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Fall 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Opportunities.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA)Applications for the Spring 2019 program are now closed.

Tutte's Distinguished Lecture Series 

The very successful Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series has now completed. That success has led to a Tutte Distinguished Lecture once per term. The next lecture will happen in the Spring term.

*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel   

Grad Studies: Fall 2019 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 1, '19

  1. June 14, 2019Samuel Jaques awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal
    Samuel Jaques

    Samuel Jaques will be awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal (Master) at the June 14th convocation ceremony for his outstanding academic performance.

    Under the supervision of Alfred Menezes and Michele Mosca, Jaques achieved an average of 97 per cent during his Master's program while he held an NSERC Graduate Scholarship. He was also awarded the President's Graduate Scholarship and the Rai Mathematics Graduate Scholarship.

  2. June 13, 2019Hanmeng Zhan wins the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition
    Harmony Zhan

    This new prize will be awarded annually to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.

  3. June 10, 2019Spring 2019 convocation
    Spring 2019 convocation

    Congratulations to the 12 M.Math. and 3 Ph.D. C&O students who will be awarded their graduate degrees at the Spring 2019 convocation ceremonies!

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  1. June 20, 2019Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar - Pierre Clavier

    Title: Arborified zeta values and shuffles of rooted trees

    Speaker: Pierre Clavier
    Affiliation: Potsdam University
    Room: MC 6483*

    *Please note room change


    Arborified zeta values are a generalisation to rooted trees of the usual multizeta values.

  2. June 20, 2019PMath/C&O Joint Colloquium - Eric Thomas Boulter

    Title: The Parallel Postulate: a 2000-year controversy

    Speaker: Eric Thomas Boulter
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5501


    Euclid's book The Elements was groundbreaking in its logical formulation of synthetic geometry, and it is profoundly influential to this day, as it is widely considered to be the most published non-religious book in human history.

  3. June 21, 2019Combinatorial Optimization Reading Group - Ishan Bansal

    Title: Maximum Cardinality Popular Matchings

    Speaker: Ishan Bansal
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479


    We have seen the algorithm by Abraham, Irving, Kavitha, and Mehlhorn which deals with finding popular matchings (can be easily modified to give maximum cardinality popular matchings) in bipartite graphs with one-sided preference lists.

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