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The University of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. Perhaps the best testimony to Waterloo's standing and exceptional reputation is the quality and many achievements of the Faculty's teachers, researchers, alumni and students. With more than 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 240 full-time professors, and 300 courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science, the Faculty is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation.

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  1. Aug. 20, 2018Math and Computer Building ShutdownMath and Computer building

    As the result of a planned infrastructure upgrade for Math & Computer (MC) there will be a full electrical shutdown from August 21-29, 2018, during which time the building will be closed to all faculty, staff and students. 

  2. Aug. 16, 2018Math shows how human behaviour spreads infectious diseasesChris Bauch

    Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    Current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within host populations do not include social behaviour.  

  3. Aug. 14, 2018The perceptions of retirement could have negative impactsProfessors Mary Hardy and David Saunders

    Not only do Canadians nearing retirement or already retired expect to work longer, but a majority of them believe they’ll have low liquid retirement assets.

    PhD candidate Saisai Zhang and professors Mary Hardy and David Saunders conducted the 2016 Ontario Retirement Survey (ORS). The report examines the retirement concerns and risk preferences of 1,000 randomly selected Ontario pre-retirees and retirees aged 50 to 80. Read the full story.

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  1. Sep. 2 to 8, 2018Orientation 2018Orientation leader carrying large pink tie sign

    First - congratulations! You made it.

    We're excited that you're here and we're going to start your first year at the University of Waterloo with a bang.

    To get you #UWREADY and help you make lasting connections with your fellow #mathies, we've put together a variety of sessions and activities to get you set up on the right path for success.

  2. Sep. 21 to 22, 20182018 Fall Math Reunionword banner

    Join us on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd to REVISIT, REUNITE, and RELIVE your days in the Faculty of Mathematics.

  3. Nov. 3, 2018Fall Open House

    This is your chance to:

    • Learn about the Faculty of Mathematics and all its programs
    • Chat with professors and students who have already been there
    • Attend a sample first-year lecture
    • Learn about co-op
    • Get tips on how to prepare for a math contest
    • Take a campus tour and visit our residences

    Registration will be ready soon!

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