Jane's Walk Waterloo Region: Celebrating 50 years of Computer Science (CS) at UWaterloo
The University of Waterloo is known internationally as a place of technological advancement and innovation. The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has played a very large role in creating that profile. With over 80 research faculty, the School has become Canada's largest concentration of academic computer science researchers.
This Jane's Walk will explore the places where those initial ideas began to bubble to fruition and attendees will get to know the individuals who helped build the backbone of Waterloo's computing history.
1. Physics building, first floor
Visit the location where Waterloo's Mathematics and Computer Science programs began
2. Math and Computer, first floor
Opening in 1968, Math and Computer became the home of the new Faculty of Mathematics
3. Math and Computer, 2nd floor stairwell
Revisit the Red Room - the home of Waterloo's first Computing Centre
4. Math and Computer, 3rd floor
Take a step back in time to see what a piece of campus looked like in Spring 1968
5. Math and Computer, 3rd floor
Get to know the six founding professors of Mathematics and Computer Science at Waterloo
6. 3rd floor bridge from Math and Computer to the William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
7. William G. Davis Centre Computer Research Centre Atrium
Visit the home of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
How to find us
Keep an eye out for a bright pink t-shirt!
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring anything that may help in navigating stairs. At stop 5 there will be an opportunity to have a rest.
Taking public transit
Traveling by transit? The 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 200 iXpress routes deliver you to various locations on campus. Please use http://uwaterloo.ca/map to navigate towards the Physics building in the centre of campus.