Computer Science Welcome Week


Welcome back, students!

To kick off the new school year, the Department of Computer Science has organized the Computer Science Welcome Week: a series of events, workshops, and contests for Computer Science students over the span of one week. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate! Check out the list below for the schedule and more details.

Welcome Week Lunch

Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00 pm
Location: 3rd floor Spinks

The Department of Computer Science would like to welcome our new and returning students to the Department by having a free social lunch. Catch up with fellow students and meet the new Departmental Head, Dr. Kevin Stanley. There will be food, drinks, and goodies for all.

Computer Science students can pick up their free ticket at the main office in Thorvaldson 176 beforehand, or at the lunch. First come, first serve (limited quantities)... so don't be late!

Faculty Research Introductions

Wednesday, September 13 at 3:30pm
Location: Thorvaldson 105

Want to learn more about research in the Department of Computer Science? Attend talks by faculty members to get a glimpse of their research interests. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Unix Bootcamp

Saturday September 16 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 3rd floor Spinks

Every September when school begins, we offer a Unix Bootcamp for all students to help get back into the grind of Computer Science. If you think your Unix skills might be a bit rusty after these past summer months, then this bootcamp is for you!

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Facebook Contest

Ends: Friday, September 15 at 11:59pm

We are having a good old-fashioned Facebook contest! "Like" the Department of Computer Science Facebook Page, and you will be entered to win a Computer Science student prize package! The package has everything a Computer Science student at the UofS will need to get through the year. 

Why follow the Dept of Computer Science? Stay up to date on news, events, jobs, alumni, industry opportunities, and more. 

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Computer Science Scavenger Hunt

Starts: Monday, September 11
Ends: Friday, September 15 at 2:00pm
Location: University of Saskatchewan Campus

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Graduate Program Overview and Welcome

Monday, Septemeber 11, 2017 at 2:30pm
Location: Thorvaldson 159

Computer Science Graduate Chair, Julita Vassileva, will welcome new graduate students and give a brief overview of the requirements of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, policies and expectations.

Presentation: "May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour: Scholarship Edition"

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 2:30pm
Location: Thorvaldon 159
Kimberly MacKay, Department of Computer Science Seminar Series

What can you do to improve your scholarship application? This talk will help you understand the evaluation process so as to better structure your application and increase your chances of success. Specifically, we will address how the scoring criteria for the Vanier CGS application package can be utilized to more effectively communicate your accomplishments and expertise. The concepts presented in this talk will be useful for structuring both existing and future scholarship applications.

Presentation: "Academic Integrity & Misconduct and Intellectual Honesty"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:00pm
Location: Arts 241
Dr. Nathaniel Osgood, Department of Computer Science Seminar Series

Originality in findings, thought and expression serves as the "currency" of academia. While technologically simple, counterfeiting in this area -- taking ideas or expression from another source without appropriate attribution, or misrepresentation of findings -- represents as grave a concern as it does in the financial realm. Within this talk, we will characterize responsibilities and expectations with respect to intellectual honesty and attribution. The discussion will cover basic concepts, characterize both exemplars and borderline cases and evolution of practices with time. We will also discuss resources to aid students in ensuring compliance with expectations and guidelines. While a presentation will offer initial thoughts, priority in the seminar will be place on answering student questions and concerns.

If you have any questions, please drop by the Computer Science main office in Thorvaldosn 176, or email