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Events - 2020

Saturday, December 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM to Monday, December 21, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST
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Nine speakers. Three days online. Zero cost. (Dec 19 - Dec 21, 2020)

Hear from senior Engineers and Executives from Oculus/Facebook, Google, Zynga, Snapchat, Amazon, NetSpi and start-ups in AI and Healthtech.

Register today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (all day)
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CS4U Day is virtual this year!

High school students, teachers, and families are welcome to join us for captivating lectures and interactive activities. 

Join us for sample lectures and activities with some of our best professors and to learn more about the area of Computer Science. 

Registration is open until Dec 4 for Ontario high school teachers & students. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 9:00 PM EST

The READI Project (Risk Management, Economic Sustainability, and Actuarial Science Development in Indonesia) is a project funded by the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada), Manulife Indonesia, and Sun Life Financial and implemented by the University of Waterloo in collaboration with the Financial Services Authority (OJK). The main objective of the READI Project is to make Indonesia a regional center of excellence in actuarial science and risk management.

Monday, October 26, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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The Graduate Studies Information Session was on October 26. Students had the chance to speak with department representatives and ask questions about various programs. 

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
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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
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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!

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
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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)
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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


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


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