Events for high school

You can learn about us at the many events hosted by Dal throughout the year.

To get a closer look at what life is like in our two undergraduate programs - Bachelor of Applied Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Science - join us at one of our CS-specific recruitment events. 

We'll give you the opportunity to hear directly from current students, learn a little bit about program options and some of our interactive classes, and learn about the entrance scholarhips and academic supports available specifically to our undergraduate computer science students. 

Open House - October 19, 2019

Join one of our CS sessions when you attend Open House, Dalhousie's largest event for prospective students.

Hear from students and profs to get an idea of what computer science and applied computer science is all about, learn about how fun and rewarding a degree and career in CS can be, and take part in our interactive mini-sessions:

Women in Tech Day - November 15, 2019

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 our programs, 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?

Computer Science Preview Day - March 14, 2020

Come discover where you can go with a degree from the university that offers Atlantic Canada's broadest range of academic choice. 

Attend academic sessions, hear from faculty and current students, learn more about program options and participate in experiential activities. Over lunch you'll have the chance to connect with representatives from across campus to get your questions answered.

Dalhousie Programming Competition for High School and Junior High Students (DPC/H)

DPC/H is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for high-school and junior high-school students. The contest is open to students of younger age as well. In addition to being a contest for students who already learned programming in class or independently, it is an educational contest, aimed at helping any interested students to learn programming through a sequence of exercises of increasing difficulty. 

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

NACLO is a contest in which middle and high-school students (grades 7 to 12) solve fun linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills.All problems are written and no prior background in linguistics or computer science is necessary. 

Connect with us!

School visits and presentations

Want us to visit your school or present to your math class? We're happy to bring a student/faculty team to meet you to showcase your options!

Community engagement

We're committed to sharing our expertise within our community. Together, we can help more young students explore the world of technology, and gain some (fun!) exposure to where a degree in computer science could take them.


Email to connect with us.