• Amirali Madani: COSC MSc graduate and Governor General medallist

    Amirali Madani concluded his MSc thesis in Computer Science in 2021. Together with his master’s degree in Computer Science, Amirali received the overnor General’s Gold Medal, an award presented annually at Spring Convocation to the graduate student with the highest academic average.

    The award was a well-deserved recognition of Amirali’s hard-working and dedication to his graduate studies, achieving an outstanding high average of 97.

    More details about Amirali and his achievement can be found at this link.

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  • COSC at Canada Games Teaching Spotlight

    A man in a beige jacket and blue shirt stands in front of a brick wall on the right and a windowed hallway to the left.COSC students are developing a Chatbot for Canada Games.

    This interesting and useful application is part of a Computer Science Software Engineering course project under the supervision of Prof. Naser Ezzati-Jivan.

    More details can be found at Brock News.

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  • Open Faculty Position

    The Department of Computer Science has one open tenure-track position. More details about the position and instructions about the application process can be found on this page.

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  • New Ph.D. Program in Intelligent Systems and Data Science

    The Department of Computer Science is excited to report that a new Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Data Science has been given final approval. The program is expected to start in the near future. This doctoral program is being jointly offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Stay tuned to our website for developments!

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  • Scholarship Opportunity for COSC students

    Computer Science or MIS Students with at least two semesters of coursework…

    You could be eligible to apply for the David L. Squires Scholarship


    David L. Squires was a staff member at the Memorial University of Newfoundland who was always willing to help worthwhile students.  David was also a hard-working, respected member of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). The Squires Foundation was created in honour of David L. Squires by his DPMA peers to help students.

    The Squires Foundation was incorporated in 1994 to:

    1. Promote excellence in the study of informatics by individuals;
    2. Conduct or sponsor research in informatics education; and
    3. Sponsor informatics educational offerings to the public


    The Squires Foundation provides scholarships each year to students who:

    1. demonstrate significant financial need;
    2. are Canadian Citizens OR Landed Immigrants;
    3. are in a full-time Computer Science program at a University or College;
    4. have successfully completed 2 full semesters in this program; and,
    5. have reached a high level of scholastic achievement.

    A student must meet all the above requirements to qualify.

    How to Apply

    Go to  and select the Scholarship tab on the right side of the home page. The application is online. The deadline is October 31, 2021.

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  • Canada Games Research Spotlight: Poling Bork

    The Department of Computer Science is proud to share the news that Dr. Poling (Baoling) Bork is leading an app development team for the Canada Games.

    More details about the news and the app can be found at this link.

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  • COSC MSc student awarded Jack M. Miller Excellence

    Congratulations to Cody Dennis for winning the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award.
    Only one such award is given to an MSc student in each faculty.
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  • Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes: Dr. Bork

    Po Ling Bork Teaching Lg Classes Award 2020Dr. Po Ling Bork started teaching the “Integrity & Literacy in the Information Age” course in 2017. Since then, the Computer Science course doubled in size. Always introducing practical and real-world settings in class, Dr. Bork brought a copyright lawyer, a professional engineer, a chief technical officer and chief-of-staff from the private sector. Her enthusiasm in teaching inevitably got students excited about the subjects covered in the course and their careers in IT.

    You can access the full article at this link.

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  • In Memory of John R. Futers


    It is with an incredibly sad heart, that we share the news of John Futers’ passing. He was an integral part of the Department of Computer Science both as a TA, Course Coordinator and Instructor, since 2005. John was one of the most diligent individuals we had the honour of knowing. He cared about the students, went above and beyond within his role of Course Coordinator (where the department depended on him greatly) and would drive from his home specifically to meet up with students as needed. He had a great sense of humour and we could tell by his conversations, loved his family. John truly was one who lived his life to the fullest and he will be missed by many here in Computer Science.

    John Futers’ obituary

    The Livestream Service will happen tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:55 am.

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  • Brock CSC – Git Workshops

    Brock Computer Science Club is hosting two Git Workshops!

    Tired of accidentally losing code? Having trouble working on group projects? Git is widely used in the industry for version control and is an essential skill to master for all Software Development. The CSC will be hosting a workshop covering the basics of both Git and GitHub on Tuesday, January 26 from 1-2 pm over the Brock CSC Discord (
    • Please sign up for the Git Basics Workshop here
    • A second workshop exploring advanced Git and GitHub topics such as conflict resolution, merging, branching strategies, etc… It will be hosted next week on Tuesday, February 2 from 1-2 pm also over Discord. Sign up for the advanced Git Workshop here
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