The University of Waterloo released a statement on Thursday, March 12, 2020, suspending all non-vital or non-academic events, out of caution and concern for the rapidly changing COVID-19 virus. This means that CS4U Day will be taking place virtually this year. Details below. For full details on the University’s COVID-19 response, please see our Coronavirus Information webpage. 

For more computer science outreach opportunities and resources, see what University of Waterloo and other organizations have planned.

What is CS4U Day?

CS4U Day is an annual event held by the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. High school students, teachers, and families are welcome to join us for captivating lectures and interactive activities.

CS4U Day will look a little different for 2020. Faculty presenters will be pre-recording their lectures and links will be distributed on December 8, 2020 to those who register. After registrants have had the opportunity to view the presentations, there will be a live Q&A session the following week. This will give an opportunity for students and teachers to connect with each faculty member to solve problems, ask questions, and learn more about the area of Computer Science. Further details on the live session will be sent after registration. 


Thank you for your interest. Registration for CS4U Day 2020 is now closed.

CS4U Day Presentations

2020 CS4U Day schedule:

Computer Science Faculty Member Presentation
Professor Ian McKillop Hiding Secrets in Plain Sight
Professor Jeff Orchard Neural Networks 
Lesley Istead (Lecturer)  Hunting for Movie Pirates in the WWW


Not applicable for 2020 event. 

Parking and directions

Not applicable for 2020 event. 


Contact Monique Bevan, Recruitment Coordinator, for more information.