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Women in Mathematics Day 2022 Recap

July 11, 2022
The Women in Mathematics Day Luncheon participants. Photo courtesy of Olivia Gutenberg.

SFU's Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics EDI Advisory Group, hosted a series of events for the International Women in Mathematics Day. May 12th was chosen as it is the birthday of the late Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female fields medallist. Read more about this international event and Dr. Mirzakhani here.

The day was a huge success, kicked off by the women's luncheon hosted by the AWM Student Chapter, where women and non-binary individuals met over food and games to get to know one another.

Following this time of food and cheer, the Math Department's EDI Advisory Group hosted a movie screening, showcasing newly developed videos interviewing the female mathematicans in the department on their journey, and advice for any wannabe mathematicians out there. And, of course, more food! Please enjoy a few photos from the day. A special thanks goes out to the Department of Mathematics and the Associate Dean of EDI for supporting this event. Thanks to Michelle Beninteso of Once Upon a Cake for the amazing cupcakes, our very own Olivia Gutenberg for putting together these lovely videos, and everyone who helped make the day possible by joining in!

Check out more photos from Women in Mathematics Day 2022 and upcoming AWM events here

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