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2012 Gaylen Duncan Scholarship Winner: Devin Denis



My name is Devin Denis.  I'm entering my fourth year of Computer Science at Carleton University.  Last summer I worked at MC Countermeasures Inc. as part of Carleton's Co-op program, which was a great experience.  Within computer science, I'm particularly interested in design patterns, human computer interaction, and localization.  I hope to work in a field related to one of these topics after I graduate.  Winning the Gaylen Duncan award validates the work I put into my studies, and the monetary aid is extremely helpful.  With the aid of co-op and scholarships such as the Gaylen Duncan award, I expect to graduate debt-free.  Thank you so much.





About the Gaylen Duncan Scholarship

Established 1992, each year the CIPS Ottawa Section provides student scholarships to outstanding students in a full-time Computer Science/Software Engineering Program. The candidates must be enrolled in programs that are accredited by CIPS National. Those programs are found at both the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University. Each student receives a scholarship in the amount of $1500 from CIPS Ottawa.

In 2008, CIPS Ottawa renamed the section's scholarship to the Gaylen Duncan Scholarship in memory of Dr. Gaylen Arthur Duncan, a former CIPS President (1987-1988); visionary; and mentor and friend to many people in CIPS.

Gaylen DuncanPrior to moving to Toronto, he spent many years in Ottawa and was was very active in the CIPS Ottawa Section serving in many positions including CIPS Ottawa President. For several years, he was the editor of CIPS Review, the association's national magazine. Gaylen also served as a CIPS representative to the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) and as a member of the CIPS Advocacy Committee.

Gaylen was CEO and President of ITAC from 1995 to 2003 and he was instrumental in bringing CIPS and ITAC together on a number of initiatives including the relocation of the CIPS national office to ITAC's head office.

Gaylen was a skilled lobbyist with ready access to the top-most levels in government and corporate decision makers. He had over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector. He sat on numerous boards and committees including: The Broadband Task Force, Advisory Committee to the Minister of National Revenue on Electronic Commerce, Roundtable on E-business Opportunities, the Advisory Board for the NRC Institute for Information Technology, and was Co-Chairman of the Conference Board Advisory Council on Canadian Connectedness. He consulted on IT policy development working with both government and industry in many developing countries including Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

His career was dedicated to education and information technology development in various forms and levels across Canada and internationally. The Gaylen Duncan Scholarships are in appreciation of his commitment and long standing service to CIPS and the broader IT community.



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