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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 studiesHear 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 aseparate 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 coursesAdvice 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. Location  DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre1304 200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ONN2L 3G1Canada

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…

Center for Career Action events

Further Education Boot Camp (health-related): ·Saturday, March 25th : ·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:

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/Wharto…

Job Opportunity at ESSA

Come sling code for the environment as ESSA’s newTechnology Integrator, where our mission for over 37 years has beento bring together people, science and analytical tools to sustain healthy ecosystems and human communities. We’re looking for aunicorn– a magical mix of desktop and web applicationprogrammingexpertise, database management skills,GISknow-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 passio…

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 PlanningCommunicationsHuman ResourcesInformation and Information TechnologyLabour RelationsPolicy DevelopmentProgram and Service Delivery
Explore multiple career optionsInterns gain invaluable work experience as they explore the diversity of career opportunities available with the Ontario Public Service (OPS).
Keep learningThrough experience, relationships, and training, interns are supported by a wide network of peers, managers, and mentors to guide and enrich p…


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 st…