Apps4Kids Hackathon | COGS 402 or research opportunity!

Posted by: Jamie Russell | May 20, 2015

If you’re interested in a COGS 402 project for the summer or a research opportunity, check out the Apps4Kids Hackathon. The Hackathon itself will take place on campus from June 12-19th, 2015. “ECE, in collaboration with professionals from the Department of Paediatrics and the Child Family Research Institute, is bringing together students, developers, physicians and [...]

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Volunteers Needed | Wearable Technologies Research

Posted by: Jamie Russell | March 20, 2015

Volunteer Recruitment: A UBC lab is recruiting pairs of people to participate in an experiment about wearable and shared display based computing investigating social aspects of wearable technologies. The pair should be life partners/boyfriend/girlfriend or immediate family.  One of the pair will wear a shirt instrumented with some technologies and will walk around campus with it. [...]

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VOLUNTEER/COGS 402 Opportunity

Posted by: Jamie Russell | March 6, 2015

Hello COGS students! A few COGS graduates have started an organization called FactsCan. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that will be fact-be checking the 2015 Canadian election and beyond. They are currently recruiting volunteers and believe it’s an opportunity that is well-suited to COGS students through the project’s research aspects and emphasis on rationality, use [...]

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Friday, January 9th | Neuroscience Research Colloquia & Brain Connections

Posted by: Jamie Russell | January 5, 2015

Join your colleagues this Friday afternoon for the Neuroscience Research Colloquia lecture series followed by the Brain Connections social. Brain Connections is the end-of-week social event for the brain research community at UBC including trainees, faculty and staff at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Event details: Date: Friday, January 9, 2015 Time: 3:00 [...]

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COGS Alumni | The Bug Farmer

Posted by: Jamie Russell | December 9, 2014

Andrew Brentano, COGS BA’10, has been supporting the growth of a grassroots insect‑farming industry – starting in his own garage. Check out the article here: http://trekmagazine.alumni.ubc.ca/2014/december-2014/features/the-bug-farmer/

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Wednesday, Nov 26th | Important meeting for all COGS students, faculty and affiliates

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 24, 2014

There will be a brief meeting this Wednesday (26th November) in MATH 100 from 5-6pm to discuss the upcoming External Review of the Program, proposed changes to the curriculum, and other pieces of business that affect all of us and for which we hope to get immediate and long-term input from everyone in the Program, [...]

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GUEST LECTURE | Dr. Cathi Best – This Thursday!

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 10, 2014

This is a reminder about the upcoming guest lecture by Dr. Cathi Best on Thursday, November 13th. It is part of the COGS 401 class, but is open to all who are interested. The location has been confirmed for BUCH A103. Title: “Baby steps in perceiving articulatory foundations of phonological contrasts: Detecting audio —> video [...]

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UPCOMING | AUS Humanities & Social Sciences Conference for Undergraduates

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 5, 2014

Some of you may be interested in applying for the upcoming AUS Humanities & Social Sciences Conference, which will be held on January 17th, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a research conference in a local setting, and many of you will have projects to present from your COGS 402 classes. Please note that [...]

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New page up!

Posted by: Jamie Russell | October 31, 2014

We have a freshly updated section on the What Can I Do With My Major? page. While aimed at mostly at students in the Arts streams, there is some great information there regarding ways to get involved with both research and learning outside the classroom. We also have more info up on our Get Involved and [...]

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ETH Zurich Information Session – Tuesday October 7th

Posted by: Jamie Russell | October 6, 2014

There will be an information session regarding exchanges at ETH Zurich tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7th, from 12-1pm in Rm 2020 of the Kaiser Building. This information session has been organized by Go Global and is aimed at science and engineering students interested in studying abroad at ETH Zurich. More details on this session can be [...]

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