2015 MCS Awards Reception
On Tuesday, October 20th, the department held its first ever MCS Awards Reception, celebrating and recognizing students and faculty for their achievements. Some of the awards received were Governor General's Medal and Founders Gold Medal for graduating students, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award and Dean's Excellence Award, Anne Holden Scholarship, Doris Geddes Scholarship, Elizabeth and William Star Award, June Scott Award, Olga Fraser Award and Peter Fantham Scholarship for current students, as well as Excellence in Teaching awards for faculty. We are so proud to have such students and faculty in our department!
Here is a link to the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlenechu/albums/72157660181905495
Canadian Math Kangaroo 2015 Contest
On Sunday, March 29th, UTM hosted close to 600 students of all grade levels for the annual Mathematics Kangaroo Competition.
Math Kangaroo Contest is not exactly a one-day event though. Many students participated in numerous preparation sessions before enrolling into the contest even though participation was not mandatory.
The event could not take place without the work and dedication of undergraduate and graduate student-volunteers who generously donated their time to invigilate the contest, grade the answer sheets and to make the students and their parents welcome at UTM.
If you like to take a peek at how the day unfolded, please enjoy the photos taken by Charlene Chu, the head volunteer and Mariya Boyko, the UTM Math Kangaroo helper at this link:
2015 March Break Open House
On March 22, 2015, our campus welcomed more than 3000 visitors including approximately 1000 prospective students. Several members of the department came out to deliver engaging talks to about 150 students and their parents. Shay Fuchs spoke about the requirements of the program and played mathematical games with the students. Jerry Brunner gave a lecture titled, " Why Statistics is better than ice cream". Arnold Rosenbloom showed examples of what and how students will learn as a Computer Science student at UTM.
Ilia Binder promoted to Full Professor
Ilia Binder of our department has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations!
Mathematical Musings with Konstantin Khanin
Shay Fuchs promoted to Senior Lecturer
Dr. Shay Fuchs of our department has been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations, Shay!