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].

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

SO....

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
dodgeball
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

YOU'RE INVITED!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1
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.

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

Life at Microsoft

Are you a Co-op student going on a workterm this January? If so then you are invited to an informal question and answer period with former Microsoft interns from UBC.

Love Microsoft? Hate Microsoft? Want to know more about Microsoft? Come either way and find out from people who have been there and done it everything you want to know about Microsoft. We can tell you about the different job roles at Microsoft (Program Manager / Software Development Engineer / Software Development Engineer in Test), what the interview process will be like, help you with resume tips, and our own personal experience as interns at Microsoft. Ask us anything and we will do our best to answer.

Where: room X139 (in the new CS building)
When: Friday Sept 16th, 2005 11:30 am

Hope to see you all there!

Peter Andes
(former) Microsoft Intern

NOTE: For those of you not in co-op or not planning on going on a workterm this january we are planning a very similar but MUCH bigger event for January and EVERYONE is invited so watch out for that!

When: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 11:30 to 12:30
Where: 
ICICS/CS X139

CS Agendas have arrived!

Come to the CSSS office any time to pick up your very own Computer Science button and day planner featuring the new CSSS logo!

Supplies are limited - so first come, first served. Drop down any time during our office hours which are posted here (editor’s note: now lost). You can also go to "Who We Are" and find them there, as well as other information about the CSSS.