CS-Can/Info-Can: Formation of a National Computer Science Association Town Hall

CS-Can/Info-Can: Formation of a National Computer Science Association

Town Hall

January 8, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00PM EST

University of Waterloo

Canada needs a strong voice for Computer Science at the national level.  This is one of the main recommendations that came out of the town hall meeting on January 12, 2015 held at UBC.  A working group with members drawn from the NSERC CS Liaison Committee and CACS/AIC was formed to develop a plan for such an association.  The working group is now ready to present its plans and receive feedback from the community in the next town hall held on January 8, 2016 at the University of Waterloo.  You are invited to attend this town hall either in person or via web cast.


1:00 Introduction

  • Purpose of town hall
  • History
  • Brief introduction to CS-Can/Info-Can

1:20 Panel Session – The Role of a National Academic Association

  • Bobby Schnabel – ACM
  • Richard MacKenzie – Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Susan Davidson - CRA

1:50 CS-Can/Info-Can Proposal

2:10 Discussion


The town hall will take place in the Davis Centre at the University of Waterloo.  A campus map can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/map/pdf/map_colour.pdf with the Davis Centre marked DC, on the north-east side of the ring road. Visitor parking is in the N lot ($5/day) and information on getting to campus can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/visit-waterloo/directions.

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Web Cast

The web cast will be handled through LiveStream http://livestream.com/itmsstudio. A link to the CS Town Hall will appear shortly.

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