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Department of Computer Science

602 ICT Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB  Canada T2N 1N4
T. 403.220.6015
F. 403.284-4707



Community Outreach

Iverson Computing Science Exam

The Iverson Computing Science Exam is part of a program to allow students to use their high school experience in computer science for university admission in Alberta. The University of Calgary now recognizes Alberta Education’s Computer Science advanced courses on par with Physics 30, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 for admission purposes to the Faculty of Science. Please see the University’s admission webpage for more detail.

High School Speaker's Bureau

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary is proud to launch a new Speaker’s Bureau for high schools in Calgary. As part of our outreach program, the mission of this bureau is to engage our department in the high school computer science curricula development and to share our knowledge and exciting experience in computer science with high school students.

Click here to learn more about the High School Speaker's Bureau...

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week  is an annual international event dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education.  The event is organized by the Computing in the Core coalition and  The event is supported by members of the Computing in the Core coalition, including Google, Microsoft, Computer Science Teachers Association, and many more.  More background information about this can be found at

Click here to learn more about CSEdWeek 2016, which was hosted on Dec. 9, 2016 by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary.

See details of past Computer Science Education Weeks: 

CPSC Discovery

Discover CPSC at the U of C is a one-day tour of our department (which this year was on Dec 9, 2016) for students interested in a graduate degree or summer work experience in Department of Computer Science.  The tour offers opportunities to experience our department's world-class facilities first-hand.

You will get a chance to meet with our faculty, graduate students, and actually see the department labs and facilities. You will hear about what graduate school is, the kind of research you can do at U of C, what our funding models and scholarship opportunities are, and from our graduate students about what grad school is like.

Thank you for your interest in CSEdWeek 2016 Discover CPSC,  but registration is now closed.

Important Dates

  • Notification: Nov 29
  • Acceptance Confirmation: 23:59 Dec. 1
  • Event date: Dec 9, 2016

Technovation Challenge

Technovation Challenge is a 12-week program targets at young female students with the goal to engage them in technology innovation. The Technovation Challenge ( is an initiative from Silicon Valley trying to engaging young women in technology entrepreneurship. The program matches female students with mentors who are women in professional roles. Together they work through an online curriculum which is similar to a mini-MBA program.

Click here to see details of the Technovation 2017 Challenge

(see details of the Technovation 2014 Challenge)