The University of Alberta was the host for this year's national meeting of Canadian computer science department chairs. The meeting took place on May 16, 2017.
The Chairs Committee is one of the standing committees within the newly-formed CS-Can/Info-Can organization. The general mandate of this committee is to manage the academic discipline of computer science within Canada, including education and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Here are the key events that took place at the CS-Can/Info-Can meeting in Edmonton:
- CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Banquet: This invitation-only dinner was for awardees, their guests, department chairs, NSERC, and CS-Can/Info-Can board members. The banquet started at 6:00pm on Monday May 15 at the U of A Faculty Club.
- Chairs Meeting: This meeting ran all day (9:00am to 5:00pm) on Tuesday May 16 in the U of A's CS department. This was the agenda for the meeting.
- NSERC Presentation: This information session discussed the current status of NSERC Discovery Grants and related funding programs from a CS perspective. This event was open to the CS research community, including participants from the AI/GI/CRV conference which was co-located at the U of A. The session took place Tuesday May 16 (5:00pm to 6:00pm) in Lister Hall at the U of A.
- CS-Can/Info-Can Working Groups: The Research Committee and other CS-Can/Info-Can working groups met on Wednesday May 17 (9:00am to 5:00pm). These meetings took place in the CS department at the U of A. Interested parties were welcome to attend.