Computer Science Diversity Committee (CSDC) & Student Experiences Initiative (SEI) invites you to join Dr. Cinda Heeren's webinar, Redefining the Base Case: Broadening Participation in Computing by Embracing a New Historical Narrative.
Cinda Heeren is a Professor of Teaching and Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs in the computer science department at the University of British Columbia. Her consistent, engaging work in UBC’s core-CS Data Structures course was recognized with the Killam Teaching Prize in Spring 2020.
Cinda champions inclusive assessment strategies facilitated primarily by an accessible, modern, freely available, scalable, online assessment tool called PrairieLearn. Her most recent creative project is the development of a data structures and algorithms course designed specifically for non-CS majors, that ties together classic problems from CS with applications from the arts and sciences.
Cinda continues to be a vocal advocate for diversifying the field of computing through outreach, program development, and undergraduate community-building. She is the Chair of the CS Department’s Committee on Outreach, Diversity, and Equity (CODE), and she evangelizes for inclusive and innovative teaching practices at every level of instruction.