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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. Jan. 16, 2018Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

    Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

    Read the full media release.

  2. Dec. 13, 2017New collaboration with CMS announced at Dean's ReceptionDorette Pronk, Chair of CMS Competitions Committee and Kathryn Hare at the Dean's Reception

    On December 9 at a special Dean’s reception hosted by Stephen Watt, Dorette Pronk, Chair of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Competitions Committee, announced that the 2018 Canadian Olympiad team will train at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Dec. 12, 2017Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

    Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2018Math Plan Information Session -

    Plan advisors from the Faculty will be presenting information sessions on the different plans available for math students. 

    A schedule of the sessions will be posted shortly.

  2. Jan. 25, 2018Secrets of (Successful) UW Math Alumniseminar

    The Faculty of Mathematics is exceptionally proud of our alumni for their outstanding accomplishments, innovation, and achievements within their communities and professions. 

    Join us for an afternoon of inspiring and informative discussions presented by the 2017 Alumni Achievement Medal Award recipients

  3. Jan. 31, 2018Bridges Lecture: Polar Projects - Conceptualizing and rendering arctic spacesReserach team on snowmobiles near Labrador

    Roxandra Moraru and P. Whitney Lackenbauer

    The first Bridges lecture in 2018 will explore how humans have sought to make the Arctic legible (to borrow the phrase of James C.

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