DCS hosts an informal group of female graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from the Computer Science Department at UofT. We have monthly lunches, and a mailing list you may wish to join if you are not already on it. Contact us here to be added to the list.
During our monthly lunches, we socialize and hang out together, but often we pick a topic of interest and discuss it among ourselves, or invite someone to talk about an interesting topic or idea.
Some of the topics we've discussed in the past:
- Reports from students about their experience at Grace Hopper/CRA-W grad cohort
- A day in the life of a female faculty member
- Attracting women into computer science
- Female scholar retention
- Tips for attending conferences
1. Women in CS conferences, workshops, and research opportunities
• Grace Hopper Celebration - A Conference for Women in Computing *See the DCS Women at Grace Hopper Page
• Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)'s Women in Computing page
• CRA-W Workshops for: graduate students, junior faculty, and more; the grad cohort
• WiML - Workshop for Women in Machine Learning
• SOSP Diversity Workshop
• CRA-W Canadian Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
2. Scholarships for Women in CS
• Google Canada's Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
• L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
• Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Program
• Delta Kappa Gamma World Scholarship
• Travel Scholarship: ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
• Anita Borg Foundation Pass-It-On Awards Program
• Scholarships for Women
3. Additional stuff
• Wikipedia: Women in Computing
• NY Times (Nov 2008): The Forces Driving Women Out of Computer Science
• the Varsity: "Female profs reduce gender gap, study finds"
• University of Toronto - Status of Women Office - offers various workshops and events; Status of Women Office blog
• Study: "The Shortage of Female Computer Science Faculty at Stanford University"
• Article: "Are Student Evaluations of Teaching Fair?"
• Toronto Geek Girl Dinners
• DCS Women in Computer Science Archive Site
• Google Grad CS Forum
Some of Our Department's Faculty Members
GRAD STUDENT PROFILES
Shirin Sohrabi Araghi