Computer Science Education Week 2011 (and Before/Beyond)
University Computer Science departments from every Canadian province will celebrate National Computer Science Education Week from December 4-10, 2011. This week is planned in recognition of the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels.
Activities range from a full-day computer science fair for high school students to workshops for middle-schools students to public laboratory tours.
To learn more, visit the official CSEd Week website.
NOTE: Some events were scheduled before and beyond the official CSEd Week of Dec. 4-10, 2011, notably:
January 13-15, 2012: Université de Montréal's Département d'Informatique et de R.O. will host a three day event called "Séjour découverte en informatique". This event is open to CEGEP students and secondary school students in their final year, and will introduce them to computer science topics and the "university life experience"
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BC University of Victoria SPARCS - Solving Problems with Algorithms, Robots and Computer Science - strives to enlighten and inform students from grade school to first year about the possibilities of Computer Science at UVic and beyond using fun and innovative methods while contributing original research to the Computer Science Education community. CS Dept. Event AL University of Alberta Launch CS, a site created by the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta to help show you the opportunities that computing can offer today and tomorrow CS Dept. Event AL University of Calgary Dec. 5 and Dec. 6: Speaker's Bureau talks in High Schools
Dec. 9: LINDSAY Lab tour; SurfNet Lab Tour; iLab Tour
CS Dept. Events AL University of Lethbridge CS Dept. Event SK University of Regina Dec. 6: Luncheon co-hosted by CIPS and the U of R CS Dept. Speaker will be Dean Elliott, Science Consultant for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, who will be talking
about the future of K-12 Computer Science Education in Saskatchewan. Click here for tickets. (Registration Deadline: Friday December 2, 2011.)Dec. 7: Professional Development Day for teachers in Grades 6-12 "Putting Computing into Science". $40 + GST includes parking, lunch, and take-home resources. Remote participation is available. Click here for more information and a link to register.
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SK University of Saskatchewan Dec. 6-8: Lego Robotics workshops for grade 4-10 aboriginal students who are part of the Kamskénow Program.
Dec. 7: "Active Bodies, Healthy Minds" is offered to grade 7 students from SilverSpring Elementary School.
Dec. 9: "What Computer Science has to offer" is organized for grade
8 students from the Saskatoon Public School ScienceTrek Program.
Dec. 13: Connected 2011 is a one day event for grade 10-12 female students to learn about career options in digital media and computing.
CS Dept. Events MN University of Manitoba CS Dept. Event ON Brock University Dec. 9: Computer Science Fair for High School students CS Dept. Event ON University of Guelph CS Dept. Event ON Lakehead University CS Dept. Event ON Laurentian University CS Dept. Event ON University of Ottawa CS Dept. Event ON Queen's University Dec. 9: School of Computing Open House CS Dept. Event ON Royal Millitary College of Canada CS Dept. Event ON University of Toronto CS Dept. Event ON University of Toronto - Mississauga CS Dept. Event ON University of Waterloo Dec. 6: CS4U Day 2011
Dec. 9: PC4G - Programming Challenge for Girls
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ON University of Western Ontario CS Dept. Event PQ Bishop's University Oct. 26, 2011: CS Day - activities were intended to introduce young people to computer science and IT domains and to encourage them to consider further studies in these fields CS Dept. Event PQ Concordia University CS Dept. Event PQ École Polytechnique Montréal CS Dept. Event PQ École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) CS Dept. Event PQ McGill University CS Dept. Event PQ Université Laval CS Dept. Event PQ Université de Montréal Jan. 13-15, 2012: Séjour découverte en informatique CS Dept. Event PQ Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) CS Dept. Event PQ Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) CS Dept. Event PQ Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) CS Dept. Event PQ Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) CS Dept. Event PQ Université de Sherbrooke CS Dept. Event NB University of New Brunswick Dec. 8 & 9: Computer Science Unplugged: Interactive sessions, with grade 5 students, on computing concepts without using computers at all, will be held in two different elementary schools in the Fredericton area. CS Dept. Event PE University of Prince Edward Island 2011 Junior/Senior High Game Design Competition CS Dept. Event NS Acadia University Dec. 5-11: The School of Computer Science has issued an open invitation for all high students, parents, teachers to visit
Dec 5-7: CS Society will host CS Movies and Pop-Corn for current students
Dec. 10 1-5pm: Will host a Scratch Programming workshop for
young people ages 12 to 15 -http://cs.acadiau.ca/news_events/index.php#events
Dec. 10: 1-2pm: Will host a workshop on "Careers in Digital Technologies: The growing link between Computer Science and high schools" for parents, teachers and guidance councillors
CS Dept. Events NS Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science will visit local high schools giving demos of student projects to senior math students. CS Dept. Event NS St. Francis Xavier University CS Dept. Event NF Memorial University CS Dept. Event