Monday, 12 December 2016

Software programmer needed - application deadline Dec. 12!

Eligibility Requirements:
Strong programming skills and highly experiences
Proficient in Python
GPA 80+
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
Deadline Dec 12

Internet of Drones (IoD) is an Air Traffic Controller architecture for drones. It is what it takes to finally make drone package delivery (say your groceries) and other applications possible. We are actively pushing toward completing our simulator and our physical demonstration with many drones involved.
We are looking for highly motivated, ambitious team players who want to work on a project that breaks new ground. If you're that person, we encourage you to join us and help by working on the software development for the simulator and if our progress allows, controlling of the real drones via our algorithms through wireless network. We are looking for talented students who can produce high quality code and are proficient in programming with Python. 

Interested and eligible students should email with the subject line “applicant for IoD” along with your unofficial transcript and CV, and your phone number.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Latest MindSumo projects

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

Hack the dorm with Amazon Alexa - $1,600 in prizes

How will Technology Disrupt Healthcare by 2025? - $1,600 in prizes

Direct Links:

Monday, 21 November 2016


The University of Western Ontario and the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping are pleased to announce the 2017 release of their Ultra High Field MRI WINTER SCHOOL to be held on March 17th – 20th, 2017. 

This unique one of a kind program is offered by scholarship only and offers hands on participation with Ultra High Field MR training on our Siemens 3T, 7T and 9.4T scanners.  This is a fabulous all expenses paid opportunity for any Graduate student who is focusing on MR and who is in the Chemistry, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Math paths.

Attached is a poster and further information can be found at: Applications are now open and will close the 6th of January 2017 at midnight.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at at your leisure.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Participants Needed

University of Waterloo

Department of Systems Design Engineering

Participants Needed

Do you do less than 150 minutes/week moderate to vigorous physical activity?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study that investigates individuals’ perception of persuasive messages and the effect of those messages on their behavior.

As a participant in this study, you will be asked to fill out an online survey for 17 days and go for daily 20 minutes brisk-walks for 14 days, over a period of 23 days.

In appreciation of your time 

You can win a $200 cash prize!

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 at

Department of Systems Design Engineering

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance
through clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Math students looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities

For upper-year Math students who are looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities, the International Peer Community (IPC) is a one-term peer mentorship program that matches new international students with upper-year volunteer mentors.  

IPC volunteers will get to share their university experience with students from different parts of the world, help them settle in Waterloo, and provide valuable advice to them. Often the relationship between IPC volunteers and their matches transcends beyond mentorship and into close friendship. 

Application is open on Leads ( ) until December 2nd. Please email Kevin Li at if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Information session for a Master in Finance program

Information session for a Master in Finance program at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University In China by its Director, Dr. Seth Huang.

When: November 16th, 2016 (Wednesday), 10L00am-12:00 noon
Where: M3-3127, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo

At the session, Dr. Huang will also talk about the upcoming 2017 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit to be held by SAIF (See the attached flyer).

Light refreshment is provided at the session. See you all there,

Tony Wirjanto
School of Accounting & Finance
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science

Monday, 14 November 2016

Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon this Weekend

Our first annual Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals to collaborate, dream up & design apps, devices and solutions for patient-centric care.

We are still looking for participants and ideas. Even if people can't attend the event they can still contribute by adding their idea to our sparkboard so that others can work together to come up with a solution.

This year’s theme: Brain Health, Aging and Wellness

Our Hackathon Challenges:
  • Emergency Department Visits: Solutions that reduce or avoid unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia.
  • Falls prevention: Solutions that prevent falls, or mitigate injury due to falls, in older adults with dementia.
  • Aging at Home: Solutions for better management of complex chronic conditions in older adults with dementia who are living at home.
  • Cognitive Fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.
We have some amazing prices lined up.
AGFA Healthcare: $1,000 cash prize.
Desjardins Insurance: $500 cash prize.
IBM: $48,000 worth in credits for IBM Softlayer and Bluemix services. Total of two licenses for one year.
Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation at Baycrest: $15,000 worth of onsite team workshop with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
PointClickCare: $10,000 worth of one-day onsite consulting services with PointClickCare Business Development, Security Compliance, and Technology teams.
Signal UX: $5,000 worth in three-days UX prototype consulting services.
CareAcademy: $1,000 worth in one day consulting services.
OpenSky Incubator: $500 worth in three one month membership passes to OpenSky Incubator.

