Upcoming CSGRC meeting on June 11, 2010

The next CSGRC (Computer Science Graduate Representative Committee) meeting will be held on June 11 from 11:30am - 1:00pm in ICT 516.  While only members of the CSGRC are permitted to vote in these meetings they are open to all students in the department.
During this meeting a new Speaker and Chief Returning Officer are to be elected as per the earlier email to the grads list.  You should have received an email on the grads list with more details of this process.
Attached to this post you should find the agenda for the meeting and various other related documents.  (If you're reading this through the RSS feed, you may need to click through to

New Executives Elected

A new crew has been elected to serve as CSGS executives starting May 2010. The elections for four executive positions have been finalized (VP-Internal, VP-Academic, VP-External, VP-Finance), whereas three positions (President, VP-Social, and VP-Communications) are still vacant. Stay tuned for the updated executives list after the By Elections in May.

Welcome Back Winter Party

Hi everybody! We will have our welcome back party for Winter 2010 on Thursday Feb 4 at 4:30 pm. Stay tuned for more infromation to come.

CSGRC Meeting: January

The CSGRC meeting for January has been scheduled for Friday January 29 at 1:00 pm.

Welcome back to school!

We've had a fun summer this year. The volleyball tournament officially became an annual event with the second tournament in July. Pictures of the tournament are up in the photo gallery. In August we did the fourth annual golf tournament. It was a cold day with the threat of rain, but we made it through the day without getting wet. Chilling Before GolfChilling Before Golf Thank you to everyone who came out to our summer events and made them such a blast. We hope to see people continue to come out for seminars and parties in the Fall term. Keep your eyes open for details on the September party. Ken Teaching GolfKen Teaching Golf

CSGS End of Year Party!

It's nearly the end of the semester! To celebrate, CSGS will be organizing an end of year party next Thursday, April 2 from 4:30pm onwards in ICT516. There will be free pizza and pop. We hope to see everyone there!

WHAT: CSGS End of Year Party
WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 4:30pm
WHERE: ICT516

Earth Hour

Just a reminder that Earth Hour happens this weekend. You can do your part by making sure the lights in your lab, your computer monitor, and other non-essential electrical items in your lab/office is switched off throughout this weekend. More information on Earth Hour can be found here:

http://www.voteearth2009.org/home/

Every little bit counts!

CSGS Thesis Writing Seminar

The Computer Science Graduate Society and Jo-Anne Andre are hosting a thesis writing workshop for computer science graduate students. It is an excellent chance to buff up your writing skills. It covers grammar and strong sentence structure. It is useful for writing and editing papers or your thesis. The workshop will show examples of both strong and weak writing, while offering tips for improvement.

Refreshments will be provided.

WHAT: Thesis Writing Workshop with Jo-Anne Andre
WHEN: February 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm
WHERE: MS 319

All computer science graduate students are invited for this event!

Dr. Michael Geist to speak at Red Deer College in March

"Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada's Digital Future"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
7:30 p.m.
RDC Arts Centre, Main Stage

Dr. Geist teaches law at the University of Ottawa. There he is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law.

Geist has written a variety of articles and government reports on the internet and law. He is a regular columnist as well in newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun. Dr. Geist's work also involves serving on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Expert Advisory Board and maintaining the website http://www.privacyinfo.ca, a leading privacy law resource. He has also served on many other boards for internet and IT law organizations.

Dr. Geist has won many awards over the years, and his work is well respected among colleagues, the government and those in the internet and law industry.

If anyone is interested you can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster
* Call (403) 340-4455

Skating Night!

CSGS is organizing a skating night at the Olympic Oval, on Friday, Feb 13. The plan is to meet at the Oval at 7pm, skate for a bit, and head back to ICT around 8:30 for some hot chocolate and snacks! Admission is free for students, and you can either bring your own skates, or rent some in the Oval itself. Do try and join us!