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News archive - February 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

New directions in optimization

Yuying Li

“I started out as a student in mathematics,” said Professor Yuying Li. “It was a huge, scary move to come to Waterloo for computer science. Thankfully, it has worked out.” 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Professor William Slofstra awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

Faculty of Mathematics Professor William Slofstra

Faculty of Mathematics Professor William Slofstra credits the University of Waterloo’s collaborative environment for him receiving a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. The pure mathematician is keen to use the monetary prize that comes with the fellowship to enhance the supportive atmosphere he has benefited from at Waterloo.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Improving his community

Jyler Menard

Jyler Menard’s experience during his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo encouraged him to return to pursue graduate studies in the Faculty of Mathematics. However, Menard, who is currently doing a master’s in Computational Mathematics, also wanted to help other students have a more wholesome experience during their university years. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Right Direction

Katia Naccarato

Katia Naccarato has never shied away from exploring an unfamiliar path, hitting a dead end, and trying a different one. Before she enrolled in the Master of Actuarial Science (MActSc) program at the Faculty of Mathematics, she was laser-focused on pursuing a career in medicine. Her current trajectory looks nothing like she expected, but she’s confident that she’s heading in the right direction.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Laying a foundation

Samantha Wallis

Samantha Wallis’s enthusiasm for statistics is matched only by her longtime passion for visual arts. Even before setting foot on campus, she experienced significant internal conflict about her career direction. “It’s difficult to envision the future when you have so many options and interests,” she admitted.

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