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Monday, January 22, 2018

Tools for commercialization

Toolbox on a table beside a lecturn

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone opened her toolbox at the CryptoWorks21 Distinguished Lecture

“To the man that has only a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”
Abraham Maslow

Your toolbox needs more than just a hammer. Why? That’s exactly it – Why?

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone told a crowd of academics, business professionals and entrepreneurs that people don’t buy what you do, but why you do it. To explain what she meant, Shannon-Vanstone opened her toolbox and shared her tools to commercialize information technology.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Two mathematics faculty members named Canada Research Chairs

Jun Liu and Karen Yeats recognized for research excellence

Faculty members Jun Liu and Karen Yeats have been named Canada Research Chairs, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada Research Chairs Program. Jun is chairholder for his work in Hybrid Systems and Control, and Karen is chairholder for her work in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Small c Math Contest 2015

Last Friday, September 25, was a beautiful sunny evening but over 475 first and second year students still showed up to write the Fifteenth Annual Small c Mathematics Competition. This is a record number of participants!

Congratulations go to the following top-performing students.

1st year students: Chun Ho Lau and Anqi (Joyce) Yang

Friday, August 21, 2015

Making Exam Marking Easier - repeat session

This is a repeat presentation of the Crowdmark grading session. 

The Faculty of Mathematics has contracted with Crowdmark Inc. to provide campus-wide on-line midterm/exam marking and results distribution starting Fall 2015 for all course instructors who are interested.

Students write exam papers with Crowdmark-generated QR codes on each page. Exams are later scanned and uploaded to Crowdmark for marking.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Velocity Fund Finals: Math highlights!

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards at least $115,000 in money to winners. To read more about the Velocity Fund Finals, please visit their website.

At the Velocity Fund Finals, Spring 2015, the following students from the Math faculty pitched their ideas:

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