Events

Upcoming Events

    Past Events

    • CogSci 2020 Virtual Meeting

      29th Jul 2020 6:00 am to 29th Jul 2020 6:00 am
      29th Jul 2020 6:00:am

      The CogSci 2020 Conference is going virtual! More details available here: https://cognitivesciencesociety.org/cogsci-2020

    • COGS Alumni Night 2020 – CANCELLED

      19th Mar 2020 6:30 pm to 19th Mar 2020 6:30 pm
      19th Mar 2020 6:30:pm

      March 17, 2020: Alumni Night 2020 is CANCELLED in support of social distancing. Wondering about what people do after graduating from COGS? Hear from the alumni themselves! The format will start off with a facilitated panel and end with general mingling (with potential drinks afterwards at the Gallery or Koerner’s).

    • Gearing Up For 402 2019W T2

      6th Feb 2020 6:30 pm to 6th Feb 2020 6:30 pm
      6th Feb 2020 6:30:pm

      Gearing Up for 402 is back! Come talk to people about that COGS course shrouded in mystery, and gain clarity. Figure out what you need to do to set yourself up for success. Remember to review the COGS 402 page and the COGS FAQ (the “COGS 402” section) before attending the event!

    • COGS Careers Night 2020

      31st Jan 2020 6:30 pm to 31st Jan 2020 6:30 pm
      31st Jan 2020 6:30:pm

      Attention COGS students: Meet your COGS alumni and ask questions about life after graduation at the COGS Careers Night! The format will begin with some rounds of facilitated networking followed by more general mingling. Date: January 31, 2020 Time: 6:30-8:30pm 6:30-6:40pm | Opening remarks, explanation of format 6:40-7:30pm | 3 rounds of breakout discussions 7:30-8:30pm...

    • Developmental Guest Talk: Dr. Sotaro Kita

      30th Jan 2020 2:00 pm to 30th Jan 2020 2:00 pm
      30th Jan 2020 2:00:pm

      Dr. Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick Department of Psychology professor, will present on Thursday January 30th at 2:00pm in the Suedfeld Lounge. Dr. Sotaro’s research interests are psycholinguistics and psychology of communication. The main focus is on gestures that are spontaneously produced during speaking and thinking. The second focus is development of communicative abilities in children. Dr. Kita...

    • UBC 2020 Technical Career Fair

      30th Jan 2020 to 30th Jan 2020
      30th Jan 2020

      UBC 2020 Technical Career Fair Time: January 30-31, 2020 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: Great Hall, AMS Nest There’s a networking opportunity for COGS students! Last year, over 50 companies attended the Tech Career Fair (TCF) to meet undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, including Computer Science, Cognitive Systems, Engineering Physics and...

    • Developmental Guest Talk: Dr. Jana Iverson

      27th Jan 2020 12:30 pm to 27th Jan 2020 12:30 pm
      27th Jan 2020 12:30:pm

      Dr. Jana Iverson, University of Pittsburgh Infant Communication Lab director, will present on Monday January 27th at 12:30pm in the Suedfeld Lounge. Dr. Jana Iverson’s research focuses on relations between early motor development and later-emerging ‘higher-order’ skills. She is interested in understanding: a) the way in which development in motor skills provides infants with an increasingly diverse set...

    • Meet the Profs 2020

      22nd Jan 2020 6:00 pm to 22nd Jan 2020 6:00 pm
      22nd Jan 2020 6:00:pm

      Proudly hosted by the Cognitive Systems Society (CSS). Here’s a message from the CSS: Come meet your COGS Profs! Meet the Profs is an event held by the CSS every semester, which offers a casual environment to get to know your professors and classmates a little better. Come for a free drink (19+) and nachos...

    • CS/Life Sciences Career Panel 2020

      21st Jan 2020 5:30 pm to 21st Jan 2020 5:30 pm
      21st Jan 2020 5:30:pm

      CS/Life Sciences Career Panel & Networking Event Date: Tues. Jan. 21 Panel: 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM Food & Networking: 6:45 PM onwards Location: Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall) Lecture Hall 3 (LSC 3) for the panel and West Atrium for networking Moderator: Dr. Michael Murphy, Professor and Department Head, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC Panelists: Dr....

    • Life Sciences Research Night 2019

      22nd Nov 2019 5:00 pm to 22nd Nov 2019 5:00 pm
      22nd Nov 2019 5:00:pm

      Life Sciences Research Night (LSRN) is one of the largest life science events on the UBC campus. This event offers a variety of workshops and panels, which aim to educate undergraduate students on how to get involved with research and all other aspects associated with pursuing careers in life sciences research. More information available at:...

    • Meet the Profs 2019

      2nd Oct 2019 6:00 pm to 2nd Oct 2019 6:00 pm
      2nd Oct 2019 6:00:pm

      Proudly hosted by the Cognitive Systems Society (CSS). Here’s a message from the CSS: Come meet your COGS Profs! Meet the Profs is an event held by the CSS every semester, which offers a casual environment to get to know your professors and classmates a little better. Come for a free drink (19+) and nachos...

