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Math & Stats Homecoming Reception - October 20th 2018

Math & Stats Alumni Homecoming

October 20th, 2018

Math & Stats Homecoming Reception

Time & Place: 10:30am-12:00pm | Jeffery Hall

Welcome home to the Math and Statistics Department! We invite all alumni who will be in Kingston for homecoming to join us at a reception in the lobby of Jeffery Hall on Saturday 20 October from 10.30am-12.00pm

https://www.queensu.ca/alumni/homecoming/homecoming-events/2018-10-20/mathematics-open-house

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Six Undergraduate students attend CUMC 2018

October 18th, 2018

Six Undergraduate students attend CUMC 2018

Last summer, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics supported 6 undergraduate students to attend the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) in Saskatoon. The department is committed to encouraging undergraduate research. By providing financial support we made it possible for students to attend the conference, where they made connections and were inspired by fellow math students from across Canada. They are now part of a committed group of Queen’s students who are bringing CUMC 2019 to Queen's!

Lily Summers

CUMC 2018

From left to right:
Riley Becker, Lily Summers, Fernando Camacho-Cadena, Troy Giorshev,
Chelsea Crocker, Matthew Spragge

Lily Summers - Statistics Major '19

"This past summer I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had throughout my undergraduate degree. This conference gave me the opportunity to meet new people from across the country visiting from multiple universities. I’ve developed unique connections with these people through our mutual interest in Math and Stats. These new connections to other students and academics would not have been made if I hadn’t attended the conference. It was incredible to experience a different learning environment while also being able to discuss different topics such as Gender and Diversity in this applied science. I’ve learnt a lot from this experience and I encourage others to try to attend next year’s CUMC which will be hosted here at Queen’s U".

Fernando Camacho-Cadena

Fernando Camacho-Cadena - 4th year Apple Math

"Giving a talk with Troy about our summer research at the conference was a great experience. We had a small audience, which gave the talk a very relaxed feel. This was true for the conference, making the focus of the event a get together of people passionate about math. Going to other student talks was also very interesting, not only due to their content, but also because learning new material from peers is not something that we experience during the degree".

Troy Giorshev

Troy Giorshev - 3rd year Apple Math

"Attending CUMC was an incredible experience. From discussions with students and members of academia and industry, to giving my own presentation, I grew as a student of mathematics in a truly unique way. It was great to listen to other students present. I could tell how passionate everyone was, and it inspired me to continue my own explorations in mathematics. As well, the conference gave me an opportunity to talk with brilliant people from all across Canada, giving each other our different perspectives and experiences in a casual, accepting environment. On top of the student talks, there were valuable presentations given from both professors in academia and members of industry, enriching the overall experience. I would highly recommend the conference to anyone in the mathematical sciences, or really anyone with any interest in math!".

Chelsea Crocker

Chelsea Crocker - 4th year Apple Math

"I have been honoured with the opportunity of being able to attend the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference this past summer. The conference’s main goal was to bring undergraduate math students from across Canada together in a supportive environment. The bulk of the conference involved fellow undergraduate students giving talks on different math topics. I found it extremely inspiring meeting other young mathematicians like myself and to learn about new things from them. I think CUMC is important because there is no other event of its kind for undergraduate math students. It fosters such a positive environment and encourages students to keep continuing with mathematics".

Matthew Spragge

Matthew Spragge - 3rd year Apple Math

"Attending the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) at the University of Saskatchewan this past July was an incredible experience that I was fortunate enough to be able to share with an outstanding group of people. The week was not only full of interesting mathematics, but there were a variety of social events where I met a great deal other math student from all across Canada. I think the fact that so many different people are brought together for a week every year to share their current fascinations with mathematics and build relationships with their peers in the math community is what makes the CUMC so special".

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Engineering & Technology Fair - October 16-17th 2018

Engineering & Technology Fair 2018

October 16-17th, 2018

Engineering & Technology Fair 2018

Time & Place: 10:30am-3:30pm | Grant Hall

You are invited to attend our Fall Engineering & Technology Fair. This fair offers a venue for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline to meet with representatives from the engineering & technology sectors. There will also be a skills development zone where you can get your resume reviewed, get help from career advisors and more!

More info on Facebook

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Woman awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for only third time in history

Donna Strickland

October 2nd, 2018

Nobel Prize in Physics is shared by a woman, the first in 55 years

Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo shares the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics with Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou. Dr. Strickland’s achievement soars above the recent comments of a CERN scientist demeaning women’s achievements in science.

Courtesy of CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/02/world/nobel-physics-prize-2018-intl/index.html

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Queen's Career Fair - September 25th

Queen's Career Fair

September 25th, 2018

The biggest career fair on campus is coming up on September 25th in the ARC!

NEW THIS YEAR: We're launching our Queen's Best Resumes magazine featuring 20+ BEST resumes from Queen's students! Visit #careerfairqueens to pick up your copy of the magazine on September 25th from 10:30am-3:30pm!

Not sure what to do at a Career Fair? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the fair by taking a guided tour, once you arrive. They run every 30 minutes on September 25th from 10:30-3:30.

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Queen's Math alumna recieves Award of Excellence

Limestone District School Board Math Facilitator Kathleen Goslin Hendry

September 19th, 2018

Limestone District School Board Math Facilitator Kathleen Goslin Hendry is the 2018 recipient of the Queen’s University Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding, teaching, creates innovative learning environments, and supports student success. Recipients support the Faculty’s mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education.