Stephanie Goertz
CEO | The Healthy Connection

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

NSERC PGS/CGS Master's Applications

NSERC PGS/CGS Master's Applications are due on the NSERC Portal by 8:00 pm December 1, 2016

GSO Webpage:  Key information can be found here:

Note: Read the eligibility requirements carefully BEFORE applying. Waterloo requires applicants to have a minimum overall average of 80% or more in EACH of the last two years of full-time equivalent study.

REFERENCES:  you are advised to seek your referees carefully to ensure they know your work well enough to recommend you for academic excellence, research potential, and communication/leadership skills.

Deadline to order Waterloo transcripts:  3:00 pm November 24

Details can be found in the GSO web page above.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

MoGen Graduate Program Information Sessions

Are you interested in graduate opportunities in the University of Toronto Department of Molecular Genetics? Come learn more about our outstanding graduate programs (PhD, MSc, and Quantitative or Computational Biology Tracks) and how to put your best application together at one of our upcoming information sessions. Talk with Professors in the Department about Graduate study and have your specific questions about the program answered. These sessions are free, but an RSVP is required. Pizza and Pop will also be served. Tell your friends who aren't in MoGen courses! We hope to see you there!

What: MoGen Graduate Program Information Sessions

When: 5-6:30pm on
Tuesday, Nov. 8th (General; MSc/PhD)
Wednesday, Nov. 9th (General; MSc/PhD)
Thursday Nov. 10th (Specific PhD tracks in Quantitative Biology or Computational Biology; QBMG or CBMG)

Where: Medical Sciences Building, InteractHome, Room 4284, 1 King's College Circle

Upcoming Application Deadlines:
Nov. 15, 2016
Jan. 15, 2017

For more information:
General Grad Program Info.
QBMG Track
CBMG Track

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Carnegie Mellon University's Ph.D. program in Software Engineering

Are you looking for a chance to shape the future of software engineering?  Carnegie Mellon University's Ph.D. program in Software Engineering offers the chance to work with any of a dozen world-class faculty members in research areas from architecture and analysis to program repair, requirements, and software analytics.  Our students are working on big-impact problems such as:

  • Typechecking and analyzing all configurations of Linux
  • Automatically finding patches for bugs in production software
  • Building software system that adapt automatically in the face of change, enabling them to run almost indefinitely without human oversight
  • Increasing developer productivity and code quality with techniques as diverse as type systems and team composition
  • Using newly developed logics to understand complex legal requirements documents such as the HIPAA privacy regulations

We are looking for students with a strong record in the university or in industry, who have a passion for discovering knowledge and improving software engineering tools and practices.  Applications are due in early December.  For more information, please visit our website at:

Friday, 21 October 2016

Datathon at the University of Toronto

Correlation One has partnered with Citadel & Citadel Securities to host a Datathon at the University of Toronto on Friday, November 4th. 
This is an exciting opportunity for graduate, Ph.D., and Post-doc students who excel in quantitative or technical fields to show off their skills and gain tremendous exposure. 
Students from Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Operations Research are welcome to form teams and apply for the competition as a team. 
- Winning teams will receive $25,000 in cash prizes 
- Chance to interview at Citadel
- Work collaboratively with other students
- Travel and Food costs completely covered 
Click this link to apply.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) - University of Toronto Open House

The Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) at the University of Toronto will be holding an Open House on Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 7th Floor Atrium, Toronto.

Are you an undergraduate student considering a career in leading-edge translational biomedical research? We invite you to attend our Open House to explore our interdisciplinary MSc and PhD Graduate and Summer Undergraduate Research programs. This is your opportunity to speak with Medical Biophysics (MBP) profs and graduate students. Learn how to apply to our graduate program, take a guided tour of the extensive research facilities and visit poster displays by world leading research labs.

Some quick facts about MBP:

- We have more than 220 graduate students and 130 faculty;
- We are the only University of Toronto Department operating wholly within our hospital research institutes; our students are based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, MaRS, Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics and the Lunenfeld Research Institute.  These provide  access to world-renowned researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities;
- MBP has a unique history of exceptional faculty and exceptional students: our faculty and alumni hold some of the most influential positions within the research community in Canada.

Research areas for life science students: Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics, Stem cell biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Gene Therapy, Developmental and Structural Biology, and more ...

Research areas for physics and engineering science students: Medical Imaging - including magnetic resonance, x-ray, optical, ultrasound and PET; Image-guided therapy; Cancer, Cardiac and Neuro-imaging; Therapy with x-ray, ultrasound and optical radiations; Cell and molecular imaging using chemical and biological tracers; Device engineering and development, and more …

Come and visit us! To help with our preparations, please take a moment to register at: Admission is free; lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

We look forward to seeing you on November 12th!

