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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Digging Deeper

Alyssa Shcultz Dey

She grew up in Alberta and Nova Scotia, but she considers Nanchang, China, her second home. After earning undergraduate degrees in pure mathematics and education, Alyssa Schultz Dey took a leap of faith and accepted a teaching position at the Nanchang No. 2 High School Sino-Canadian Nova Scotia International Program in southeastern China.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Switching Gears

Anita Chen

The University of Waterloo was Anita Chen’s second choice. In hindsight, she is “absolutely grateful” for the turn of events that led her from China to the Faculty of Mathematics.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Changing Direction

Jaqui Parchment

Like many first-generation Canadians, Jaqui Parchment (BMath ’87) and her parents struggled financially when they moved here from Jamaica. “My parents couldn’t find work in their field,” she shared. “At the time, if you studied actuarial science, you were guaranteed a job because the demand was so high.” Parchment had a natural aptitude for mathematics, so she enrolled in the actuarial science program at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

New funding will help rural and remote internet users

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Internet users from Canadian rural and remote communities suffer from frequent Internet interruptions, which generally result from various network issues. The lack of human resources, expertise and support make these issues difficult to identifyand fix. Remote areas lack responsive and cost-effective operations or maintenance efforts.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Sergey Gorbunov raises $3.75 million USD for Axelar, his blockchain start-up

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Axelar, a decentralized network that connects application builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users, has raised $3.75 million USD in seed funding from Silicon Valley investors, including DCVC, a San Francisco–based venture capital firm specializing in deep tech, and notable blockchain companies and investors such as Binance X, Lemniscap, Collab+Currency, North Island Ventures, Divergence Ventures, Cygni Labs, and others.

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