African math advocates visit Faculty of Math to celebrate partnership

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On May 27, 2024, delegates from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) met with representatives of the Centre for Education in Math and Computing (CEMC) and the larger Faculty of Mathematics to celebrate a new phase in their continuing partnership. This represents one of more than 300 partnerships that Waterloo holds with universities and research institutions in more than 50 countries worldwide. 

Established in 2003, AIMS is a pan-African network of post-graduate education centres dedicated to “shap[ing] the continent’s future through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, public engagement and research.” AIMS is committed to making Africa a leader in mathematics and computer science innovation, exemplified by their new slogan, ‘In Africa’s youth, the future of science.’  

AIMS and CEMC members at signing ceremony

“Waterloo has been a proud partner of AIMS for the last decade,” says Ian VanderBurgh, director of the CEMC. “We’re excited to begin this new chapter of collaboration and learning together while continuing to broaden our partnership.”  

Read the full article from Waterloo News to learn more.