Why & how to join

Because we have a common cause and a common interest

Computer Science is a distinct science, characterised by its own concepts, methods, and body of knowledge. Computer and Information Scientists throughout Canada face many of the same challenges in research and teaching. CS-CAN/INFO-CAN provides an arena to discuss and coordinate strategic issues on research and education at a Canadian level.

Members of CS-CAN/INFO-CAN are committed to shaping the future of the discipline in Canada. They contribute to raising the profile and voice of Computer Science research and academic community in Canada. 

Membership is institutional and extends to all faculty of your department/institution. We have an affordable annual Membership-fee scheme for academic members taking into consideration the department/institution size and national GDP.

Scientific and Professional Networking
The annual CS-CAN/Info-Can Department Chairs Meeting and the co-located CS-CAN/Info-Can Conference provide exceptional opportunities for computer science researchers, students and professionals to meet and network. 

Celebrate Outstanding Achievements
The annual Awards program recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievements and contributions to computing in Canada.

CRA Database Access
Access to the Computer Research Association CRA Database of Candidates for Academic and Industrial/Government Laboratory Positions

Advocacy
CS-Can|Info-Can is the voice of computer science in Canada and key among organizations from industry, academia and associations to represent the entire range of activities in computer science, from teaching to research and industry.  We develop, offer and promote a range of policy, education and outreach initiatives in partnership with our members and affiliates.

Job Board
CS-CAN/Info-CAN jobs service is one of the premier places to read and post position openings for computer scientists, computer engineers, and computing researchers. Ads are automatically forwarded to all department chairs and posted throughout the year and remain online for a minimum of sixty days. 

Community Building Platform
The platform enriches connectivity and collaboration across the Canadian computing community.

Individual membership

  • Individual Membership is open to faculty and students in university and college computer science and related departments, computer science researchers and professionals in industry and government.

Departmental Membership

  • Departmental Membership is open to university, college and CEGEP academic departments of computer science and closely related fields as well as government research laboratories.

Corporate Membership

  • Corporate Membership is open to companies doing business in Canada that focus on research, development, or provision of services in the field of computing.
Membership Type Annual Fee Notes
Individual Member $99.00 Computer science industry and government research laboratory professional
Member Department Postdocs FREE While postdoc and for one year after graduation
Member Department Graduate and Undergraduate Students and Postdocs FREE While student and for one year after graduation
Non-member Department Students and Postdocs $25.00
Early Career Member $49.00 Within four years of graduation. Includes postdoc and grad students after initial free period

Individual and Early Career Member Benefits

  • Eligible for discounted registration fees to CS-Can|Info-Can conferences, workshops and events.

  • May hold positions on CS-Can|Info-Can committees and Board of Directors.

  • May vote in CS-Can|Info-Can Board of Director elections.

  • May submit nominations for CS-Can|Info-Can annual awards.

Student Member Benefits

  • Eligible for discounted registration fees to CS-Can|Info-Can conferences, workshops and events.

  • Eligible to hold student representative positions on CS-Can|Info-Can committees and Board of Directors.

  • May nominate and vote to elect the student representative to the Board of Directors.

  • May submit nominations for CS-Can|Info-Can annual awards.

  • Are eligible to receive CS-Can|Info-Can Student Travel Awards.

  • Are eligible to apply for CS-Can|Info-Can Student-Run Event Awards

Membership Type Annual Fee Notes
University CS Department $6,000 > 40 faculty members
University CS Department $5,000 > 30 and < 40 faculty members
University CS Department $2,000 >15 and <30 faculty members
University CS Department $500 <15 faculty members
Affiliate University Department $500 Membership to be approved by Board of Directors
Government Research Laboratory $400 Membership to be approved by Board of Directors
Community College/CEGEP $400 Membership to be approved by Board of Directors

Departmental and Government Research Laboratory Member Benefits

  • All full-time faculty members of member university departments, including affiliate departments, qualify for membership at no additional charge.
  • Community College and CEGEP departments and Government Research Laboratories may identify up to five members for membership at no additional charge.
  • All departments may post department job postings on the CS-Can|Info-Can Member Forum.
  • All departments in all institutions may submit departmental profiles on the CS-Can|Info-Can website.
  • All departments in all institutions may submit nominations for CS-Can|Info-Can annual awards.
  • University and college departments and government research laboratories are eligible to host CS-Can|Info-Can conferences and workshops.
Membership Type Annual Fee
Bronze Member $2,000
Silver Member $5,000
Gold Member $10,000
Corporate Membership Benefits Bronze
  • Company name, logo and 100 word company profile will be listed on the CS-Can|Info-Can website.
  • May post job postings on the CS-Can|Info-Can Member Forum.
  • One complimentary registration to CS-Can|Info-Can annual conference and AGM.
  • May vote to elect the industry representative to the Board of Directors.
Silver
  • Company name, logo and 250 word company profile will be listed on the CS-Can|Info-Can website.
  • May post job postings on the CS-Can|Info-Can Member Forum.
  • Two complimentary registrations to CS-Can|Info-Can annual conference and AGM.
  • Representation on CS-Can|Info-Can Industry Advisory Committee.
  • Eligible to nominate company representative for industry representative position on the Board of Directors.
  • May vote to elect the industry representative to the Board of Directors.
Gold
  • Company name, logo and 500 word company profile will be listed on the CS-Can|Info-Can website.
  • May post job postings on the CS-Can|Info-Can Member Forum.
  • Four complimentary registrations to CS-Can|Info-Can annual conference and AGM.
  • Complimentary exhibit table at CS-Can|Info-Can annual conference.
  • Sponsor recognition at CS-Can|Info-Can events.
  • Representation on CS-Can|Info-Can Industry Advisory Committee.
  • Eligible to nominate company representative for industry representative position on the Board of Directors.
  • May vote to elect the industry representative to the Board of Directors.

How to Join

Becoming a member involves the following steps:

  • Decide what member category best fits you.
  • Fill out and submit the online membership application.
  • For the Affiliate, Government Research Lab and College/CEGEP applications, the CS-CAN/Info-Can Board of Directors will examine your membership application and will take the decision about your Membership. Please note that the process may take some weeks and we could contact you for further documentation proving the eligibility to become our member.
  • Once your membership application is approved our staff will be back to you with further information about your membership and payment details.

Sign Up for Individual Membership 

Sign Up for Departmental Membership

Sign Up for Corporate Membership contact our office at admin@cscan-infocan.ca

If your department already has a membership, you can add yourself to the distribution list by completing your profile.

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