Events for High School Students

Have some fun exploring the world of CS

Computer Science Preview Day 

This full-day, free event for high school students and parents includes lunch at a residence dining hall and a camps tour. This is a great way to test drive a degree in computer science or applied computer science for the day. Learn more.

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. 

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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.


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Outreach activities in the news

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Bachelor of Applied Computer Science student, Aisha Abawajy, wins a 2019 Dalhousie Board of Governors' Award.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Computer Science student Mariam Ragab reflects on a recent visit to Papua New Guinea with Global Vision Canada where she met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Friday, February 22, 2019
What began as a tool for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace has become a broader digital resource around inclusion, thanks to the work of recent Computer Science grad Sage Franch.
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