Canadian Computing Education (CanCompEd) Day (Expired)

The Department of Computer Science salutes the second annual Canadian Computing Education (CanCompEd) Day. Dr. Daryl Hepting, a faculty member of our department, is coordinating the department's participation. Among other contributions, Dr. Hepting has led efforts to produce a video celebrating the day, as described below.

This year Canadian Computing Education (CanCompEd) Day is Friday, February 21, 2014. Its purpose is to focus attention on computer science education: recruiting and retaining students to meet the growing demand in the workforce for computer scientists and providing basic computer science literacy to all citizens so that the y may be fully engaged in today's society. CanCompEd Day is organized by the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d'Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC), the group representing Computer Science departments at Canadian universities.

To celebrate CanCompEd Day, a crowd-sourced video (available at, was produced from contributions solicited from Canadians everywhere.   The video provides a snapshot of innovative computing and computing education in Canada, including segments in English, French, and Woods Cree.  Watch it and begin a conversation about computer science education in your community.  Visit to connect with additional resources, such as the Computer Science Teachers Association, an international organization supporting Computer Science education in K-12.

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