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CSSS Biweekly Newsletter: 13th Edition

posted by Johnson Luong on May 25, 2022, 9:27 p.m.


Biweekly Computing Science Student Society (CSSS)
Newsletter: 13th edition

Welcome to the CSSS newsletter!
Here we hope to inform our students of exciting opportunities and events, while cutting down on the sheer amount of emails sent for each individual event.
We hope you will find this newsletter beneficial! If you have any suggestions, events, or simply want to contact us, you can reach me at jkl53@sfu.ca
- Johnson Luong

๐Ÿ“… CSSS General Meeting

Q: What is a General Meeting? 
A: General Meetings are how the Computing Science Student Society passes information along to the student body and motion money to be spent on items and events. By attending you will get to have a better understanding how we operate and have a say in how we run.

The following is the Agenda:
- Report of Officers
- Announcements
- โœจExec at Large election (x2)
- โœจFrosh Chair election
- Election results ratification
- Open floor
- Motions
- Approval of minutes

*Voting is restricted to in-person attendees

๐ŸคExec at Large Responsibilities
- Share responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the CSSS and its resources.
- Be available to the other executives to assist them with tasks relating to the operations and activities of the CSSS.
- Write a continuity report at the end of their term for the next executive member who will fill this position.

๐Ÿช‘Frosh Chair Responsibilities
โ€“ Be responsible for overseeing the organization and planning of Frosh Week.
โ€“ Chair a Frosh Week Committee and hold regular meetings to discuss and plan Frosh Week.
โ€“ Hold their position from the time of their appointment until the conclusion of all Frosh Week events that were planned.

You can run for both positions, but can only hold one of them. We recommend you have a short speech if running.

Date: Thursday, May. 26th, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: In Person @ TASC 9204 (or Remote on the CSSS Discord in he #General_Meetings Voice Channel)

๐ŸŽฎ Kabam Game Dev Talk

Interested in game development? ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

Join the Game Dev Club on May 30th where their guest speaker, John Harvey, a senior developer at Kabam games, will be breaking down the first few minutes of a game's experience.

This 1-hour talk starts at 11:00am and will be delivered in a hybrid format, both in TASC1 9204 West (Burnaby campus) and online through Zoom. Don't pass up the chance to ask questions & learn from a seasoned professional!

Date: Monday, May. 30th, 2022
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: In Person @ TASC 9204 (and online through Zoom)
RSVP: https://forms.gle/hsX7KBA4xd4vmyqZ8

๐ŸŽฒGoogle Build Your Tech Career Workshop

Are you a student looking into building a career path for yourself and want to make the right decisions and choose the right things but are confused on where to start? ๐Ÿ‘€

You: sounds about right.

That's okay! Come and Learn from a Google Employeeโ—
Date: Tuesday, May. 31st, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
RSVP: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpcY4t1uetKBY8Un-z8t0UFeg3B3txo6VQEEUYjzQBGlfj7w/viewform

๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ  DSSS Kaggle Workshop

Interested in data analytics and machine learning but unsure where to start?

The SFU Data Science Student Society (DSSS) is hosting a Beginner Kaggle Workshop where they will examine, analyse, and fit a model to the Titanic Dataset while teaching you to use the Kaggle platform and the Python language!

๐ŸšขTitanic: Who Will Survive?
Workshop Date: Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM-3:30PM PST,
Virtual Zoom link: https://sfu.zoom.us/j/65330127689?pwd=d1lReDh0TytNNFVwalk4Y1I1NnlPQT09

Eventbrite registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beginner-kaggle-workshop-titanic-who-will-survive-tickets-347755595347

๐ŸFAS Hive Volunteering

Want to help welcome new students to SFU in the Fall? Be part of supporting new students by helping them connect and feel welcome at SFU!

SFU is looking for HIVE Welcome Leaders from all Faculties to facilitate social and orientation activities this Fall. Not only are you helping new students, you will develop your leadership, problem-solving, and event planning skills, and gain an honorarium for your time! Formal training is scheduled throughout June/July. Please check MyInvolvement for more information about this opportunity.

Apply: https://myinvolvement.sfu.ca/home.htm > Opportunities > Getting Involved > All Opportunities > FAS HIVE Welcome Leader.
Deadline: Sunday, May. 29th, 2022

๐ŸŽ‰Join Our Event's Committee! 

Want to get involved with the CSSS?๐Ÿฅณ

Come take part in our Event's Committee. Where we'll be planning out events for the year. Everyone is welcome! 

