• 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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  • Opening of Two Assistant Professor Positions

    The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the search for two probationary tenure-stream assistant professor positions. For more information please see the advertisement.

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  • COSC student Joel Gritter wins the Co-op Student of the Year 2020 Award

    This award is a recognition of excellence in job performance, academic achievements and extra-curriculum involvement, based on a student’s contributions to their co-op employers, co-op education at Brock and the community-at-large. The ideal candidate should have passion about what they do, have perseverance and strives to not only achieve, but to surpass all expectations, to confront all challenges with a positive attitude. Joel has consistently exemplified the excellence of all the qualities we expect of our co-op students in his own way.


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  • Co-op gives Computer Science student career boost

    Congratulations Joel Gritter!! Your hard work and determination have paid off!

    Co-op gives Computer Science student career boost



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  • Tensorflow Workshop

    Are you interested in machine learning and AI? 

    Next week, the CSC hosts a machine learning workshop on Thursday, November 5, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This interactive workshop is beginner-friendly and introduces some commonly used technologies and methods. Be sure to sign up at

    This workshop will focus on Tensorflow. Tensorflow is a robust framework developed by Google and is commonly used in industry and research for machine learning applications. We will provide a hands-on introduction to using Convolutional Neural Networks for image classification. 

    Our goal is to get new users an experiential opportunity to learn and use ML tools. You can think of it as a “Hello World” for machine learning with TensorFlow and Python. Zero experience with Tensorflow and minimal coding experience is required. We will have practical code examples during the workshop, and we will explain the involved details.

    The workshop will use Google Colabs so that everyone has access to the same development environment during the workshop. Do not forget to make sure you have a Google account set up before joining.

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