The above timeline, developed by graduate student Doug Martin, is featured on our 45th anniversary merchandise. We thank him for his excellent work and will be adding a description of the timeline below.
Many thanks to Mark Kerr of the Queen’s University News Centre for their coverage of the School of Computing’s 45th anniversary.
While technology has evolved dramatically since the School of Computing was founded in 1969, there has been one constant over those 45 years, according to Director Selim Akl.
“One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the quality of our students. Our undergraduate and graduate students really are scholars and we’re proud of them.”
The School of Computing boasts the largest full-time graduate program at Queen’s, with an average of 150 full-time master’s and PhD students pursuing their degrees. “They are driving our research machine with their cutting edge work,” says Dr. Akl.
That research spans a broad range of topics, with many of the school’s 22 laboratories collaborating with departments across Queen’s, as well as other universities and industry partners. Dr. Akl says the nature of computing science encourages the school to work with many different partners.
“I challenge anybody to find an aspect of society or life that is not touched by computers. That’s why the field is so exciting,” he says. “It’s also exciting to do research in a field that’s moving so fast. Our faculty and graduate students are creating new things and they can see the result of their work. They get that instant gratification.”
Selim Akl, Director, Queen’s School of Computing
Celebrate our 45th anniversary in style with these fantastic T-shirts, long-sleeved Ts, and hoodies. The shirts feature art by graduate student Doug Martin!
Clothing is available for direct ordering through the Campus Bookstore and can be shipped straight to you, or picked up at our events. We plan to have a small selection of clothing available at our events, but if you want to be sure that you can take something home, be sure to order ahead of time.
We will also have Queen’s School of Computing USB keys and mugs at all 45th anniversary events.
Dear alumni and friends,
The Queen’s School of Computing is 45 years young. Founded in 1969 as the Department of Computing and Information Science, today the School is a leader in its field, thanks to its strong commitment to excellence in education, research and service.
This is an invitation to visit us this year as we celebrate our 45th anniversary. We would be delighted to welcome you and show you around. You will find a School that offers a stimulating environment and a wonderful atmosphere in which to work, learn, and discover.
I look forward to seeing you in Kingston.
Selim G. Akl