Since 2012, students enrolled in CIS3750 (Systems Analysis & Design in Applications) at the University of Guelph have worked with charitable and not-for-profit organizations to develop computer science and software engineering solutions to a variety of social challenges. Solutions have spanned the domains of food security, education, and personal and public health, and have been co-designed with community partners including (but not limited to) The SEED Project, The Upper Grand District School Board, Community Living Cambridge, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
This fall, I am excited to announce that the students of CIS3750 will be working with and learning from University of Guelph’s very own First Response Team (FRT).
“The University of Guelph First Response Team is a student-run, non profit team of volunteers. We provide on-call and special event coverage to the University of Guelph community and its visitors in the form of emergency first-aid services. During the Fall and Winter semesters, we provide service to the campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We operate under the directive of the Campus Community Police and Fire Prevention.”(Pulled directly from the First Response Team Website, August, 2020)
Over the course of the fall semester, CIS3750 students will work remotely with FRT volunteers to develop tools to help them better respond to medical emergencies on campus.