Three UBC Computer Science students jump into open source with OpenMRS and Sahana Eden

UBC Bachelor of Computer Science students Matt MacLennan, Scott Buchanan, and Nicholas Folk recently completed their directed studies course in which they contributed to Humanitarian Free and Open Source Projects Sahana Eden and OpenMRS.  They documented their experience in an article on

CS Tour Leaders for Incoming Students

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 1:45pm - 3:00pm

The Department, together with the Faculty of Science Advising Office, is organizing a Jump Start event for incoming international students who are interested in going into Computer Science on Monday, Aug 26 from 1:45 to 3 pm.  We would like to recruit 4 - 6 undergraduate CS students to help answer questions and give students a tour of our undergraduate labs, Reboot lounge, DMP and Demco Learning Centre.  Please email Michele mng@cs.ubc.ca if you are interested in volunteering.

Coding for a Cause: UBC CS Students Team Up with Non-Profits at Weekend Hackathon

Think Global, Hack Local: 35 UBC Computer Science student volunteers partnered with 7 local non-profits to rapidly prototype software solutions at UBC’s inaugural Community Hackathon.  Non-profits pitched their projects to students on the evening of March 15. Students selected the projects to work on, and spent the weekend developing tailor-made software solutions, honing their skills and working in teams over an intense two-day coding sprint. 

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TechTrek Program Received $49,000 from NSERC PromoScience

UBC Department of Computer Science received $49,000 from NSERC PromoScience to support the TechTrek Saturday workshops and summer camps. 

Audience Undergrads Grads
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President's Service Award for Excellence

Michele Ng at an outreach event

Michele Ng, UBC CS's Special Projects Coordinator, has won the UBC President's Service Award for Excellence, for her incredible and tireless work with industry, alumni relations and student outreach. Congratulations, Michele!

More information on the award is available on the UBC News website.

Volunteer Party

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

How can I get involved outside the classroom?

The department has many ways for students to engage outside the classroom.

Volunteer opportunities:

ACM Programming Competition

2016 Regional Champion Team and Coaches at World Finals

Recruiting Volunteers for TechTrek Workshops

TechTrek is an engagement program for kids in Grades 9 - 12.

The department is currently recruiting volunteers to help with our TechTrek Saturday workshops which will happen on Jan 15, Feb 26 and Apr 2, 2011. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kim Voll.

Audience Undergrads Grads

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