Ms. Goslin Hendry was recently a term adjunct professor for the Intermediate and Senior Math Curriculum Course.

In a congratulatory letter, Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean of the Faculty of Education, said that support for Ms. Goslin Hendry’s nomination clearly indicates she is a dedicated, engaging teacher and a worthy candidate for the award. “The committee acknowledged the quality of your teaching over the year and were impressed with the quality of the application that contained submissions from other instructors,” wrote Luce-Kapler. “The committee commented on the positive impact you have had on your students.”

The award criteria also recognizes excellence in teaching practice, innovation in teaching and learning, and building a learning community – all characteristics that Ms. Goslin Hendry embodies not only in her teaching at the Faculty of Education but in her daily work with students and fellow educators in Limestone.

LDSB Superintendent of Education Jessica Silver said Ms. Goslin Hendry is a reflective educator with strong interpersonal skills, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge which allows her to work collaboratively with colleagues as a co-learner, and to support the learning of others. “Kathleen has a very creative mind, and a great sense of humour. Her ‘judgement-free’ approach allows for strong relationships to be built with the educators with whom she works.”

As a math facilitator, Ms. Goslin Hendry is responsible for co-planning, co-teaching and co-reflecting with educators in their classrooms around their student work and learning needs. This summer, she coordinated the new Count-on-Me summer program for students entering Grades 4-6 with a goal to develop numeracy and coding skills in an engaging environment.

Courtesy of Limestone District School Board:  https://limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/math_facilitator_receives_award_of_excellence

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Queen's will host the 2019 CUMC Conference

CUMC Queen's University 2019

September 17th, 2018

The Department is thrilled to announce that the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference will be held right here at Queen’s in the summer of 2019!

We are very proud of the motivated and accomplished group of students who worked hard to bring this prestigious event to Queen’s.

I am deeply impressed with our students’ vision, leadership and hard work to bring the Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference to Queen’s.
- Jamie Mingo, Math Department Head

Department Head Jamie Mingo says "We will be honoured to welcome undergraduate students from all over Canada and help undergraduate research to thrive. Congratulations and thanks to all the members of the student planning committee who worked so hard to make the bid a success".

  • Riley Becker - 4th year Apple Math
  • Fernando Camacho-Cadena - 4th year Apple Math 
  • Rebecca Carter - 4th year Math Major
  • Daniel Cloutier - 4th year Math Major
  • Chelsea Crocker - 4th year Math Major
  • Troy Giorshev - 3rd year Apple Math
  • Lena Malizia-Kelly - 3rd year Math Major
  • Katie Pennock - 4th year Math Major
  • Matthew Spragge - 3rd year Math Major
  • Lily Summers - 4th year Stats Major 
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Professor Ram Murty recieves 2018 Award for Excellence

M. Ram Murty

September 12th, 2018

Professor Ram Murty has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision

The award confirms what Prof. Murty’s students have long known, that he is an outstanding supervisor. He inspires his graduate students to realize their full potential, and is a supportive and caring mentor. Many congratulations from everyone in the department on this significant achievement.

Professor and Research Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. M. Ram Murty joined Queen’s more than 20 years ago and has served as Head of Department for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has mentored 26 master’s students, 21 PhD students and more than 23 post-doctoral fellows. The caliber and competence of his guidance is attested by the fact that three of his PhD students received special recognitions for their dissertations: two won the Canadian Mathematical Society doctoral prize for outstanding performance by a doctoral students, and the third received the Governor General Academic Gold Medal for his exceptional doctoral thesis. Dr. Murty’s mentorship enables students to become highly productive researchers, with more than 86 student-authored publications under his supervision.  Prof. Murty’s students benefit from his mathematical knowledge and creativity, and credit him with teaching them how to “live in mathematics” and to love and enjoy their lives as scholars. They also praise the care and dedication that he offers to each of his students, striving to guide them individually and often providing personal advice and support when students face challenges. Dr. Murty’s mentorship has helped his students to go on to have successful careers in academia, industry, and the public sector. Beyond this, Dr. Murty is credited for deeply and positively shaping his students’ lives.

Courtesy of Queen's SGS: www.queensu.ca/sgs/2018-award-excellence-graduate-student-supervision

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CSearch - Computing Student Research Conference (Sept. 28-29)

August 29th, 2018

CSearch - The inaugural Computing Student Research Conference

Queen’s University is excited to host CSearch, the inaugural Computing Student Research Conference on September 28th and 29th, 2018. We aim to bring students together to learn about opportunities within Computer Science, gaining insights from professionals within the field, and inspire them to continue innovating.

The conference caters to both graduate and undergraduate students, encouraging the exchange of ideas, and fostering the discovery of new possibilities.

We have over $1000+ available in research prizes, which will be awarded for exceptional posters and presentations!

Those who submit and are accepted to the conference will be reimbursed for conference registration upon arrival.

To submit your projects, follow this link:

https://www.csearchconference.com/research/

We have many wonderful and accomplished speakers. Our speakers include Dr. Imogen Coe, Vik Pant, Alain Chesnais, Lauren Bhagwandat, and Cecil Cheng. The talks touch on a range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Game Development, and the importance of diversity within STEM. We have a full itinerary of socials, open houses and hands-on activities to provide a fun and engaging two days.

Come out and present your research in a friendly, creative, and low-pressure atmosphere, or come out enjoy our talks and activities. This is a conference you don't want to miss.

Registration is now open!

Sign-up now: https://www.csearchconference.com/

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSearchConference/

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