Past Events

Past Events

April 7, 2011
CAB 453


There are 5 positions to be filled: President, Vice President, Secretary/ Treasurer, Social Convener and Lounge Officer.
The positions often run uncontested, so it's very easy to become elected.
In order to do so, you need to show up at 2:00 pm on April 7 and nominate yourself. If you cannot make it to the elections meeting, then please submit your nomination in writing to me.
I'll (almost) without hesitation second your nomination because I don't want this club to fall into oblivion, and just like that you will be on the ballot.
After this nomination process, we vote via secret ballot, and then tally the results.
Food will be served, so bring yourself (so that you can run for executive), and all of your friends so that they can vote for you. If you don't bring your friends, nobody will vote for you and that would be sad.
Also, I also picked the 2:00 pm time, so all you youngsters in first year can come after you finish your Thursday 118 lecture. No excuses!

Monday, March 14, 2011
15:00 to 16:00
CAB 281

Pi Day Social!

Come and enjoy a variety of pies on this auspicious day! Tea will also be provided. All you need to bring is your appetite for mathematical constants.

Friday, December 3, 2010
17:00 to 19:00
CAB 373

Year End Social!

Food and drinks will be provided!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
17:00 to 18:00
CAB 239

"Relationship Advice for Mathematicians: An Introduction to the Mathematics of Love"
Talk by Cole Zmurchok

PIZZA will be served!

Only knowledge of high school calculus is required, but a little linear algebra won't hurt.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
16:00 to 17:00
CCIS 1440

In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

Dr. Mark Lewis
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta

will present

"Plagued by numbers: Mathematical insights on disease dynamics and biological invasions"

Reception to follow in the CCIS foyer

Note: This event is hosted by the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, not the MSS.

For more information, please view the poster.

Friday, September 10, 2010
11:00 to 14:30
CAB 453


Monday, September 13, 2010
11:00 to 12:30
and 14:00 to 15:00
CAB 453

Get your memberships!

Bring $5.00 to get your 2010 - 2011 membership! And a mug, so we can have a cup of tea (or coffee)!

Saturday, May 1, 2010
1:00 pm by CAB followed by a short walk to Emily Murphy Park

Year End BBQ! picnic!

Our Year End BBQ is now a Year End Picnic because the city is under a partial fire ban, which that fires of
any kind are not allowed in parks. This means that cooking food over BBQ with
no fire is going to be difficult (

The plan is to meet at the South Doors of CAB at 1:00 pm, at which point
everyone can walk to Emily Murphy Park together, where we can enjoy food and
each others company. We will have a frisbee (or two), but feel free to bring
anything else you want or need. If the weather is completely uncooperative, we
will either reschedule the picnic or find an alternate, indoor, location.

The MSS would appreciate an email RSVP, as we would like to know how much food
to bring, and if you have any special dietary requirements.

Friday, April 9, 2010
14:00 CAB 453


January 15, 2010

MSS T-Shirt Design Contest
Download each of the pdf files below to view the possible MSS T-Shirt Design. Send an email to us, with the subject header containing the Entry number which you would like to vote for. Voting closes January 15, 2010, so do not delay!

Entry 1: Iceberg
Entry 2: Front and Back WINNER
Entry 3: Bottles
Entry 4: Algebraists

Example Vote:
   To: MSS
   From: member@of.mss
   Subject: Entry 6: FunnyShirt

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
5:30 to 7:30 pm
CAB 265

Mathematics & Statistical Sciences Career Forum
A joint event with CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre and the Faculty of Science.

Not sure what you can do with your degree once you graduate? Each speaker on our panel graduated with a Bachelor of Science specializing in either Mathematics or Statistical Sciences and went on to pursue a successful career. Our speakers will share their career highlights and offer advice regarding the work search process. You are encouraged to ask questions. Network with speakers while you enjoy pizza and pop.

Speakers include representatives from:

  • University of Alberta: Professor, Graduate Chair and Director of the Applied Mathematics Institute
  • Freight Transportation and Trade Government of Alberta: Policy Advisor, Truck and Trade Corridor Development
  • Advanis
  • More TBA

Free. Click here to pre-register or here for more information.

Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:30 PM
CAB 453 - the 'Math Lounge'

General Meeting
A meeting for all of the current (and future, that is, if you buy a membership) members of the MSS.
Come and listen to the executive talk about club related things (i.e. our constitution and t-shirts and laser tag), and come to share your ideas (i.e. complain).

It is important to come, as we will also be holding a little sub-election to elect someone to sit on the Department Council. If you would like to nominate someone, or yourself, please let one of the executive know ASAP.

If you did not make it to the meeting, the executive has posted minutes, and you can now email us.

The probability of there being snacks at the general meeting is not 0.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009
17:00 CAB 265

"Projective Spaces and Toric Varieties"
by Andrey Novoseltsev, University of Alberta

Saturday May 9, 2009
Noon in Emily Murphy Park


Friday March 13, 2009

Medicore Approximation of Pi Bake Sale

Thursday November 6, 2008
15:30 CAB 243

'Useless Algorithms a Reprise' by Stephen Taschuk

Thursday, October 9, 2008
15:30 CAB 6XX

'An unnecessarily difficult method of inverting matrices'
Talk by John Maidens

Monday, November 19, 2007
16:00 CSC B41

'726 Games in 60 Minutes:
Reflections on the Products and Process of Building a Taxonomy of 2x2 Games'
Talk by John Simpson

Monday, October 22, 2007
4 pm CS B41

Talk on 'Knot Theory' by Dave Krebes

Saturday, September 29, 2007
Meet on Main Floor of CAB at noon - Walk to Hawrelak Park

MSS Barbeque

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
16:00 Room To Be Announced

Talk on 'Useless Algorithms' by Steven Taschuk

Friday, September 21, 2007
17:00 - 19:00 at Dewey's (upstairs in the Old Power Plant)

Honors Social organized by the honors committee
Beverages and finger food have been promised

April 26, 2007

End of Year Picnic at Hawrelak Park

March 30, 2007
15:00 CAB 229

Talk on 'Tangents to Parabolas' by Steven Taschuk

February 26, 2007
17:00 CAB 229

Pizza Party

December 5, 2006
17:00 CAB 649

MSS General Election