Events - 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, May 24, 2020 (all day)
Hand writing on glass board
Friday, May 1, 2020 — 3:00 PM to Sunday, May 3, 2020 — 6:00 PM EDT
DataFest logo

The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. Assisted by consultants who are usually graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 (all day) to Friday, May 1, 2020 (all day)

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is holding the second annual Waterloo Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance on April 30 & May 1, 2020.

This year's conference will focus on the theme: Biostatistics: Foundations and the Era of Data Science. Other areas of focus will include the use of data from diverse sources, electronic health records, and causal inference and prediction.

Registration details will become available closer to the conference date.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Academia vs. industry career panel

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research and International, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Math postdocs.

Anita will moderate the conversation with a panel consisting of PhD educated professionals working in a combination of academic and industry jobs spanning the public and private sectors.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Tourist taking photo of Times Square

BEYOND The Headlines is hosted by the University of Waterloo in partnership with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Math Ambassador group

Attending March Break Open House will give you a feel of the campus and answer all of your questions.

Drop in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or stay the whole time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — 3:30 PM EDT
Semi opened laptop

Computer scientists think often of Ender’s Game these days. In this award-winning 1985 science-fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender is being trained at Battle School, an institution designed to make young children into military commanders against an unspecified enemy.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Sheet music

After rapidly presenting how symmetries play an interesting role in nature, art, and science, François Bergeron and Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will explain and illustrate how Bach mathematical symmetries in writing the scores for his music. This will partly be done via an interplay between a pictoral description of the symmetries of the scores, and a live rendition by musicians of the result for the audience.

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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Dan Rosen picture

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, 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
Rakesh Parameshwar picture

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).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Bell Let's Talk logo

On Wednesday, January 29 let’s talk about mental health.
Bell Let’s Talk aims to reduce stigma and encourage people to start conversations about mental health.   

Join us at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside Math C&D / Comfy Lounge for:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Group of people shaking hands

How to network in academia

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research and International, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Math postdocs.

Learn tips and tricks from our resident experts at the Centre for Career Action about how to use in-person opportunities, online platforms, and social media to maximize your network. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 9:45 AM to Sunday, January 19, 2020 — 6:00 PM EST
StarterHacks logo

Canada's first and largest beginner-focused hackathon.

StarterHacks has this year partnered with Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics to welcome over 1,000 high school and university students to participate in Canada’s largest beginner-focussed hackathon. The students will have 24 hours to create something amazing to solve a real-world problem, all while learning more about technology.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
City of Denver and Rocky Mountains
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Calculator and budget

Learn how to manage your funds and budget for the term you want to have. Michelle Hung, The Sassy Investor, will provide some hands-on tools to help you achieve financial wellness to help you achieve your goals

Join us for this free workshop on January 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Students playing indoor soccer

Did you know that balancing positive physical and social activities with your studies leads to improved academic performance?

This session explores how regular physical activity significantly improves your mood, wellbeing and overall student experience. Lastly, we will discuss the variety of opportunities available to get involved on campus.

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