Floating Point: A Year-End CRUISE

Sat Apr 6, 2019

Harbour Cruises

LP x CSSS: Project Hub

Sat Mar 30, 2019

ICICS 014

Free Breakfast!

Mon Mar 26, 2018

ICICS 021

UBC Computer Science Student Society


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 see the department’s calendar. Please feel free to email us at [email protected].

The Cube Services Career Fair

LP x CSSS: Project Hub ft. Spruce Up your Website with 3D Graphics

Categories: Event

Feel like your websites are lacking in bling and dimensions? Come learn the basics of computer graphics and how to incorporate it into your personal website using Three.js from Launch Pad’s tech leads at our fourth session of Project Hub, a joint UBC Launch Pad and CSSS initiative, taking place this Saturday afternoon! The workshop will cover concepts like path tracing and projects, and will expect you to be some familiarity with JavaScript.

Project Hub meetings occur biweekly and consist of a talk or workshop about a particular technology or skill (either by industry professionals, Launch Pad members, or someone else from the UBC community), followed by an open workspace where everyone can work on their projects, ask for help, network, and explore new ideas - complete with snacks and refreshments! 🍪

We hope to see you there! 🎉


Join our chat group! https://ubccsss.org/projecthub-chat

When: to

Where: ICICS 014 - 2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

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Career Opportunities

Categories: Career

SBN Biotech Expo & Conference Event

This year, the SBN Biotech Expo & Conference is taking place on Tuesday, March 26th from 6-10pm at UBC Robson Square. The event is run annually through the Student Biotechnology Network, a non-profit organization which connects undergraduate and graduate students with local biotech companies in Vancouver. It will be a great event with networking opportunities, panel discussions, and breakout sessions discussing career paths in biotechnology and life sciences.

Interested undergrads, grads and postdocs can register for this event here: Event Registration. Please be sure to use the promo code “SBNfriends” to get $5 off the registration! This event is usually very well attended by local biotech companies such as STEMCELL, AbCellera, Zymeworks, Precision Nanosystems, Amgen and more!

Face to Face(book) with Christopher Wylie

How much is too much personal information on Facebook? What are our real online privacy dangers, and are they really that dangerous? Is Black Mirror coming to life?

On April 16th, join us for a discussion with Christopher Wylie - the figure who brought Cambridge Analytica and the question of data privacy to the forefront of tech - as he breaks down some major ethical issues in the modern age of information:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/face-to-facebook-with-christopher-wylie-registration-57623755203

We are teaming up with SFU Public Square’s 2019 Community Summit in Vancouver to present this event for secondary and university/college students. Cinyras is a UBC and SFU student-driven organization passionate about the intersection of technology and ethics. We are excited to make this event happen and hope to see you - and your questions - there!

VP Academic Referendum for the Semi-Annual General Meeting


At our upcoming Semi-Annual General Meeting, we want to propose a new executive role for the CSSS! We want students to have a bigger voice in academic matters.


Our proposed change to the constitution:

8.1 Positions:

The Core Executive of the Club shall comprise the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President, Volunteering
  • Vice President, Internal
  • Vice President, External
  • Vice President, Social
  • Vice President, Communications
  • Vice President, Finance
  • Vice President, Administration
  • Vice President, Academic
8.10 The Vice President, Academic shall:
  • Liaise between the department and student body on issues regarding academic matters requiring student input.
  • Manage academic resources provided by the club, including the exam database and tutoring services.
  • Direct academic-focused events undertaken by the Club.

Career Opportunity - URO

Categories: Career

Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Executive Recruitment

Interested in research but don’t know how to get involved? Want to challenge yourself to reach that next level of excellence? Want to gain valuable leadership experience? Apply to be a URO exec today! URO (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) is one of Canada’s largest student-run research club, and we’re looking for ambitious, creative people to join our diverse and passionate team. There’s something for everyone, no matter your experience, leadership skills, or schedule, and this is a meaningful way to make your own mark on UBC undergraduate life.

More info can be found at our Facebook event and on our website.

2019-2020 Executive Nominations

Categories: Elections

The CSSS is running elections for the 2019-2020 executive team! Want to contribute to the community, or become an overlord over CS students? Get a nomination form!

Candidates will need to fill out nomination forms before March 15th. Forms can be picked up at The Cube (ICICS 021).

Campaigning is optional, but encouraged. Voting will occur on March 18th and 22nd.

Nomination Form

Positions

View positions and their descriptions in By-Law 8 of our constitution.

The President shall:
  • Chair all Executive meetings.
  • Prepare the agenda for each Executive meeting.
  • Supervise and direct the duties of the Executives.
  • Ensure that the position of Vice President, Finance is filled.
  • Liaise between the Department and the Club.
  • Ensure all duties of Executives are fulfilled.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Be responsible for the overall Club.
  • Act as chief spokesperson on behalf of the Club.
The Vice President, Volunteering shall:
  • Recruit undergraduate representatives to serve on Department committees.
  • Organize the recruitment of undergraduate students in the Department into other volunteer positions.
The Vice President, Internal shall:
  • Assist the President in carrying out his duties with respect to the day-to-day operations of the Club.
  • Assist the President in personnel issues related to the Club.
  • Manage, or appoint officer(s) to manage, the Club’s room(s) and inventories of merchandise and consumables.
  • Organize, or appoint an officer to organize, supply runs to restock Club inventories.
  • Chair executive meetings in the absence of the president.
The Vice President, External shall:
  • Liaise with companies and other entities outside the University via the relevant member of the Department.
  • Plan, supervise, and recruit assistance in executing the annual Career Fair.
  • Organize the acquisition of sponsored materials from companies for use as prizes and handouts to Members.
The Vice President, Social shall:
  • Be responsible for the planning, cost estimation, and execution of social and sporting events undertaken by the Club.
The Vice President, Communications shall:
  • Produce all advertising pertaining to Club business in all electronic and print media.
  • Communicate Club activities to the Members.
The Vice President, Finance shall:
  • Be responsible for the finances of the Club.
  • Prepare and submit all budgets required by the AMS and SUS.
  • Sign all requisitions of approved expenditures.
  • Obtain proposed expenditure estimates.
  • Be responsible for the purchase and sale of any of the Club’s merchandise.
  • Assist other officers in their interactions with the Alma Mater Society or any of its Commissions, if needed.
The Vice President, Administration shall:
  • Take minutes at all General and Executive meetings; these minutes shall be published.
  • Organize meetings, when needed.
  • Direct communications between Executives, as required.