Graduate student life

Home to over 500,000 people, the City of Waterloo has a vibrant multicultural community with plenty of green space, quiet neighbourhoods, a bustling uptown area, and is a hub for global technology companies. Waterloo's campus map is an interactive tool that allows you to find buildings, as well as parking, transit, and places to eat. You can visit unique microbreweries, affordable golf courses, and sample traditional cuisine from around the world. The nearby local farmers′ markets are great places to visit as are interesting neighbouring towns such as Stratford, St. Jacob′s, Elora, and Fergus.

On campus, you'll be a part of a large community of researchers and scholars who will prepare you for a career in and outside of academia. You will also have the support of multiple graduate student associations.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Community iconThe GSA provides Waterloo graduate students with academic, mental, and physical support, a social community, legal aid, as well as advocacy and representation. It actively promotes and represents graduate students' interests to the university administration and all levels of government to enhance the academic and social experience of graduate students at Waterloo. On the GSA website, you will find an International Graduate Student Blog, the BIPOC Graduate Student Collective virtual space, as well as a list of services they provide.

Math Graduate Student Association (MGSA)

Founded in 2016, the MGSA represents graduate students of the Faculty of Mathematics. It promotes an interdisciplinary culture of social and intellectual interaction among Math graduate students through a variety of events, workshops, and professional development opportunities.

Examples of their past activities include:

  • More Feet on the Ground Mental Health Training
  • Alumni Panel
  • Sexism Response Workshop
  • Coffee and Donut Days
  • Trivia
  • ...and many more

Graduate student profiles

Want to learn more about our graduate students' research and experiences? Click the names below to read our graduate student profiles.

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Irene Melgarejo Lermas

Applied Mathematics

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Matthew Sullivan

Combinatorics and Optimization

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Jyler Menard

Computational Mathematics

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Alyssa Schultz Dey

Mathematics for Teachers

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Hayley Reid

Pure Mathematics

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Amine Mhedhbi

Computer Science

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Katia Naccarato

Statistics and Actuarial Science

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View all of our graduate student profiles on the Faculty of Mathematics website.