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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

**Sharing a passion for math problems
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How many times has a young person asked, “Why do I have to learn math? Does it really matter?” Tom Higgins would say it matters a lot. “Math is fundamental to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges – food sustainability, clean water, climate change and national security,” says Higgins, now retired after a career in trading and finance.

Article complet... –* University of Waterloo Magazine*

Monday, May 14, 2018

**Canadian Team Math Contest in Lambton-Kent **– Teams representing eleven schools recently spent a day at the Sarnia board office. The day began with an introduction to cryptography and data compression from the CEMC. Then students competed following the format of our Canadian Team Math Contest. Organizer Brian McBain says "It’s finally giving us a chance to bring our brightest math kids together and give them a chance to show off, and show how much they actually know,”

Article complet... –* The Observer*

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

**Waterloo encourages high school girls to Think About Math!**

–At 14, Mubina Chunari hadn’t chosen her dream job, but she knew she loved math.

Now, almost a decade after Mubina participated in our Think About Math! workshop as a student, she’s come back to pay it forward as an alumna.

Article complet... –* www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca*

Thursday, January 4, 2018

**ACM recognizes Professor Troy Vasiga as a 2017 Senior Member**– The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Troy Vasiga as an ACM Senior Member. Troy has played a key role in the CEMC for many years especially as a champion of our computing activities. He is the Director of the Canadian Computing Competition, Leader of Canada’s team at the International Olympiad in Informatics and chief architect of the Beaver Computing Challenge.

Article complet... –* www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca*

2017

**Provenant des archives du CEMI ** – En honneur du 100e anniversaire de la Faculté de mathématiques, au début de chaque mois de 2017, un ensemble de 5 problèmes provenant des 54 ans des concours du CEMI seront affichés. Les solutions aux problèmes seront affichées au début du mois suivant. Nous espérons que ces problèmes intrigueront et inspireront votre esprit mathématique.

Voir les ensembles de problèmes... –* www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca*

Monday, July 13, 2016

**Le CEMI en chiffres **– Combien d'élèves s’inscrivent à nos concours en une seule année? Combien de temps faut-il pour les corrigés? Certains chiffres approximatifs amusants illustrent l’étendue de nos concours, ateliers et ressources.

Article complet... –* www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca*

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

**CEMC Launches Free CS Courseware** – As educators struggle to expand digital literacy globally and U.S. President Obama announces a $4-billion Computer Science for All initiative, we have developed free online courseware that will teach people computer science and programming skills. It’s free to use, doesn’t require registration to access, and has minimal software requirements.

Article complet... –* www.math.uwaterloo.ca*

Monday, June 15, 2015

**The CEMC thanks its many volunterr markers** –
Learn about our marking sessions in this video.

Over 220 000 students register to write our mathematics contests each
year. Thousands of these students participate in contests that involve
writing out full solutions. Marking all of these would not be possible without the incredible energy, enthusiasm and support of hundreds of volunteer markers.

Friday, June 5, 2015

**CEMC Wins NSERC Award for Science Promotion** – We are thrilled to have been honoured with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion.

Article complet... –* www.math.uwaterloo.ca*

Monday, January 12, 2015

**CEMC mathematics courseware – What is it? ** – An open and online teaching and learning platform. On-screen text with synchronized audio and interactive investigations teach the concepts from Grade 12 Advanced Functions (Pre-Calculus) and Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. Quizzes giving instant feedback, exercises, and enrichment and extension questions help consolidate learning. No login or special software is needed.

**When?Where?** The majority of the resouces for each course are now available.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

**Ready, set, calculate — bright minds face off ** – Eyes on paper, pencils in hand and calculators ready, high school students silently anticipate the command. Go! Papers rustle across the lecture hall. This is it. Eight minutes to glory.

Article complet... –* The Record*

Thursday, January 9, 2014

**CEMC Partnership in The Gambia** – Through a partnership with the CEMC, the Youth Care Foundation recently opened a new secondary school in The Gambia. Students in this West African community will now have more options to continue their studies.

