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  1. Nov. 19, 2019Math for good and evil
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    The newest course offered by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program at Grebel may seem more like a math course, but in fact, it is open to students from all faculties regardless of a student’s comfort (or discomfort) with math. The creators of the course believe that Math for Good and Evil is the first course designed through the collaboration of the Math and PACS departments at the University of Waterloo, and maybe the first Math and Peace course in Canada.

  2. Nov. 18, 2019Researchers bring gaming to autonomous vehicles
    Three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles by Waterloo researchers.

    Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. 

  3. Nov. 8, 2019Johnny Wong and colleagues receive most influential paper award for work presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009
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    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong, his former master’s student Ye Hu, and colleagues Marin Litoiu from York University and Gabriel Iszlai have received the most influential paper award for research they presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009, the 19thannual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019F19 Concept $5K Finals
    Concept $5K Finals

    Let's show our support for the three teams that include Math students in the Concept $5K Finals (previously known as the Velocity Fund Finals $5K).

    The student entrepreneurs will pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just three minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges.

    The three teams from Math include:

  2. Jan. 22, 2020Postdoc Lunch Series: How to network in academia
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    How to network in academia

    Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research and International, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Math postdocs.

    Learn tips and tricks from our resident experts at the Centre for Career Action about how to use in-person opportunities, online platforms, and social media to maximize your network. 

  3. Feb. 7, 2020Bridges Lecture Series - Opening Space/s
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    Fifty years after the first lunar landing again we find the exploration of space to be inviting.

    Our quest to open new spaces that extend wider and further than ever before promises immense scientific and technological milestones to be met. It is also an occasion to converse about vexing and relatively unexplored socio-political issues which such discoveries entail. Does an expansion into space carve opportunities to improve or, rather, exacerbate our currently polarizing Earth-related physical and social difficulties?

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