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Dalhousie Univ, canada cs grad degree

Anybody have any idea on the cs grad program there?

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Never heard of it, and I doubt any major employer in the industry has either. If you don't have a degree from one of the top 25 or so schools, it's basically irrelevant where you get it from.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

The CS program at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia is pretty good. But the most famous is U of Waterloo. At the end of the day however it really depends on what you do with your time at a Uni and what you are aiming for.

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, March 25, 2004

If you are going for name rercognition for CS in canada, Waterloo is pretty much the premiere school. Although I think that there Combinatorics & Optimization department pretty much carries the CS department due to their naturally tight relationship. Things like Elliptical Encryption schemes have come from grads at UW.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

I nearly went to Waterloo 28 years ago for my undergraduate degree, and I still to this day regret not doing it.

Nice town too, and just an hour's drive from Toronto in case you need to stretch your legs a bit.

I'm a "Yank", btw.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Dalhousie does have at least one super-genius alumni...

Thursday, March 25, 2004

And after Dalhouise Erik Demaine did his M.Math and Ph.d. at Waterloo.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Some guys who work/ed on the OpenBSD kernel went to Dalhousie... (don't know if that's good or bad). Go check

Thursday, March 25, 2004

I am familiar with Canadian tech education scene.

Waterloo is famous for its Undergrad in technical disciplines - Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and
now, Software Engineering.

The deal is that the cut off high-school average to get into these programs is ~ 93 % or (GPA 3.9 out of 4.0). So...

As for graduate studies, that are usually tightly related to
research, it is U of Toronto that is ranked at the top
in Canada because it's the university that attracts top
research funding in the country.  In addition, it has a
strong CS/CE faculty.

Personally, I would not bother doing a graduate degree
in CS/CE/SE unless it is from a decent school (read "top
tier"). Because otherwise, in words of Philip Greenspun,
you'll have to work with people that were not smart
enough to succeed in the industry, so the stayed in

PS I am a 3rd year Waterloo Software Engineer.

Pavel Levin
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Anyone know about McGill?

Friday, March 26, 2004

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