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Posted November 7 , 2013

November 8-9, 2013

Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing comes to Waterloo

WATERLOO — The University of Waterloo will host the fourth-annual Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing this week. The conference brings together female professionals, students and faculty who are interested in, or work in, computing. The conference on November 8 and 9 helps generate excitement about computing while providing attendees with opportunities for networking, sharing and mentoring.

A number of speakers will address attendees including:

• Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College
• Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify Inc
• Kelley Irwin, VP of Technology Solutions, TD Bank Group.

“We are excited to host this event at the University of Waterloo where so much cutting-edge computer research takes place — and much of that by women,“ said Professor Kate Larson of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “This is an important opportunity to showcase the exciting contributions being made by women in computing, and to inspire female students to pursue computing.”

Previously held in Kingston, London, and Toronto, Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing 2013 is set to be the largest event in the annual series so far.

In addition to hearing speakers, attendees will participate in a number of technical sessions, a research poster competition and a job fair.

A full schedule of events is available through the ONCWIC website.

Date: November 8-9, 2013
Time and Location:

November 8: 5:30p.m.-10:00 p.m - The Tannery, Charles St, Kitchener

November 9: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Bruce White Atrium in Mathematics 3, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo

Parking: Parking on November 9 will be available in lot M. To get a parking pass for the event, please contact the organizers at

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