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No matter what level of exposure you have had in Computer Science, from beginner to advanced, take advantage of these exciting opportunities. Learn more about this growing field and the endless career options by attending one of these events. 

Digitized

Digitized is a one-day career conference at the University of Saskatchewan for high school students to explore opportunities in Computer Science and technology. Students will participate in hands-on workshops, listen to experts in the industry, and more. Visit the website for details and registration. 

Spotlight on Careers

High school students are invited to attend a hands-on session that will provide an overview of Computer Science. Students will learn how Computer Science is applied today and what careers they can expect in the industry. This session is organized in partnership with the Saskatoon Industry-Education Council

Open House!

Open House is an opportunity for high school students to explore the University of Saskatchewan, such as exploring the campus, meeting university staff and faculty, and speaking with current students. Computer Science offers workshops throughout the day for interested students to learn more about this exciting degree and how Computer Science can be applied as a career. Find out more. 

Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code is a Canada-wide not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way. With a chapter in Saskatoon, various workshops are offered throughout the year. They also provide Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code workshops as well. To learn more about the next workshop offered in Saskatoon, check out their website.

Local ACM Programming Competition

The programming competition is an opportunity for students at all levels to come and test out their problem-solving skills. Teams consist of 2 or 3 members: create your own team beforehand or come as an individual to be placed within a team. Levels of difficulty range from beginner to advanced. Everyone is welcome to attend: high school students, university students, staff, and faculty. Find out more about the Local Fall ACM Programming Competition.

Saskatoon Regional Science Fair

The Saskatoon Regional Science Fair provides an opportunity for our burgeoning young scientists to display their scientific achievements to Saskatoon and the surrounding community. Each year, students gather to exhibit their experiments, compete for prizes, and vie for a chance to represent the Saskatoon Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair.

I.G.N.I.T.E. Summer Camp

IGNITE (IGNiting Interest in Technology and Engineering) is a three-day Camp for Aboriginal youth. The youth will have an opportunity to gain hands-on learning experience in science and technology. IGNITE is coordinated with the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre and Sci-Fi Camps.

SCI-FI Computer Science Camps

SCI-FI Science Camps inspire Saskatchewan's youth through fun, hands-on science and technology programs. Each year they reach more than 10,000 youth from all across Saskatchewan though school workshops, summer camps, and Saturday science clubs. Computer Science camps are among the various science camps they offer every summer. 

Academic Research & Work Placement Program

The Academic Research and Work Placement Program invites high school students to participate in a 10-week Computer Science research placement at the University of Saskatchewan, where students work along side professors and researchers. It's a great opportunity to explore the field of Computer Science while contributing to cutting-edge research projects. 

Web Development Skills Boot Camp

At this four–week bootcamp, high school students learn the skills they need to get started with web development: HTML5, CSS3, design theory, JavaScript, social media, web analytics, WordPress and more. Students have the opportunity to design and build their own customized website project. This bootcamp is designed for beginners with little or no programming experience. Organized by the Department of Computer Science and SIEC.

Computer Science Early Start Program

Enrol in a University course before you are done high school! Over three weeks in the summer, high school students are invited to get a head start on their academic career. The summer program emphasizes building computer programs in a graphical and interactive environment using the Python programming language, which is a useful tool for all disciplines. More details.

Game Jam

Create a game from scratch over one weekend! Game enthusiasts and developers gather together in teams to design and make their own games. Teams are made up of programmers, designers, artists, and musicians. Learn about game development tools, socialize with fellow game enthusiasts, enjoy free lunch, and attend talks given by industry professionals. More information.