Welcome to the Computer Science Student Society, the student club for
undergraduates at the
UBC Department of Computer Science. We provide a
social space where everyone’s welcome (in ICICS 021), run events, and represent
your interests to the department. For more events you may be interested in, please follow us
on our social media outlets.
Due to mounting concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we cannot hold the CSSS Year-End Gala on April 9th, 2020 as planned. From your feedback and after much deliberation, we are postponing the Year-End Gala tentatively until graduation date (around May 25th). This is two months from the current date, and we are hopeful that the landscape may change enough so that we can hold the event in good conscience. We recognize that this is a sad and frustrating situation for many of you, especially those of you who are graduating this year and dearly wished to celebrate a sendoff amongst friends and loved ones found during your time here. Rest assured, we are equally devastated that we cannot celebrate with you all this April.
However, we value your health and safety above all, and we recognize that proceeding with the original plan would be irresponsible and dangerously dismissive of the reality that we must all seriously take precautions to alleviate the spread of the virus. For the good of the community, we urge you to stay home, adopt regular habits of hand-washing, and practice social distancing.
*** TICKET LOGISTICS ***
Those who currently have tickets and are still interested in potentially attending the gala at a future date is encouraged to hold on to the ticket until that date, as with each purchase the CSSS is absorbing the process fees. However, if you are uncomfortable with that or you can not attend the gala at a different date, as always YOU MAY RECEIVE A FULL REFUND ANYTIME, regardless if the event is cancelled, postponed, or ongoing. As for those that have purchased group tickets with some members no longer attending and some members intending to hold on to their tickets, we will refund the no longer attending individuals while the remaining can keep their tickets without paying any extra. Feel free to send in your refund request by messaging us on Facebook or through eventbrite or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]rg
We also recognize that it is very possible large gatherings will still be inadvisable at that time. If the Gala is not held by graduation, we will likely have to cancel. We are actively looking into ways to signify and preserve the legacy of the 2020 graduating class, using the Gala budget, should we ultimately cancel; this may be in the form of a bursary, significant facility upgrades, or another symbolic gift. If this course of action comes to pass, we will be making further inquiries into the most appropriate and meaningful ways to spend the funds. Either way, we want to make sure you will still be able to celebrate your years with UBC CS for many years to come.
As your student society, we are committed to your health and safety, as well as serving your needs as CS undergrads and as individuals. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, and please stay tuned for more updates.
Nominations will close on MARCH 13 @ 5PM. Hand in your form to an Executive or Officer at the Cube. Nominees for the President and VP-Finance position must be able to attend a AMS orientation session on either March 21 or March 29 should they be elected
Are you looking for something to do on Valentine’s day? Wanting to make friends in your major? How about someone to grab poké with or run to class together?
Come and join us at the CSSS Speed Friending (like speed dating, minus the awkward pick-up lines!).
The event will take place at 6pm on Feb 14th at ICICS 246! Come with friends or by yourself, and we guarantee that you will not walk out alone!
Last year, over 50 companies attended the Tech Career Fair to meet undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, including Computer Science, Cognitive Systems, Engineering Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering.
This year CSSS and partnered clubs have been working hard to serve the growing interests of both the industry and student body, the Tech Career Fair has expanded to TWO DAYS with over 70 companies and 200+ industry professionals in attendance. This is the largest Technical Career Fair in UBC history. More information about attending companies and map layout will be released closer to the event date, please check www.ubctcf.com for updates.
This is a wonderful way for you to showcase your portfolio, and network with a wide range of companies to find out about internships and post-graduate career opportunities.
Hosted jointly by UBC Computer Science Student Society (CSSS), UBC CS Department, UBC IEEE, Cognitive Systems Society, and Engineering Physics, the Technical Career Fair will be held on Jan. 30, 31 2020 @ 10am-4pm in the Great Hall of the Nest.
Great Hall, AMS Student Nest - 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
CS Coffee Chat is a program that randomly pairs a junior (1st or 2nd year) student with a senior (3rd+ year) student for a quick meet-up on a monthly basis. This is a low-commitment and informal opportunity for junior students to ask questions about Computer Science majors, classes, extracurriculars, or internships and senior students to share their experiences! If more junior than senior students sign up, we’ll make sure everyone is still in placed a match in a group of three - either in a group of three or with another junior student.
Make new friends and get to know other people walking around ICICS :)
We had a great turnout for both months, with 40 people in October and 84 in November. Since December is finals season, we look forward to picking this up again next January.
Every month, we open the form on first day and close on the last day. Matchings are then sent out to your email during the first week of next month. If you have any questions, reach out to [email protected]
Sign-up for the February 2020 round is now open, and you can find the sign-up form here.