Temporary Suspension of MEF Spring 2021 Voluntary Student Contribution (VSC)

Saturday, April 3, 2021

WATERLOO, Ont. (April 3, 2021) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the experience of the University of Waterloo Mathematics undergraduate students, the University of Waterloo Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF) remains committed to improving undergraduate mathematics education.

Furthermore, acknowledging the unusual circumstances arising from the impact from the pandemic for the undergraduate Mathematics student community, who are the contributors and beneficiaries of the fund, and among other considerations, the Board of Directors of the fund have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the collection of the Voluntary Student Contribution (VSC) of $31.42 (10π) for full-time Mathematics undergraduate students enrolled in the Spring 2021 term. The VSC collection for MEF was also previously suspended for the terms of Spring 2020 and Winter 2021.

As a part of the fund’s mandate to support and benefit the mathematics undergraduates through our funding grants, MEF is still committed to providing support through the student-led and student-decided Project Funding and Professional Development Funding grants through the duration of the pandemic and welcomes proposals on initiatives and ideas that align with this mandate. MEF has provided over $300,000 in funding grants in the past year.

MEF strives to increase the impact of the fund in improving undergraduate mathematics education through the contributions to the fund by the Mathematics undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo.

To learn more or to submit a proposal for funding grants from MEF, please visit https://mef.uwaterloo.ca/

About the University of Waterloo Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF)

The University of Waterloo Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF) is a student-run and student-funded organization that raises and allocates grants towards initiatives and causes that benefit the Mathematics undergraduates of the University of Waterloo.

University of Waterloo Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF)


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