Thursday, 30 March 2017

New documentary course

We have a new course offered this spring – HIST 203 - In the Director’s Chair.  Students will have the opportunity to create a documentary using hands on teaching and learning techniques.  The course is offered on Monday evenings and is being taught by a real documentary producer - Craig Thompson.  

Director’s Chair is a project-based course that provides students with the skills and the foundation of knowledge required to conceive, develop, research, write, produce and exploit a personal or historically-themed documentary.

*This is a hands-on course with in-field, in-lab and in-class lecture components.
*Each student is required to create their own short documentary, under 10 minutes, where teamwork, collaboration and brainstorming are part of the process.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Computer Science Research Conference

CUCSC is an academic conference bringing students from across Canada together to engage with the latest in undergraduate computer science research.

You can find more information from our website ( 

This year, it will be held at the University of Toronto from June 15-17. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Women in STEM event

The University of Waterloo's Women's Centre is hosting a Women in STEM event on March 28th at the Grad House from 7:30pm-9:30pm. 

The event will be discussing social and structural stigmas that women in STEM face, and we will have graduate students from different faculties to share their experiences, as well as career aspirations that students can strive towards. Food will be provided. Students can also check out our Facebook page at to find out more about the event, and get in touch with us if they have questions. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Disrupt Climate Data Challenge!!

The 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium will be taking place at York University on May 11th and 12th

The theme for this year's symposium is "Just Transformations: The Next 150". At this event, we hope to encourage the development of positive narratives and visions of a just future - ones that cross boundaries between natural science, social science, law, humanities and the arts.

Alongside the symposium, OCC is also hosting its first-ever Disrupt Climate Data Challenge. We are looking for teams of students to code, solve and challenge the status quo for a real-world climate data problem: how to display or simplify uncertainty within climate data portals. Students will have the opportunities to work with mentors to craft their solution, and present their ideas to distinguished judges in the industry.

Benefits for student participants include:
· The opportunity to win a $5,000 prize;
· Networking opportunities with industry leaders, mentors, potential employers and other students; and,
· The opportunity for the winning team’s solution to be used and credited in real-world applications by the Government of Ontario.

Registration for the Disrupt Climate Data Challenge is free! If participants would also like to attend presentations, sessions and the poster competition taking place at the Ontario Climate Symposium, you can find Early-Bird Registration rates here.

Share your favourite work term experience

Share your favourite work term experience and you could win 1 of 3 $100 gift cards that you can use for textbooks, clothing, and more at Retail Services. 

Help students applying for admission to Waterloo learn what co-op students do on their work terms. Participate at

Friday, 10 March 2017

IBM Canada jobs

We are currently hiring Entry-Level Technical Consultants through the Consulting by Degrees program across various technical areas ranging from Mobile-Application development, IOT, Advanced Analytics, Data Science and many more next-generation technologies! Any undergrad/graduate student who have graduated post Jan 2015 or will be graduating anytime in 2017, are eligible to apply.

I have pasted the Job Posting below but students can always feel free to email me directly at to expedite the process as I am one of the hiring/staffing managers in my practice.

- Job Posting

- Learn more about the Consulting by Degrees program 

I highly encourage all students to apply by March 15th, 2017 at the latest.

Tad Chisti, CSM®, CSPO®
Senior Consultant | Project Manager 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Help develop the new generation of secure messaging!

Systems and Networks Group offers a USRA position for Spring 2017 (Contact: Prof. Raouf Boutaba - )

Job Description

In this role, you will help us to develop apps for iOS and macOS.
We are planning to build a new kind of end-to-end secure messaging app for multiple platforms. Most of the UI will be written in HTML and JavaScript. You will be expected to create a client application for Apple devices that wraps HTML content using web views or similar technology.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate student in computer science meeting USRA eligibility
  • Experienced in iOS/macOS development in Swift or Objective-C
  • Experienced using Git (in particular GitHub)
  • Has an app published on Apple's App Store
  • Familiar with HTML/JavaScript/CSS
  • Nice to be familiar with
    • Apple app packaging processes (e.g. creating a proper DMG file)
    • Computer networks
    • Computer security
    • Hybrid app development
The server software is already ready; we only need help with developing platform-specific frontends.

You should bring your own devices for development and testing. We do not provide Apple devices.

National Princeton-Run Designation Conference

Empowering the next generation of thought leaders
  • 7 World Trade Center, NYC • April 9th, 2017 • All Expenses Paid
  • Hands-on workshops • Executive Seminars • Panels • Keynotes
  • You + Top 99 Design-Driven College Students in the Country

Design Drives Innovation

Practices rooted in design and Design Thinking are now catalyzing industry after industry. From building websites to manufacturing hardware to creating the perfect customer experience, great design is critical. 

If you're a design-driven leader at your university, we'll bring you to NYC to connect you with 99 other top students across the country and some of the most influential creative executives in the world. Learn more at

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Google’s March YouTube Live Event Opportunities

The Google University Programs team has some exciting YouTube Live events coming up in March and we would love for you to join us.

How do I tune in again?

  1. FILL OUT THIS RSVP FORM and select the events you’d like to attend
  2. Find the link to join in the email sent a few days before each event. Make sure to check your spam folder!
**Note: Please do not share these links outside your school’s community. These events are invitation-only in order to maintain a personalized and intimate forum for discussion.**

So what’s going on in March?

  • Technical Development for 1st and 2nd Year Students
    • Wednesday March 8th @ 3PM EST
  • Learn about Code Jam - Google's Largest Coding Competition
    • Tuesday March 14th @ 4:30PM EST

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Future Female Techmakers Conference

March 4-5, 2017
Davis Centre
University of Waterloo

The Future Female Techmakers Conference (FFTC) hopes to teach women how to be effective mentors, provide female role models to young women interested in the tech industry, and create lasting meaningful connections that will support all participants in their journey towards becoming female techmakers. 

FFTC will be accepting approximately fifty Grade 9 high school students and fifty undergraduate students. The attendees will attend a series of 90-minute workshops specialized for each stream, as well as joint sessions that promote mentorship. 

The conference is an exciting opportunity for the girls to participate in hands-on workshops, learn interesting computer science concepts (including UI design, databases, graph theory, algorithms, and artificial intelligence), discover real-world applications of technology that go beyond video games and hacking, and meet current students in computer science and engineering. 

Register online to participate. Full event details included.