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Friday, May 19, 2017

Researchers recieve Early Researcher Awards

Eighteen University of Waterloo researchers have received Early Researcher Awards worth $2.5 million. The announcement is part of larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge. Two of those researchers are members of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Each researcher will receive $140,000 over five years plus an additional $50,000 from the University.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Undergraduate scholarship honouring Professor William Tutte announced

Professor William Tutte

Join us in celebrating the life of professor William Tutte by creating an undergraduate scholarship in his honour. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the top student in combinatorics.  

By recognizing students for their academic achievement and passion for education, we will ensure that William Tutte’s greatest successes do not lie in the past. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

J. G. Kalbfleisch 1940-2017

Jim Kalbfleisch

Jim Kalbfleisch passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home in Waterloo. Jim served as Chair of the Department of Statistics (now Statistics and Actuarial Science) from 1975-79. He was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics from 1986 - 1989, leaving that position to serve as Associate Provost, Academic Affairs from 1990-1993 and then Vice-President Academic and Provost from 1993 – 2000.

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.