Thank you to all of the students who came to the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Information Session! The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH chapter hosted this event in collaboration with the University of Toronto Computer Graphics Club for the first time. We would also like to thank our speaker, Alain Chesnais. He is the current VP of software development at Big Viking Games, and the former president for both ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH. Thank you to Big Viking Games for sponsoring our event and feeding hungry students with pizza!
We had many enthusiastic students from multiple schools and programs attend the session. Alain Chesnais covered all the details about what it means to be a SIGGRAPH student volunteer, what the benefits can be, and what qualities are sought after in a Student Volunteer. After his presentation, we had a very successful Q&A session with a panel of some former Student Volunteers who are also involved in the Toronto SIGGRAPH Chapter. The panel included Gillian Chesnais, Jacky Bibliowicz, and Roya Shams. After the event and discussion, the students that we met were even more excited and eager to apply. We hope we can see them at upcoming SIGGRAPH conferences, or future Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH events!