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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Students awarded for exceptional teaching

Two students from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science are recipients of the 2016 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. The awards were presented to PhD candidates John Doucette and Hadi Hosseini at Monday’s meeting of the University of Waterloo’s senate. Doucette and Hosseini join two PhD candidates - one from engineering, one from science.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Professor Kate Larson wins Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize

Head shot of Kate Larson

Kate Larson, Associate Professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been named an Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher by the Canadian Association of Computer Science. This award recognizes excellence in Computer Science research by an academic researchers within 10 years of finishing their PhD.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Great Women's Day Gift

Luisa D'Amato spoke with Jo Atlee, the School's Director of Women in Computer Science ahead of International Women's Day.

The article "A great Women's Day gift — girls in computer science" was published in today's Record. They talk about:

  • how the first computer programmers were women
  • how the field came to be male-dominated, and
  • what's being done to make changes
Monday, March 7, 2016

Grace Hopper Celebration Campaign

Women in Computer Science members at the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Women in Computer Science (WiCS) Committee supports the success of women in their studies in computer science, and prepares them for a future career in computing.