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Borealis AI Undergrad mentorship program: apply by Jan. 29, 2021

Borealis AI   is inviting applications   from teams of undergrad students, who are interested in working with our mentors   on projects, using Artificial Intelligence to help solve problems from the students' own community. Students will also learn about career opportunities in the thriving AI industry. Teams interested must submit   one   group application to   mi.research@borealisai.com   by   11:59 PM EST   on   January 29, 2021 . Applications should include: A proposal of less than 500 words about the problem your team would like to solve. A completed copy of the attached application form for each team member. Proof of enrollment and year of study at a Canadian university for each team member. Details included in the attached application form. All members of selected teams will receive a participation token. Please contact  Eirene Seiradaki ( eirene.seiradaki<at>borealisai.com)  for more information. 
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Position available: Research Assistant – Human Computer and Human Robot Interaction

The “Intergenerational Games with Social Robots” project is a joint initiative by the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) and Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living (ITWIL) research labs at the University of Waterloo. The project aims to create interactive games mediated by social robots that can be used to foster interactions between grandparents and grandchildren. We are currently designing tools that can be used by game designers and HRI/HCI researchers to create better experiments and interactive activities with respect to both games and robots. We are looking for students who are keenly interested in conducting research in creating and evaluating these tools using remote research. The student will be working with both human-computer interaction (HCI) and human-robotic interaction (HRI) researchers as well as with experts in the fields of engineering and assistive technologies. Job Responsibilities Support the re-design and devel

Department Consent Removed - CS492

Please be aware that department consent has been removed for CS492 for Winter 2021 as per the information on the course selection page:  https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/current-undergraduate-students/majors/cs-course-enrollment . If the class is full, then you will need to wait for students to drop the course before you could add the course for Winter 2021. Please note that the  deadline to add courses  is Friday, January 22 at 11:59 PM (EST).

e-Capstone Pilot - live this Winter Term

New year, new term and new opportunities for Computer Science students at the University of Waterloo! This winter term brings upper year and graduate students in the Cheriton School of Computer Science the opportunity to explore the application and commercial potential of their academic projects or other passion projects they might be currently pursuing. They can do that by participating in the e-Capstone initiative which will guide them through the process of evaluating important problems, critically assessing the feasibility of an idea, testing assumptions with potential users, building a proof-of-concept and ultimately pitching their solution to a general audience. Times have changed. It used to be that if you worked diligently and completed your tasks on time, with minimal supervision, you’d be considered a high performer. While that’s still true, self-starters - people who are willing to take risks and come up with creative solutions - are the ones who will thrive in our curren

UWaterloo 'Zero Experience' student program, Winter 2021

If you want a great career, you need to stand out from the crowd. That’s where  the Zero Experience , a student program offered by UW’s Problem Lab, comes into play. You’ll build a network of experts to support you, solve problems affecting millions of people, and learn how to make your visions a reality. There is no other guided experience in UW that offers these benefits – if you’re a student and want to tap into your innovation potential to become more employable, we’d be excited to welcome you. The only time commitment is a 3hr workshop (Mondays 6-9pm ET) and 1hr of individual goals to accomplish every week. That’s it. We know school can be busy and stressful, and we’ve accounted for that within the Zero Experience. Workshops are fast paced and full of team projects, unique life insights, Q&As with industry leaders, and more. The pandemic has made building a career, meeting new friends, and capitalizing on university far more difficult. We want to give you the tools to bu

Terminal Live contest - March 8-15, 2021

  Midwest Regional Termina l  -- a $25,000 coding competition for talented undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students studying at the top schools in the Midwest region.  Taking place between March 8-15, the competition will be virtual and teams will be able to work remotely on their submissions for a week  on their own schedules .  APPLY HERE When:  Monday, March 8th - March 15th    Where:  Virtual Competition                     Prizes:  $25,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel                       Round 1 Application Deadline:  January 17th, 11:59 PM ET    Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so I encourage you to sign up now!  Terminal is a novel games-based AI challenge, where pl

Microsoft Mentorship Program for junior CS students

Want a mentor in Tech? Whether you’re taking CS because you want to dip a toe in the tech waters or because you are fully committed to a tech journey, a new Microsoft mentoring program has been developed with you in mind. Microsoft employees will serve as your mentors, coaching your cohort of peers through group and individual remote sessions. You’ll work on developing individual and collaborative strategies to help navigate challenges that can arise across personal, academic and workspaces.  Ready to build your tech resilience? Interested in a resume-builder?  Programs launch late March 2021. You’ll engage in five weekly group sessions (remotely) with Microsoft mentors coaching you through discussions and embedded tech activities, and, have an opportunity for two 1:1’s.  NOTE: - You will not be learning technologies/programming. You will not be talking about resumes or careers at Microsoft. Mentors are unable to recommend you for internships or positions. This is not a recru