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Ensuring a responsible and ethical development of artificial intelligence
Ensuring a responsible and ethical development of artificial intelligence

Many Canadian researchers are coming together in different organizational structures to study issues surrounding AI ethics and governance.


16 MAY 2019 JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE (University Affairs)
Federal Government launches program to improve diversity and inclusion in academic research
Federal Government launches program to improve diversity and inclusion in academic research

Fifteen post-secondary institutions will receive part of $5.3 million worth of grant money from the federal government to make academic research more inclusive.


9 MAY 2019 CS-Can/Info-Can (NSERC/CRSNG)
VP of CS-Can / Info-Can Kate Larson appointed University Research Chair
VP of CS-Can / Info-Can Kate Larson appointed University Research Chair

University of Waterloo professor Kate Larson has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of her outstanding research contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.


28 APR 2019 University of Waterloo (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Max Birk receives 2018 Buxton Award from CHCCS for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Sasakatchewan.
Dr. Max Birk receives 2018 Buxton Award from CHCCS for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Sasakatchewan.

The Bill Buxton Dissertation Award is given annually for the best doctoral dissertation completed at a Canadian university in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.


2 APR 2019 (Graphics Interface)
Dr. Olivier Mercier receives 2018 Fournier Award from CHCCS for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Montreal
Dr. Olivier Mercier receives 2018 Fournier Award from CHCCS for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Montreal

The “Alain Fournier Memorial Fund” rewards an exceptional computer graphics Ph.D. dissertation defended in a Canadian University over the previous year.


2 APR 2019 (Graphics Interface)
Canadian researcher Yoshua Bengio co-recipient of A.M. Turing Award
Canadian researcher Yoshua Bengio co-recipient of A.M. Turing Award

McGill graduate Bengio shares the prize with Geoffrey Hinton, an emeritus distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Toronto, and Yann LeCun, the director of AI research for Facebook for major contributions of lasting importance to computing.


27 MAR 2019 (McGill University)
Apply for funding now: Canada-UK Enhanced Industrial Productivity Programme
Apply for funding now: Canada-UK Enhanced Industrial Productivity Programme

All Canadian lead applicants and collaborators are invited to submit an expression of interest application by 15th April 2019 at the latest.


21 MAR 2019
Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher Award recipients
Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher Award recipients

We are delighted to announce Andrea Bunt (University of Manitoba), Chanchal Roy (University of Saskatchewan), Daniel Vogel (University of Waterloo) as the 2018 recipients of the CS-Can / Info-Can Outstanding Young Researcher Award.


20 MAR 2019
Julie Nutini (UBC) inaugural awardee of 2018 Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award
Julie Nutini (UBC) inaugural awardee of 2018 Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes excellence in research and writing by a computer science doctoral student completing their degree at a Canadian institution.


15 MAR 2019
Announcing the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients
Announcing the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

We are delighted to announce Selim G. Akl (Queen’s University), Pierre L’Ecuyer, (Université de Montréal), Tamer Özsu, (University of Waterloo) and Jacob Slonim, (Dalhousie University) as the 2018 recipients of the CS-Can / Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award.


15 FEB 2019
New draft charter and grants will help increase diversity and inclusion at Canadian academic institutions
New draft charter and grants will help increase diversity and inclusion at Canadian academic institutions

The Government of Canada announced the creation of a new $10M fund to foster equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research and unveiled its draft Made-in-Canada Athena SWAN Charte to reflect Canada’s diverse reality and help further Canada’s goals of addressing EDI in its laboratories and classrooms.


11 FEB 2019 (NSERC/CRSNG)
Call for nominations for the 2019 IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science
Call for nominations for the 2019 IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science

Recognizes a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at a Canadian university who shows exceptional promise in research that will have real-world applications and who has been active in helping others.


22 JAN 2019 CSCan/Info-Can
University of Toronto researcher Toniann Pitassi named ACM Fellow
University of Toronto researcher Toniann Pitassi named ACM Fellow

2018 Fellows recognized for accomplishments that underpin the technologies that define the digital age.


6 DEC 2018 (ACM)
Update on NSERC’s New Research Partnerships Program
Update on NSERC’s New Research Partnerships Program

During the autumn of 2018, NSERC undertook a series of briefing sessions with our community to solicit and discuss feedback on the first draft of the new Research Partnerships program design. We appreciate the rich, constructive feedback from these sessions as well as emails we’ve received from our stakeholders. NSERC has listened and incorporated much […]


30 NOV 2018 (NSERC/CRSNG)
CANARIE Awards up to $3.2M in Funding to 9 Research Teams to Develop Research Data Management Software Tools
CANARIE Awards up to $3.2M in Funding to 9 Research Teams to Develop Research Data Management Software Tools

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced nine successful recipients of its Research Data Management (RDM) funding call, announced in May 2018. This new funding will enable research teams to develop software components and tools to enable Canadian researchers to adopt best practices in managing data resulting […]


29 NOV 2018 (CANARIE)
Canada Tri-Council releases report on how to strengthen science
Canada Tri-Council releases report on how to strengthen science

The Government of Canada has released its summary report on a recent Tri-Council initiative to strengthen science in Canada. The report details the findings of the Canadian Research Coordinating Committee’s consultations with students, scholars, and scientists that focused on three priorities: a new tri-agency fund for international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking, high-risk research; strengthening equity, diversity and […]


9 NOV 2018 (Government of Canada)
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

On Thursday, June 26, the Government of Canada announced a new Tri-Council funding program. A public consultation is now underway lead by the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC). It will close on Monday, August 27. There are three topics on which consultation is invited: the design of the proposed new fund, support for early career […]


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

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a method of animating high-viscosity liquids. Achieving this milestone stems from 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. Read the full […]


18 JUL 2018 (Cheriton School of CS, University of Waterloo)
Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question
Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science 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)
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

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19 JUN 2018 Info-Can/CS-Can
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award

The 2018 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences for outstanding examples of operations research, management science and advanced analytics in practice was won by a 19-member team US Federal Communications Commission team that included UBC Computer Science researcher Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown and two of his doctoral students, Alexandre […]


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)
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


2 FEB 2018 (CS-Can/INFO-Can)
Introducing NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program
Introducing NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program

Alliance grants encourage researchers to collaborate with private, public or not-for-profit partner organizations with funding of $20,000 to $1 million per year. Visit the Alliance website for details.


27 MAY 2019 (NSERC/CRSNG)
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