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Friday, July 10, 2020

Four professors awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

Marcus Hofert, Sergey Gorbonov, Gautam Kamath and Jian Zhao

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science professor Marius Hofert and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science professors Sergey Gorbonuv, Gautum Kamath and Jian Zhao have each been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS).

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Many remember Professor John Cabeen Beatty

John Beatty on Gabriola Island

John Cabeen Beatty III (November 27, 1947 – July 2, 2020)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New unit heads in the Faculty of Mathematics

Mark Giesbrecht, Jochen Koenemann and Raouf Boutaba

In addition to a new dean in the Faculty of Mathematics starting on July 1, we welcomed two new unit heads. Jochen Koenemann returns as chair of the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and Raouf Boutaba becomes the eighth director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, June 19, 2020

A day of pride looks different this year

June 19, 2020 Convocation Faculty of Mathematics

This year’s Convocation was one no one expected. The Class of 2020 graduated without an in-person ceremony, but not without celebration. The University handed out lawn signs for local graduating students, staff and faculty members, we designed downloadable signs in multiple languages for our diverse students and gifs for social media, and the entire University community shared congratulations messages.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

#IAMGOODATMATH

Anita Layton on Zoom for the 2020 Women in Math Virtual Celebration

Alumni from Canada, the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland and Australia joined together for a virtual celebration of International Women in Mathematics Day on May 12. They attended virtual coffee, multiple panels, a screening of Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani and connected on social media with the hashtag #IAmGoodAtMath and on the Waterloo Math Digital Community.

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