For Akram Al-Otumi, a lifetime of passion for innovation and entrepreneurship has led him to a new challenge as the recently appointed manager of the Faculty of Computer Science-based innovation sandbox.
Ethan gained his experience through the Computer Science co-op option, which allows him to alternate between career-focused work terms and study terms — he’s nearing the completion of his second work term.
Recognition for the success of the WeAreAllCS initiative has come fast and furious this year, with the latest honour coming at the Dalhousie Legacy Awards Wednesday when the working group of staff, faculty and students spearheading the initiative took home one of the President's Awards for the Advancement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness.
A game of cards in his first year led student Elliott Darbyshire to a different degree program and a world of opportunities in computer science. Two GPA awards and an exchange to South Korea later, he’s confident it was a wise choice.
Matt Zimola and Hossein Salimian studied in two separate grad programs in Dal's Faculty of Computer Science. What brought them together was a passion for entrepreneurship that led to the development of an exciting new aquaculture start-up.
Computer Science student Mariam Ragab and Management / Sustainability student Hayat Showail share a similar commitment to building community and breaking down barriers in the process. Now, they also share one of Canada’s top student honours: a 3M National Student Fellowship, awarded to just 10 undergrads annually.