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Events - 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Considering graduate studies? 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

Monday, October 19, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Public Opening of the 2020 Fields Medal Symposium, in honour of Alessio Figalli, October 19

The 2020 Fields Medal Symposium will honour Alessio Figalli (ETH Zürich) who was awarded a Fields Medal in 2018 for "contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability". Hosted by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, the Fields Medal Symposium is held each year to celebrate a recent medallist.

Friday, October 2, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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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.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Waterloo alumni at previous Black and Gold Day event

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!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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We are welcoming new female students to the Faculty of Mathematics. Get to know other women in math and build your connections in a virtual meet up!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Event attendees dressed up at photobooth

We are welcoming new female students to the Faculty of Mathematics. Get to know other women in math and build your connections in a virtual meet up!

Monday, September 14, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Michele Mosca, Scott Vanstone, Alfred Menezes

The profound impact of early discovery, experimentation, and disruption through research and invention

Friday, June 26, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT

The Defence and Security Foresight Group (DSF-G) is cohosting a lunch-and-learn webinar with the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI).

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Mugs filled with varying shades of coffee

Please join Women in Computer Science for this free, virtual event with Kathleen Nalty, an expert in strategies to create cultures of inclusion to retain and advance diverse talent.

Friday, June 19, 2020 (all day)
Convocation mace

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Although we are separated by distance, we are still celebrating. We recognize the outstanding academic achievement and milestone of over 1,300 graduates.

Friday, June 5, 2020 — 3:30 PM EDT
Lauren Williams

Matroids, tropical geometry, and positivity

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Friday, June 5, 2020 — 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Thursday, May 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Students talking

We will be hosting a 1-hour information session for current undergraduate students studying in the Faculty of Math on a study permit.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

Dancing till the end of gravitational collapse: Black stars

The speaker for this seminar is Luis Garay from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
1 slide, 3 minutes, outstanding ideas

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research-based graduate students to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using just 1 static power point slide.

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Join us on March 4th for a seminar hosted by University of Waterloo Financial Technology group @ the Manhattan Institute of Management: Machine Learning and AI in Wealth Management: A Revolution in the Making, presented by Dan Rosen, co-founder and CEO of d1g1t.

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST
People under CCTV cameras

Media, government, and industry commonly frame Security and Privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 6:00 PM EST
Recruiter talking to student

If you're in Grade 10 and planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare.

Academic and student services booths – 6 to 7 p.m.
Presentations and questions – 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about:

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Women in Math group photo

WiM is excited to host the winter lean-in circle event on Thursday February 13th. 
The WiM lean-in circle events are an opportunity for female students to share experiences and get advice on how to navigate the school and workplace from other women.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Ian MacKinnon


Co-founder and CTO of Later.com, Ian MacKinnon (MMath '08 & BMath '06), is coming to UWaterloo for an ASK ME ANYTHING fireside chat with students.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Math Career Panel Banner

Want to learn about the career journey of alumni who graduated from the Faculty of Math?

Want to hear some advice from our alumni who have been successful in their professional careers since graduation?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, or you are just curious, please join us at our Math Career Panel on Saturday, February 8th for a networking opportunity.

Friday, February 7, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST
Spaceship taking off into space

Fifty years after the first lunar landing again we find the exploration of space to be inviting.

Our quest to open new spaces that extend wider and further than ever before promises immense scientific and technological milestones to be met. It is also an occasion to converse about vexing and relatively unexplored socio-political issues which such discoveries entail. Does an expansion into space carve opportunities to improve or, rather, exacerbate our currently polarizing Earth-related physical and social difficulties?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Join us on January 29th or a seminar hosted by University of Waterloo Financial Technology group @ the Manhattan Institute of Management: FinTech Applications of AI & Machine Learning in B2B Space presented by Rakesh Parameshwar, Senior Director for Strategy & Innovation, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator (MAA).

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