Women

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.

FoWCS luncheon

Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
ICCS 238

FoWCS will be organizing a luncheon get together for all female undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, post-docs and tech staff. 

Come celebrate the end of term and give suggestions on what FoWCS activities you would like to see for the next academic year!

Promote science to girls and women

Canada needs more scientists, and we've got an extraordinary track record for developing initiatives to connect girls and women to the realities of computer science.

Reach out to the next generation

Programs for elementary and high school students

TechTrek

In January 2007, our department launched a series of Saturday morning workshops for Grade 8 to 12 students. In TechTrek workshops, we pair a faculty member with an industry speaker to give talks on interesting topics ranging from graphics to artificial intelligence to networking. Each talk is followed by a hands-on activity for the students.

Activities in CS


(L - R) Lesley Shannon, Elizabeth Croft, Anne Condon, Maria Klawe

Above: Four Generations of NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon

Undergraduate Community Building

FOWCS luncheons and dinners are held monthly; speakers from industry and academia are invited to come and shaire their career experience with students. We also hold workshops and panels on topics designed to encourage women in Computer Science. Past topics have included salary negotiation, presentation skills, preparing applications to graduate school, and "Thrive as a Women in Technology."

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