Welcome to MathSoc!
The Mathematics Society of the University of Waterloo, more commonly known as MathSoc, is a group that officially represents the interests of all undergraduate mathematics students to the faculty, university, and community at large.
We offer a variety of services, from the C&D to Comfy, from the Exam Bank to board games, from stapling to 5¢ photocopying. We also run several social events every term to help students get out and have some fun. Every full-time undergraduate math student is a member, and everyone is welcome to participate.
Keep an eye on our home page for the latest announcements. and check out our calendar for upcoming events and other important dates. You can also Find Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, Join our Mailing List, or Subscribe to our RSS Feed.
MathSoc Carnival (2013-06-17)
This week calls for some great summer weather, so why not join MathSoc at this Spring term's Carnival? We will have a BBQ, mini-games, and inflatables, with a chance to win prizes. Come on down on Wednesday, June 19th from 11AM-3PM at the BMH Green!
Getting Involved with MathSoc (2013-05-01)
We are looking for some hard-working and creative people to volunteer with MathSoc this term. Whether you are interested in planning an event, talking to students, working with money, or doing some research/writing, we have a position for everyone. Check out the positions and complete an application form by Friday, May 10th.
Interested in joining MathSoc Council this Spring? Fill out a nomination form, get some signatures, and hand it in by Friday, May 10th (to firstname.lastname@example.org or in the office).
End of Term Appreciation (2013-04-01)
Hope everyone enjoys their winter 2013 and now it’s the time to party it all before exams start.
MathSoc kindly presents the end of term appreciation evening on April 3rd from 4:30PM to 7:00PM. Yes, you are right, right before the last bomber night! Woo hoo
We would like to announce the Instructor of the Year winner as well as the Honorary Lifetime Members of the Year at the event. For those of you who nominated your awesome professors, don’t forget to come out and maybe you can be the winner for the $30 giftcard!
Join us on Wednesday! :D
General Meeting Tuesday! (2013-03-16)The agenda for the MathSoc General Meeting Winter 2013 has been released! The meeting is Tuesday, March 19th 5:30PM, in the Comfy.
1. Executive Reports
2. HLM Report
3. Giving Council the Power to Alter Policies
4. Paid Office Staff for the MathSoc Office
5. New Business
Come out, get some free pizza, and hear what the executive have been up to this term.
Instructor of the Year (2013-03-11)
DOES YOUR PROF:
Cause you to Dream of Algebra?
Think Calculus is Infinitely Desirable and Uniformly Capital?
Claim Numbers Correlate Positively with Fun?
Prove he's MC-Complete?
Make Math Transcendental?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions your professor may be qualified to be instructor of the year.
Each year a worthy instructor receives this coveted award and have their name immortalized on the IOY plaque. This year, there will be an IOY recognition party at bomber early April. If you find a class fun, interesting and an all around good time (enjoyment is dense in your class) then nominate your prof NOW.
Anyone who teaches a class in the Faculty of Math is eligible to receive this award. By nominating someone, you will have great chance of winning a $30 Starbucks gift card.
Nominate your favourite prof TODAY. All nominations must be received by 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 21st.
Speech Delivery Workshop (2013-03-09)Toastmasters executives will be doing a workshop on Speech Delivery on Wednesday March 13th at 5:15pm at 5136B. Come out to improve your presentation skills. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BW6zjcTi4mNFxrbOykaj0HzH1ub2lASl4DscfSZLQSY/
Pints with Prof (2013-02-28)
Thinking of ways to celebrate the end of the mid term exams?
Want a break before the final exams start?
Come to Pints with Profs March 6th from 4pm-7pm at the Bomber.
Enjoy free food (wings, pizza, fries, yummmmumm) while hanging out with your friends or socialize with professors.
Come pick up invitations outside of the MathSoc office.
St Jerome’s University Bridges Lecture: Math and Music (2013-02-26)Date/Time: Friday, March 1 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Siegfried Hall at St. Jerome's University
Topic: In time & out of tune: Some perspectives on consonance and dissonance
Speakers: Ian Quinn, Yale (music) and Thomas Ivey, College of Charleston (math)
Music has many mathematical secrets. Math is essential to the problem of tuning musical instruments, and helps explain which combinations of musical notes are consonant and which are dissonant. But does this determine what sounds good and what doesn't? The answer -- yes and no -- involves prime numbers, hairy ears, a brain evolved for language, and why you shouldn't pick a fight with someone who plays the kettledrum.
For more information about the lecture (and the series), see sju.ca/bridges.
Volunteers Needed for March Break Open House (2013-02-26)CS, Math, and BusMath Acc Farm Students: We need volunteers for March Break Open House!
On Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13; 100 volunteers needed on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday.
Work a 3-4 hour shift between 8:30 and 4:30. Jobs include set-up and tear-down, ushers, tour guides, campus ambassadors, pizza sales, balloons, etc. Training, t-shirts, lunch and other refreshments provided. Volunteers invited to a post-event wrap-up party on Thursday, March 14 (details to follow.)
Interested? Contact Gayle: email@example.com.
Here is an awesome opportunity to improve your communication skill!
ToastMaster, a special organization in the University of Waterloo is offering us an interesting workshop focusing on public speaking and speech communication skills.
There are only 30 spots available so if you are still searching for the secret of acing your next interview or simply want to impress your fellows on the next presentation, please reserve here!
The workshop will be starting tomorrow (Feb 27th) at 5:00PM in MC 5136. Looking forward to seeing you guys! :) (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns, thank you!)
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