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CEMC Think about Math! Workshop

Think About Math! (TAM) is designed to ignite enthusiasm in high school girls for mathematics. It is a workshop demonstrating that math is fun, relevant, and leads to exciting careers.

TAM participants will learn about the lifestyles and career paths of women who have graduated with a degree in mathematics. Girls will also participate in interactive labs and hands-on activities. We will use mathematics to explore topics like the environment, the stock market, and social networking applications like Facebook. All sessions will be led by University of Waterloo faculty members and professional businesswomen and businessmen.

See article in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record

See article in the Toronto Star

Intended Audience

Waterloo - Young women in Grade 9 or 10 from Ontario who have potential in mathematics.

Vancouver - Young women in Grade 9 or 10 from Vancouver and the surrounding area who have potential in mathematics.

Dates and Location

Successful candidates will be invited to attend one of the following one-day workshops.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 in the Davis Centre at the University of Waterloo
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Davis Centre at the University of Waterloo
  • Saturday May 30, 2015 at Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver.

Sample Schedule (held in 2014 in Waterloo)


Information flyers will be mailed to math department heads at high schools across Ontario and Vancouver in January 2015.

Online applications will be accepted here from February 13, 2015 to Monday March 2, 2015.

For more information and important dates, please download a copy of the Think About Math Waterloo flyer or Vancouver flyer.

Pictures from Previous Workshops

Browse a small sampling of the many photos taken in past years.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost?
  2. Can I come with a friend?
  3. How many students will be accepted?
  4. Should teachers/parents attend the workshop as well?

More Information

Please contact the TAM organizer for further details.