Thursday, 26 January 2017

Is Grad School Right for Me?

  • Not sure whether or not grad school is the right path for you?
  • Join us in a collaborative workshop to recognize and discuss reasons for pursuing or not pursuing grad studies
  • Hear from a panel of graduate students in English, Public Health, Engineering, Computer Science, and Climate Change and ask them questions

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Computer Science job - summer 2017

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is currently recruiting for a computer science summer student position. We would greatly appreciate your help in circulating this job posting. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to direct them to me. Thank you for your time!
Leslie Newcombe, Research Assistant
Centre for Global Health Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1W8, Canada
T: +1 416 864 6060 ext. 77557 | F: +1 416 864 5256 | E:

Reminder to OGS applicants

A reminder to OGS applicants:

Transcript request ordering deadline:  January 27th at 4:00 pm

Note: Only students who did not apply for a Tri-Agency award at Waterloo must submit a
separate OGS/QEII-GSST applicant transcript request.

Transcript Ordering Form:

OGS Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017 electronically or in hard copy to:

Margaret Towell
Graduate Supervisor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Upper Year Information Session - Winter 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Students are invited to attend an information session relating to choosing their upper year courses, hosted by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Dan Brown.
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)
Refreshments will be provided
Additional information and videos related to upper year CS course descriptions is available online via the undergraduate students portal.
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
200 University Avenue West
WaterlooON N2L 3G1

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School 2017

Software Systems, Social Systems, Security and Privacy"

     August 8-13, 2017
     Saarbruecken, Germany

     Applications are requested from undergraduate students or Master's
     students in computer science, computer engineering, or a related
     discipline to The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research
     School. The first of this new annual series of week-long schools will
     focus on security and privacy, social systems, distributed systems,
     machine learning, programming languages, and verification. Leading
     researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise.
     The curriculum will include lectures, projects, and interaction with
     faculty from participating institutions.

     The small, selected group of attendees will be exposed to
     state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to
     interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three
     of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning
     in the US and in Europe, and network with like-minded students. They
     will get a sense of what it is like to pursue an academic or
     industrial research career in computer science and have a head start
     when applying for graduate school.

     For full consideration, applications should be received by February 7,
     2017. Travel and accommodation will be covered for accepted students.
     Further information about the school and how to apply can be found at


Center for Career Action events

Further Education Boot Camp (health-related):
·  A copy of the Further Education Boot Camp poster has been, or will be sent to each department office. I have also attached a copy to this email.
New: Is Grad School Right for Me?:
·   Friday, February 10th, 1:00-4:30 p.m., TC 2218
·  This interactive session will guide you to identify if graduate school is your next step. Current grad students will offer insights, perspectives, and answer your questions.
Senior Co-op Student Panel: Strategies for Success
·   Wednesday, March 8th, 5:30-7:00 p.m., TC 2218
·   Experienced co-op students share their job search and work term experiences and challenges, as well as tips on finding and succeeding in junior co-op jobs.
For a full listing of the workshops offered this term, please visit our website:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Job Opportunity at ESSA

Come sling code for the environment as ESSA’s new Technology Integrator, where our mission for over 37 years has been to bring together people, science and analytical tools to sustain healthy ecosystems and human communities.
We’re looking for a unicorn – a magical mix of desktop and web application programming expertise, database management skills, GIS know-how, and a deep desire to make a difference in the world through innovation in pursuit of effective water and fisheries management, river restoration, recovery of species at risk, environmental assessment, and climate change adaptation. And we’re really very serious about this last part – you are someone happier coding a solution for a problem about how endangered fish interact with their habitat than prototyping a disruptive language agnostic React.js mobile web application blah-blah etc. or just making a pretty map “about whatever”.
 Move along if you’re just looking for a temporary gig –We’re a highly collaborative, knowledgeable, and passionate team located in Vancouver BC.  Positions at our firm are coveted for their competitive compensation, lifestyle flexibility, supportive family atmosphere, and engaging, high-profile projects. You’ll make a difference here.

Ontario Internship Program

The Ontario Internship Program invests in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. It`s a paid, two-year developmental opportunity to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.

Individuals who have graduated or will graduate with a recognized degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma between May 2015 and June 2017 may apply.
Interns choose to work in one of the following areas during two, 12-month assignments:
  • Business and Financial Planning
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Information Technology
  • Labour Relations
  • Policy Development
  • Program and Service Delivery

Explore multiple career options

Interns gain invaluable work experience as they explore the diversity of career opportunities available with the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

Keep learning

Through experience, relationships, and training, interns are supported by a wide network of peers, managers, and mentors to guide and enrich professional growth. Interns receive ongoing feedback, mentoring and coaching to grow and succeed.

Get connected

Countless professional communities and employee networks are yours to discover. Interns connect with leaders at all levels, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference.

Join an inclusive and diverse workplace

The OPS is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to supporting an inclusive, accessible and healthy workplace.

Earn a competitive salary

Interns earn a competitive annual salary – ranging from $43,300 to $50,000.


DementiaHack is a 30-hour hackathon that is geared towards creating hardware and software solutions to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers

The last DementiaHack was held at George Brown College in November 2015 and was a phenomenal success – resulting in over 500 attendees, 70+ completed products/demos and 8 winners. More information on DementiaHack 2015 can be found at: and

For DementiaHack, we set out four ‘challenge sets’, or beneficiary groups, that participants can build prototypes for:
1. Diagnosed individuals
2. Family caregivers
3. Institutional caregivers/clinicians
4. Researchers/scientists 

DementiaHack welcomes participants of all professional/educational backgrounds and of varying skill levels, including beginners and students. I'd be interested in speaking with you regarding how we can work together to get your students involved with this fun and meaningful event where they can apply their knowledge and learn new skills.