Virtual Lounge

Tue Nov 10, 2020

UBC Computer Science Student Society


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 follow us on our social media outlets.

The Cube Services Career Fair

Minecraft Nights

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I hope you all are having fun during the quarantine, we’ve set up a Minecraft server for people to enjoy (it is actually up at all time so feel free to hop in):

192.99.44.26:25578

There is also a discord channel if people are interested: https://discord.gg/mJT3GYN

Finally, feel free to tell us any other games you are interested in playing, maybe we can host a session!

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Semi-Annual General Meeting

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Due to COVID-19 outbreak, we will conduct our SAGM through Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/737911571

If you have any questions about the CSSS or would like to give input about the club and discuss club matters, this is a great opportunity to do so. Our executives will be sharing reports on their activities over the past few months, as well as soliciting feedback on the direction the club should take.

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Cancelled - CSSS Presents: Royal Flush - A Year End Gala

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Due to mounting concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we cannot hold the CSSS Year-End Gala on April 9th, 2020 as planned. From your feedback and after much deliberation, we are postponing the Year-End Gala tentatively until graduation date (around May 25th). This is two months from the current date, and we are hopeful that the landscape may change enough so that we can hold the event in good conscience. We recognize that this is a sad and frustrating situation for many of you, especially those of you who are graduating this year and dearly wished to celebrate a sendoff amongst friends and loved ones found during your time here. Rest assured, we are equally devastated that we cannot celebrate with you all this April.

However, we value your health and safety above all, and we recognize that proceeding with the original plan would be irresponsible and dangerously dismissive of the reality that we must all seriously take precautions to alleviate the spread of the virus. For the good of the community, we urge you to stay home, adopt regular habits of hand-washing, and practice social distancing.

*** TICKET LOGISTICS ***

Those who currently have tickets and are still interested in potentially attending the gala at a future date is encouraged to hold on to the ticket until that date, as with each purchase the CSSS is absorbing the process fees. However, if you are uncomfortable with that or you can not attend the gala at a different date, as always YOU MAY RECEIVE A FULL REFUND ANYTIME, regardless if the event is cancelled, postponed, or ongoing. As for those that have purchased group tickets with some members no longer attending and some members intending to hold on to their tickets, we will refund the no longer attending individuals while the remaining can keep their tickets without paying any extra. Feel free to send in your refund request by messaging us on Facebook or through eventbrite or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

We also recognize that it is very possible large gatherings will still be inadvisable at that time. If the Gala is not held by graduation, we will likely have to cancel. We are actively looking into ways to signify and preserve the legacy of the 2020 graduating class, using the Gala budget, should we ultimately cancel; this may be in the form of a bursary, significant facility upgrades, or another symbolic gift. If this course of action comes to pass, we will be making further inquiries into the most appropriate and meaningful ways to spend the funds. Either way, we want to make sure you will still be able to celebrate your years with UBC CS for many years to come.

As your student society, we are committed to your health and safety, as well as serving your needs as CS undergrads and as individuals. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, and please stay tuned for more updates.

TICKET SALES WILL BE OPEN ON MARCH 11, 2020 (6 PM):

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Where: Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1B6

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Nomnations Open

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Interested in being part of the CSSS Executive Team next year? Nominations are now open! You can pick up your nomination form at the Cube (ICICS 021).

To see what each executive position entails, please visit Section 8 of our constitution: https://ubccsss.org/about/constitution

Nominations will close on MARCH 13 @ 5PM. Hand in your form to an Executive or Officer at the Cube. Nominees for the President and VP-Finance position must be able to attend a AMS orientation session on either March 21 or March 29 should they be elected