UBC CSSS Merchandise Graphic Design Contest 2022-23

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Who wants some sick UBC CS Merch? Well, now you also have the opportunity to help design it!

The UBC CSSS is hosting a hoodie and sticker GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST, and the best designs will be sold as official CSSS merchandise starting in the 2022 Fall term!

  • Who: ANYONE who wants to exercise some creativity and make something for the CS community!
  • What: Designs for Hoodies and Stickers.
  • When: Accepting submissions starting now until August 21st 2022, 23:59 PDT!
  • Where: You can submit your designs here or scan the QR code below!
  • Why: If the idea of hundreds of UBC CS students wearing your hoodie design isn’t enough, we are also providing you Amazon gift cards worth $20 CAD, a shoutout on our official social media handles and you get to keep the hoodie and sticker for free too!

*Please note that ALL submissions will ONLY be accepted in .svg, .jpg/.jpeg or .png file formats.

Prize Guidelines:

  1. Only the top 5 best designs for the hoodies and stickers (each) will be rewarded. All decisions will be taken by CSSS unanimously.
  2. The winner with the best design (in each category) will be rewarded with an Amazon gift card worth $20 CAD, a shoutout on our official social media handles and they get to keep the hoodie and the sticker (both) for free!
  3. The other 4 winners with the top designs (in each category) will get an Amazon gift card worth $20 CAD and a shoutout on our official social media handles.
  4. We have restricted the gift card to one per winner only, regardless if they submit two designs, each for the hoodie and the sticker (and they both make it to the top!).

Design Guidelines:

  • Submissions containing language of profanity, prejudice, (cyber) bullying, invasion of privacy, plagiarism or other inappropriate content will be automatically disqualified.

  • As per University guidelines, unauthorized use of the UBC logo(s) is prohibited. Hence, please do not include UBC official media in your design (more info here).

  • You are allowed to adapt/use the UBC CSSS logo. For reference, please see here.

  • Be creative! Successful logos will likely speak to the broader UBC CS community while also being aesthetically pleasing!

*Please note that once submitted, the design is the property of the UBC CSSS and can be edited and used at its sole discretion.

For any queries, please contact vpv@ubccsss.org.

All the best! We look forward to your beautiful designs!

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Tech Industry Night - June 2022

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The UBC CSSS will host its third Tech Industry Night, an event designed to connect students in computing disciplines, who are interested in working in the tech industry, with companies looking for co-ops and new grads. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and recruiters from several companies. The list of companies will be available on this page soon.

Join us to learn more about the job market, interview strategies, resume tips, as well as company presentations, a round table panel discussion, and informational AMA booths (breakout rooms)! Sign up here to reserve your seat for free!

Also, to hear about more events in the CS community, feel free to connect with us in the following ways:
Website: https://ubccsss.org
Discord: https://discord.gg/ptGYbPwE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubccsss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubc_csss
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ubccsss

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Tech Industry Night - Mar 2022

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The UBC CSSS will host its second **Tech Industry Night** on Thurday, March 17, 2022, 5:00PM - 7:30PM! This is an event designed to connect students in computing disciplines with companies looking for co-ops and new grads. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and recruiters from local tech companies, hot startups, and multinational firms in diverse fields, including cloud technologies, enterprise software, manufacturing, engineering, and consulting.

Join us to learn more about the job market, interview strategies, resume tips, as well as company presentations, a round table panel discussion, and informational breakout rooms. Sign up here!

Participating Company Profile

aviatrix logo

Aviatrix is one of the 10 Hottest Enterprise Networking Startups of 2020. Through its networking platform, Aviatrix is redefining networking for the cloud and putting enterprise IT back in control. The Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) program is the industry’s first and only multi-cloud networking certification and training program. Learn more about about the startup that is enabling the multi-cloud network revolution! https://aviatrix.com/

bgc logo

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences across North and South America. With a specialized appreciation of the impacts of geology on engineered structures, BGC has addressed challenging engineering and environmental issues since 1990. BGC is composed of over 600 professional engineers, software developers, geoscientists, technicians, and support staff who provide a full range of investigation, design and construction review services in the applied earth sciences. Join us at the next tech industry night to learn about CS career opportunities in engineering! https://www.bgcengineering.ca/

