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. Mar. 27, 2018Teaching Award for Anton Mosunov

    Congratulations go to Anton Mosunov who is a winner of the UW Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student!  

    Anton is a PhD student of Cam Stewart and is already a truly outstanding teacher. He previously won the Pure Math Department award for teaching by a graduate student.

  2. Dec. 1, 2017Matt Kennedy wins Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award

    Professor Matthew Kennedy has been chosen to receive the inaugural Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award! This award, which, going forward, will be awarded annually to one or two early or mid-career faculty members, is based on a body of work developed over the past five years, or for a single influential paper published in the past five years. Congratulations, Matt!

  3. June 5, 2017Matthew Harrison-Trainor wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Matthew Harrison-Trainor will be taking up an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Waterloo in the fall.  He will be working with Pure Mathematics Professor Barbara Csima.  Harrison-Trainor was an undergraduate student at Waterloo and is currently completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. For more about the prestigious NSERC Banting PDF program see http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca.

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Undergraduate studies

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

Graduate studies

Congratulations to Gulizar (Seda) Albayrak, MMath, Jessica Crawford-Brown, MMath, Brandon Doherty, MMath, Parham Hamidi, MMath, Kun-Hung (Rick) Hsueh, MMath, Drew Johnstone, MMath, Justin Laverdure, MMath, Anthony McCormick, MMath, Patrick McIntyre, MMath, Adam Dor On, PhD, Tyrone (Ty) Ghaswala, PhD, Blake Madill, PhD, Ian Payne, PhD, and Jaspar Wiart, PhD who all convocated in Fall 2017. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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