Inside Fall 2020

How math is revolutionizing medicine
Clinical trials in medicine are slow, expensive, and most fail. Can mathematical models help us find lifesaving drugs faster and more efficiently?
Anita Layton is a Canada 150 Research Chair for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine and a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Recently, she hosted a panel discussion on math in medicine as part of the University of Waterloo’s Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home celebrations. The following is an excerpt from her opening remarks. The full discussion can be viewed here.
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Mathematics alumnus Alfred Simpson reflects on a life of rich learning
November is Indigenous Education Month—read on to learn about how the Faculty of Mathematics is supporting Indigenous students at Waterloo
Alfred Simpson is a lifelong learner. When the BMath (’70) grad looks back on his time at Waterloo, he recalls: “I wanted to excel at everything I did for its own sake.”
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Launching the Waterloo Women’s Impact Network
On May 12, 2020  International Women in Mathematics Day  Waterloo did something special to mark this occasion by launching the Waterloo Women’s Impact Network (WWIN).
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Igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Mathematics
Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics is truly uncommon. At most universities, departmental branches of mathematics are typically housed within a faculty of science or a faculty of arts. But at Waterloo mathematics is a faculty. In fact, Waterloo is the only university in North America to have an entire faculty devoted to the study of mathematics and computer science.
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