SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|August 30, 2014|
Courses: There will be two mini-courses, running through
the two weeks, taught by female instructors on the topic of their
choice. One course will meet in the mornings, the other in the afternoons.
The students will do group projects with presentations the last
day for each course. Each course will also have a graduate student
Guest Speakers: There will be four female guest speakers
invited, who will give a presentation related to their work and
will talk about their life/work experiences. One of these speakers
will be invited to give a distinguished lecture open to the public.
Field Trips: One day each week will be for field trips to businesses employing mathematicians, ideally one day the first week in Waterloo, one day the second week in Toronto. Places we might visit include RIM, Maplesoft, Manulife, Sunlife, BMO, Fields Institute, IBM. We also plan an excursion to Niagara Falls on the Saturday.