Career and Survey Opportunities

Categories: Career

UBC Culture and Self Lab - Develop a computer game

The UBC Culture and Self Lab is looking for students, specifically with experience in Computer Science to assist with a study involving attention and memory. The ideal research assistant will be asked to create a multi-player, 2-dimensional virtual board game for use in the study. The game is a simplified interpretation of an old board game called ‘Game of Life’ where people make educational, employment and family decisions which determine their ‘success’ at the end. Data captured from participant decisions during the game play will be collated and analysed toward the research findings.

The RA may get involved in the entire research process, from design to analysis. The project will be under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Steven Heine and his graduate student, Anita Schmalor. Letters of reference will be provided if needed.

To apply, please forward your unofficial transcript and CV to the lab manager, Vanessa -

Queer Coded Survey

Are you a CS student who identifies as queer and/or trans? Are you interested in joining a student group that lets you connect with others in the queer community? This is your chance to make your voices heard.

Queer Coded is a newly created, student-run, social and support group for queer and/or trans people in the CS department. Our goal is to create a safe, engaging environment, and to provide opportunities for personal and professional development.

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas! If you are interested, please fill out the survey, provided below:

Career and Survey Opportunities

Categories: Career


Registration is open for the 2019 Battlesnake Tournament at The tournament is free to compete, a good place to try out new skills, and there are cash prizes for all 3 tournament divisions. More about streaming and in-person tutorials at Feel free to reach out to if you have any questions!

Marketing Survey regarding Artificial Intelligence

Get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card with a 5 minute survey. Questions will be short answer, please respond with at least 2-3 sentences. Your opinion is valuable!

Career Opportunities

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GIRLsmarts4tech recruiting Technovation mentors

Volunteering as a Technovation mentor is a great way to share your passion for computer science, and gain leadership and teaching experience. We are looking for dependable, responsible, enthusiastic people, preferably with a background in Computer Science, to help mentor teams of 3-5 girls in Grades 8-12 as they participate in the Technovation Challenge.

The time commitment and schedule will be established by you and your team, but we encourage you to meet with your team weekly either online or in person. All undergraduates will be paired with another mentor (either from industry or a fellow undergraduate) so you can share this responsibility.

Please visit for more information. To sign up, please register as a mentor on the Technovation website and fill in this form. All volunteers are welcome!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Systems Hacks 2019

SFU’s Software Systems Student Society is looking for UBC students to attend their cool hackathon on the 9th of Feb! Drop by for a day of fun hackin with your friends, or make some new ones! Whether you’ve just started coding, have never coded before or are a hackathon veteran, HackThe90s is for you! It’s an event that is a great intro to the world of hackathons for students ALL OVER Vancouver.

iGEM recruiting members

UBC iGEM is currently in the process of recruiting members for the new year, and because of the multidisciplinary aspect of the iGEM competition, they are looking for computer science students to join our team. In this competition students get to work on a project throughout the summer that can help advance the field of synthetic biology, as well as attempt to solve real world problems. UBC’s team has always been a strong participant since 2009 and they are currently looking for able applicants that will help continue they success.

To join, the application can be found at:

There will be two information sessions at 4:00 pm on January 18th (Friday) in room LSC1510 and 12:00pm on January 21st (Monday) in room LSC3. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Google event by IEEE and VanLUG

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The Vancouver Linux User Group and the IEEE Communications Society UBC Chapter are pleased to be hosting two presentations by Google on Monday February 20th. We would like to take this opportunity to invite yourself, your members, and other interested students to attend what we believe will be very interesting presentations.

There will be two presentations: the first will take place at UBC in Kaiser Room 2030 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and the second will take place at BCIT in the TELUS Theatre from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

The presentations are being given by Brian Edmonds who is a long-time VanLUG member who currently works for Google as a Site Reliability Engineer. He will be discussing the technical aspects of what his job entails as well as what working at Google is like in general. He will also discuss how to make the best use of the Google API. Google will have recruiters on hand to meet with people who are interested in learning more about working at Google.

Both events will include pizza and pop refreshments.


Monday, February 20, 2006 - 15:00 to 16:30


Kaiser Room 2030



Google Information Session

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Search has become one of the most important and commonplace activities on the Internet. Underneath the hood, providing high-quality search results in a fraction of a second provides a variety of challenging Computer Science problems. Such challenges include building and managing highly scalable distributed systems, developing algorithms for effective information retrieval, making use of large quantities of data for machine learning and trend detection, and designing user interfaces to provide information to users on a variety of computing devices. In this talk, we’ll consider a sampling of challenges tackled at Google over the past few years, including work in scalable systems infrastructure, algorithmic developments for search, and innovative applications that been built using Google’s computing platform. We’ll also talk a bit about how much fun we have doing all this!

Read on for more…

**Please visit to view our complete list of job opportunities and learn more about Google, our work, and our culture. On-campus interviews will be held on October 10, 2006. To be considered for full time positions at Google, please apply online and include your resume and unofficial copies of your transcripts by Thursday, September 28, 2006.**

Meet the Google Team!

Peter Andes, Software Engineer
Peter graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from UBC in 2006. While at UBC he was an active student leader. He founded the UBC .NET User Group, worked as the Microsoft Student Ambassador, and was an active executive on the Computer Science Student Society. Peter focused his undergraduate work on theoretical computer science, algorithms, and systems development. Before coming to work at Google Peter was a TA at UBC and also interned on the Microsoft Windows Kernel Team. Here at Google he enjoys his days working on the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Peter is also working towards his M.S. at Stanford part-time.

Dave Marwood, Software Engineer and Tech Talk Speaker
Dave joined Google in 2004 as part of a growing video team, working on many aspects of large-scale video capture, processing, and streaming. Prior to Google, Dave worked on video content distribution to set-top boxes in a retail setting and on interactive video conferencing on the Internet. Dave received his MSc at the University of British Columbia in 1998.

Gurmeet Singh Manku, Software Engineer
Gurmeet joined Google in August 2004 as part of the Infrastructure team. He has worked primarily on devising new compression techniques for massive amounts of data managed by Google. Gurmeet has degrees from Stanford University ( Ph.D.), UC Berkeley (M.S.) and IIT Delhi (B.S.). Gurmeet also worked full-time at IBM Research, devising efficient one-pass algorithms for data streams.

Kelly Poon, Software Engineer
Kelly graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics, and from the University of Calgary with a Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Graphics. During university, she participated in the ACM programming contest as both a contestant and coach. She joined Google in June 2005, and since then has been working as an engineer on the AdSense backend team.

April Yu, Staffing Programs Manager
April joined Google in August 2005 and works in the Seattle R&D office in Kirkland, WA. She manages relationships with U of Washington, U of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and U of Alberta and also works on staffing programs for the Seattle engineering and sales offices. Prior to Google, April spent a year at Dell, Inc managing university and diversity Programs for Dell’s Product and WW Procurement Groups and five years at Microsoft working on various staffing programs. She also worked at Visio Corporation on the Corporate Sales Marketing Team. April received her BA in Business at the University of Washington.

Peng Zhao, Software Engineer
Peng graduated from UBC in August 2004 with a Master of Science in Computer Science. During his two years at UBC, he TA’ed CS414 Computer Graphics and represented UBC to attend ACM ICPC contest twice ( He became a Googler in December 2005 in the Seattle R&D office, and has been working in the Google Pack team.


Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 17:30 to 18:30


Forest Sciences 1005 NOT Dempster 110 and NOT Dempster 310 as previously stated!