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  1. June 20, 2019Timing of vaccinations are key to controlling disease outbreaks
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    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that the most effective way to prevent disease outbreaks is for the majority of the population in a particular region to be vaccinated at the same time. 

    Their study, which builds on an existing mathematical model of epidemics, affirms that the timing of vaccination is critical in controlling outbreaks.

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  2. June 14, 2019The 40,000th Faculty of Mathematics alumnus will cross the stage today
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    Today over the course of two ceremonies, the Faculty of Mathematics added 1,286 alumni for a total of 40,750 in more than 100 countries. We also gave out one award for leadership, one Doctoral Prize, had two valedictorians, handed out six medals, and three Honorary Doctor of Mathematics degrees.

  3. June 12, 2019Third woman to win Turing Award to receive an honorary doctorate
    Shaffi Goldwasser

    Shafira (Shafi) Goldwasser is one of today’s leading computer scientists, known for her contributions to the foundations of cryptography, privacy, and security. In 2018, Goldwasser became the Director of the world’s leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science, the Simons Institute for Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  1. Sep. 27 to 29, 2019Waterloo Mathematics Undergraduate Research Conference
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    Applications are due by June 30, 2019.

    Meet leaders in mathematical, computer and statistical sciences at a two-day, all-expenses-paid conference hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

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