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Friday, October 26, 2018

594 students confer today

Dan Brown leads the Commencement procession

Today the Faculty of Mathematics adds 594 alumni for a total of 39,476 in 106 countries. This includes:

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Can labels on slot machines promote healthier gambling?

Slot machine. Photo credit: "Hello I'm Nik" on Unsplash

Professor Kevin Harrigan, Director of the Knowledge Translation Stream at Waterloo's Gambling Research Lab, and Professor Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of slot machines and how much money they might win or lose.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Women in Computer Science offers programming workshops to the Waterloo community

Students in a workshop with their laptops

Programming can help students achieve more in their studies and allow faculty and staff to make light of repetitive and routine tasks, but many shy away from programming because learning to code can seem daunting.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Two Schulich Leaders entering Faculty of Mathematics this fall

Schulich Leaders Advait Maybhate and Yunfei (Robin) Wen

Two incoming first-year students in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo have won Schulich Leader Scholarships, the largest scholarships for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in Canada.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Waterloo encourages high school girls to Think About Math!

Mubina Chunari speaking to high school students at Think About Math!

At 14, Mubina Chunari hadn’t chosen her dream job, but she knew she loved math. At the time, she couldn’t figure out how to make a living by loving math and it was holding her back. The only adults she’d met with careers in math were either university professors or her own teachers. Although teaching interested her, she wanted a career outside of academics that would fit more into her personal growth goals.

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