Peter N Burns
Chairman, Dept Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

MIT Sloan - Masters of Finance and Masters of Business Analytics Information Session

Are you interested in doing a deep dive in finance or business analytics?  Join an MIT Sloan admissions representative over lunch and learn about two of our specialized masters programs.  Here how innovation, collaboration, and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission.  Learn about MIT Sloan, program components, and the application process for each program.  

Date:  Tuesday, October 25th
Time:  12:00 – 1:00pm, Lunch will be served!
Tatham Center
Room 1208

Register Here

Thursday, 29 September 2016

We are looking for Math Faculty HeForShe Student Volunteers!

Each Faculty at UWaterloo is running activities and events that focus on issues of gender equity that are specific to that Faculty’s disciplines. The Math Faculty is planning the following student-initiated activities:

1) Gender Equity Hackathon - a weekend hackathon centred on projects that promote gender equity (planned for Spring 2017)

2) Math Faculty Student Survey - on opinions about gender equity and inclusivity in the Math Faculty (planned for Fall 2016)

3) HeForShe Awareness - awareness events, communications, readings, social media (ongoing)

We are currently seeking volunteers to help develop and deliver each of the above events and activities.  (Even the Hackathon, which is not scheduled until Spring 2017, needs to be worked on this term.)  As a student volunteer, you would help in the development and delivery of one of the above events or activities, under the leadership of a Student Action Leader. 

To volunteer, send email to, and include your name, your UW email address, and which event/activity you are most interested in working on.

So, come on out and help!  “Many hands make light work.” (John Heywood)

Jo Atlee, Computer Science
Francis Poulin, Applied Mathematics
Math HeForShe Faculty Advocates


HeForShe is a global effort to promote gender equity by removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. As part of this initiative, HeForShe launched the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework that involves 10 Heads of State, 10 CEOs, and 10 University Presidents to advance gender equity. The University of Waterloo is one of the IMPACT 10x10x10 partners and, in fact, is currently the only Canadian organization involved in the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework. More here:

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Learn what a graduate degree in Engineering can offer you!

Thinking about graduate studies in engineering? Come meet representatives of top schools from across Canada to talk about opportunities to pursue Masters and PhD degrees. Schools include the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

Join us at the Waterloo event:  
Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 – 7:30 PM

Engineering 5 (E5), Sedra Student Design Centre

Hear from our keynote speaker, Amir Abd El Halim, Managing Principal at Stantec, about the benefits of a graduate studies degree in engineering.

You will be able to speak with a faculty member or current grad student from each engineering department, as well as the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. This is your opportunity to ask questions.

Food and beverages will be provided. All undergrads and grads are welcome!

Register today! We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Volunteers for study


We are Alberto Mora (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Joan Arnedo Moreno in IT, KISON Group at Open University of Catalonia and Dr. Carina Gonzalez in the ITED Group at University of La Laguna) and Gustavo Tondello (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Lennart Nacke in the HCI Games Group and Dr. Daniel Vogel in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo).

We are looking for volunteers to take part in an exploratory study of user types of gameful digital applications and personalization of gameful design elements. This research intends to explore how different user types would prefer to personalize their gameful digital applications in different ways. If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a 10-15 minute online survey that is completed anonymously. Survey questions focus on your preferences while using digital applications and games and your preferences when gameful design elements are proposed in a different way.

In appreciation for your time, you can enter your name into a draw for two 50 virtual Visa gift cards (or equivalent in another currency, aprox. $74 CAD).

We would like to assure you that the study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Ethic Committees of the involved Universities. However, the final decision about participation is yours.

If you are interested in participating, please visit the study website at:

or contact us.


Alberto Mora CarreƱo
KISON Group | IN3
IT, Multimedia and Telecommunications Studies Open University of Catalonia

Gustavo Fortes Tondello
HCI Games Group | The Games Institute
Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Monday, 19 September 2016

University of Guelph, College of Physical and Engineering Science Graduate Open House

  • Event Name: University of Guelph, College of Physical and Engineering Science Graduate Open House
  • Event Date: Saturday October 1st, from 10AM to 2PM
  • Event location: Summerlee Science Complex Atrium, University of Guelph
  • Event Details:

  • Registration
  • Food & refreshments
  • Parking for those who drive/carpool. We will reimburse fuel expense with a VISA giftcard
  • Bus travel – both GreyHound and Go Transit come directly to the University of Guelph. We will reimburse your travel costs with a VISA gift card

Learn more about:
  • City of Guelph and why it is a great place to live
  • Our programs: Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Toxicology
  • Our faculty, research and labs
  • Funding and job opportunities

Conestoga's Doon campus (Kitchener) - Hackathon

September 30 - October 2 we are organizing a hackathon at Conestoga's Doon campus. 

