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Friday, April 21, 2017

Fields Thesis Competition Success

Back row (from left to right): Erika Pederson-Lorenzen (Fields - organizer), Arvind Gupta (U of T, UBC - judge), Anup Dixit (U of T), Anton Mosunov (Waterloo), Tyrone Ghaswala (Waterloo), Thomas Bury (Waterloo), Alessandro Vignati (York), Ivan Telpukhovskiy (U of T), Helen Cheyne (York), Tom Salisbury (Fields, York - judge), Jean-Marie De Koninck (U Laval - judge).

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award for Brian Forrest

The Fields Institute announced today that Professor Brian Forrest of the University of Waterloo Department of Pure Mathematics was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award. This honour recognizes innovation and excellence in mathematics education.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Putnam Results 2016

The results of the 2016 Putnam Competition have arrived. 

The University of Waterloo team did extremely well this year, finishing in 6th place out of 568 institutions. 

The top 5 universities were as follows:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rotman International Trading Competition 2017

RITC team 2017

Congratulations to the University of Waterloo team for their success in this year’s Rotman International Trading Competition.

The team placed fourth overall, first in the credit risk case and third in the algorithmic trading case.

From left to right in this photo are Jimmy Fang (team coach), Boyang Li, Jing Tang, Jessie Guo, Hanson Li, Alex Wang and Charles Zhao.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bernoulli Trials Results

The Bernoulli Trials Contest was held on Saturday, March 4th.

This is a recreational contest in which contestants are given a sequence of statements, and they must decide (or guess) whether the statements are true or false.

This year, contestants were being eliminated after their fourth incorrect answer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stanley Yao Xiao Wins Murray Martin Prize

Stanley Yao Xiao

Congratulations to Stanley Yao Xiao, winner of the 2017 Murray Martin Prize for the Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. His paper, "Power-Free Values of Binary Forms and the Global Determinant Method" was nominated by his supervisor, Prof. Cameron Stewart, of the Department of Pure Mathematics.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Prof. Ken Seng Tan Named Sun Life Fellow in International Actuarial Science

Ken Seng Tan

Sun Life Financial Asia (Sun Life Asia) and University of Waterloo have announced Professor Ken Seng Tan as the recipient of the Sun Life Fellowship in International Actuarial Science, effective immediately.  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Maplesoft, University of Waterloo partner to improve online STEM education

Maplesoft logo

Combination of technology infrastructure with high quality content offers complete online learning solution

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Big E and Special K contests 2016

The Big E and Special K contests were held on Saturday November 5th. These are mathematics contests for undergraduate University of Waterloo students.

The Special K contest is for 1st year students and the Big E contest is for upper year students. Both contests consist of 6 problems, and complete written solutions are required.

This year, 46 students participated in the contests.

The winners of the Big E contest were

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dual Degree Doctoral Program with UCAS

signing ceremony

Photo: Representatives from the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences in the Chinese Academy of Sciences celebrate signing their dual degree doctoral program (cotutelle) agreement in Beijing.