    • COGSCI 2019

      24th Jul 2019 to 24th Jul 2019
      24th Jul 2019

      The 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society will be held in Montreal, Canada at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal on Wednesday July 24th – Saturday July 27th, 2019 (Wednesday, July 24th is the Tutorials and Workshops day). This year’s conference highlights research on the theme, Creativity + Cognition + Computation, in addition...

    • The Science of Magic Conference 2019

      14th Jul 2019 to 14th Jul 2019
      14th Jul 2019

      The Science of Magic Association brings together academics, researchers and magicians from around the world and will feature top keynote speakers, presentations on recent research, a poster session, and a gala show. Learn more and register here: https://scienceofmagicassoc.org/home#conferences

    • From text analytics to predictive analytics enhanced by language sciences

      21st May 2019 2:00 pm to 21st May 2019 2:00 pm
      21st May 2019 2:00:pm

      Data Science Institute Director and UBC Computer Science Professor Raymond Ng will give a short overview of some of his research, analyzing various types of text data, including sentiment analysis and abstractive summarization. Then, he will discuss how to build predictive models based on text and data of various kinds and use examples involving identifying...

    • Robot BBQ 2019

      5th Apr 2019 6:00 pm to 5th Apr 2019 6:00 pm
      5th Apr 2019 6:00:pm

      This years robot BBQ will be held in the rooftop garden of the AMS nest. Ticket sales will be on soon! Come ready to wine and dine and have a grand ol’ time. Come celebrate the end of another semester! Tickets are available via Showpass: https://www.showpass.com/robot-bbq 7$ early bird 5$ early bird with proof of...

    • HackUBC: Learning Analytics + Canvas API Hackathon

      29th Mar 2019 to 29th Mar 2019
      29th Mar 2019

      Are you interested in exploring educational data and thinking of ways you can visualize or act on that data? Do you like the sound of designing or building a Canvas app that improves your own learning? If yes — or if you just want find out more about learning analytics, data analysis, or visualization —...

    • COGS Alumni Night 2019

      22nd Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 22nd Mar 2019 5:00 pm
      22nd Mar 2019 5:00:pm

      Wondering about what people do after graduating from COGS? Come to the alumni night to find out!

    • Entry Points to Visualization

      12th Mar 2019 12:30 pm to 12th Mar 2019 12:30 pm
      12th Mar 2019 12:30:pm

      Go here for more information and to RSVP: https://dfp.ubc.ca/news-and-events/events/entry-points-visualization

    • Learning to Visualize Data in Augmented Reality

      8th Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 8th Mar 2019 5:00 pm
      8th Mar 2019 5:00:pm

      Co-hosted by the Cognitive Systems Society (CSS) and the Emerging Media Lab! Message from the CSS: We are teaming up with the Emerging Media Lab to present this workshop. This workshop will teach how to build an augmented reality app to visualize data in real time. We’ll be using an autonomous robot (a la COGS...

    • A Primer on Data Visualization

      5th Mar 2019 12:30 pm to 5th Mar 2019 12:30 pm
      5th Mar 2019 12:30:pm

      The goal of visualization is insight, not numbers. Interactive data visualization tools provide researchers with remarkable capabilities to support discovery from Big Data and Small Data resources. Users can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand.  Data Science initiatives and commercial success stories,...

    • Algorithmic Accountability: 
Designing for Safety

      4th Mar 2019 4:00 pm to 4th Mar 2019 4:00 pm
      4th Mar 2019 4:00:pm

      Due to Tuesday, February 12th weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled for March 4th.  Vital services, such as communications, financial trading, healthcare, and transportation depend on sophisticated algorithms, some relying on unpredictable artificial intelligence techniques, such as deep learning, that are increasingly embedded in complex software systems. As high-speed trading, medical devices, self-driving cars,...

    • Gearing Up for 402 2018W T2

      13th Feb 2019 5:00 pm to 13th Feb 2019 5:00 pm
      13th Feb 2019 5:00:pm

      Gearing Up for 402 is back by popular demand! Come talk to people about the most infamous COGS requirement. Get guidance, see what others did for their COGS 402 projects, and figure out what you need to set yourself up for success. RSVP here!

    • UBC 2019 Technical Career Fair

      31st Jan 2019 10:00 am to 31st Jan 2019 10:00 am
      31st Jan 2019 10:00:am

      The Cognitive Systems Society in collaboration with other clubs have helped organize the Technical Career Fair! This is a good opportunity to come out and talk to recruiters, and potentially get your foot in the door for your career! Speak with representatives from over 50 companies looking to hire for new graduate, summer, internship, or...

    • CS/Life Sciences Career Panel

      17th Jan 2019 5:30 pm to 17th Jan 2019 5:30 pm
      17th Jan 2019 5:30:pm

      Computer Science/Life Sciences Career Panel Date: Thurs. Jan. 17 Panel: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Food & Networking: 6:45 pm onwards   Location: Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall) Lecture Hall 3 (LSC 3) Networking: After the panel, Life Sciences Centre, West Atrium Description: Join us for a panel to explore careers and opportunities within the combined field of Computer...