fdm logo

The FDM group works in partnership with their clients across a number of sectors, providing access to a skilled, highly diverse pipeline of talent to work as part of their technology teams. Their consultants undergo rigorous training across in-demand technologies, in learning environments that are designed to mirror real world business challenges and working practices. They have a comprehensive consultant support program in place to ensure they provide happy and successful placements for their clients and consultants, including learning and development offerings, wellbeing and mentoring programs, and networking events. https://www.fdmgroup.com/en-ca/ca-home

netapp logo

NetApp specializes on helping businesses get the most out of their data. No matter where the data is located or how the data is used, NetApp brings it all together in a carefully choreographed symphony of software, hardware, and the world’s biggest clouds. For nearly three decades, NetApp has supported customers like DreamWorks Animation, AstraZeneca, and Dow Jones accelerate their unique data fabrics and extend their workflows into a hybrid cloud environment. Discover more about how their fun and driven team tackle data related challenges in this event! https://www.netapp.com/

solidigm logo

Join a new multibillion – dollar global company that brings together amazing technology, people, and operational scale to become a powerhouse in the memory industry. In a transaction valued at $9 billion, Intel Corporation is spinning-off its NAND Memory Business – a global leader in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits and solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in data centers, personal computers and other devices – to form an independent company that will be a subsidiary of parent company SK hynix. We are Solidigm (pronounced “saw-luh-dime”). The new paradigm of solid state storage.

The Vancouver team plays a critical role in supporting the Solidigm vision through our capabilities in System on Chip (SoC) Design and Verification, Post Silicon Validation, Firmware Development, as well as SSD Hardware and Mechanical designs.


visier logo

Visier is the recognized global leader in people analytics and on-demand answers for people-powered business. Founded in 2010 by the pioneers of business intelligence, Visier focuses on answering the right questions to shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business outcomes through workforce optimization. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with global offices, Visier has many notable enterprises including Adobe, BASF, Bridgestone, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Merck KGaA, Uber, and more. Join us to learn more about opportunities at Vancouver’s leading tech firm! https://www.visier.com/

Zaber designs and manufactures precision positioning devices that are affordable, integrated, and easy to use. Their devices have many different appliations and markets, such as photonics and optics, life sciences, microscopy, and industrial automation. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Zaber’s product offering has grown to include over 100 montion control products distributed worldwide. Come and learn about opportunities for CS students at Zaber and the broader manufacturing industry. https://www.zaber.com/

Event Agenda

Part 1: Presentations

Each company will deliver a seven-minute presentation about what they do, details about their co-op program, and anything else they decide to include. Watch, listen, and prepare your questions for the rest of the event.

Part 2: Panel

A classic Zoom Q&A. We will open the floor to questions from attendees, and any company can respond.

Part 3: Breakout rooms

Prepare your resume and bring questions! Each participating company will have its own breakout room, and you’ll be able to move freely between these rooms. This is your chance to dirctly ask company-specific questions, similar to a booth in a career fair.

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Personal Projects Panel

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  • 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm panel
  • 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Zoom breakout rooms with panel members

Overwhelmed by industry recommendations to have personal projects, but don’t know where to start? Know what you want to create, but procrastinating? Uncertain about tools to use to keep your project on track? Challenged by how to package your projects to show to employers? Join us on March 9 for a panel of both industry professionals and students who will discuss and answer YOUR questions about personal projects.

The panel moderator will be UBC CS associate professor Ivan Beschastnikh. Panelists include industry members Jerry Jim (VP Technology with Central 1 Credit Union and CPSC 319 instructor), Christin Wiedemann (Director, Quality Engineering, Slalom Build) George Chow (SFU lecturer previously working in senior management roles at Simba Technologies) and Gokce Dilek (4th year CS major). Immediately following the panel there will be facilitated Zoom break out rooms where you can ask panelists more specific questions within a more informal setting.

RSVP at https://my.cs.ubc.ca/event/2022/03/personal-projects-panel by Mon. March 7 end of day.

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Free Headshot Photo Session - Friday

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Headshot Photo Session

Dates & Times: Thurs. March 3 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm) and Fri. March 4 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Are you a student who is just getting started in your career path? Do you wish to get a new headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile or just your Facebook? CSSS is holding a free headshot photoshoot session for ALL students! Feel free to come wearing anything, though business casual/formal is recommended.

This event will take place inside the ICICS building or outside if weather permits) on Thursday March 3 and Friday March 4. Feel free to attend either day (or both!). Drop-ins are welcome. Please register using this link https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qs4dJNAar8EdaC

For any questions, please contact VP Volunteering of CSSS at vpv@ubccsss.org or reach out to our Instagram @ubc_csss!

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