If you would like to join please let our Director of Events (
Oliver, Liversticks#7734 on discord) know so we can give you the role to get access to the channels in our discord.

โ—P.S. Our first Event's Committee meeting is coming up soon!
Date: Friday, May. 27, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: TASC 8003 (or on Discord)
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Sign Up: CSSS Resume Review Workshop with Emily Ma from Visier!

posted by Valerie Kistrina on May 24, 2022, 7:26 p.m.


Please note, the date and room for this Resume Review Workshop will be confirmed in an upcoming e-mail 

Our tentative time is set to ~5:00PM on a weekday (M, Tu or W)


Hey All!


โœ… Interested in getting feedback on your* resume from an industry professional?
โœ… Want to know how your resume looks compared to other applicants?
โœ… Curious to gain tips on how to improve your resume and help it stand out?

๐Ÿ“ Calling all co-op seekers or upcoming new grads - the SFU Computing Science Student Society is hosting a Resume Review Workshop with Emily Ma, a Campus Program Coordinator from Visier!


We will be selecting 6-10 anonymized resumes from different categories (seeking for first co-op, second+ co-op, new grad...) to project onto the wall and have Emily go through and provide feedback. *Although your resume might not be selected, there will be opportunities for all members to ask questions or clarifications. We hope to see you at the event as there will be valuable feedback that can transferred to your own resume and time allocated for a Q&A. 


In the meantime, please submit an anonymized PDF version of your resume and fill out the survey information at the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/CSSS-resume-review-2022


Keep an eye out for updates on workshop time and location, and let me know if you have any questions!


Thank you,


Valerie Kistrina 

Computing Science Student Society

Director of Educational Events 

Re: Computing Science Scholarship Opportunities

posted by Mitchell Gale on May 19, 2022, 11:04 p.m.


Hi All,


The deadline for the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society Award has beenextended to Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59PM.


I hope there are many applications for this award, there are many awards to distribute!



Please make sure to include your resume, personal statement outlining community/volunteer involvement and a letter of reference from a community member who can verify the SFU community/volunteer involvement and the impact of your work in the SFU community.



Terms of reference for this award:

Award Name: Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society Award

Program ID: UEAO042

Terms of Reference: , will be granted annually in any term to undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

 - are pursing a bachelor's degree in the School of Computing Science;

 - are enrolled full-time in term of eligibility;

 - are in good academic standing; and

 - have demonstrated outstanding volunteer/community service involvement to the university.

 - a resume outlining the applicant's community/volunteer involvement;

 - a personal statement outlining community/volunteer involvement;

 - a letter of reference from a community member who can verify the SFU community/volunteer involvement and the impact of the applicant's role to the SFU community.

The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science or their designate. The Director, School of Computing Science or their designate will consult with members of the Computing Science Student Society Executive during the departmental adjudication process. This consultation will take place unless prohibited by law.



More information about the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award can be found here:

https://awards-search.sfu.ca/Home/AwardDetail/58592

https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html


Applications can be filled out here (Details on what to include are in the "are you applying for the CSUSS Award" section, please read thoroughly):

https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-applied-sciences-undergraduate-funding-applic/


Any questions? Please email fas_scholarships@sfu.ca or csss-president@sfu.ca.



Best,


Mitchell Gale

Computing Science Student Society President





From: Mitchell Gale
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2022 9:50 PM
To: csss-announce@sfu.ca; csss-honorary@sfu.ca; cmpt-students@sfu.ca
Subject: Computing Science Scholarship Opportunities
 

Hi All,


I hope the first week of your Summer semester is going well.


I am pleased to let you know about some scholarship/award opportunities for you this Summer.

https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html


Specifically I would like to highlight the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award which is accepting applications between May 9th-20th for this semester.Several $3000+ awards are available this semester.


To be eligible for this award you need (please read exact requirements when applying):

- Perusing a undergraduate degree within the School of Computing Science

- To be enrolled in at least 9 academic units in the term the award is being offered

- Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 at SFU

- Have demonstrated outstanding volunteer/community service involvement to the University


There are plenty of different groups/programs students could have been involved in, some of which include:

- SFU Peer tutoring program

- Women in Computing Science 

- Computing Science Student Society

- Software Systems Student Society

- Game Developers Club

- Competitive Programming Club

- SFU Surge

and countless additional groups/opportunities. If you have been involved with volunteering at any point throughout your degree I strongly encourage you to apply for this award.


