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  • London Free Press: Tech Firms Growing Rapidly

  • TD Bank Group Donation: Data Analytics investment

  • Masters of Data Analytics program

Established in 1964, the Department of Computer Science at Western has developed strong academic and research programs  to become one of the leading establishments in its field. Our faculty are the recipients of many teaching and research awards.  We are home to a vibrant and dynamic department with much to offer to undergraduate students, graduate students and visitors. 

Lately the availablity of jobs in the Information Technology field has been on the rise. The following are links to articles in local and national newspapers which discuss this situation:

  • Software developer tops list of U.S. News & World Report's annual best jobs rankings
    Are you in search of the best possible job? Look no further than software developer, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual list, which ranked the position as its top pick for the new year.  USA Today (Jan 2019)
  • Tech Jobs Will Boom In Canada, But Country Lacks People To Fill Them -- Canada’s economy will create at least 218,000 tech jobs between now and 2020, but lacks the people to fill them, says a new report from a not-for-profit think tank. Huffingtonpost Canada (March 2016)
  • Degrees With Best Rate of Return - A study, which analyzed more than seven million resumes on the Workopolis job search website, found degrees that showed the highest percentage working in jobs related to their education included nursing (97 per cent); pharmacy (94 per cent); computer science (91 per cent); engineering (90 per cent) and human resources (88 per cent). Globe and Mail (Aug 7/14)
  • Top 2 Jobs are CS Jobs - All jobs aren’t created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. This year the top 2 jobs are Computer Science related jobs!
  • Best and Worst MSc Degrees for Jobs - Check out this Forbes article on best and worst MSc degrees for jobs. Computer Science comes in at number 2 for best.
  • Why Canada is failing at tech - Computer science and technology is another sector that can be included in the ongoing skills-gap crisis in Canada, according to Ryan Holmes, CEO of social media management company HootSuite. Holmes suggests a sustained engagement with educators, at both the high school and PSE levels, is a logical first step to encouraging youth to pursue studies in computer science. He also suggests that the tech sector do a better job of promoting the image of software engineering as creative, inventive, and “sexy.” Financial Post (Jul 10/13)
  • Best Computer Jobs for the Future - Trying to determine your ideal IT career path? Want to know which computer jobs will be in the greatest demand, offer the highest salaries and best opportunities for advancement once you finish training? ITCareerFinder assembled this comparison of the decade’s hottest technology careers to serve as your guide. These 10 computer jobs will experience the fastest growth through 2020, pay salaries well above the national average, boast top employment rates and offer a range of advancement opportunities.www.itcareerfinder.com