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. June 27, 2019Cameron Stewart named CMS Second Inaugural Class of Fellows

    At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019, the CMS will recognize Cameron Stewart as part of the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows.

    One of 11 of the 2019 fellows, Stewart has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Since that time, he has received several honours and awards including:

  2. May 10, 2019Two graduate students placed in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition

    Pure Mathematics PhD students Boyu Li and Ruizhang Jin won second and third places respectively in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition at the University of Waterloo. This new prize will be awarded annually to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics. Li will receive a $1,000 award and Jin will receive $500.

  3. Apr. 24, 2019Benoit Charbonneau awarded the FAUW Equity & Inclusivity Award
    Benoit Charbonneau in front of the omnitruncated dodecaplex

    Associate Professor Benoit Charbonneau is one of three recipients of the Faculty Association’s Equity Committee Equity and Inclusivity Awards.

    Charbonneau is committed to improving the lives of members of equity-seeking groups on campus, in particular through political, legal, and collective bargaining advancements, as well as organizational leadership.

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019Valuative Tree Seminar

    Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Introduction to the valuative tree"

  2. Sep. 23, 2019Colloquium

    Alex Iosevich, University of Rochester

    "Analytic, geometric and combinatorial aspects of the Falconer distance conjecture" 

  3. Sep. 24, 2019Computability Learning Seminar

    Dino Rossegger, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "The complexity of Scott sentences of scattered linear orders -- Part II"

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Undergraduate studies

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

Graduate studies

Congratulations to Hussein Ahmad - MMath, Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney - MMath, Eric Boulter - MMath, Joshua Hews - MMath, Adam Humeniuk - MMath, Jeremy  Nicholson - MMath, Daniel Pepper - MMath, John Sawatzky - MMath, David Urbanik - MMath, Dan Ursu - MMath, Jake Zimmermann Simmons - MMath, Jonathan Herman - PhD, Boyu Li - PhD, Satish Pandey - PhD, Jitendra Prakash - PhD, John Saunders - PhD, Renzhi Song - PhD who all convocated in Fall 2018. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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