Women in Mathematics

Mathematics is a powerful tool, and diversity among mathematicians increases the potential for positive impact. The Women in Mathematics (WiM) committee exists to encourage and advocate for women* who are interested in studying mathematics and who seek careers in mathematics. The committee engages with cultural and institutional reasons for under-representation, and strives for all genders to be well-represented in mathematics.

*Who Does Women in Math support?

Many of WiM’s events are open to all genders.

Currently, females are under-represented in mathematics, as shown in these gender statistics.

Following the lead of University of Waterloo, WiM recognizes those whose gender identity is neither male nor female, including gender-fluid, non-binary, agender and more. oSTEM indicates that these gender identities are under-represented in STEM fields. WiM advocates for representation of all genders in mathematics, and welcomes people with under-represented gender identities to all of our events.

See Also
Women in Computer Science

  1. May 10, 2019Women in Mathematics Day
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    Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognises and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12. 

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  1. Sep. 18, 2019Chocolate Fountain Welcome Event
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    WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS PRESENTS...The Chocolate Fountain Welcome Event

    Welcome our new female grad students, post docs, and faculty. Build your connections over drinks, fruit, games, and a chocolate fountain.

  2. Sep. 28, 2019 Terminal Live @ Waterloo, a $25,000 coding competition 

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    We are excited to announce Terminal Live @ Waterloo, a $25,000 coding competition for talented undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students.

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