

Mathematics with a
Human Face
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PAULINA CHIN
Architect, Mathematical Software


PETRA AXOLOTL
Data Scientist

JEREMY LANE
Postdoctoral Researcher


Canadian Mathematical Society 

KSENIYA GARASCHUK
Mathematician

KSENIYA GARASCHUK
"In my teaching practice, I use different methods and approaches to get my students personally involved in developing mathematics. My main objective is to break the barrier of senseless formulas and memorized information and instead teach my students to make sense of math or any discipline they are in." 
PAULUNA CHIN
"Although some might think of programming as a solitary activity, my job actually requires a lot of teamwork with fellow mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers." 
PETRA AXOLOTL
"What really interests me is to solve problems for which there are no existing solutions and which involves creative mathematical modeling. " 
REBECCA MILLEY
Mathematician

JEREMY LANE
"I remember being struck in linear algebra class by how powerful and elegant mathematics could be: with the right rules in hand, one could prove very general facts about matrices with only a couple symbols. Abstraction felt natural and really appealed to me. " 


JOY MORRIS
Mathematician


REBECCA MILLEY
" I fell in love with pure math, and decided I wanted a career in academia. I am grateful every day to have a job that I enjoy and am good at." 
DAVID MORGAN
"I always enjoyed studying mathematics in high school, especially problemsolving and math competitions. It just came naturally to me, and was fun."

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CAREERS FOR
NUMBERS PEOPLE


JOY MORRIS
"One of the more interesting things I started hearing from parents recently was a sense of helplessness: that they did not have access to the skills or resources they needed to help their children when their children needed help with math homework."


LAURA MORRISON
Biostatistician

DAVID
MORGAN
Principal Consultant
Morgan Privacy Consulting


MARK
LEWIS
Canada Research Chair Mathematical Biology



LAURA MORRISON
"I believe that a strong foundation in mathematics can help people succeed in many careers even if the connection to mathematics may not be obvious at the surface level as the skills acquired are highly transferable."

JEREMY BELL
Partner
George & Bell Consulting


MARK LEWIS
"I’m the happiest when I’m working on an applied biological problem where mathematics plays a key role. " 
SARAH
PLOSKER
Associate Professor




ILONA VASHCHYSHYN
Teacher 
JEREMY BELL
"I rely heavily on my numeracy: I review reports that include a fair amount of calculations and I need to be able to identify errors and understand the key outcomes and conclusions quickly, and at times on the fly during meetings and negotiations."


CHRISTINE
SELINGER
Educator & Instructional Designer

SARAH PLOSKER
"During my BSc, I was doing very well in one math course in particular, and the prof asked me if I had ever thought about being a professor. ... I hadn’t up until that point actually considered it as a career."


MAXWELL HARTT
"Mathematics has been the seed at the heart of all my career choices. A strong mathematical foundation has countless applications."


ILONA VASHCHYSHYN
"...in my opinion, [teaching math is] one of the most interesting jobs in the world, not only because it involves the challenge of creating opportunities for students to explore and appreciate a subject that I love, but also because ...."

VESELIN
JUNGIC
Teaching Professor


CHRISTINE SELINGER
"The problemsolving skills I learned as a part of my mathematical education are something I have been able to apply in every aspect of my career, and the combination of Math, English and Education allow me to analyze problems from many different angles."

MAXWELL HARTT
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow 

Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics? 
ANDREW
POELSTRA
Mathematician 

VESELIN
JUNGIC
"My mother tried to convince me to become a medical doctor, my father thought that I would be an excellent engineer, but I followed my heart and decided to study mathematics."

Careers
in Mathematics 

MICHAEL
LAMOUREUX
Professor of Mathematics 

MAVIS
MATHESON
Physician

ANDREW POELSTRA
"... I encountered the cypherpunk movement,
a group of activists and developers using applied cryptography for social good."

FLORENCE
GLANFLELD
Mathematics
Education 
ANIL
GUPTA
"Math brings you credibility no matter where you go or work in life. It develops your faculties more than any other discipline." 
MICHAEL
LAMOUREUX
"I had a hard time choosing between physics, engineering and other sciences. I discovered that mathematics was a common theme that tied all of these subjects together." 

