Information for

Women in Computer Science

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Women in Computer Science (WICS) is dedicated to promoting women who are interested in studying computer science and who seek to pursue careers in computing. Specifically, the mandate of the committee is:

  • To build an environment in the School of Computer Science where women are supported in their work and studies.
  • To ensure that young women entering university see computer science as an option.
  • To connect to outside organizations and events for women in computer science.

Check out our 2018-2019 activities!

Scholarships and bursaries

Check out the growing list of scholarships and bursaries that are aimed specifically at women who are studying computer science.

WiCS Undergrad Committee

WiCS has a very active undergrad committee that runs a number of events throughout the year, including the Big CSters Mentoring program, technical workshops, a speaker series, and panels and discussions about diversity in computer science and STEM.

Stay informed

Join our mailing list to find out what's happening throughout the year and how you can participate in our monthly meetings. Sign up.

WiCS sponsorship

With thanks and gratitude our industrial partners.

Platinum-level sponsor — $25,000

Google logo

Gold-level sponsors — $10,000

Facebook's logo

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Mathematics Endowment Fund logo

Microsoft's logo

SAP logo

Yelp logo

Grace Hopper Conference sponsor

Generous funding from MEF provides supports so students can attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.

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Why join WICS?

Gatherings and events that include lots of other women in CS creates a supportive atmosphere.

- Sharon, PhD candidate

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Meaningful Careers in Computing

GE Canada sponsored the WiCS Panel on Meaningful Careers in Computing in November 2016. In case you missed the panel, check out a compiled summary of our panelists’ careers and insights in diverse fields including: healthcare, education, digital forensics, infrastructure, and cybersecurity.