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Workshops, Conferences and Outreach Visits

Math and Computer Building

The CEMC welcomes students and teachers to the University of Waterloo campus throughout the year for a variety of stimulating and enjoyable enrichment activities. CEMC faculty members also enjoy visiting schools to share their passion for mathematics and computer science.

Opportunities For Students

Math Circles is a weekly enrichment activity for students in grades 6 to 12 organized by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

Seeing Possibilities and Rewards in Computer Science (SPARCS) is a workshop that provides a unique opportunity for selected female students and people of other under-represented genders, from across Canada. The workshop's purpose is to spark interest in computer science among young high school students. Workshop is held in May.

Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G) is a workshop designed to introduce programming to Grade 10 girls who have never programmed before. By the end of the day, students will have learned the basics of object-oriented programming through a hands-on tutorial and challenge.

Think About Math! (TAM) is designed to ignite enthusiasm in high school girls for mathematics. It is a workshop demonstrating that math is fun, relevant, and leads to exciting careers. TAM is held every Spring.


Opportunities for Teachers

The Summer Conference for Computer Studies Educators is a wonderful chance for computer science and computer technology teachers to network with other teachers, learn new skills and brainstorm classroom activity ideas. It is held every August.

The Math Teachers' Conference is a popular event with a focus on curriculum, extensions and enrichment. The curriculum sessions will focus on problem solving. It is held every August. Teachers who register should have some previous teaching experience in an elementary or high school.

In August 2020, the CEMC will be offering an additional conference in Winnipeg.