Need to practice your thesis, project, or conference presentation? Want information on useful How-To’s? Discover gives you an opportunity to practice presentation skills and obtain useful information before you venture out into the real world.


Discover is a series of talks by students, allowing them to share their research with the rest of the Faculty and can set the environment for collaboration opportunities. Discover is also a series of Workshops and Information Sessions for students, allowing them to obtain information on useful How-To’s to help them complete program requirements and venture out into the real-word. Each session in the Discover series may include one or more of the following:

Practice (thesis / project / conference) presentations:

If you are a student is having thesis presentations in the near future or is preparing to present his / her work at a conference and wish to practice before the big day, you could practice your presentation at Discover.

Introduction to thesis / project topics:

Brief introduction to the topic you might be working on for his / her thesis / project. The introduction to thesis topics talks are not to exceed 25 minutes, and must cover only the basics of the particular topic, without delving into the details of the your work (this is taking into account any intellectual property matters that may prevent students from presenting their work at such colloquia).

How to’s:

Students may deliver talks on how to accomplish something. An example may be how to write an academic paper or how to create effective presentations. As well, Discover provides a venue for program specific workshops and information sessions, answering common questions such as “How to Secure an Internship”, “CV Best Practices”, “Completing Program Requirements”.

Click here to see the list of presentations from Past Discover Sessions.

Other interesting topics:

If there is a topic you are interested in that you might wish to share with your colleagues, you could present this topic and have more time assigned for discussion at Discover.

CSGS is always looking for speakers for our bi-weekly CSGS Discover events! If you would like to practice your thesis / project / conference presentations, share your research area or acquired wisdom about how to or how not to do something in academia, or, if you would like to share a topic you find interesting, send us an email to and you can become our next speaker!

All Faculty of Computer Science graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Faculty, and Staff are welcome to attend our Discover Sessions. However, only CS graduate students, invited guests, and eligible 4th year CS undergraduate students who might be pursuing Honors theses / research assistantships are eligible to present at our Discover talks.

All CS students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff at the Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science are welcome to attend.

Past Discover Sessions


  • “Demistifying the Path of Doing an MEC Thesis” – by Collin Conrad and Gabriella Mosquera, MEC Alumni
  • “Understanding the Process of an Internship from the Perspective of Former MEC Students”
    – by Lillian Ajebon, Jabez Harris, current MEC Students
  • “Understanding the Process of an Internship from the Perspective of Former MHI Students” – by Marwan Abouelela, current MHI Student


  • “A computational model based on personality, mood and emotion” – by Somayeh Fatahi, Ph.D. Candidate (University of Tehran, Iran) Visiting Researcher, Dalhousie University
  • “What She Said: Barriers and Enablers to Career Advancement for Women in the Nova Scotia ICT Sector”
    – by Jules Fauteux, Ph.D. Candidate
  • “A Googler’s Typical Day” – by Ryder Ziola, Google Maps and Dal FCS Alumnus
  • “Distribution of News-Related Tweets Over Geographic and Time Dimensions” – by Ghada Amoudi, Ph.D. Student


  • “Getting Hyper About Research Data” – by Daniel Yule, Ph.D. Student
  • “Anonymity in the Digital Society” – General discussion
  • “Mobile Cloud Computing & Security” – by Saurabh Dey, Ph.D. Student
  • “Cloud Computing” – General discussion
  • “Context Technologies: What’s Really at Stake with Canadian Privacy” – by Colin Conrad, MEC Student
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