Focus on Women in Computing (FoWCS) End of Term Dinner

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

FoWCS will be organizing a end-of-term dinner at Mahoney's.  Many thanks to Sammy Krieger for taking the lead on this.  Sammy has create a  facebook page for the Women in CS group.  Click here:


Girlsmarts Downloads

If you have any questions about using Kodu, please feel free to email girlsmarts.programming@gmail.com.


Juliette Link:
Grace Hopper was an awesome opportunity to bond with other women in CS at UBC, meet people from other schools and companies, and learn about what women in technology are doing today and what we hope to accomplish in the future. The talks were inspirational, the career fair was hoppin', and the everyone was really friendly. I'd definitely recommend it to all UBC CS women!

FoWCS Board Game Night

Friday, January 18, 2013 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Like playing games and eating food? If so, please join us for board game night, our first event of the semester. There will be a number of games available, including Dominion: Intrigue, Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, and other favorites. A great way to start off the year, see some friends, and have a bit of fun. Feel free to bring your own games as well. 

FoWCS Lucheon with Microsoft

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Come join two female CS alumni who are now working at Microsoft for an informal discussion on what it is like to work at Microsoft and live in Seattle! 

Date: Tues., Jan 29

Time: 12:30 - 2 pm

Location: X836, X-wing, ICICS/CS

Lunch will be served, courtesy of Microsoft! 

Please sign up here so we know how much food to order.

Joanna McGrenere Receives 2012 UBC Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Professor Joanna McGrenere

Associate Professor Joanna McGrenere is the recipient of the 2012 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring.  Joanna was commended for her exemplary record in providing supervision, inspiration and support for graduate students.  Congratulations, Joanna! 

FoWCS Dinner for Female Faculty, Post-Docs, Grad Students & Tech Staff

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Department Head Anne Condon Elected as 2012 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Department Head Anne Condon

UBC Computer Science Department Head Anne Condon has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, one of 71 new Fellows (including only two in computer science) in total.  More details here.

Congratulations Anne!

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Innovating Differently - Women, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 8:00am - 11:00am
We welcome UBC students to join 16 trail-blazing women, from Vancouver’s technology, startup & entrepreneurial communities for a dynamic panel conversation on Innovating Differently: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Technology.  Four “mini-panels” will explore focus topics, including:

1) Innovating Differently: Why women are critical to innovation, engineering and technology
2) Launching a Start-Up: Lessons Learned from Successes and Failures

Women in Games panel - sponsored by EA

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | 5:30pm - 9:00pm
EA Studios, Burnaby

EA is sponsoring a Women in Games panel at their EA Burnaby studios. For more information and to register go to https://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Games-Vancouver/events/78591432/

They highly encourage women interested in the game industry to sign up and attend as they have several women who will be speaking on a panel.


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