The general theme of the hackathon is accessibility and the bringing of people and technology together in the creation of human-computer interaction solutions that enhance and improve the quality of life for people.

For more information, please see our Web site:

Thursday, 15 September 2016

BenchSci is on a mission to accelerate the pace of biomedical discoveries.
Today scientists are faced with a major challenge: up to 50% of their experiments fail because of the poor quality of biological compounds. Before using a compound, scientists review thousands of scientific papers in order to identify those that have been proven to “work” by the scientific community. This is a long, rigorous process, taking hours, sometimes even weeks.

Enter BenchSci. We are creating a cutting edge technology that automates this process and
allows scientists to achieve biomedical discoveries faster. Our technology decodes scientific
papers and extracts the crucial information that scientists need. With BenchSci, scientists can now find biological compounds that have been proven to work within seconds.
If you are excited about machine learning, science, marketplaces, startups, and building cool stuff, we want to talk to you!

What we are looking for
A talented, creative, and ambitious full stack developer who will be instrumental in the
development of our cutting edge machine learning search platform for scientific products.

Responsibilities include: UI development with ReactJS, and backend development with big data platforms such as Hadoop and Spark. As we are constantly evolving our technologically, comfort with fastpace changes in toolsets a must. Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science / computer engineering or higher , and possesses the following qualities:

● Comfortable with fast paced technology adaptation
● Innovative and proactive
● Expertise in Python, Javascript, Java
● Comfortable with functional programming and multiprocessing
● Comfortable with web programming using Django
● Comfortable with ReactJS and its ecosystem, such as webpack, babel, ES6, nodeJS
● Comfortable with SQL, NoSQL and graph databases
● Familiarity with Postgres SQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Neo4J a plus
● Knowledge of devop with AWS is an asset
● Background in statistics is an asset
● Interest in biological sciences is an asset
● Good intuition on UI/UX is an asset

Lastly, we hope you don’t take yourself too seriously!

What do you get
● Competitive salary and options at a wellfunded startup
● High growth position in the early stage of a promising startup
● To become our number 2 employee
● Freedom to help improve things
● Key placement with important responsibilities in the organization
● To participate in important decision making on system architecture
● To align your professional growth with our company growth
● To Work with doctorallevel colleagues
● To gain exposure to applied deep learning in the real world
● To Help transform and improve scientific research

How to apply?
Please submit a onepage resume and a short paragraph stating why you are interested in
applying to no later than October 7, 2016 . We will review applicants on an ongoing basis.

Computer Science projects from MindSumo

Dear Students,

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

Analyze how channels can impact product usage - $10,000 and a trip to San Francisco as prizes (Advanced)

Make a portfolio builder web app - $1,600 in prizes (Beginner)

Direct Links:

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

CS undergrads planning to attend graduate school

CS undergrads planning to attend graduate school next year who are interested 
in applying for the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship for Master's or the 
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)  or Queen Elizabeth 2 scholarship are 
invited to attend a scholarship information session:
  • September 15th  5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
The GSO has updated their scholarship web pages for the upcoming external 
scholarship competitions.  Some deadlines are coming up very soon and many are 
earlier than last year.  The NSERC Doctoral application deadline is 8:00 pm on 
September 30, 206, including references.

An easy reference for the application and transcript ordering deadlines is on 
the CS Graduate web page:

Applicants and referees can find details about each competition on the GSO 
external scholarships competitions web page:

Students can find detailed information about ordering transcripts for these 
competition on a separate web page:
Please note that deadlines for ordering transcripts are not flexible and 
failure to meet these will result in disqualification from the competition.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Upcoming ACM programming contests

This announcement is about three related programming contests:

- Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest on Saturday October 1
- ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
- ACM-ICPC North America Qualification Contest on Saturday September 24

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, October 1 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 contest will run from 1 pm sharp until
4 pm (Eastern time), 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. For full details and online registration, please see:

Each year, Waterloo participates in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. We will send three or more teams of three students each to the East Central North America Regional in Windsor on October 28-29. If we do well there, one team will advance to the World Finals in Rapid City, SD on May 20-25, 2017.

