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. Apr. 24, 2017Brian Forrest wins Fields Institute Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award

    Congratulations to Pure Mathematics Professor and Mathematics Faculty Teaching Fellow, Brian Forrest, for winning the Fields Institute Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award. This award recognizes an educator in Canada who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in mathematics education at any level. Brian was cited for his outstanding teaching at all levels, curricular development, and creation of the Masters of Mathematics for Teachers program. Earlier in the year, Brian was also awarded the Mathematical Association of America Seaway Section's Clarence F.

  2. Apr. 3, 2017David McKinnon wins University of Waterloo Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor David McKinnon of the Pure Mathematics Department was one of four university faculty members to be awarded the University of Waterloo Distinguished Teaching Award for 2016-17. David is an amazing teacher, who receives glowing evaluations from his students in every course he teaches, from first year through the graduate program. Congratulations, David!

  3. Mar. 27, 2017Cam Stewart's Canada Research Tier 1 Chair renewed

    Congratulations to Professor Cam Stewart, of the Pure Mathematics Department, for the renewal of his Canada Research Tier 1 Chair. For more about the Canada Research Chair program see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

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  1. May 26, 2017Algebraic Geometry Seminar

    Trevor Gunn, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    “Hyperfields for Tropical Geometry”

  2. May 29, 2017Student Number Theory Seminar

    Letian Chen, University of Waterloo

    "Algebraic Function Fields and the Riemann-Roch Theorem"

  3. May 30, 2017Geometric Analysis Seminar

    Panagiotis Gianniotis, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Relating diameter and mean curvature for submanifolds of Euclidean space"

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Undergraduate studies:

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

Graduate studies:

Congratulations to Kari Eifler, MMath, Mitchell Haslehurst, MMath, Shuming Jia, MMath, Arthur Mehta, MMath, Patrick Naylor, MMath, Emily Neufeld, MMath, Nickolas Rollick, MMath, Dennis Stauffer, MMath, Michael Hartz, PhD, Matthew Wiersma, PhD, Stanley Xiao, PhD who all convocated in Fall 2016. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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