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Friday, February 27, 2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Bridges Lecture - Mathematics and democracy


Talk abstract

A multitude of election systems have been proposed for choosing both single winners (for mayor, governor, or president) or multiple winners (to a council or committee). Those based on approval voting, which allows voters to vote for more than one candidate or party, are especially appealing.

Mike Stonebraker
MIT and Turing Award Winner

Monday, September 14
Humanities Theatre
2:00 p.m.


This Turing Award talk intermixes a bicycle ride across America during the summer of 1988 with the design, construction and commercialization of Postgres during the late 80’s and early ‘90’s.  Striking parallels are observed, leading to a discussion of what it takes to build a new DBMS.  Also, indicated are the roles that perseverance and serendipity played in both endeavours.


Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

March Break Open House 2016

Thank you very much for attending March Break Open House 2016!

Please download the slides for the following sessions:

Join us on campus for: 

  • Academic sessions - see suggested schedules below 
  • Learn about co-op jobs from students in programs you've applied to 
  • Get your questions answered from professors, staff, and students at our academic and admissions booth
  • Take a student-led tour of the Math Faculty buildings to see where students take classes, study, eat, and hang out. 
  • Get insight and tips about how to excel at the Euclid Contest 
  • Attend a sample Math and a Computer Science first-year lecture 
  • See what life is like at Waterloo

Here are sample schedules of the day's activities

Or download the full schedule of activities for the Faculty of Mathematics (PDF)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Ocean turbulence and global climate variability in the ice-age

The Centre for Computational Mathematics is hosting a public lecture and reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

Everyone welcome! Please register to attend.

Public lecture: Ocean turbulence and global climate variability in the ice-age

Speaker: Professor Dick Peltier, University of Toronto

Fields UG Summer Research Program Students visit to the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. Departure from Fields Institute 
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Arrival at the Faculty of Math / Refreshments
M3 Atrium

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m 

Welcome remarks - Information on University of Waterloo Math Graduate Studies

Srinivasan Keshav, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies