Welcome to the Computer Science Student Society, the student club for undergraduates at the UBC Department of Computer Science. We provide a social space where everyone’s welcome (in ICICS 021), run events, and represent your interests to the department. For more events you may be interested in, please see the department's calendar. Please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Owen Astrachan: The Cruelty of Really Teaching Computer Science Redux

Is our discipline of computer science in a time of crisis? Our field has helped unlock the human genome, has allowed a hand-held device to be a gateway to the world's information, and has transformed communication and society. Yet students do not want to study computer science. Do enrollment trends portend serious problems requiring immediate solutions or is the crisis greatly exaggerated?

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 16:00 to 17:30
DMP 310

Intramurals and Tournaments --- CSSS will subsidize you!!!


Here's the deal. If you and your CS friends want to make up a team for any of the UBC REC intramural leagues or tournaments, the CSSS will subsidize you 3$ for every person on that team.

Day of the Long Boat is coming up, on October 1st and 2nd. The last day to register is Wednesday September 21, and it costs 165$ for a student team. You can register teams of 10-12 in person at the SRC (student recreation centre by the B-line bus loop) OR online at www.rec.ubc.ca.

Once you have registered your team, you can contact [email protected] so that you can get your subsidized portion of the fee back (save your receipts!!).

There are also a bunch of different league sports happening this term which CSSS will also contribute to if you get a full squad of CS'ers out for.
For first term the leagues that you can join are:

ultimate frisbee
handley cup soccer
cross volleyball
nitobe basketball
todd ice hockey
bodin ball hockey
flag football

Make sure you check WWW.REC.UBC.CA for registration deadlines because they are coming up within the next week or two!!!! You can also find details here about game times and locations.

REC also offers a wide variety of other activites including dance, fitness, marial arts and outdoor activities to name a few. There are smaller one-time tournaments offered through the year -- gladiator, ice wars, pool pandemonium which are also UBER fun, especially if youre looking for that one night of fantastic excitement...

If you have any questions or need clarifications e-mail Jenny your CS sport rep at [email protected] OR you can always go to www.rec.ubc.ca OR swing by the SRC and pick up a program guide for everything you ever wanted to know about sports and recreation at UBC.

SO GO!!!! get away from that computer screen and play play play!!!! (we all need that once and awhile) Find a team, have fun and run around!!! :)

UBC Computer Science Alumni Panel

(This event is open to Alumni, Current Students and Potential Students)

As part of UBC's 90th Anniversary celebrations and the Alumni Reunion Weekend, the UBC Department of Computer Science is hosting its first-ever Alumni Panel Series. Distinguished CS alums Yvonne Coady (faculty at UVic) and Ron Rabin (project manager at IBM) discuss careers and directions in Computer Science with other alums, current students, prospective students, and you! As well, Michiel van de Panne, NSERC Research Chair in Graphics and Animation will be discussing recent trends in his research area and other areas in the Department.

When: Saturday, October 1
Where: Hugh Dempster Pavilion, Rm 310 - 6245 Agronomy Road
Time: Noon - 1 pm for panel series, 1pm - 2pm for reception and networking

Find out where a computer science degree can take you and make the connections that will help get you there! Learn more about your options and start building your professional network at the same time. (Plus, snag some free hors d'oeuvres at the reception!)

You can learn more about the panel series at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/people/alumni/ (click "2005/2006 Alumni Panel Series") RSVP Appreciated. Please email [email protected] or contact Michele at 604-822-5693.

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 12:00 to 14:00
Dempster Room 310