University of British Columbia Okanagan July 8th to 11th

About

Conference Description

This conference will be the first in North America dedicated to showcasing undergraduate research in the computing sciences. Inspired by the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (cumc.math.ca), this four day, bilingual conference will give undergraduate students the unprecedented opportunity to give talks on original research, or topics of their interest to like-minded peers. Keynote talks will be given by esteemed professors and industry speakers exposing students to a breadth of topics in the computational sciences. Students attending the CUCSC 2015 will engage in activities promoting networking, and will attend student talks of their interest in both English and French. This conference will be a valuable academic experience unavailable to students in the traditional classroom setting. Participating students will share knowledge of the computational sciences included but not limited to mathematics, physics, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, algorithms, data structures, and software engineering.

Conference Values

The core values of the CUCSC are to promote undergraduate student research, bilingualism, and gender equality in the computational sciences. Undergraduate research represents an important body of academic research that is often overlooked. As a national conference we place an emphasis on promoting regional diversity, and celebrate both of our country's official languages. We are proud to offer all of our conference literature in both English and French, and give students the opportunity to give and attend talks in both languages. We value the women in the computational sciences, and wish to encourage aspiring young women to pursue an education in one of the most male-dominated industries. We hope that you will join us this July in celebrating the diversity and achievements of Canada's undergraduate computer scientists.

An Important Tradition

The Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference was co-founded by undergraduate students Abigail Arnold and Yasha Pushak, at UBC Okanagan in 2014. The first conference will be held at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in July of 2015. The CUCSC is a conference organized by students, for students. Our vision is for this conference to be an annual event hosted by a Canadian university every summer. If you are an out-going, undergraduate student at a Canadian university interested in hosting the CUCSC 2016 at your university, we invite you to contact us for more information regarding the conference's organization.