The four-storey Math 3 building will house the University of Waterloo's department of statistics and actuarial science, enabling expansion in all of the faculty of mathematics academic units: applied mathematics, combinatorics and optimization, computer science and pure mathematics
The new building will provide 90,000 gross square feet of research and teaching space. It will accommodate a total of 134 faculty members, graduate students and staff.
Completion of the building is scheduled for March 2011.
We are grateful for the federal and provincial government funding we've received in support of this new facility, said Thomas Coleman, dean of the faculty of mathematics. Our focus is on the impact of mathematics and computational methodologies to solve real-world problems. This additional space will enable us to expand our research and academic programs in response to the needs of society.
The Math 3 is required to support developing advanced technologies as well as training highly-qualified personnel to transfer new discoveries into Canadian industry. The Math 3 building has dedicated space for doctoral students, as well as masters students in both research and professional programs.
The new facility will help expand research capacity for the faculty of mathematics, allowing for growth in three key areas: computational intelligence, health informatics and new media technologies.
Canada and Ontario's innovation strategies depend on each of these areas to create the advances we need for our competitiveness and productivity. New laboratories and offices for researchers and graduate students will build on industry relationships and increase graduate training capacity to create technology exploited in Canada. Waterloo's entrepreneurial environment will foster exploitation of the results through collaborations with existing companies and new spin-offs