THE UNIVERSITY OF
COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM
October 13, 2000
The number of declared CS majors enrolled in Fall 2000 is 194.
Hirings and Faculty Complement
There are now (as of September 2000) five tenured
or tenure-track faculty members, not including the Chair of
Mathematics and Computer Science who also teaches one CS course.
There is one full-time term instructor (full-time since 1994), and
this term there were three part-time instructors, two of whom had
other full-time jobs within the university.
The department is currently interviewing for one more tenure-track
faculty position and one sabbitical replacement term position in
Task Force on Institutional Co-operation
This task force (to facilitate inter-institutional co-operation in
IT in Northern BC) has disappeared from sight.
The CS program has two graduate students enrolled in the Master's
of Science degree: one part-time. Rich Little, the first student
to be awarded an interdisciplinary Mathematics/Computer Science
degree, graduated last summer.
Jernej Polajnar began a year-long sabbatical 1
July, 2000. Charles Brown has returned from sabbatical, and Waqar
Haque intends to go on sabbatical July, 2001.
UNBC is facing a severe space shortage. The University is leasing
space downtown. A new laboratory building is scheduled for
completion in Fall 2002, and there are plans to construct a
research park building. At present approximately 150 students use
one room with 16 Sun Sparc machines, and 60 upper year students use
another with 12 machines.