Join us for the Faculty of Mathematics heats of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Everyone welcome!
Observed, simulated and projected changes in indicators of climate extremes
Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria
Cheer for the Waterloo Warriors at the 15th annual Fantastic Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Retiree Day as the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Western Mustangs.
Half time at the women’s game will feature the annual Alumni vs. Staff Monster Hoops Showdown where three staff members will battle three alumni for the 2014 Monster Hoops Championship title.
In this special faculty-wide teaching colloquium, 2011 Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Yvan Saint-Aubin of Université de Montréal presents:
Teaching mathematics as an outsider
Abstract: My PhD is in physics. I was hired by the Département de mathématiques et de statistique of Université de Montréal*, probably because my thesis used some advanced differential geometry. But my education in mathematics was at best patchy. I will share some of the pleasures and misgivings of learning mathematics while teaching it.