More information about the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award can be found here:

https://awards-search.sfu.ca/Home/AwardDetail/58592

https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html


Applications can be filled out here (Details on what to include are in the "are you applying for the CSUSS Award" section, please read thoroughly):

https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-applied-sciences-undergraduate-funding-applic/


Any questions? Please email fas_scholarships@sfu.ca or csss-president@sfu.ca.


Thanks,


Mitchell Gale

Computing Science Student Society President

csss-president@sfu.ca


CSSS General Meeting - May 26, 2022

posted by Jared Murphy on May 18, 2022, 1:21 p.m.


Hi all,

This is notice of the Computing Science Student Society's next general meeting.

What are general meetings for?
General meetings are how the Computing Science Student Society passes information along to the student body and how motion money is spent on items and events. By attending you will get to have a better understanding how we operate and have a say in how we are run.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 7:00PM
Location: TASC 9204

The following is the Agenda:
- Report of Officers
- Announcements
- Exec at Large election (x2)
- Frosh Chair election
- Election results ratification
- Open floor
- Motions
- Approval of minutes

If you wish to run for one or both of these positions I recommend you bring a short speech about why you believe you would be well suited for the position. If you have any questions about the below positions please reach out to the Computing Science Student Society Executive team at csss-exec-current@sfu.ca.

Executive at Large:
This position is from May 2022 - August 2022

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the CSSS to help out and learn about the Society as well as the School. The Executive at Larges get to help out in the CSSS Common Room, with events and other random stuff they want to.

The official responsibilities are:
- Share responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the CSSS and its resources.
- Be available to the other executives to assist them with tasks relating to the operations and activities of the CSSS.
- Write a continuity report at the end of their term for the next executive member who will fill this position.

Frosh Chair
This position is from May 2022 - September 2022

The Frosh Chair directs the organization of Frosh Week and plans the week leading up to the event. Some events include; ice cream socials, board games nights, overnight events, movie nights, and more. If you're passionate about giving new students a fantastic first semester experience, this is the position for you.

The official responsibilities are:
โ€“ Be responsible for overseeing the organization and planning of Frosh Week.
โ€“ Chair a Frosh Week Committee and hold regular meetings to discuss and plan Frosh Week.
โ€“ Hold their position from the time of their appointment until the conclusion of all Frosh Week events that were planned.


We know this time may not work for everyone. If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to run for a position please email us at
csss-exec-current@sfu.ca with a speech and which position you are interested in running for. We will read your speech and express your interest in running for the position(s) during the meeting.

You can run for both the First Year Representative position as well as the Executive at Large position, but you can only hold one of the positions.

Voting restricted to Members only. You are a Member 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 Honourary Member of the Society.

You may attend the meeting remotely by joining the General Meetings voice channel on the CSSS Discord at the link below.
http://discord.sfucsss.org/


Hope to see you there!

- Jared Murphy, Director of Archives

Computing Science Scholarship Oppurtinities

posted by Mitchell Gale on May 13, 2022, 9:50 p.m.


Hi All,


I hope the first week of your Summer semester is going well.


I am pleased to let you know about some scholarship/award opportunities for you this Summer.

https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html


Specifically I would like to highlight the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award which is accepting applications between May 9th-20th for this semester.Several $3000+ awards are available this semester.


To be eligible for this award you need (please read exact requirements when applying):

- Perusing a undergraduate degree within the School of Computing Science

- To be enrolled in at least 9 academic units in the term the award is being offered

- Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 at SFU

- Have demonstrated outstanding volunteer/community service involvement to the University


There are plenty of different groups/programs students could have been involved in, some of which include:

- SFU Peer tutoring program

- Women in Computing Science 

- Computing Science Student Society

- Software Systems Student Society

- Game Developers Club

- Competitive Programming Club

- SFU Surge

and countless additional groups/opportunities. If you have been involved with volunteering at any point throughout your degree I strongly encourage you to apply for this award.


More information about the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award can be found here:

https://awards-search.sfu.ca/Home/AwardDetail/58592

https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html


Applications can be filled out here (Details on what to include are in the "are you applying for the CSUSS Award" section, please read thoroughly):

https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-applied-sciences-undergraduate-funding-applic/


Any questions? Please email fas_scholarships@sfu.ca or csss-president@sfu.ca.


Thanks,


Mitchell Gale

Computing Science Student Society President

csss-president@sfu.ca





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