Upcoming Events

    Past Events

    • 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:

    • 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: 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:

    • 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...