Events - 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Elevator Pitches: Overview, Advantages and Framework

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research, in a curated lunch series for Postdocs.

For the first lunch series on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, join Anita Layton as she explores why every postdoc needs to be ready with a 2-minute research synopsis.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
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What is it that makes us so scared of, and yet so attracted to, the living dead? Why is it that shambling or sprinting corpses still retain such relentless power?

Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg presents a whirlwind look back at 100 years of cinematic zombies and their evolution into a modern pop culture icon, with special attention to the ways in which Night of the Living Dead permanently impacted the media landscape.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 7:03 PM EDT
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Changing and Challenging Material Definitions

Despite thousands of years of history, glass still challenges our perceptions and definitions.

In this lecture, Drs. Charbonneau and Larson tackle “the glass problem”, to explore and understand the mutable properties of a material which is, by definition, disorderly.

Friday, October 18, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Saturday, October 19, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
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This two day conference will provide graduate students in statistics, actuarial science and finance with the opportunity to share their research results and experiences, discuss career opportunities, and network with prominent researchers and fellow graduate students. 

If you are a graduate student or a postdoctoral research fellow and are interested in providing a talk on your research, be sure to submit your abstract on the registration page. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Peter Szulczewski

Waterloo Mathematics alumni living or working in the greater Toronto and surrounding area are invited to an after-work reception at the Wish offices in Toronto. Speakers include Wish CEO and Co-founder Peter Szulczewski (BMath '05), with campus updates from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 7, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
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Would you like to spend a school term in Europe, and take University of Waterloo mathematics courses taught by Waterloo mathematics professors?

Five weeks in Rome, Italy at the University of Waterloo campus, followed by eight weeks at the University of Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France. How great does that sound?

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
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Blockchain technologies will greatly impact all aspects of business, government, and society. Before blockchains can be widely adopted and accepted however, academia and industry need to consider and address the security challenges associated with blockchain technologies. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (all day)
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On October 2, the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute annual conference will highlight innovative cybsersecurity research and collaborations with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and industry talks. This conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, entrepreneurs, start ups, government, sponsors, and local businesses. Additional details will be posted in the near future. 

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT
Carsten Thomassen

Carsten Thomassen from the Technical University of Denmark will be presenting "Countable weighted graphs with no unfriendly partitions".

Friday, September 27, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, September 29, 2019 (all day)
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Applications were 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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Waterloo Mathematics and Engineering alumni living or working in the Seattle area are invited to meet and catch up with fellow alumni for a Thursday night mixer at the Brave Horse Tavern. Reminisce about the University of Waterloo, network with classmates and hear the latest news from your alma mater over cocktails and appetizers.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 4:15 PM EDT
Hans Follmer

Optimal Transport, Entropy, and Risk Measures on Wiener space

We discuss the interplay between entropy, large deviations, and optimal couplings on Wiener space.

In particular we prove a new rescaled version of Talagrand’s transport inequality. As an application, we consider rescaled versions of the entropic risk measure which are sensitive to risks in the fine structure of Brownian paths. 

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will be hosting the annual Cheriton Research Symposium in the Davis Centre.

This year’s symposium consists of presentations by Cheriton Faculty Fellows, Dan Brown and Urs Hengartner. The full schedule is available online.

Posters by David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients will be on display in Davis Centre atrium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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As part of Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 16th-20th), the Faculty of Mathematics is hosting an appreciation lunch on September 19th in MC 5501 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Monday, September 16, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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The University of Waterloo is the first stop on the Canadian University Get Free Tour hosted by UN Women. The programming will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a campus rally to welcome the HeForShe tour bus and special guests. Join us for music, refreshments and HeForShe giveaways.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT
Lei Wan

Data-Driven Investments with Industry Practice

All third year and above undergraduate and masters students in a finance-related program are invited to participate in this two-part seminar. The seminars are being offered from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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WHAT I WISH I KNEW THEN...

Hear from upper year students and first year instructors!

Female undergrad and grad students are invited with fellow students and professors.

Complimentary snacks will be provided.  We welcome math students who identify as women, or who are non-binary.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Sexism Response Workshop Poster

Join us on Wednesday, July 24th, and learn how to respond wittily, constructively, and effectively to sexist comments directed toward you or others. Pick up some everyday strategies, and practice employing them in various scenarios. 

Friday, July 12, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Join the Math Undergraduate Office to de-stress on Friday, July 12th from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m (while supplies last).

Beat the summer heat with lemonade, iced tea and snacks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Monday, June 17, 2019 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Please join us for a cybersecurity panel discussion and networking event with Engineering and Math alumni and friends in London. Dean of Math Stephen Watt will be moderating the panel, which will include experts in this area as well as policy experts.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Join us on Thursday, June 13th for a day of captivating discussions presented by faculty and alumni.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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On the Shoulders of Giants 

Celebrating our Past, Building our Future
Mathematicians and computer scientists of today build on the knowledge and discoveries made by those who have come before them. Two such giants in the field were Professor William Tutte and J. Wesley Graham. 
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM PDT
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Monday, May 27, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM MDT
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Join us and fellow Math alumni for a cold drink and appetizers at the University of Calgary. Professor Stefan Steiner, Chair of Statistics & Actuarial Science, will share exciting updates from the Faculty and Waterloo.

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