UVic offers free introductory computer workshops for seniors

Seniors and students in a UVic classroom work together on computers
Seniors at a previous computer workshop enjoy learning from UVic students

2019 October — UVic’s Computer Science Department is pleased to welcome seniors to a series of free workshops to learn more about the digital world.

The courses — the first of which begins Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 — are designed for community members (aged 60 or older) with little or no prior experience with computers. The sessions will cover Google and search engines; email; social media, including Facebook and Twitter; Microsoft Word; and more.

Each session will feature a component on online privacy and outline steps to on how to stay secure in the digital world.

Pre-registration is not required. Attendees can bring their own laptops or use the computers available in the classrooms.

WHEN: The first session, on Google and search engines, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Workshops take place in UVic’s Engineering and Computer Science building, Rooms ECS 250 and ECS 258.

PARKING: ;Please enter through the north entrance, facing away from Ring Road. Nearby parking is available in Lot 1. UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For those arriving by car, pay parking is in effect. More parking information and campus maps.

If you are a student and would like to volunteer, please sign up online.

Future sessions will include the following:

  • Nov. 9, 2019 — Email, including Gmail and Outlook
  • Jan. 11, 2020 — Social media, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Feb. 15, 2020 — Microsoft Word

For more information about the sessions, please visit our website and click on “Seniors Program.”

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