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
- Apr. 21, 2022
The new WiM Directed Reading Program (DRP) initiative aims to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to work with a graduate student on a mathematical project.
- Oct. 28, 2020
The faculty is now the first Faculty of Mathematics to hold Sponsoring Institutional Membership of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
AWM encourages women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
- 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.