Our next Council meeting is sometime in January. If you would like to join the council mailing list and be notified about upcoming meetings please email the speaker at speaker@mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope to see you there!

Board of Directors

What is the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the long term goals of MathSoc as well as legal, financial and human resource concerns (Bylaw 6.1). The Board makes all contracts between the Mathematics Society and external bodies like mathNEWs (Bylaw 6.4).

Composition of the Board of Directors

The MathSoc Board of Directors is composed of up to 14 voting members.

  1. The Five Executives
  2. One representative from Council, appointed by Council
  3. Two at-large representatives elected in the Fall term for a year term starting in the Winter Term
  4. Two at-large representatives elected in the Winter term for a year term starting in the Spring Term
  5. Two at-large representatives elected in the Spring term for a year term starting in the Fall Term
  6. Two community representatives appointed by the Board of Directors in the Winter term for a year term starting in the Spring Term
How to Join the Board of Directors

Applications open between the end of the second month of term and the beginning of the third month of term and are approved at the termly General Meeting. If you would like to know more about the role or the timelines please contact the Chair of the Board of the Directors at chair@mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca .

Council

What is Council

Council represents the members of the Society by setting advocacy priorities, approving the budgets of clubs and executives as well as providing a voice for students (Bylaw 7.1). Council is further responsible to uphold the purpose of the Society and to hold the Executives and any other persons involved in Society affairs to account (Bylaw 7.6). Furthermore Council approves the termly budgets of execs and clubs.

Composition of Council

MathSoc Council is composed of up to 35 voting members, the 5 executive members and up to 30 Representatives (Bylaw 7.2). Please note that all non software engineering first years are not eligible to be Program Representatives, (Bylaw 7.3) but First Year Representatives.

  1. Five First Year Representatives, which are open to all math students registered as first-year with the University, except for those in the Software Engineering program. First Year Representatives are elected once the term begins but before October 15 and shall serve until they are no longer a student in their first year, or until the end of the next Spring term,whichever is first.
  2. Three Actuarial Science Representatives, which are open to all math students in Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance programs.
  3. Two Statistics Representatives, which are open to all math students in Statistics programs.
  4. Two Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Combinatorics and Optimization Representatives, which are open to all math students in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Mathematical Finance, or Computational Mathematics programs;
  5. Six Computer Science Representatives, which are open to all math students in programs offered by the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, as well as all students in Computational Mathematics programs;
  6. Four Business Representatives, which are open to all math students in Mathematics/Business programs, as well as all students in the Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree program.
  7. One Computing and Financial Management Representative, which is open to all math students in the Computing and Financial Management program.
  8. Two Software Engineering Representatives, which are open to all math students in the Software Engineering program. The process to become a Software Engineering Representative is different from the other positions and is described in Bylaw 7.3.1.
  9. One Teaching Representative, which is open to all math students in the Mathematics/Teaching or Pure Mathematics/Teaching programs.
  10. Three Mathematical Studies and Other Representatives, which are open to all math students in Mathematical Studies programs and all math students not counted in one of the other constituencies.
Open Council Positions For Winter 2021

Ensure that you are enrolled in the constituency of the seat that you are interested in or show proof that you intend to register in this constituency during your term of office. By-elections and First Year Representatives will soon be chosen. If interested we’d recommend joining a Council meeting and see what it is like. Our next meeting time is shown above.

  • Three (3) Actuarial Science Representatives
  • Two (2) Statistics Representatives
  • Two (2) Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Combinatorics and Optimization Representative
  • Six (6) Computer Science Representatives,
  • Four (4) Business Representatives
  • One (1) Computing and Financial Management Representative
  • One (1) Teaching Representative
  • Three (3) Mathematical Studies and Other Representatives
Council Representatives
Bhavya Srivastava image
Bhavya Srivastava
First Year Representative
Celine Chung image
Celine Chung
First Year Representative
Jay Lan image
Jay Lan
First Year Representative
Manas Bafna image
Manas Bafna
First Year Representative
Yuhan Zhang image
Yuhan Zhang
First Year Representative
John Hunte image
John Hunte
Actuarial Science Representative
Vincent Macri image
Vincent Macri
Pure Math, Applied Math, and Combinatorics and Optimization Representative
Josué Kurke image
Josué Kurke
Pure Math, Applied Math, and Combinatorics and Optimization Representative
Brayden Royston image
Brayden Royston
Computer Science Representative
Kevin Trieu image
Kevin Trieu
Computer Science Representative
Kanan Sharma image
Kanan Sharma
Business Representative
Sam Li image
Sam Li
Business Representative
Karl Zhu image
Karl Zhu
CFM Representative
Frank Chen image
Frank Chen
Software Engineering Representative
Yuqian Wang image
Yuqian Wang
Teaching Representative
Catherine Dong image
Catherine Dong
Math Studies and Other Representative
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Akshar Goyal
Math Studies and Other Representative

The Executive Officers

What do the Executives do?

The Executive Board is responsible for generally maintaining the affairs of the Society between
meetings of the Board of Directors, making recommendations to Council and the Board of Directors
for action, and ensuring that decisions of the Society are implemented. No action of the Executive
shall conflict with any decision of the Society. For information on what each Executive does please read Policy 25 and Bylaw 8.2.

How to become an Executive?

Before becoming an executive one must:

  1. be a math student
  2. have no other full-time non-academic commitments
  3. have completed at least ttwo terms of academic study
  4. have paid the MathSoc fee their last study term

The President and Vice President, Academic are elected the term before in an election. The regulations about elections can be found here.

The Vice President, Finances; Vice President, Internal; and Vice President, Operations are appointed by the Board of Directors in the previous term. Information about when these positions open will be posted on MathSoc social media.

This Term’s Executives
Mary Sybersma image
Mary Sybersma
Vice President, Operations
Harleen Bhandal image
Harleen Bhandal
Vice President, Academics
Harsh Shekar image
Harsh Shekar
Vice President, Internal
Terra Rae image
Terra Rae
Vice President, Finance
Matthew Schwarze image
Matthew Schwarze
President