The College of Victoria (UVic) helps seniors get snug on the internet with free workshops.
College students within the UVic Division of Pc Science are hoping to assist Better Victoria residents 60 and older get extra snug with computer systems.
The college’s free seniors program presents workshops for folks with little or no expertise utilizing computer systems.
Sue Butler, the undergraduate advisor for the division, famous that this system is led by fourth-year undergraduate electrical and pc engineering scholar Robert Lee.
Every session is run by Lee, an Oak Bay Excessive alumni, and his group of scholar volunteers – most of whom are finishing undergraduate levels in pc science or engineering, Butler defined.
She famous that Lee is “very inspiring” – apart from operating the seniors program workshops for a number of years, Lee was additionally the recipient of a Schulich Chief Scholarship in 2016 and lately positioned first along with his group on the Western Engineering Competitors.
Previous workshops have coated Google and serps, e-mail, the idea of social media and extra. Every session ends with a dialogue of on-line privateness and security, adopted by a query interval the place attendees can convey up any of their pc questions and obtain assist from the volunteers, Butler defined.
The following session specializing in using Microsoft Phrase is ready to happen on Feb. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in rooms ECS 258 and ECS 250 within the Engineering and Pc Science constructing. Attendees aren’t required to pre-register upfront, however Butler recommends arriving early with a purpose to get settled in.
Workshop contributors are invited to make use of UVic’s computer systems however are welcome to convey their very own laptops, iPads and another tech they’d wish to study to make use of.
Anybody with questions is requested to contact the division at 250-472-5700.