Sophie Spirkl, an assistant professor of Combinatorics and Optimization, has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Spirkl is one of 125 early career researchers in the United States and Canada who received a Fellowship this year.
Join us for a panel discussion focused on understanding and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in academic settings. All members of our academic communities should strive to create equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments.
Laura Bumbulis, an undergraduate student in combinatorics and optimization, hadn’t completed much science-related work since taking grade 11 biology.
That changed in 2021 as Bumbulis played a key role in improving efficiency at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) during her co-op work term.
Join us for a special edition of Research Talks featuring Michaëlle Jean, Chancellor, St. Paul’s University College, University of Waterloo and former Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
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“While working as an instructional support assistant (ISA), I remember the first time a professor asked for a volunteer to teach a lecture while he was at a conference,” remembers Josué Kurke. “My hand shot up. I donned a professorial kind of jacket with the elbow patches and went all out. Over time, I’ve realized that I feel most at home in front of a classroom. I want to spend my career talking to people about math.”
This award recognizes the impact of Stefan's paper, Maximum determinant positive definite Toeplitz completions, with a prize of $4,000.