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.
Women in Computer Science
- May 10, 2019
Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognises and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12.
- July 22 to Aug. 2, 2019
2019 Diversity in Mathematics: Undergraduate Summer School
Applications are now open for "Diversity in Math", a two-week outreach summer program devoted to enhancing the presence of under-represented groups in STEM fields.