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Women in Tech Day

Women in Tech Day will take place on Friday November 24th 2017, and will run from the morning into the early afternoon at the Dalhousie Halifax campus (Directions to Dalhousie). Detailed schedule information is listed below.


Women in Tech Day - Detailed Schedule

Time Room Event Details
9:30 - 10:00 CHEB Lobby (Collaborative Health Education Building) Registraion Pick up registration package
10:00 - 11:00

CHEB Room 170 

Welcome and Guest Speaker

Find out how the day will unfold, hear from the dean of Computer Science

Our special guest speaker is from a tech company and will speak about their experience and why Computer Science is a great option for women. 

Hear from current students.

11:00 - 11:45 Locations vary based on session  Interactive Student Session #1 

Students will participate in one of our interactive mini-sessions.


11:45 - 12:30 Atrium (Goldberg Building) Free Lunch (pizza)  
12:30 - 1:15

Locations vary based on session 

Interactive Student Session #2

Students will participate in one of our interactive mini-sessions.


1:15- 2:00 Room 429 (Goldberg Building) How to apply 

Hear from speakers in industry about the opportunities available with a Computer Science degree.

Find out how to apply for our programs and the Women in Technology Scholarship, and have any questions from the day answered.

2:00 Room 429 (Goldberg Building) End of the day Draw for prizes

This free event is designed to introduce high school students, identifying as female, to the opportunities available in technology. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about Dalhousie's Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, and experience interactive sessions where you will see how technology is transforming the world. The day includes free lunch for all attendees.

  • Want to find out what computer science is all about?
  • 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 college or university?
  • Interested in exploring the opportunities available with a computer science degree?

Hear from:

  • Current students about student life, co-op opportunities and their experiences in the Faculty.
  • Professors with ideas on how to creatively personalize your degree opportunities.
  • A special female gust speaker.
  • An alumna on her post-graduation experiences.
  • Dalhousie's Registrar's Office for tips on applying.
  • The Dalhousie Women in Technology Society.

Attend interactive sessions in:

Session 1: Augmented Reality and The Psychogeographer's Table
Experience an Augmented Reality exhibit that reflects on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion.  Participants will get to try out Microsoft Hololens Augmented Reality glasses and explore parts of the exhibit that includes a wooden relief map of the harbour.  This session is held in the Dalhousie Art Gallery. 

Session 2: 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.

Session 3: Smartphones and Emerging Wireless Technologies
Dr. Srini Sampalli and his students welcome you to their Emerging Wireless Technologies Lab. 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.

Session 4: Create Your Own App
In this hands-on session, you will learn how to create your own mobile app.  You will come out of this session seeing how fun and simple it is to create an app.  

Session 5: Technology in Healthcare
Are you passionate about helping people using technology? Are you curious about how popular technologies such as games, social media, and mobile applications can be used to shape the world and make it a better place? Join the HCI group in this session to explore how interactive systems can be designed to promote health and wellness and support our healthcare systems. You will participate in developing prototype applications for tackling known health and wellness issues.

Session 6: Design Thinking and Tech Start-ups
Are you interested in combining different fields of study – maybe blending computer science with a passion for another discipline? Do you love the idea of taking creative approaches to solving problems? Join ShiftKey Labs for an interactive design thinking activity as it relates to tech innovation. Learn how to innovate through design thinking that involves brainstorming, idea generation, storyboarding and finding inspiration for new ideas outside the classroom. 


There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.




Interested in our programs but can't make it to the Women in Tech Preview Day? Find out more about studying computer science and our Women in Technology Scholarship or contact us.