Article complet... –* www.math.uwaterloo.ca*

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

**Math With Mike** – Mike Miniou joined our Faculty recently as the Mathematics Liaison and Outreach Officer. In this new role, he has been visiting high schools and talking to students about "Mathematics in the Real World".

Article complet... –* www.math.uwaterloo.ca*

Monday, November 26, 2012CEMC around the world – We interact with students and teachers around the world. Our contest participants, workshop attendees,
online resource users and volunteers come from every corner of the globe.Article complet... – www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca |

Thursday, July 26, 2012

**CEMC by the numbers **– How many students write our contests in a single year? How long do they take to mark? Some fun rough numbers illustrate the scope of our contests, workshops and resources.

Article complet... –* www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca*

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

**Workshop builds confidence in girls who like mathematics **– Taking the guts of a computer apart isn’t a task Kelcey Moore has ever done before.

Article complet... - *The Record*

Monday, May 7, 2012

**Bruce White Atrium Dedication **– Retired high school math teacher Bruce White has been an enthusiastic supporter of the CEMC in many ways for several decades. Now, thanks to the generosity of one of his former students, Dr. White’s inspiration of many thousands of math students has been recognized in a very special way.

Article complet... - *www.math.uwaterloo.ca*

Tuesday, January 2, 2012

**Math contest preparation workshops underway **– If six people need to cross a river, two at a time, but one has to make the return trip each time, how long will it take for all of them to cross?

Article complet... –* NiagaraThisWeek.com*

Friday, August 5, 2011

**Canada Wins 4 Medals at IOI 2011 **– Each of the four Canadian participants brought home a medal from the 23rd International Olympiad of
Informatics held in Pattaya City, Thailand.

Article complet... – *CEMC News Release*

Friday, July 22, 2011

**Canadian team arrives in Thailand for IOI 2011 **– Four Toronto–area students have arrived in
Pattaya City, Thailand to represent Canada at the 23rd International Olympiad of
Informatics from July 22-28.

Article complet... – *CEMC News Release*

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

**Teen Mathletes Do Battle at Algorithm Olympics **– International Olympiad of Informatics held in August at the University of Waterloo nurtured by top tech companies. Students invent and code their own ad hoc algorithms in just five hours.

Article complet... – *Wired.com*

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

**World's elite programming students gather in Waterloo for the 22nd international Olympiad **– IOI challenges competitors from 81 countries from 81 countries to demontrate cutting edge problem solving.

Article complet... – *Canada NewsWire*

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

**Girls getting hooked on computers **–It's no secret that when the dot-com bubble burst it also made a dent in student enrollment in computer science programs across Canada. While the situation is improving, attracting women remains a challenge.

Article complet... – *UofC UToday*

Monday, May 31, 2010

**New math grad program aimed at teachers **–A moment of affirmation came to Brian Forrest last April, during an event at
Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing.
He had just given a well-received talk on the proposed new Master of
Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program to a group of 200 high school
teachers.

Article complet ... – *UWaterloo Daily Bulletin*

Monday, May 10, 2010

**At Think About Math, fun is the common denominator **–For many high school students struggling to give meaning to abstract mathematical concepts, math is something to endure rather than love. But for 40 Grade 9 girls who attend Waterloo’s annual Think About Math! conference, they discover that math will actually help them land a successful career.

Article complet ... – *UWaterloo News Release*

Friday, April 16, 2010

**Canada's brightest math students train at Waterloo for Olympiad gold **– Canada's top students in computer science will attend a week-long training camp next month at the University of Waterloo in preparation for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) to held August 14-21 at Waterloo.

Article complet ... – *Exchange Magazine*

Friday, March 5, 2010

**Secret Life of Girls: Making a mark in math **– Ask Mubina Chunara how to solve a high school algebra equation and chances are she will come up with the solution lickety-split.

