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Government of Canada launches national consultation on $275-million Tri-Council Research Fund
Government of Canada launches national consultation on $275-million Tri-Council Research Fund

The Government of Canada is inviting input from stakeholders, researchers, and community leaders on key priorities of new fund focused on international, interdisciplinary and high-risk research.


31 JUL 2018 (Government of Canada)
Liquid animations so realistic you can almost taste them
Liquid animations so realistic you can almost taste them

UWaterloo researchers have developed a method of animating high-viscosity liquids based on the understanding that the pressure and viscosity forces that act on liquids need to be solved together for the computer animation to be physically accurate and visually stunning.


18 JUL 2018 (Cheriton School of CS, University of Waterloo)
Dalhousie doctoral student Ehsan Sherkat wins inaugural Nick Cercone scholarship
Dalhousie doctoral student Ehsan Sherkat wins inaugural Nick Cercone scholarship

Award given to Canadian PhD students researching in areas of artificial intelligence, data mining, knowledge representation, or computational linguistics.


10 JUL 2018 (Nick Cicerone Graduate Scholarship)
Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question
Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

UWaterloo researchers used computer models that simulate organic structures to define how light interacts with the cellular and subcellular parts of the skin and blood to clarify how veins containing red blood get their bluish appearance.


10 JUL 2018 (Cheriton School of CS, University of Waterloo)
Motivating gamers with personalized game design
Motivating gamers with personalized game design

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have identified three basic video game player traits that can help make game design more personalized, and motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.


9 JUL 2018 Cheriton School of Computer Science (University of Waterloo)
UBC researcher Mark Schmidt and co-authors receive Lagrange Prize
UBC researcher Mark Schmidt and co-authors receive Lagrange Prize

Prize awarded every three years by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and SIAM for an outstanding contribution in the area of continuous optimization.


6 JUL 2018 (UBC CS)
CS-Can/Info-Can releases results of survey of computer science’s use of NSERC programs
CS-Can/Info-Can releases results of survey of computer science’s use of NSERC programs

PDF Download: Analysis of Survey Results on NSERC Programs usefulness for Computer Science faculty. [860kB] (June 19, 2018)


19 JUN 2018 Info-Can/CS-Can
NSERC solicits feedback on proposed Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy
NSERC solicits feedback on proposed Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

Tri-agency invites institutions, associations, organizations and individuals to comment on the draft policy before August 31, 2018.


5 JUN 2018 (Government of Canada)
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award

Award won by a 19-member US Federal Communications Commission team that included UBC researcher Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown and two of his doctoral students, Alexandre Fréchette and Neil Newman.


8 MAY 2018 (INFORMS)
UBC students top list of Canadian teams at 2018 ACM programming contest
UBC students top list of Canadian teams at 2018 ACM programming contest

The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China on April 19, 2018.


4 MAY 2018 UBC CS (UBC CS)
Computer scientists awarded three of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for 2018.
Computer scientists awarded three of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for 2018.

Computer science researchers Regan Mandryk (USask), Joelle Pineau (McGill) and Ahmed Hassan (Queen's) among E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship recipients.


1 MAY 2018 UA/AU (NSERC/CRSNG)
University of Waterloo program aims to reverse women’s flight from computer science
University of Waterloo program aims to reverse women’s flight from computer science

Focusing on the problems tech can solve rather than coding is likely to draw more women into the discipline and to build their confidence.


16 APR 2018 Simona Chiose (The Globe and Mail)
Announcing the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Recipients
Announcing the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Recipients

Graphics Interface (GI) 2018, the 44th annual conference, will be held at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 8-11, 2018.


16 MAR 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM (CHCCS/SCDHM)
CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner
CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner

The 2017 Awards will be presented at the annual CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner that will be held at York University in Toronto on May 7, 2018.


2 FEB 2018 (CS-Can/INFO-Can)
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