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Computer Science Preview Day

CS Preview Day 2017 will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017 and will run from the morning into the early afternoon at the Goldberg Computer Science Building, 6050 University Avenue, Halifax (Directions to Dalhousie). Detailed schedule information is listed below.


CS Preview Day 2017 - Detailed Schedule

Time Room Event Details
9:00 - 9:30 Lobby Registraion Pick up registration package
9:30 - 9:45

Room 127

Welcome Meet the organizers and find out how the day will unfold.
10:00 - 10:45 Locations vary based on session choice Student Session #1 and Parent Session

Students: Your choice of session. Space is limited in each so register for your choices soon.

Parents: Join Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin, dean of Faculty of Computer Science, as he hosts an information session/ Q&A with an alumnus, academic advisor and registrar's office contact.

10:45 - 11:00   Coffee Break  
11:00 - 11:50

Room 127

Program & Career Options and Co-op Education

Hear from:

  • Dalhousie CS Alumni
  • Academic Advisor(s) on program options
  • Current students on student-life, societies & co-op opportunities
12:00 - 1:45 Howe Hall Campus tour and lunch Enjoy lunch in one of the university's residences. Tour Dalhousie with a student guide.
1:45 - 2:30 Locations vary based on session choice Student Workshop #2

Students: Your choice of session. Space is limited in each so register soon.

Parents can tag along or take a break.

2:30 Room 127 Closing and door-prize draw Join Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, to finish the day.

Test drive a degree in computer science or applied computer science for a day

This full-day, free event for high school students and parents includes lunch at a residence dining hall and a camps tour. 

  • Have an interest in computer science and want to have fun for a day?
  • Want to see if computer science at Dal is the right fit for you?
  • Choosing between studying at a college or university?
  • Exploring if computer science could be your passion?

Hear from

  • Professors with ideas on how to creatively personalize your degree opportunities
  • Current students on co-op opportunities, their entrepreneurial ventures and student life
  • An alumnus on his post-graduation experiences

Attend sessions in

Smartphones and Augmented Reality

Dr. Srini Sampalli and his students welcome you to their Emerging Wireless Technologies Lab for a fun scavenger hunt of sorts. See the new trends in smartphones, near field communications and augmented reality. Discover applications in location tracking, healthcare, and gaming with just a tap of your smartphone.

CyberSecurity and Games

Are you curious about network security? What it means? How it works and how it protects you? In this session, we will show you some of the popular attacks such as domain name spoofing as they happen on the Internet. We will also show you how to analyze them. Join us to see the CSI Dalhousie team work to search for Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence solutions.

Adventures in CSS-land

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to create animations, make websites interactive, and create simple games using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  You will come out of this session seeing how fun and simple it is to use CSS.  

Virtual and Augmented Reality

In this hands-on session you will sample different ways of interacting with computers and explore research being conducted in the Graphics and Experiential Media Lab. Highlights include collaboration in virtual reality, whole body interaction and physical interfaces, and immersive augmented reality.

Microsoft Touch Develop

During this hands on introduction to Touch Develop the students will learn how write scripts to build a game by just tapping on the screen! The Scripts will perform tasks similar to any regular app. You will walk out of this session with a fun game that you can share with your friends and family! Hosted by: Dalhousie’s Women In Technology Society

For parents

Your kids are in their final stretch of high school and getting ready to cast off their university applications. With so many options, choosing a program can be difficult – but also fun.

We have put together a full-day of activities for yourself and your kids to explore one of their options. While your kids are busy exploring the potential of AI or embarking on a scavenger hunt using their smartphones, the Dean of Computer Science will host a special information session for you to answer any questions related to the degree program.

All participants will eat lunch in a residence dining hall and will be guided through a campus tour. There is no cost to attend this full day of programming, but registration is required.


Interested in learning more about our programs but can't make it to our CS Preview Day event? You can still email csday@cs.dal.ca or send us a tweet @dalfcs for information. We'd be happy to hear from you!