Helping MCS Students

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.

Student Support and Guidance

The CSSC is an open space for Computer Science students to come in and ask questions about their university and post-university career. We cover topics such as: technology, school, mental health, personal goals, and career development. We act as liaisons to the Computer Science faculty to ensure that all students can seek appropriate support and guidance. The CSSC seeks to support students through community initiatives built upon inclusivity and empowerment.

Academic and Professional Growth

The CSSC will be collaborating with the MCS organizations and hosting multiple workshops throughout the academic year to better equip students with technological knowledge sought after by employers in the industry. We provide students with opportunities, space, and resources to work on community projects, technical interview questions, and fun technical events so students can gain experience outside of the classroom. The CSSC also aims to inform students of what options they have post-graduation with a Computer Science degree and how they can combine this degree with other fields.


The CSSC has devoted our technology team to develop processes and tools to help Computer Science students succeed academically and professionally. We curate resources from across the internet and produce original content all the while keeping the interest of students as the top priority.


The CSSC provides support to all of the clubs/societies belonging to UTM’s MCS community. We provide spaces and resources for MCS organizations and work closely with them in order to achieve common goals; some of which are: community building, academic achievements, professional development, mental wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Meet the Team
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Alexandra Thompson
General Manager

Alexandra found her passion for working with students in her time as an undergraduate Computer Science teaching assistant. She enjoys conversations on the ups and downs of student life and her experience as an undergraduate. Alexandra loves to share her tips on overcoming struggles in university.

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Chris Lim
Technical Director

Chris is our tech lead! He recently finished a CSC492 project where he created a tinder-like application for students to match with school clubs! If you need help with your personal projects or want to learn a new technology, he's your go to man!

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Jessica Anderson
Operations 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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VyVy Ngo
Student Resource Curator

As the student resource curator, VyVy wants to create a welcoming computer science environment by providing students access to any information they need. She has a passion learning and grabs any information within her reach. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting and some Skyrim.

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Nameera Azim
Student Culture Coordinator

Nameera dedicates her time to connecting with the students within the Computer Science community to learn about what type of support they need and advocating for changes that improve their University experience. Feel free to shoot her message if you want to talk about anything - from internships to Earnest Hemmingway to new Marvel movies.

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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.

  • The Computer Science Student Community (CSSC) is an open space for Computer Science students to come in and ask questions about their university and post-university career. We act as liaisons to the Computer Science faculty to ensure that all students can seek the appropriate support and guidance.

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