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Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Workshop

Posted on Jun 12, 2014


As part of the Fulbright Canada Eco-leadership Award, we would like to invite you to attend our workshop event on Sunday, Aug. 17th. This event is a one-day workshop with academic and community leaders, open to the public, on issues of sustainability and electronic waste collection and recycling. Most of our discussions will focus on the importance of recycling; raising awareness on aspects of electronic waste generation, removal, re-usage, from our community perspective and policy.

Date and Location: University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall 103. Sunday August 17th - from 1:00 - 5:00pm.

Bring your electronic waste on Sunday.  Drop off location on Trent Lane outside Rozanski Hall.

Please keep an eye on our website for final annoucements
http://sites.google.com/site/fcecoleadershipaward/.

Graduate Application Deadline

Posted on Oct 24, 2012


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics next entry point for ALL graduate programs (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) is September 2014. In order to receive full consideration for funding, applications should be received no later than February 1, 2014. You must apply online.

MATH & STATS: MORE STUDENT SUCCESSES!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014


Math & Stats programs at the University of Guelph have always "hit above their weight" -- we have small programs with lots of POP! -- and we have two more outstanding examples to add:

 We are delighted to congratulate Laura Thompson (2014 B.Sc. Applied Math & Stats Co-op) for being awarded the UoG's Governor General's Silver Medal, for top performance at the university by an undergraduate student!  Laura is also the recipient of the College of Physical and Engineering Science (CPES) Graduation Prize and has been named to the CPES Society of Excellence.



 We are also thrilled to congratulate Sarah Plosker (2013 Ph.D. Applied Math) for being awarded the UoG's Governor General's Gold Medal, for top performance at the university by a graduate student!  This creates a rare back-to-back program success, as Nathaniel Johnston (2012 Ph.D. Applied Math) received last year's Gold Medal!

See the "College news release".  

Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Posted on Jun 25, 2013


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Do your genes mark you out for cancer, heart disease or diabetes? How might corn farmers grow more crops without wasting pollution-causing nitrogen? How to figure out which consumers prefer multigrain or whole wheat bread? Sanjeena Dang received honourable mention. Ideas that might ultimately help to answer such real-life questions have earned top international honours for two young researchers in Guelph’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Jeff Andrews won this year’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Classification Society, and Sanjeena Dang received honourable mention. They will discuss their research in statistical models and model-based learning at the society’s annual conference in Milwaukee this month.
 
Both completed doctorates in 2012 with Prof. Paul McNicholas and are now post-docs in the department. “The awards are international recognition of the work we’re doing in classification,” says McNicholas.
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Grad student, Terence Attema, wins 30K Around the Bay Road Race

Posted on Mar 26, 2013


Terence Attema, a Math&Stats grad student and member of Guelph's Speed River Track & Field club, won the 30K Around the Bay Road Race. 

Attema, a 23-year-old who competes for Guelph’s Speed River Track and Field Club, captured the 30-kilometre event in one hour, 35 minutes, 44.1 seconds.

Check out the Guelph Mercury for the full article.

 

Online Video Tutorials are Popular with Students

Posted on Mar 20, 2013


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Original published in At Guelph on March 20, 2013
Teaching Innovation: Prof uses YouTube as a learning tool
By Susan Bubak

 
Need help finding the mean and variance of a continuous probability distribution? Check out Prof. Jeremy Balka’s YouTube channel, which he created to help teach his students about introductory math and statistics.

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