Helping MCS Students

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What is CSSC?

The Computer Science Student Community (CSSC) is a community organization overseen by the Computer Science Faculty in MCS. Taking its roots from the Hacklab, the CSSC is tasked to support students’ academic and professional needs throughout their university career all while providing space and opportunity for community growth. The CSSC also acts as a central hub for computer science students to seek guidance, advice, and support. Furthermore, they act as a supporting pillar between all MCS student clubs/societies.

Guidance for Students

Student Support and Guidance

The CSSC aims to support all students within the Computer Science community and provide them with appropriate resources to combat their issues.

Academic Growth

Academic and Professional Growth

The CSSC aims to equip students with knowledge that helps them tailor their university experience to support their careers and post-graduation goals and aspirations.


Development of Technology Resources

The CSSC has devoted our technology team to develop processes and tools to help Computer Science students succeed academically and professionally.


Collaboration with MCS Clubs and Societies

The CSSC contributes resources to assist all clubs and societies within the MCS community.

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Jessica Anderson
Executive Director

Jessica was accepted into UTM as an Accounting Student, but ended up wanting to do Computer Science, so she is ready to tackle any of your POSt questions. She always struggles to choose which courses are most important to take and she's ready to share her findings!

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Nameera Azim
Director of Communications

Nameera is a third-year student specializing in Computer Science and minoring in both Statistics and Business. On lazy days, you can probably find her reading, painting, fangirling over an MCU movie, watching the Premier League, or messing around with her ukulele! Feel free to reach out!

Naaz Sibia
Director of Operations

Naaz likes preference learning and Human-Computer Interaction (with a CS-ed focus). She also likes talking about mental health, and courses she's TA'ed. When not looking into the mentioned topics, or working to finish her bachelor's degree, she likes having 3 am discussions with friends, drawing chibis, and eating Chinese food.

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Ritvik Bhardwaj
Director of Technology

Ritvik is a CS specialist with a hunger to learn new and exciting technologies. He loves learning about new things related to computer science :D

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Yousef Bulbulia
Director of Technology

Yousef is a third year student double majoring in math and CS. As a co-tech director, he helps create and support initiatives that help students grow themselves academically and professionally. When he's not busy, you can find him playing guitar, hanging out on UTM discord servers, or dying in Apex Legends.

Michael Liut
Faculty Advisor

Michael is a Computer Science educator who prides himself in fostering an environment of educational excellence through active and experiential learning. In recent years he has assisted in the development and implementation of active learning materials/strategies in several Computer Science courses at UTM. Michael enjoys travelling, and is an avid scuba diver.