MAVIS MATHESON
"Mathematics keeps my mind active and engaged even though my body
needs a wheel chair to get around and a machine to breathe at night"


FLORENCE GLANFIELD
"What the mathematics degree has offered me is the possibilities of seeing the relationships among mathematical concepts and understanding the ways in which ideas intersect."

ANIL
GUPTA
Health Policy Research Director



RICHARD HOSHINO
Senior Project Officer

JANE SCHUDEL
"I have found that my studies in mathematics have imposed a discipline that helps in music."

JANE SCHUDEL
Musician

Early Career Profiles 

BRIAN ALSPACH
"I believe the future growth of mathematics, as a discipline will benefit greatly from people in business and industry asking for more mathematics students."

RICHARD HOSHINO
"My passion to contribute mathematically has always been broader than just research. "

DAVIDSON HEATH
Risk Analyst 
DAVIDSON HEATH
"Math, to me, is a field more creative and imaginative
than any other." 
BRIGITTE JAUMARD
Optimization 

NATHALIE SINCLAIR
"What I enjoy about math is seeing and finding
patterns and structures ... making connections and analogies ... creating
mathematical objects..." 
BRIAN ALSPACH
Professor of Mathematics 

DARIUS
NAQVI
"The logical thinking and ability to construct
proofs that one learns in studying mathematics has come in very handy for
me 
ANDREA FROSSARD
Actuary 
BRIGITTE JAUMARD
"For me, mathematics is a working tool ..., a tool that allows me to explore new domains ... as long as the problem is posed in a relatively clear and understandable fashion."

NATHALIE SINCLAIR
Mathematics Education 
JOHN FYFE
"In recent years I have taken a keen interest in the analysis of nonlinear structure in climate data... Mathematics and statistics are essential in my area of research." 
HOUBEN
HUANG
"Our daily job is to quantify the market and
credit risk arising from daily business across the whole firm (TD Bank)
by using sophisticated mathematics." 
DARIUS NAQVI
System Development 
ANDREA FROSSARD
"My job as an actuary allow me the ability to
apply mathematical skills to business problems... 
GORDON ROBINSON
Consulting Firm 
Mathematical Moments 
JOHN FYFE
Research Scientist 

HOUBEN HUANG
Quantative Analysis 
DAN BURTON
Information Technology 
GORDON ROBINSON
"The study of mathematics requires a discipline
and a rigour that can be carried over into many situations to achieve a
solid understanding and develop sound and logical solutions to problems. 
The Mathematical Association of America
Career Profiles 
MARIA RATCHEVA
"I fell in love with mathematics when I was twelve
years old. I do everything that I can to apply mathematical
methods towards human benefits." 
BRUCE BAUSLAUGH
eLearning 
Interviews with mathematicians in Britain 
KRISTA GHANEKA
Information Technology 
DOUG ELLIOTT
Consultant

DAN
BURTON
"I've always believed that the discipline required
to study advanced mathematics shaped the way I approach problems and..." 
MARIA RATCHEVA
eBusiness 
BRUCE BAUSLAUGH
"...my interest in mathematics has always been combined with an interest in computer science." 

KRISTA GHANEKA
"I have been working in the industry for eight
years and believe strongly that my math background has more than prepared
me for success in the computer industry." 


DOUG ELLIOT
"I proudly call myself a 'number cruncher' at conferences and workshops at which I am asked to speak." 
JOHN HANSON
Biostatistician 
Profiles in Australia 

JOHN WIPF
Actuary 
GEORGE MARSHALL
"My mathematics degree has provided me with an ability to tackle complex problems in a logical and highly precise manner." 
MICHELE HENGEN
Actuary 

JOHN HANSON
"I collaborate and consult with clinicians, basic scientists, epidemologists, and behavioural scientists" 

CINDY KNUDSEN
"I have always had a love for mathematics, but at first I didn't want to undertake a math degree because I wasn't sure what employment options were available." 
GEORGE MARSHALL
Research Officer 
JOHN WIPF
"I provide technical assistance to cooperative and microinsurance schemes in the Philippines, Indonesia, Ghana, and soon to include..." 
MICHELLE HENGEN
"You never know what possibilities are out there. If you love math, then go for it"


American Association for Women in Mathematics 

CINDY KNUDSEN
Management Science 

DWAYNE MOTT
"Much of the work I do is analytical in trying to predict trends and look for ways to improve our business and what we deliver to our clients." 
Canadian Mathematical Society 




DWAYNE MOTT
Entrepreneur 
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