Women in Computing at Carleton University

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a group organized by the School of Computer Science, Carleton University with the mission of establishing a positive environment for women in computing at all academic levels. Our goal is to develop a network of females in computing at Carleton that would allow them to share experiences and learn from each other.

Our mandate is:

  • to establish an environment where female students are supported in their studies;
  • to promote women in Computer Science;
  • to build a strong network of women in Computer Science.

Initiatives

Undergraduate and Graduate Community Building

WiCS meetings are held twice a term and speakers from industry and academia are invited to come and share their career experience with students. We discuss topics designed to encourage women in Computer Science.

Student Mentorship Program

This mentorhip program helps to connect CS students. We pair upper-level female mentors with freshman women to provide them with guidance in their first years. The events include technical workshops, social gatherings, and discussion circles about common issues that students face.

Supporting Conference Attendance

WiCS coordinates and supports the participation of Carleton CS female students to attend conferences involving women in computing (e.g., Grace Hopper, CAN-CWiC, etc.).