But ask the 15-year-old Brampton student about the range of career choices she might have as a math major and the answers haven't always come as easily.

Article complet ... –* Toronto Star*

Monday, January 25, 2010

**CEMC Expands Mathematics Outreach to The Gambia in West Africa **–The agreement with the Youth Care Foundation (YCF) includes five years of support to help facilitate...

Article complet - *CEMC News Release*

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

**Top Class: GOMC discovers young mathematicians** –The Great Olympiad Mathematics Competitions (GOMC) held from November 19 to December 22 at the Youth Care Foundation in Churchill's town ...

Article complet - *DAILY OBSERVER Forward with The Gambia*

Thursday, October 22, 2009

**Computer science students capture medals at Bulgaria IOI** – Four high school students represented Canada well at the twenty-first International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in August.

Article complet - *CEMC News Release*

Thursday, June 11, 2009

**Math competition training ground for future “Mathletes”** - Third grader Debora Kezia seemed relaxed before the International Mathematics Competitions held in Sevilla School in East Jakarta, where she was due to face her older sister, Christa Lorenzia, 12, in solving 7th grade level math problems.

Article complet - *The Jakarta Post*

Monday, June 8, 2009

**Teen math whiz scores perfection** – When he was in kindergarten, Braden Cok drilled his times tables “just for fun.”

Article complet - *The Record (Subscription required)*

Monday, June 8, 2009

**University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing** - Held a "Seminar in Computer Science for Young Women" in late May.

Article complet - *UWaterloo Daily Bulletin*

June 2009

** Math buoyed by high school links** - Waterloo is leading the way in attracting math students aided by the work done at the Centre for Education in Math and Computing (CEMC).

Article complet - *UWaterloo News Release*

Monday, April 27, 2009

**University of Waterloo hosts Think About Math conference to boost girls’ interest in mathematics** - The University of Waterloo will host the inaugural Think About Math conference this week to boost girls' interest in mathematics and increase the number of women pursuing math-related careers.

Article complet - *UWaterloo News Release*

Friday, March 13, 2009

**Divide and conquer** - The folk at University of Waterloo are spreading the gospel of math.

Article complet - *The Record* *(Subscription required)*

Friday, March 9, 2009

**Girls who really count** - If you're a girl in Grade 9 with at least a 70 per cent average in math, the University of Waterloo wants you.

Article complet - *Toronto Star*

Saturday, January 24, 2009

**A meeting of the minds** - Four hundred of the best young computer scientists in the world will converge on University of Waterloo next year when it hosts the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics.

Article complet - *The Record* *(Subscription required)*

Tuesday, April 18, 2008

**Thousands will write University of Waterloo mathematics competitions this week** - University of Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) administers the contests to help students develop their skills and knowledge.

Article complet - *Exchange Magazine*

Spring, 2008

**Multiplying Excitement About Math**- Zhe Qu loves math and it shows.

Article complet - *UWaterloo Office of Alumni Affairs*

Thursday, February 21, 2008

**Math whiz wins spot at gates speech ** - Bill Gates would like 16-year-old Joanne Toporowski.

Article complet - *The Record (Subscription required)*

November 2007

**Gates gift for math and CS outreach** – UWaterloo will greatly expand Canada’s largest youth outreach program in mathematics and computer science.

Article complet - *UWaterloo Daily Bulletin*

Friday, July 27, 2007

**Canada's brightest young math minds gather at University of Waterloo for 42nd annual seminar** - Some of the brightest math students from high schools across Canada are honing their skills this week as University of Waterloo hosts the 42 annual Canadian Mathematics Competition Seminar.

Article complet - *Exchange Magazine*

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

**High school olympiad coming to Univeristy of Waterloo** - The mathematics faculty happily announced yesterday that Waterloo has been picked to host the International Olympiad of Informatics.

Article complet - *UWaterloo Daily Bulletin*