Applications Now Closed

The deadline for applications for admission to the BA streams of the COGS programme has now closed.  We’ll let those of you who applied know the outcome of your applications as soon as possible.   […]

Application to the BA Streams of COGS

Don’t forget that the deadline for applications to the BA streams of COGS are due on May 15th, and can be made by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on this site.  Applications for the BSc streams should be made in June, via the Faculty of Science’s Coordinated Second-Year Specialization process. […]

Joint COGS + Architecture Workshop April 25th – May 4th

The workshop with architecture students has been postponed. We’ll let you know when we have a chance to reschedule it. We’re delighted to announce a ten day hands-on workshop (taking place at the end of this month: 25th April – 4 May) exploring interactions between Cognitive Systems, architecture and design. This will be a project-based […] […]

402 Opportunities at the VCL

The Visual Cognition Lab at UBC works to investigate visual intelligence – the way in which the human visual system uses the light entering the eyes to create a variety of perceptual experiences. We are interested both in exploring the mechanisms that carry this out, and the ways in which this knowledge can help with the […] […]

James Landay Research Talk, April 5th 11am

Another cool talk is on the horizon! Here are the details: Thursday, April 5 – 11am Location: iSchool Terrace Lab, iSchool@UBC, UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 E Mall (map attached) Speaker: James Landay, Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Title: From On Body […] […]

Gary Marcus talk on Deep Learning, April 5th

Host: Alan Mackworth Date: April 5 Time: 4:15pm Location: DMP 110   Title: Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal    Abstract: Although deep learning has historical roots going back decades, neither the term “deep learning” nor the approach was popular as recently as five years ago, before the field was reignited by papers such as Krizhevsky, […] […]

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Club

Interested in research but don’t know how to get involved? Want to challenge yourself to reach that next level of excellence? Apply to be a URO exec today! URO (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) is one of Canada’s largest student-run research club, and we’re looking for ambitious, creative people to join our diverse and passionate team. There’s […] […]

2018W TA Application

Interested in becoming a TA for COGS? Please complete the application below. […]

COGS 402 T2 Potential Projects

The UBC Social Health Lab: Smartphones and social media have become important parts of our daily lives. The UBC Social Health Lab ( is investigating how smartphone user behaviour can be used to predict important health-relevant outcomes such as sleep quality and well-being with a research app that we developed. For this project, we are […] […]

2018W Application Open

The 2018W Cognitive Systems Application is now live! You can find application instructions here and the application itself here. Please note that this application is intended for Cognitive Systems B.A. applicants only, or students who currently have a specialization and are wanting to switch into COGS specializations (with the exception of CPSC– this is coordinated […] […]