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We understand that starting university, or returning to campus, can be an exciting yet at times overwhelming experience, which is totally okay! We would like to help ease your transition into life as a Dalhousie student and invite you to our Computer Science New to Dal events, virtual and drop-in sessions and activities.

Our orientation programming supports you as a new or returning student in our Faculty (and at the university). Orientation serves as an introduction to academic, community, resources, support services, and social engagement opportunities.

Activities will be taking place throughout the term and are open to all students. Please continue to check this page and your Dalhousie email as activities and sessions will be added throughout the term!

Faculty of Computer Science orientation activities

Information Sessions (virtual)

Throughout September and October

Can't attend in=person programming, don't worry! The informations sessions below are all taking place virtually and cover topics from registering for courses to registering for co-op.

Date & Time  Location  Topic & Theme  Staff & student reps 

September 10th,

10 am – 11:00 am

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Computer Science course registration

Shelly Simpson,

Academic Undergraduate Advisor

Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

September 10th,

11 am – 12:00 am

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Dal Student Health Plan and
how to opt in/out
 

Amanda Llewellyn,

DSU Health and Dental Plan Administrator

DSU International Students Health Plan Coordinator

September 24th,

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

 

Computer Science Student societies and
how to get involved

Student society representatives

- Computer Science Society (undergraduate)

 

September 27th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Microsoft Teams meeting 

Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

Join Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service (DSAS) on September 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm to learn more about the importance of Academic Integrity and what it means to you as a student. In this session, you will have the opportunities to learn the common issues students face on Academic Integrity, how to avoid them, and the services that DSAS provides to support our students. Abigail Gorrell (She/Her),Student AdvocateStephen Chew (he/him), Student Advocate/Internal Relations ManagerDalhousie Student Advocacy Service (DSAS)
October 7, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting New to Dal & FCS Virtual Session: Studying for Success Program & How to Manage Your Time as a StudentJoin the Faculty of Computer Science and Bissett Student Success Centre on October 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am, to learn more about the Studying for Success (SFS) Program and how the service can help students achieve their academic successes. In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the services SFS provides to support students and also get an introduction to time management, which is beneficial to all students. Jessica Chubb (she/her) Coordinator, Studying for Success Program,Bissett Student Success Centre
October 8th 10:00 – 11:00 am

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Co-op/Internship Opportunities for
Computer Science Students

Sarah O’Brien (she/her),

Student Development Coordinator

SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION

Drop-in and Donut Thursdays (on campus)

Throughout September and October

The drop-in sessions below are open to all students, coffee and donuts provided! Additional topics will be added throughout the term.

Date & Time  Location  Topic & Theme Staff & student reps 

September 9th,

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Main reception desk in the lobby of Goldberg Computer Science Building,
following the "Ask Me" Signage

6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Computer Science
course registration

Shelly Simpson,

Academic Undergraduate Advisor

Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

September 16th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Main reception desk in the lobby of Goldberg Computer Science Building,
following the "Ask Me" Signage

6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Dal Student Health Plan
and how to opt in/out

Amanda Llewellyn,

DSU Health and Dental Plan Administrator

DSU International Students Health Plan Coordinator

September 23rd

11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Main reception desk in the lobby of Goldberg Computer Science Building,
following the "Ask Me" Signage

6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Computer Science student societies
and how to get involved

Student society representatives

- Women In Technology Society 

- Computer Science Society 

- Computer Science Graduate Student Society 

October 5th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Main reception desk in the lobby of Goldberg Computer Science Building,
following the "Ask Me" Signage

6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Co-op/Internship Opportunities
for Computer Science Students
TBD

DeepSense Info Sessions (on campus)

Thursday, October 14 at 5-6 pm
Monday, October 18 at 1:30-2:30 pm

Location: TBD

Calling all undergrads and grads! Join DeepSense and learn about our AI, machine learning, and data analysis opportunities for your future co-ops, internships or research projects. Our session will dive into how DeepSense creates student/industry partnerships, how you can use our Super Computer infrastructure to build fascinating AI models, how to gain industry experience, and how to network and grow your career in a booming sector.