SFU's Computing Science Student Society

Daylightfully Distanced

posted by Shiva Sanei on June 17, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

Dear All,

We have another very awesome FAS-wide event to share with you all!

The Applied Science Mental Health Committee is happy to announce their very first event, "Daylightfully Distanced", to promote a healthy lifestyle by going outside and getting some exercise. Over the course of two weeks, you will be entering in how much you've walked/ran/jogged every day (with picture evidence). The program with the highest average distance in 2 weeks will be titled as the "fittest program in FAS" and will win our WWE belt until the next time we hold this event!!

When: June 21 - July 5 @ 11:59pm

Where: Burnaby Mountain Discord: https://discord.gg/rjWe9K6FsA 

Who: Students from CSSS, ESSS, MSESS, SEESS, SSSS 

"How it works:" 

- On the starting date, you will get to go outside and get those steps in throughout the day. 

- "@ 9pm:" we will send the google form in #announcements where you can enter in how much you've walked and picture evidence (ex: taken from your Fitbit or health app).

- "@ 11:59pm:" the google form will close. You will not get the opportunity to enter in your distances for that day after the deadline

- for your distance entry, it's important that your entry is only a number (don't add the units of measurement or write the number in word form. your distance will not be calculated if it includes letters) AND that your entry is in kilometres

- for your evidence, please provide a screenshot that includes the distance you've walked. This distance should match the number you've inputted. if either of two conditions are not satisfied, we will not include your entry

- this cycle will continue everyday till "July 5th @ 11:59pm"

- throughout the event, we will be posting and updating a scoreboard

- the winner will be announced on "July 6th"

Best Regards,

Shiva Sanei
Vice President of CSSS
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posted by Justin Yan on June 17, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

Hello everyone,

Just a reminder that the FAS Virtual Games Night is happening tomorrow night on the Burnaby Mountain Discord server! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Faculty of Applied Sciences Virtual Game Night (Collab with all FAS DSU's)
Starting Time: 8:00PM
Date: Friday, June 18th, 2021
Location: "Burnaby Mountain" Discord Server, https://discord.gg/cccQTrA3Mr


Justin Yan
Assistant Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6



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CSSS June 23rd General Meeting Notice

posted by Dina Zeng on June 16, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

Hi everyone,

The next general meeting for the CSSS will be held on June 23rd! 

Day: June 23rd, 2021 
Time: 7 pm-8 pm 
Location: Online on the CSSS Discord in the #General_Meetings Voice Channel (https://discord.gg/sfucsss)

The following is the Agenda: 
- Report of Officers 
- Announcements 
- Open Floor 
- Approval of Minutes 

Here is a copy of the meeting minutes from the last general meeting. Please take a look through it and comment if there is anything I should change :) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_gw9rA7aZ_QmjuqftnJHjTJCnpV1PkjG0PGOBli7Km0/edit?usp=sharing

You are automatically a member of the CSSS if you are a declared CMPT Major, Minor, or Honours in any program of study offered at the undergraduate level by the School of Computing Science; or currently enrolled in any undergraduate course offered by the School of Computing Science; or are an Honorary Member of the Society.

Voting restricted to Members only. 

Hope to see you there! 

Dina Zeng 
Director of Archives 
Computer Science Student Society 

Faculty of Applied Sciences Virtual Game Night - Friday, June 18th

posted by Justin Yan on June 12, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

Hello all,

Firstly, it has been recently brought to my attention that a large number of people, primarily first year students, were recently added to the CSSS mailing list, which is the reason you are receiving this email. If this is the first email you are receiving from me, welcome to the Computing Science Student Society's mailing list. The CSSS hosts a selection of regularly programmed events, such as board game nights and movie nights that occur on Friday nights. In addition, we sometimes hold collaborative events with other DSU's; all of the aforementioned will be advertised over email and the CSSS Discord server prior to the event. Feel free to attend any of our other events!

On Friday, June 18th starting at 8pm, join the CSSS along with all other Departmental Student Unions in FAS for a fun-filled night of online board games, socializing and more! This event is a great chance to meet fellow peers in your community as well as those from different programs within the faculty. We will be playing various different party games such as Jackbox, skribbl.io, Among Us, Codenames and more all while having a great time!

To recap, here are the details of the event again:

Event: Virtual Games Night
Date: Friday, June 18th
Location: "Burnaby Mountain" Discord Server, see attached link
Starting Time: 8pm

As always, this event is open to everyone, so invite your friends to the event!

For your convenience, here is a link to our Discord Server as well as the "Burnaby Mountain" Discord Server: 

If there are any questions, comments, concerns or queries, feel free to DM justhelizard#1765 on Discord or email jya184@sfu.ca.

We hope to see you ALL at the event!

Yours truly,

Justin Yan
Assistant Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6



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ProjectX Research Compeition

posted by Mitchell Gale on June 10, 2021, 12:54 p.m.

Hi All,

ProjectX is a five month long machine learning research competition for undergrads hosted by University of Toronto Artificial Intelligence Group ( https://www.uoft.ai/ ). Over those five months, participants will be working on their topic and writing a paper about their findings.

As long as you an Undergraduate student graduating after April 2022 you are eligible to participate.

Topics: (focused on health)


Clinical Practice



Fly participants to Toronto in February for their annual UofT AI Conference and $25, 000.

Timeline of Project:

September 1st 2021- January 31st 2022

Team Size:

1 team from SFU of 3-6 undergraduates

Link to last year's site:


Winning submissions last year:


If you are interested please write an email to


detailing why you are interested, past project experience in machine learning or artificial intelligence, planned work/course load for Fall 2021 and your resume. Also include when you are expected to graduate and if you will be able to dedicate time to the long commitment. This is a big project so if you plan to take a heavy course load in Fall this may not the best competition to participate in. If you are interested please submit your application by June 13th 23:59 PST.

If you have people you would ideally like to work with please include their names in your email. We may match people up to form the team.


Mitchell Gale

SFU Computing Science Student Society President


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