Annual General Meeting

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CSSS Annual General Meeting poster

Curious about the election results, or just wondering what we do here at the CSSS? Come to our Annual General Meeting to have all your questions answered! Our executives will share reports on all the events their teams have organized over the past term, such as the Tech Career Fair and the CS Gala, and there will be opportunities for you to provide your input on how we can do better as a club.

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CSSS Gala poster

Mark your calendars for the largest UBC CSSS end-of-the-year event! We’re happy to bring it back this year after being on hiatus since 2019! The event will be held at the UBC Boathouse on April 5, from 6 pm - 11 pm. Ticket sales will begin on March 9th at 10 am!

Early bird pricing will start at $40 (plus the Eventbrite ticket fee) and will end on March 21st at 11:59 pm. After that, ticket prices will be $50 (plus the Eventbrite ticket fee) until registration closes at 11:59 pm on March 30th. Make sure you claim your spot as soon as possible as seats are limited!

Please register using the Eventbrite link here!

* This event is for UBC students only.

After purchasing your ticket, please fill out this Google Form to select your menu option and seating preferences. Please also submit the same email address that was used to purchase the ticket so we can link them together.

Tickets are heavily subsidized by the UBC CSSS and will include a 4-course plated dinner with an open bar, fun activities, a DJ, and a Photo Booth so make sure you come dressed up in semi-formal attire!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Aidan Perras, our VP Social ( or Ryan Kim, one of our Officers (

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Valentine’s Day Bubble Tea Event

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Want something sweet for Valentine’s Day? Come to the Cube on February 14th at 1:30 PM to try out bubble tea for just $2!

Drinks available:

  • Pearl Milk Tea x50
  • Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea x25
  • Mango QQ x25

Supplies are EXTREMELY limited so come early! Drink purchases are limited to one cup per person.

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TCF Q&A: How I Got My First Jobs

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Come to hear about how our amazing speakers came to secure their first technical internships and full-time new grad jobs. They will share about the preparation phase, general strategies, struggles, lessons and personal tips for students currently grinding for a job!

Speakers: Scarlet Nguyen and Sean Rong.

About Scarlet Nguyen: Scarlet is in her junior year studying Computer Science at UBC. Over the past few years, Scarlet has interned at numerous tech companies including Hootsuite, IMI.AI, Bolt, Google, Linkedin, and Slack. She is also planning to join Dropbox as a software engineering intern this summer. On Scarlet’s LinkedIn, you can find many useful resources, motivational posts, and other words of advice about her experiences!

About Sean Rong: Sean is in his final year studying Computer Science at UBC. He has previously worked software internships at Intel, Google and Amazon. He is one of UBC CSSS’s Co-VP External this year, and has been a valuable member of UBC ACM (Competitive Programming), where his team achieved Canadian Site Champion and 5th overall out of 80+ teams in 2019 Pacific-Northwest Regionals. After graduation, Sean will be returning to Google full-time as a software engineer.

Format: 45-60min Q&A.

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TCF Q&A: Making Use of Professional Connection and Job Search Strategy

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Want to get started with industrial professional connection and learn about different ways to search for student/new-grad positions? Our speakers with diverse backgrounds including software, entrepreneurship, product management, etc will share tips and experiences regarding networking and job search!

Speakers: Enrique Moran, Parsa Riahi, and Jisoo Kang.

About Enrique Moran: Enrique is a fifth year student in biomedical engineering, and has previously worked at Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. Last year, he joined a YC-backed startup, Pair Team, as engineer #3 to improve primary care for vulnerable communities in the US. Enrique has been honoured with Kleiner Perkins fellowship, Neo VC Scholarship, and League of Innovators incubation program.

About Parsa Riahi: Parsa is the co-founder and CTO of Dyne, a published Machine Learning Researcher, and a podcast host. At 22 years old, his startup has partnered with Microsoft, raised $2M of funding, filed 2 patents, ranked in the top 5 of 1500 startups in North America, and has grown to a team of 35 all working together to provide AI analytics to the restaurant industry. His research on Neural Architecture Search and experience in Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning plays a crucial part in creating Dyne’s ML engine that now serves hundreds of restaurants nationwide. He is also hiring, so come apply!

About Jisoo Kang: Jisoo is in her last year at the University of British Columbia pursuing Business Technology Management, in the Human and Social Computing stream. She has worked as a Product Strategy Intern at SAP and later as a Product Marketing Manager Intern at Microsoft and Intuit. She is excited about all things biztech, education, and entrepreneurship. With her front-seat experiences in product strategy & operations, Jisoo will certainly bring fresh perspectives onto the table!

Format: 45-60min Q&A, panel-style.

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