016 at Western University London, Ontario to work on our 3T,7T and 9.4T scanners under the direction of some of the finest research scientists Canada has to offer in this field of study.

Applications are currently open and additional information may be found at http://cfmm.robarts.ca/cfmm-winter-school/winter-school-2016/ or by emailing cfmm-winterschool@robarts.ca.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Upper Year Course Information Session

Students are invited to attend an information session relating to choosing their upper year courses, hosted by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Charlie Clarke. 

Students will hear: 
  • Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.
  • Differences among courses 
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI)
Date: Wednesday October 28
Room: DC 1302
Time: 3:30-5:00

*refreshments*

Information for future UW graduate students!

As a graduate student, you’ll be working with the world’s largest centre of mathematicians and computer scientists...

For more details, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/math/future-graduate-students

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

University of Rochester open house for prospective graduate students

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester is hosting an Open House for prospective graduate students on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  The global demand for professionals and academics with advanced training in the statistical sciences is extremely strong and continues to grow.  This event will provide students potentially interested in graduate study in biostatistics and statistics with an opportunity to learn about our programs, to meet with current students, faculty, and program alumni, and to gain some perspective on the many career opportunities this exciting field has to offer.

For more information, students may contact our Graduate Coordinator, Cheryl Bliss-Clark at URBiostat@urmc.rochester.edu or 585-275-6684, or visit our website,



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Sunday, September 27 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.

The results of this local contest will be used to select the UW teams for the international ACM competition. We will send three teams of three to the East Central North America Regional in Windsor on October 30-31. If we do well there, one team will advance to the World Finals in Phuket, Thailand on May 15-20, 2016.

For full details and online registration, please see: http://acm.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~acm00/
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.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Capital One Canada is hiring!

Come find out what it is like to work for one of Canada’s Best Workplaces as nominated by the Great Place to Work© Institute Canada (2015) – the second year in a row – and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2014).

        Location: Fed Hall - Multi-Purpose Room A & B
        Date: September 15, 2015
        Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        Who: We are hiring students for the following roles:

        o   Business Analyst
        o   Data Scientist
        o   Data Scientist co-op (both KW and Toronto locations)
        o   Software Engineer (both graduate and co-op positions in Toronto)
        o   Test Engineer (both graduate and co-op positions in Toronto)



Technica all-ladies hackathon!

Technica is an all-ladies hackathon at the University of Maryland. For 24 hours, you will be immersed in everything tech so that you can explore, learn, and create awesome projects. Mentors and sponsors will be hacking alongside students to build stronger connections between the amazing ladies of our tech world.

The event will hold workshops detailing certain programming languages, hardware, and design, therefore attendees do not need any previous experience to attend! 

The hackathon will take place at Ritchie Coliseum, located 9 miles away from D.C., a 3 minute drive from the College Park Metro stop, and includes free parking!

For more information, contact Amber Mirza. 

http://gotechnica.org/ 

Amber Mirza
amirza12@terpmail.umd.edu
University of Maryland 2017
B.S. Computer Science
Association for Women in Computing, Vice President

Argumentation Mining and Natural Language Processing course for Fall 2015

In Fall 2015, the Cheriton School of Computer Science will be offering an Argumentation Mining and Natural Language Processing CS 499R reading course.

This course would be of interest to fourth-year students who are considering graduate studies at Waterloo next year or who might be interested in NLP, particularly in combining knowledge-based NLP with Machine Learning. No experience in Argumentation Mining or Natural Language Processing is necessary.

Faculty and graduate students will be participating in the course as a reading seminar and will be available to mentor students in preparing and presenting the readings.

 Requirements:
  •      Students should have taken CS486, or be taking it concurrently, so they have some knowledge of various forms of Artificial Intelligence.

  •       An A-minus or better overall average is preferred.


For more information, contact Chrysanne Di Marco during office hours on Friday (Sept 11) from 10:30-3:00 (DC 1308) or send cdimarco@uwaterloo to arrange an appointment.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Startup Conference

Business Today is a student-run non-profit founded by Steve Forbes at Princeton University in 1968 which seeks to bridge the gap between influential business leaders and top undergraduate students.  

Specifically, the Start @ a Startup Conference is centered on connecting talented college students with 30 elite emerging companies through an immersive weekend experience in the heart of New York City that will take place this October 10th and 11th. Students will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with leading executives, as well as learn from remarkable keynote speakers. In the past, we have had great speakers from Dropbox, Sequoia, and many others. This year, we are excited to welcome founders from Yik Yak, Stripe, Asana, and PlanGrid as keynote speakers! Students will also have the chance to set up one-on-one interviews with the companies that most pique their interest.  Plus, travel, accommodations, and all expenses are covered by us! Just a reminder of our great lineup this year:

Keynotes:
Tyler Droll, Founder @ Yik Yak
Dustin Moskovitz, Founder @ Asana (and co-Founder of Facebook)
Patrick Collison, Founder @ Stripe
Tracy Young, Founder @ PlanGrid

Panelists:
Marco Zappacosta, Founder @ Thumbtack
Apoorva Mehta, Founder @ Instacart
Chris Lambert, CTO @ Lyft
Robert Cromwell, Founder @ Inkling

See the attached flyer for more information or read more about the event and this year's participating companies at startup.businesstoday.org.  I have also included a brief section below that could easily be forwarded to your students. We would love to have students from University of Waterloo at the conference this year, so please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Sincerely,
Peter Holt

Assistant Director of Student Relations


Monday, 31 August 2015

NSERC/CIHR master's postgraduate scholarship or the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Fourth year students considering applying for graduate studies in 2016 and planning to apply for an NSERC/CIHR master's postgraduate scholarship or the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) will find the application deadlines and links to detailed information about these competitions and the eligibility requirements on the School's main web page for Current Graduate Students: 

  https://math.uwaterloo.ca/computer-science/current-graduate-students

Applicants please note that transcript order deadlines are not flexible and failure to meet these will result in disqualification of the scholarship application. 

OGS applicants need to apply directly through the university(ies) to which they are applying for graduate studies and are bound by each institution's deadlines and competition processes. If not applying for graduate studies at Waterloo, OGS applicants should consult the external university web sites for the OGS competition information.  Waterloo requires a hard copy OGS application submitted to the CS Graduate Office in DC 2599 by the deadline in the web page above.

NSERC and OGS applicants are advised to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before requesting the two required references and completing the application.  In particular, undergraduate applicants need to ensure their GPA is significantly higher than the minimum eligibility requirement as academic excellence, evidenced by academic grades and previous scholarships/awards, are counted as 50% of the evaluation criteria.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions after reviewing the scholarship information on the Waterloo Graduate Studies Office web pages or on the NSERC/CIHR web pages for your competition. Quick links to these are provided on the web page above.


Margaret Towell
Graduate Supervisor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
mtowell@uwaterloo.ca