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Friday, May 21, 2021

Taking initiative to encourage cooperation and build community

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Wherever Adina Goldberg goes, she leaves a trail of newly-created community events, academic initiatives and connection opportunities behind her. The Pure Mathematics PhD student and self-described “huge extrovert” carries the mantra: “Make things happen if they don’t exist – just build it yourself.”

Friday, May 14, 2021

Winners of the 2021/22 Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence announced

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Eight incoming master's students at the University of Waterloo have each been awarded a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence, valued at $17,500, from the Vector Institute.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Winners of the 2021 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper announced

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The Faculty of Mathematics recognizes two graduate students for their outstanding research papers. Dan Ursu, a PhD student in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Simeon Krastnikov, a recent master student of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, have been announced as the individual winners of the 2021 Huawei Prizes for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Driving social impact

Jinjiang J.J. Lian

Jinjiang ‘J.J.’ Lian first realized he wanted to become a data scientist while working as a data manager for clinical research at a university healthcare facility in the US. “I noticed that many healthcare workers lacked the skill set to collect and interpret patient data correctly, which negatively impacted patient care,” he recalls. “I decided that whether I ended up in healthcare, tech, or another industry altogether, I wanted to use my data skills to help people.”

Friday, November 6, 2020

Learning to teach

Hayley Reid

Hayley Reid almost attended another university. “I was leaning in a different direction, but Waterloo Math blew me away on Visitation Day,” she remembers. “There was a real sense of community, which was a key factor for me.” Hayley also had the opportunity to meet Dr. David McKinnon, her future PhD supervisor who introduced her to an area of research that blends geometry with number theory. “It was my first exposure to the field, and I was sold,” she says. She committed to a master’s degree in pure mathematics and never looked back.

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