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Programming competitions

We participate in programming competitions for current students throughout the year. We also host competitions in English for middle and high school students from New Brunswick and often partner with Université de Moncton, which hosts equivalent competitions in French.

Science Atlantic CS Competition

Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) is a charitable association of 18 post secondary and research institutes in Atlantic Canada with a mandate to advance science education and research at the undergraduate level. 

Every year, the Computer Science Committee of Science Atlantic has hosted the Atlantic Canadian Programming Contest (ACPC). For many years, it was a round of the ICPC Programming Contest. The ACPC is no longer an ICPC event, but can serve as an important warmup - our students can now directly compete in the Northeastern North American Round, with or without having particpated in the ACPC.

NB High School Programming Competition

Open to all New Brunswick high school students (grades 9-12), the NB High School Programming Competition is hosted every year to promote the development of programming clubs and skills at the high school level.

More information on the 2023 competition will be posted when available.

NB Scratch Programming Competition

The NB Scratch Programming Competition is run by Brilliant Labs and open to students up to grade 8. Schools hold a local contest and their best Scratch programs are sent for further judging. Then finalists are invited to UNB Saint John, where the winners are selected. 

More information on the next competition will be posted when available.