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.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com if you have any concerns, thank you!)
V Day Message <3 (2013-02-12)
Hello everyone, MathSoc is hosting a Valentine's Day event!
If you are still seeking for your valentine, you won't want to miss this one! If you already have your special one, an awesome night with your valentine is waiting for you!
Come to Math CnD at 5:30PM on Feb 14th!
There will be ice-breaker games for the singles.
There will be interactive mini-games for both singles and couples.
AND there will be an AWESOME prizes waiting for the winner of the mini-games!
Roses will be available for sale during the event for ONLY $2 each! You can also reserve roses prior to the event and we can DELIVER them along with your personal message upon your request(Free)!
Roses go out fast! So reserve them asap while they are still available!
Note: If you want us to deliver the roses during the event, please make sure to reserve online and purchase them at MC 3038 before 4:00pm, Feb.14th sharp. We will not be delivering roses purchased after 4:00pm, Feb. 14th.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the event.
We look forward to see you there! :)
Cubing Competition (2013-02-06)
How fast can YOU solve a Rubik's Cube? Why not take a break from studying and challenge your friends to rounds of Rubik's Cube and win great prizes!
Sign-up here for Mathsoc's Rubik's Cube Competition, taking place this Saturday, February 9th, at 10am in MC 2034. Teams of 4 are encouraged as we will be having relay games. The winners will receive cool prizes. So come out to have a good time, and meet people who share the same interest!
Feds Teaching Award (2013-02-06)
Feds Teaching Award recognizes instructors who have amazing teaching methodologies over all faculties.
The winner of this award will be invited to attend the Provincial gala featuring the top instructors from universities across Ontario.
Fill out a nomination form here if you think your instructor(s) deserve to be the ONE.
Orientation Applications are Open! (2013-01-31)
MathSoc loves Orientation, especially all its fantastic leaders! If you want to be a leader for Orientation 2013 (which you totally should), applications are open from Jan. 30th-Feb. 11th. Apply today at on the LEADs system. There's also an information session February 4th, 7PM in MC4021 if you're looking for more information on the different roles.
Mock Interview (2013-01-27)
Now that the first round of resumes are submitted, you may be starting to feel nervous about all the up and coming Co-op interviews or you may be a first year student looking for interview tips from experienced senior students?
If so, here is your chance, MathSoc will be holding a Mock Interview session this Wednesday, January 30th. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your interview skills and boost up your confidence before the real thing!
Sign-up Here and we will give you a chance to improve your interviewing abilities.
Ski Trip (2013-01-27)
Looking forward for Reading Week Break 2013? Guess what, MathSoc is organizing a fantastic Ski Trip to Blue Mountain on Saturday, February 2nd, to Blue Mountain!
There are only 48 spots available at a cost of $60, chartered bus will be provided. Spots are first come first serve, come to the MathSoc office to register.
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