Events - 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Math Students:

Come join us for an evening of math board games in the Math C&D and math trivia in MC 2066.

There will be an Open Mic in the MC Comfy Lounge.  If you are interested in performing, here is the link to sign-up check or email:

There will be free pizza, hot chocolate, candy and popcorn.

See you all there!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — 5:30 PM EST
Marc Morin

The "blood, sweat, tears, toil and triumphs" of commercializing technology

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
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In all creative endeavors, we are inspired by the work of others to move the frontiers of our intellectual interests forward. Our experiences, in work and life alike, challenge us to grow and evolve. This process allows us to realize the quintessential goal of education: to change ourselves.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

You are invited to join MathSoc's party with profs event!

Have a drink, some snacks, and hang out with Faculty.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Want to learn about the career journey of alumni who graduated from Mathematical Studies? Want to hear some advice from our alumni who have been successful in their professional careers since graduation?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

This information session will be of interest to 1B Math students who are interested in applying to the co-op program.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

This is your chance to:

  • Learn about the Faculty of Mathematics and all its programs
  • Chat with professors and students who have already been there
  • Attend a sample first-year lecture
  • Learn about co-op
  • Get tips on how to prepare for a math contest
  • Take a campus tour and visit our residences

You can plan your day ahead of time with our Fall Open House Schedule.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us for the consultation session for the University's strategic plan - Bridge to 2020. This consultation session is open to all members of the Faculty of Mathematics. 
Through the strategic plan consultations, the University will gather your ideas on what we need to achieve by 2025 and what success will look like.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The incredible explosion in the power of artificial intelligence is evident in daily headlines proclaiming big breakthroughs. What are the remaining differences between machine and human intelligence? Could we simulate a brain on current computer hardware if we could write the software? What are the latest advancements in the world's largest brain model?

Participate in the discussion about what AI has done and how far it has yet to go, while discovering new technologies that might allow it to get there.

Complimentary tickets are required for this lecture.

Friday, September 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Join us

On Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute.

The Institute brings together under one umbrella Waterloo’s 40 security researchers from across the University. These renowned experts are collaborating to uncover new approaches to security and privacy while also partnering with corporations and government to advance the application and implementation of cybersecurity and privacy technologies.

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 5:30 PM to Saturday, September 22, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
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Join us on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd to REVISIT, REUNITE, and RELIVE your days in the Faculty of Mathematics.

New for Friday night…its Alumni vs Students in the ultimate LOOP Elimination Tournament.  Battle through your classmates in quick 4 minute games of LOOP pool.

Sunday, September 2, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, September 8, 2018 (all day)
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First - congratulations! You made it.

We're excited that you're here and we're going to start your first year at the University of Waterloo with a bang.

To get you #UWREADY and help you make lasting connections with your fellow #mathies, we've put together a variety of sessions and activities to get you set up on the right path for success.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Waterloo empowers entrepreneurs to go beyond.

Entrepreneurs are natural problem solvers. Beyond creating companies that bring innovative and world-changing ideas to the global market place, entrepreneurs are increasingly acting as community builders, industry change agents, and global disruptors. Find out why.

Friday, June 22, 2018 — 5:30 PM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Three-day programing workshop

This three-day workshop covers an intense 17-hour curriculum designed to give beginners complete, basic programming skills to use in their studies or workplace. It is intended for everyone who wants to learn basics of programming and does not have an opportunity to do so as a part of their studies. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn the Python programming language through lectures and hands-on sessions, supported by a team of mentors.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 — 9:40 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Wes Graham in the Red Room

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce its inaugural Wes Graham Research Symposium & Computer Science Awards. The ceremony takes its name from James Wesley (Wes) Graham, a humble visionary known as the “father of computing” at the University of Waterloo and an academic who devoted his career to making the magic of computers available to everyone. 

Friday, June 15, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

We're excited about the Spring convocation. The Faculty of Mathematics holds two ceremonies. If you don't see your degree here, please check Ceremony 1.

Following each ceremony, bring your families and guests to the Great Hall in the Student Life Centre (SLC) for photos and refreshments.

In the second ceremony, the following degrees will awarded:

Friday, June 15, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

We're excited about the Spring convocation. The Faculty of Mathematics holds two ceremonies. If you don't see your degree here, please check Ceremony 2.

Following each ceremony, bring your families and guests to the Great Hall in the Student Life Centre (SLC) for photos and refreshments.

In the first ceremony, the following degrees will awarded:

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Faculty of Mathematics is exceptionally proud of our alumni for their outstanding accomplishments, innovation, and achievements within their research, communities, and professions.

Monday, June 4, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

Antonio Montalban, University of California - Berkeley

Infinite two-player games have been a very useful tool to prove many results in logic and other areas. What makes them fascinating to computability theorists is that winning strategies can be extremely complex even for simple games.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 (all day)

Students who have received an Offer of Admission to Waterloo, and their family, are invited to join us on this special visit day to meet with current students, speak with professors, and tour the residences.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Join President and vice-chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur and fellow alumni in Mississauga for a thought provoking alumni event - Where UWaterloo meets AI - Ethics.  This event features a panel of expert speakers sharing their knowledge and understanding in the field of ethics in artificial intelligence, followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience.
Speakers confirmed to date:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
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J. Andrew Deman, Josh Neufeld, and Naomi Nishimura

Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

March Break Open House is a campus-wide event for applicants and their families. The Faculty of Mathematics offers an information-packed day with your interests in mind. Highlights are presented below, but you can get the full Math Faculty March Break Open House schedule by following this link.

Join us March 10th to 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Enigma machine

Peter Berg and David O'Keefe

Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device invented in 1918 to encrypt the most secret and sensitive communications in Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and  the lengths the Allies would go to in an effort to tap into its Ultra Secret yield!


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