MU Hoodies are back.

Do you want an “It’s trivial” hoodie? If the answer is yes, well you’re in luck because it’s back by popular demand. Bring $25 dollars (cash or a cheque made out to “U of T Mathematics Union”), a size, and a colour preference to the Undergraduate Lounge (BA6202) at one of the times listed below, and place your order with a math union representative. We will take your name, which you should have on a piece of photo ID so that you can pick up your order from us later. We have one sample, if you want to see what they look like in person.

Times: (Week of October 31-November 4)
Monday 11-1, 3-5
Tuesday 11-1, 2-4
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-5
Friday 11-1

Orders are estimated to arrive near the end of November at which time pick up times will be released.

We need to make a minimum of 50 orders. They will be Gildan g185 unisex hoodies. Colour options are maroon, black or navy. The print will be white.

Design creds go to Sara Tang circa 2014.

Math Outreach!

A message from the department:

Looking to make a difference? Want to spread a love of math to
elementary and high school students?

We are looking for people to help us by volunteering for our outreach
and engagement programs right here in the Math Department.

Right now there is a growing population of people who see mathematics as
something unreachable and this starts in the elementary and high school
system. So many people have a fear, or even a hatred, of mathematics
and we are trying to change that.

We are working with local area schools and through the Math Outreach
programs already hosted by the Department to try and change this
attitude but we need your help!

You can volunteer for just one program or for a few hours each month!
The choice is yours. We are looking both for people to volunteer with
programs that take place here on campus but, more importantly, to go out
into the community.

All curriculum and training are provided and it is a great opportunity
to get involved and give back to the community around you. And, if you
volunteer for more than 10 hours, you will receive recognition on your
CCR, and it looks good on a resume!

If you’re interested please send an email to
and you can look at our website to see what kind of programs we offer:

We hope you’ll donate just a few hours of your time to help with this
ambitious, and life changing, cause!

Math Union Presents: Three CUMC Talks!

This past summer, the University of Toronto’s department of mathematics and the Math Union sent a delegation of undergraduates to the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Our students gave some of the best talks at this year’s conference and some of them are here to reprise their talks for you. If you’re interested in seeing what math students were up to this summer or if you’re interested in potentially coming to the CUMC next year, then come listen. Show your support for your fellow undergrads and learn something along the way.

Why Some Sequences are More Special than Others
by Calder Morton-Ferguson

The Chromatic Number of the Plane and the Axiom of Choice
by Angela Wu

Sphere Packing and the Baffling Properties of the E_8 and Leech Lattices
by Zachary Karry

These are fun and accessible talks — and as always, food will be provided!