Welcome to Pure Mathematics

We are home to 25 faculty, four staff, approximately 50 graduate students, several research visitors, and numerous undergraduate students. We offer exciting and challenging programs leading to BMath, MMath and PhD degrees. We nurture a very active research environment and are intensely devoted to both ground-breaking research and excellent teaching.

  1. May 25, 2022Kathryn Hare named Distinguished Professor Emerita
    Kathryn Hare

    Kathryn Hare from the Department of Pure Mathematics has been named Distinguished Professor Emerita in recognition of her storied career at Waterloo.

    Hare has been a mainstay in Pure Math since 1988 when she first took up a role as an assistant professor. She had previously attended Waterloo as an undergraduate student, completing a BMath in 1981.

  2. May 20, 2022William Slofstra awarded University Research Chair
    William Slofstra

    A researcher in the Department of Pure Mathematics is among the latest winners of a University Research Chair.

    Awarded by the Office of the Provost, a University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge.

  3. Apr. 28, 2022Patrick Naylor wins Mathematics Doctoral Prize
    Patrick Naylor

    Patrick Naylor, who recently completed a PhD in the Department of Pure Mathematics, has won first place in the 2022 Mathematics Doctoral Prize.

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  1. Aug. 19, 2022Geometry & Topology Seminar

    Jeremy Usatine, Brown University

    "Gromov-Witten theory and invariants of matroids"

  2. Aug. 23, 2022Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar

    Catherine St-Pierre, University of Waterloo

    "Borel fixed Ideals (in Krull dimension 0)"

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Undergraduate studies

Check the course offerings list to see when courses are offered.


Graduate studies

Congratulations to Andean Medjedovic, MMath, Aidan Patterson, MMath, Joaquin Prandi, MMath, who all convocated in Spring 2022. Best of luck in your future endeavours!


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