Women in Computer Science

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Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is dedicated to promoting gender equity in computing by advocating for and supporting women, trans, gender-fluid, gender-queer, and non-binary students enrolled in computer science and related computing programs at the University of Waterloo. Specifically, WiCS initiatives and events foster community, empowerment, and mentorship:

  • to ensure that young women+ see computer science as an option in their studies and their careers
  • to create an inclusive learning and working environment in the School of Computer Science
  • to connect with other organizations and initiatives for women+ in computing

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WiCS Undergraduate Committee

WiCS has a very active undergraduate committee (warmly called "Little WiCS") that is student-run. They offer a number of events throughout the year, including the Big CSters Mentoring program, technical workshops, a speaker series, and panels and discussions about diversity in computer science and STEM.

Visit their office in MC 3029, or visit their website.

Get Connected

For general inquiries about the Women in Computer Science committee please email wics@uwaterloo.ca 

For information about activities for elementary and high school students please contact WiCS Outreach at wicsoutreach@uwaterloo.ca 

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Our Generous Sponsors

With thanks and gratitude to our many corporate and industrial partners.

Platinum sponsors • $20,000–$25,000

  Google logo        Scotiabank logo   Wish logo

Gold sponsors • $10,000–$15,000

  Amazon logo   Facebook logo   HRT logo    spunk's logoYelp logo   Zynga's logo

Silver sponsors • $5,000
  Bloomberg logo    Datadog logo     Flexport's logo  Oracle Netsuite logo           Sumo Logic logo        Ubisoft logo  Faire logo_black

Local sponsors

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Grace Hopper Conference sponsor

Generous funding from the Mathematics Endowment Fund provides support so students can attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.

Mathematics Endowment Fund

Would you like to be a WiCS sponsor?

Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities with WiCS and the opportunity to connect with our talented and motivated computer science students?

Please see our partnership opportunities brochure (PDF). Reach out to wics@uwaterloo.ca.