The MS2 Discovery Research Interdisciplinary Research Institute regularly hosts events of interest to students, such as seminars, webinars, and networking events. See the Institute's calendar for upcoming events.
PHI (Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics Club)
- Stay up late in order to finish a proof or learn a new integration technique?
- Get excited talking about a piece of new code for the application you are developing?
- Catch yourself speaking in Java, C or Phython occasionally?
- Enjoy a good intellectual conversation in subject of quantum physics and relativity?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then perhaps this is the club for you.
Laurier's PHI Club is the club for all who are enthusiastic about computer science, physics and mathematics at Wilfrid Laurier University. We are a club of future scholars and scientists and aim to serve our community by sharing knowledge and resources in these subjects. Beyond the scholastic benefits, we aim to increase the exposure of experts in these fields to those interested.
At PHI, we believe that the exchange of scientific knowledge should be based on an open and free platform. We operate on a non-profit basis to promote the importance of scientific awareness and developments to public through a series of non-profit and informative activities and events. The intellectual development of our members and the scientific interests of our community are held with the utmost significance to us.
For more information or to get involved, see wluphi.com.
The Department of Mathematics Department-in-Council is the official voice of Laurier's Department of Mathematics . It discusses and votes on all matters requiring a departmental decision or recommendation, with the exception of those matters that collective agreements reserve to the Department Appointment and Promotion Committee and the Part-time Appointment Committee.
Three undergraduate students and two graduate students serve on the Mathematics Department-in-Council. Students elect their representatives annually.
This year's undergraduate student representatives are:
This year's graduate student representatives are:
More details about the Department-in-Council are below.
The following are voting members of the Department-in-Council: all full-time faculty members in the Department; two contract academic staff (CAS) representatives elected by Mathematics CAS instructors; full-time Mathematics laboratory supervisors/coordinators; the Mathematics Department administrative assistant; three undergraduate student representatives; and two graduate student representative(s).
Contract Academic Staff (CAS) representatives shall be elected at the beginning of each academic year at a meeting of CAS members to be convened by the chair of the department. The elected members may serve (if employed in CAS positions in the Fall and Winter terms) until replaced or re-elected at the next annual election. If a vacancy occurs during the academic year, the chair shall call a meeting of CAS members to elect a replacement.
Undergraduate student representatives shall be elected by undergraduate mathematics students (students registered as Mathematics majors in Laurier Honours and General Degree programs) and the graduate student representatives by the Mathematics graduate students at a meeting to be convened by the chair. This meeting shall take place each year during the month of September. Notices announcing the meeting shall be posted at least one week in advance and instructors shall be asked to announce it in senior undergraduate and graduate Mathematics classes.
Students unable to attend the meeting are eligible for election if they have advised the chair in advance that they wish to be candidates. Only those eligible students actually present at the meeting may vote. Student representatives may serve until replaced or re-elected at the next annual election. If a vacancy occurs during the academic year, the chair will appoint a student to fill the vacancy.
Meetings of the Department-in-Council may be called by the chair. Special meetings for a specific purpose shall be held within five working days of the delivery to the chair of a written request signed by six voting members.
All CAS members are entitled to receive notification and to attend meetings as non-voting participants and other individuals may attend (but not vote) by invitation of the chair.
Notice of meetings shall normally be given at least two working days in advance of the meeting. Notice in the form of an email announcement is sufficient.
Motions (including motions to amend these regulations) are passed by a majority (more than 50%) of the votes cast for or against, provided the motion is supported by at least 25% of the voting membership. Abstentions are permitted. Only those voting members actually present at the meeting may vote. Voting is normally carried out by a show of hands but at the request of any voting member, voting shall be conducted by secret ballot.
Minutes shall be recorded by the administrative assistant or by any other member assigned that duty by the chair.
Department Appointment and Promotion Committee (DAPC)
- Seven elected Members, as described in Mathematics DAPC guidelines
CAS Part-Time Appointment Committee
- Department Chair plus two elected Members, as dictated by Part-Time Collective Agreement
Representatives of the Department to Science Divisional Council
- Four elected undergraduate students, two elected graduate students, two elected CAS Members
- One representative, one alternate
- One representative
- One representative
Graduate Faculty Council
- Graduate coordinator, one representative, one alternate
Science Faculty Curriculum and Programs Committee
- One representative
- Graduate Coordinator, GFC representative, GFC alternate, plus 1 additional Member
- Science Faculty Curriculum and Programs Committee representative (chair), plus 3 additional Members