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  1. Sep. 24, 2020Creating opportunities in cryptography
    Alfred Menezes

    “I was never the type to plan out my career,” says Alfred Menezes, a professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Sep. 23, 2020Are local shutdowns effective, or should they be in lockstep provincewide?
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    This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons licence. Read the original article.

  3. Sep. 22, 2020New math alumnus' startup pitch turned heads at Y Combinator Demo Day
    Kyle Faller and Chris Mathew

    Extracted from University of Waterloo's story on September 21, 2020

    When investors logged in to Y Combinator’s virtual summer 2020 Demo Day, they got to see Waterloo entrepreneurship in action. Four companies with ties to Velocity and the University of Waterloo took part in the event, including one co-founded by a recent Math alumnus, which brought together a class of 198 of founders from 26 different countries.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2020Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home
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    Join us to celebrate Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home!  Whether you watch the concert, take part in the virtual fun run or enjoy the day of math-specific activities, we hope you have a great time. Be sure to register today!

  2. Oct. 2, 2020Workshop for NSERC applicants
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    The Faculty of Mathematics is holding a virtual workshop on writing a research proposal for NSERC applications. We have invited professors and doctorate students from various departments to share their experience and answer your questions. If you would like to attend, please register for the workshop.

  3. Oct. 26, 2020Graduate Studies Information Session
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    Considering graduate school? Join us on Monday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual event. You will have the chance to interact with other students, speak with department representatives and ask questions about various programs. Register for Grad Info Session

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