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. Oct. 10, 2018Matthew Kennedy awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator SupplementMatthew Kennedy

    Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy received a $120,000 Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for his work within the field of operator algebras.

  2. Aug. 3, 2018Pure Math Professor wins Teaching Award

    Professor Ross Willard has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Professor Matthew Scott (Applied Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!

  3. June 26, 2018Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching AwardPost-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award

    Akshaa Vatwani has been chosen to receive the inaugural Department of Pure Mathematics Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award! This award will be given annually to one post-doctoral fellow and is based on outstanding teaching. Congratulations, Akshaa!

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  1. Nov. 21, 2018Universal Algebra Learning Seminar

    Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Dualizing the finite level"

  2. Nov. 22, 2018Random Matrices Learning Seminar

    Daniel Perales, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Random matrices, interlacing families of polynomials, and the expected characteristic polynomial"

  3. Nov. 23, 2018Geometry & Topology Seminar

    Hanci Chi, McMaster University

    "Invariant Einstein Metrics of Cohomogeneity One with Principal Orbits as Wallach Spaces"

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Undergraduate studies

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

Graduate studies

Congratulations to Kerry Cerqueira, MMath, Leah Duffett, MMath, Nicholas Manor, MMath and Chadi Hamzo, PhD who all convocated in Spring 2018. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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