About Us


We are the UBC Computer Science Student Society (UBC CSSS), a student society to serve all Computer Science students.

How do I join?

You don’t have to! As long as you’re a Computer Science student, you’re a member!

What can we do for you?

Expect BBQs (weather permitting), free breakfasts, board games nights, Industry Panels and Info Sessions, volunteer opportunities within the Computer Science department, the highly-anticipated Career Fair, and social events such as our year-end gala!

We also distribute all kinds of free stuff. Snag cool retractable CSSS pens and blue whiteboard markers, deck out your laptop with our signature CSSS and Cube vinyl stickers, pause your reading with a CSSS bookmark, or just come listen to the complimentary sage advice being dispensed in our clubroom.

So come by and socialize with your CS peers; hang out, eat and be merry! We organize tons of events just for CS students. We can also help you dial into the rest of UBC CS. Find a home in the department by getting involved with various volunteer opportunities. Increase your connections by networking with industry members at the career fair. And of course, we also stock cheap food (Food Price List). Forget those greedy vending machines — we’re not pirates.

Where is the CSSS lounge?

You can find us in ICICS 021. Head just down the stairs from the front door of ICICS/CS, turn right, and we’ll be at the end of the hallway, beside the undergraduate labs.

How do I find out about CSSS events?

We’ll be publishing our events here on our website (which also has an RSS feed), Tweeting them, posting them on our Facebook page, and sending them to our announcements mailing list.

How can I volunteer for CSSS events?

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with our events. Please see our upcoming volunteer opportunities for more information.

How can I be involved in the running of CSSS?

Just ask! We’re always happy to bring more people on board. Our organization has a three-layer reporting structure: the president, the other core executives, and the committees. The president and core executives are elected each spring, while committee members are appointed throughout the year. If you see a position that interests you, or just want to get involved, shoot us an e-mail at csss [at] ubccsss [dot] org.

Our Mission Statement and Constitution

To forge a meaningful relationship between the Computer Science students and the department, to expand students’ networking opportunities and industry contacts, and to construct a supportive and fun environment within the undergraduate community. We carry out our mission by: encouraging students to volunteer in Department related events, organizing the highly anticipated Career Fair, and holding social events.

For more information about the running of the club, please read our constitution.

Thanks everyone! If you have any questions/concerns, please e-mail us at csss [at] ubccsss [dot] org!