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Welcome to the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is named for David R. Cheriton, who earned his PhD in Computer Science in 1978, and made a transformational gift to the school in 2005. It has become the largest academic concentration of Computer Science researchers in Canada.  

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  1. July 18, 2017Changing the world through tailored interactive games

    For Rita Orji, a computer scientist and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, her desire to help others crystallized when she saw firsthand how the HIV/AIDS pandemic was devastating communities in Africa.

  2. July 12, 2017Professor Maura R. Grossman named 2017 Fastcase 50 award recipient

    Professor Maura R. Grossman has been named a recipient of the 2017 Fastcase 50 award. This annual award conferred since 2011 by legal publishing company Fastcase recognizes 50 innovators, visionaries and leaders in law.

  3. June 29, 2017Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pagesVisualization showing link structures within the archived Web, 2006 to 2014. Image from UWaterloo's Web Archives

    The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

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  1. July 27 to 31, 2017Bridges Math Art Conference

    The annual Bridges Conference, will be hosted this year by the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics.

    This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of mathematicians, scientists, artists, educators, musicians, writers, computer scientists, sculptors, dancers, weavers, model builders, weavers and many others in an atmosphere of mutual exchange and inspiration. 300 participants from six continents will gather in Waterloo.

  2. Oct. 1, 2017Spring term entry graduate admissions

    The deadline to apply for spring term entry for our graduate studies programs — both master's and PhD — is October 1, 2017.

    You should begin your application at least two weeks before the application deadline to arrange for us to receive your supporting documents and references.

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