We will select the teams that will represent Waterloo in the international competition based on two contests: the Waterloo-local contest on October 1 described above, and the ACM-ICPC North America Qualification Contest on September 24 described below. Competing in both of these contests maximizes your chances of being selected for the international competition.

The ACM-ICPC NAQ contest is an online contest held on Saturday, September 24 from 12 noon to 5 pm, Waterloo (Eastern) time.

Contestants can compete from anywhere using a computer with an internet connection, a web browser, and any development environment they wish to use. To register for the NAQ contest, e-mail Troy Vasiga <>.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Software engineer jobs and internships

Who is Factual and what do we do?

Factual is a data company with the mission of making data accessible to everyone. We believe that everyone should have access to data and data capabilities so that innovation isn’t hampered by a lack of access to data. We’re currently focused on location data, although the long-term vision of the company is to cover all types of data. Our core data asset is our Global Places data - a database of businesses and other points of interest covering over 100 million places in 50 countries.

We would love to speak to students with strong engineering experience and who could hit the ground running.

We’re hiring software engineers, data engineers, and Summer 2017 data and software engineer interns!

Please stop by our booth at the 2016 University/College Career Fair on September 28, 2016 at the Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park.

Developer position

My name is Calin Ranger, I am a young entrepreneur in Sudbury who is the creator of TestMsg a new tech startup. My service is a website to help students study without having to take lots of time out of their lives. I’m looking for a web developer, student or alumni of the Waterloo computer science program. I’ll consider anyone who can prove to be a good developer. I’m willing to work with an individual or a team.

I need a dedicated developer/team that will help me get this service on the web as fast as possible and who will be available in the future for updates and fixes. User experience is a top priority, for this reason the service should be easy to use. If you’re interested please contact me at so we can set up a meeting.

Full stack developer or an app developer positioin

To all eager students wanting to be apart of an early stage startup, read ahead! 

I'm looking for a full stack developer or an app developer with experience or no experience, just talent (self judged). 

The concept revolves around mental health & improving the often traditional approach to seeking therapy & giving users the potential to have a consistent support network by their side although online. I'll expand on the idea once we get in contact.

Equity will be generously given to who works on the team & pay isn't guaranteed since I'm broke & looking to be the next Steve Jobs while trying to find Steve Wozniak. That said, sweat equity is the way we have to go.

Touch base with me by email or shoot me a text at 416-803-8241, feel free to call as well/leave a message.

Thanks, look forward to being in touch!


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. 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Graduate student positions

A graduate student positions is available in Oncinfo Lab starting September 2016. The salary is in the range of $18,000-$20,000 per year. If you are interested in joining the lab, you need to contact the PI by May 1 2016.

Dr. Habil Zare is the founder of Oncinfo Lab, which has active collaborations with the British Columbia Cancer Agency, an outstanding research reputation in oncology throughout the world. Also, Oncinfo Lab collaborates with R&D departments of top pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis. See for more details. Texas State University is located in Greater Austin Area, Texas. It is an Emerging Research University aiming to become a National Research University in the future.

The successful candidates will contribute to development and application of advanced machine learning techniques to analyze RNA-seq, DNA methylation, and other omics data from large cohorts. They will contribute to highly collaborative studies which are designed to infer biological information from gene networks by modeling data using Bayesian networks, co-expression networks, and so on. The results are expected to be published in highly ranked journals.

Required qualifications: By the time of appointment, the candidate should have a BS in computer science, bioinformatics, biology, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a strong background in molecular biology and computer programming. However, exceptionally strong candidates with either background who are highly motivated for learning new concepts and developing novel techniques will be considered. Ability for critical thinking and independent learning, excellent written and oral communication skills, and prior experience in writing scripts and code are essential.

Preferred qualifications: Above average knowledge in machine learning, mathematics, computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, R, prior research experience in a related field, experience in multidisciplinary research, or a strong record in publishing scientific papers can increase chance for acceptance.

San Marcos, TX, USA. Only 45 minutes away from downtown Austin and downtown San Antonio.

All lab members are financially supported. Salary of the successful grade student depends on their performance and varies in the range of $18K-$20K per year. The annual tuition fee is about $8K-$9K and cost of living is relatively low in Texas ($12K).

Interested candidates are encouraged to email a current CV and a short cover letter to Dr. Habil Zare at by 1 May 2016. While the position is open until filled, late communication can decrease chance of acceptance.

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Contact the PI before May 1 2016.

Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minority, and international candidates.