Women in Computer Science

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Women in Computer Science (WICS) is dedicated to promoting women who are interested in studying computer science and who seek to pursue careers in computing. Specifically, the mandate of the committee is:

  • To build an environment in the School of Computer Science where women are supported in their work and studies.
  • To ensure that young women entering university see computer science as an option.
  • To connect to outside organizations and events for women in computer science.

Check out our 2019–2020 activities!

Scholarships and bursaries

Check out the growing list of scholarships and bursaries that are aimed specifically at women who are studying computer science.

WiCS Undergrad Committee

WiCS has a very active undergrad committee that runs 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.

WiCS valedictorians

In recent years, two WiCS members — Clarisse Schneider and Jenny Sun — have had the honour of giving the valedictory addresses at Faculty of Mathematics Convocations. Clarisse has a Bachelor of Software Engineering degree (2012–17) and Jenny has an Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree (2014–19).

Clarisse Schneider's Spring 2017 Faculty of Mathematics valedictory address (Clarisse's introduction and address begin at 25:45)


Jenny Sun's Spring 2019 Faculty of Mathematics valedictory address (Jenny's introduction and address begin at 26:03)


Stay informed

Join our mailing list to find out what's happening throughout the year and how you can participate in our monthly meetings. Sign up.

WiCS sponsorship

With thanks and gratitude to our many industrial partners.

Platinum sponsors • $20,000–$25,000

Google logo

Wish logo

Gold sponsors • $10,000–$15,000

Amazon logo

Facebook's logo

Mathematics Endowment Fund's logo

SAP logo

spunk's logo

Yelp logo

Zynga's logo

Silver sponsors • $5,000

A Thinking Ape logo

Datadog logo

Flexport's logo

Oracle Netsuite logo

Pinterest logo​​​​​​​

Shopify logo

Sumo Logic logo

The Cooperators logo

Ubisoft logo

Local sponsors

Arctic Wolf logo

Square's logo

Grace Hopper Conference sponsor

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

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Would you like to be a WiCS sponsor?

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

Please see our partnership opportunities brochure (PDF).

Why join WICS?

Gatherings and events that include lots of other women in CS creates a supportive atmosphere.

- Sharon, PhD candidate

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Meaningful Careers in Computing

GE Canada sponsored the WiCS Panel on Meaningful Careers in Computing in November 2016. In case you missed the panel, check out a compiled summary of our panelists’ careers and insights in diverse fields including: healthcare, education, digital forensics, infrastructure, and cybersecurity.