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The Dean’s New Year message

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As we celebrate the start of the new year, I want to say a special thank you to Waterloo mathies everywhere. It’s been two difficult years, but our community’s ingenuity in the face of adversity—our tireless pursuit of a better world—has been nothing short of amazing. Your accomplishments fill me with hope for the future and, for this, I am deeply grateful.

headshot of man smiling wearing a blue suitSince the Fall, I’ve had the chance to meet with many of you in person for the first time as Dean. It has been inspiring to hear your stories and I’ve come away from these discussions energized and optimistic. In particular, I’m excited about what we might accomplish together as we tackle the big challenges facing the world.

When it is safe to do so, I hope to meet with many more of you. Please stay tuned for more information about when I may be visiting your part of the world. In the meantime, please stay connected to the Faculty by reading E-Ties, our alumni e-newsletter. In it, you’ll find event information, faculty news and alumni success stories. To subscribe to E-Ties, please contact

And, finally, I hope you’ll read some of our favourite alumni and friends stories from 2021. There is so much to be proud of.

Happy New Year!


Mark Giesbrecht

Dean, Faculty of Mathematics

Alumni events are a great way to stay connected to the Faculty of Mathematics and your fellow University of Waterloo alumni.

Whether you graduated five years ago or 50, you're still a part of the UWaterloo Mathematics family and we want to meet you. Alumni events take place throughout the year in various cities and countries around the world.

To get involved, suggest an event idea or to learn more about alumni activity in your area, please contact

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Faculty of Mathematics Year in Review 2021

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As 2021 draws to a close, we want to celebrate our diverse and super talented Waterloo Math community. During another difficult year, our alumni and friends stepped forward to lead, innovate, and inspire. Here are five of our favourite alumni and friends stories from the year that was. We hope you enjoy. Read more...

Bridging the gap

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An ambitious new fund expands the realm of possibility for co-op students in the Faculty of Mathematics. Read more...

Learn more about how the CEMC team and its supporters are investing in the Future

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We are pleased to share with you the 2020 Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) Impact Report, where we look back on the unique year of learning and teaching from classrooms to kitchen tables. You'll learn how one teacher and BMath alumna keeps coming back to CEMC courseware to meet her students' needs. You'll also hear from four generous donors — including two other accomplished BMath alumni and Waterloo's own Dean of Mathematics — who share their insights into how mathematics and computer science education make a difference in young people's lives.

We hope that you will share with your networks. Together we can spread the love of math!

Going the extra distance

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Waterloo recognizes outstanding co-op employers with inaugural Co-operative and Experiential Education Impact Awards

From supporting a vital social project in India to developing an innovative mindset right here in Kitchener-Waterloo, University of Waterloo students continue to develop critical skills for the future of work. This is all thanks to our outstanding employer partners. Read more...