Events - 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Lobby Lounge

Stephen M. Watt, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics invites you to join him for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dean Watt will be previewing the Faculty of Mathematics’ 50th Anniversary international celebrations for 2017 (including Asia), and inviting you to join Reunion 2017. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM HKT
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Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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The department of Computational Mathematics is hosting an Alumni Career Panel.

Our panelists include professionals from Magnet Forensics, Sortable, Claronav, Open Text and the University of Waterloo.

These five successful Alumni will talk about the following:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST

Second, third and fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to come out and learn more about graduate studies in Faculty of Mathematics.

There will be an overview of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Mathematics including a brief description from:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The Bridges lecture series are public lectures connecting Arts, Science and Mathematics.

Pattern finding- popular expression of transcendent ideas.

With Matthew Scott and Soheila Esfahani

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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It's a countdown to one of our most exciting years since 1967!

Join us at the 2016 Math Reunion to kick off a year of celebrations! Okay...we know the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics doesn't start until January 1st, but what a great way to get things going.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — 5:30 PM EDT
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Math students are cordially invited to attend the Math Faculty - Go Abroad Information Session.


  • where you can go on exchange
  • how to apply using Passport, our new online application tool
  • how to make an exchange work with co-op programs

and meet your Faculty Exchange Representatives.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 1:30 PM to Sunday, September 25, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT
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A weekend of activities have been planned for Class of ‘76ers and Faculty of Mathematics alumni in Ottawa.

Friday, September 16, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Dan Wolczuk presents "Active Learning in Math"

It is often said that learning mathematics is not a spectator sport.  Moreover, there is overwhelming evidence that active learning in the mathematics classroom improves students' performance. 

In this session, I will briefly review some of the literature on active learning and discuss options and obstacles for inserting active learning into our classrooms.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Pino Tenti

Join friends and family on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 to celebrate the life of Dr. Pino Tenti.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Fields UG Summer Research Program Students visit to the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. Departure from Fields Institute 
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Arrival at the Faculty of Math / Refreshments
M3 Atrium

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m 

Welcome remarks - Information on University of Waterloo Math Graduate Studies

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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How I used Math and Software to get into every Fashion House in the world...

Presenting the Art and Science of my Software Business

Monday, May 30, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

The Faculty of Mathematics is hosting a networking reception for Math alumni living in the St. Catharines area and alumni who will be attending the Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting at Brock University.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
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Join the uWaterloo Alumni Calgary Chapter (UWAC) and current Waterloo co-op students working in Calgary for an evening of drinks, great food and even better conversation. Learn about upcoming events being hosted by UWAC, hear updates from campus and offer feedback about future alumni activities in Calgary.

Join us at our new location:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Computational Mathematics is hosting a public lecture and reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

Everyone welcome! Please register to attend.

Public lecture: Ocean turbulence and global climate variability in the ice-age

Speaker: Professor Dick Peltier, University of Toronto

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for a panel discussion on the use of clickers in Math and CS lectures, featuring

  • Shane Bauman (Dean's Office)
  • Ricardo Fukasawa (Combinatorics & Optimization)
  • Diana Skrzydlo (Statistics & Actuarial Science)
  • Dave Tompkins (Computer Science)

Panelists will talk about their motivation to try clickers in the classroom, the challenges and the benefits.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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The Faculty of Mathematics' Dean, Stephen M. Watt, invites you to reconnect with your UW alumni, receive university updates, and hear about plans for the Faculty’s upcoming 50th anniversary. This event will be a great opportunity to gather with friends and staff of UW to build your pride in the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Thank you very much for attending March Break Open House 2016!

Please download the slides for the following sessions:


Join us on campus for: 

  • Academic sessions - see suggested schedules below 
  • Learn about co-op jobs from students in programs you've applied to 
  • Get your questions answered from professors, staff, and students at our academic and admissions booth
  • Take a student-led tour of the Math Faculty buildings to see where students take classes, study, eat, and hang out. 
  • Get insight and tips about how to excel at the Euclid Contest 
  • Attend a sample Math and a Computer Science first-year lecture 
  • See what life is like at Waterloo

Here are sample schedules of the day's activities

Or download the full schedule of activities for the Faculty of Mathematics (PDF)

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
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Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 7:00 AM EST

We are pleased to invite our fellow UWaterloo alumni to a fun day in Whistler on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Ski, snowboard or just come for lunch and a day of exploring the village of Whistler! Even if you don't live in the area, its a great reason to plan a trip to Whistler!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 3:00 PM EST
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Join us for the Faculty of Mathematics heats of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Everyone welcome!

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
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Saturday, February 20, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Please join your fellow Mathies, alumni, and representatives of the University of Waterloo basketball teams, for an evening of reconnecting, reminiscing, and cheering on the Warriors! Lost your thundersticks? Not to worry—we’ll have plenty to share along with other UW swag!

Saturday, February 6, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST
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As an Alumni Big Ticket holder, Alumni Relations and Athletics invite;you to attend Alumni Big Ticket Day with Women’s Hockey. Come show your Warrior pride on Saturday, February 6,as the women's hockey team takes on the Brock Badgers.

1:30 p.m. Gates open
2:30 p.m. Puck drop

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Applied Mathematics Alumni Career Panel


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