This years UA-Wise and Wiser industry mixer will be on Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 5PM. The event connects students to industry professionals. Admission is free. The event will be held at the University of Alberta at the ETLC Solarium.
The University of Waterloo is offering a two week summer math course (August 10 to 23, 2014) for female undergraduate students studying mathematics at a Canadian university. The aim of the program is for exceptional students to learn high-level math and current research interests. Thus, this program can be viewed as a gentle introduction to graduate studies. Candidates are selected based on academic excellence, and preference is given to students with at least one year remaining in their program. Canadians and permanent residents studying outside Canada are also eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. For more information, click here.
Course evalutions are questionnaires answered by students near the end of a course, tutorial or lab. Their aim is to provide feedback to the instructor on the course regarding such topics as the difficulty of the course content, clarity of the instructor, and pace of the course. Course evaluations are sometimes a controversial topic as their accuracy and usefulness is often questioned. A recent article, which is found here, from University Affairs Magazine aims to rectify this issue. The article addresses many of the concerns related to course evaluations and provides useful solutions for these concerns.