Our office and club room is a super cute space in the Mathematical Sciences building where you can unwind after a long class, hang out with your peers, or study for that test. We will attempt to follow a 9-5 schedule weekdays, during the Fall/Winter semesters of the University of Calgary school year. We do our absolute best to assure we are open as much as possible during these hours, however, please note that our office hours depend on our volunteers and sometimes the office hours may change without notice.
Unfortunately, our office remains closed due to the ongoing health emergency. In its place, we are always online on our Discord channel to chat and we run Virtual Office Hours throughout the week!
Saturday January 30, 6pm
Hosted on Discord
SUM-C Virtual Games Night
Our last games night was so much fun we've decided to do another one. Come hangout with us right on our discord channel, We'll update general chat throughout the night with current game options so that you don't miss your favourite. Come join your peers, meet new friends, and have a good time!
The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Calgary (SUM-C) is the official undergraduate club for the University of Calgary Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
New to the University of Calgary? Welcome! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you'd like to join our community!
Saturday January 30, 6pm
Hosted on Discord
MATH JAM - What is Quantum?
Math Jams are a chance for us to meet and discuss topics in math. This will be a group discussion where everyone can share ideas, ask and answer questions. The goal is to keep the discussion at a first year math level, so anyone taking linear algebra can participate. We willll kick of the conversation with "things we've heard about quantum".
Hope to see you all there.
The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics is part of the University of Calgary. Our office is located in MS 337A in the Mathematical Sciences Building on the 3rd Floor.
Mathematical Sciences 337A
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Looking for a study buddy? Want to hang out virtually or talk about some mathematics or statistics you're working on? Office hours are our way of bringing our SUM-C Office to you! Come hang out with us over office hours!
Join our Discord to stay in touch, keep up to date on events (Office Hours, Games Nights, Seminars, and more), and to keep social during the pandemic. Someone is always online, and we have a great community of people. Join today. Just click the icon to begin. See you there.
Each year, the Society elects a new President and Vice-Presidents, as well as appoints Representatives to be the Directors of the club at the end of each Winter Semester. If you are interested in participating in helping out SUM-C for the school year or joining our team, please let us know.
The SUM-C Directors
(Fall 2021/ Winter 2022)
George is an undergraduate student in mathematics with interests in analysis, topology and aerospace.
Office hours description: Come join me and talk about anything from math to conspiracy theories while we study/procrastinate.
George is an undergraduate student in mathematics with interests in analysis, topology and aerospace.
Come join him to talk about anything from math to conspiracy theories while you both study/procrastinate!
Feifei is an undergraduate student majoring in Finance and Computer Science. She loves to draw, and occasionally dabbles in DND or video games!
Rose is a third-year undergraduate Math and Computer Science student. She is passionate about diversity in STEM and the role of mathematics in healthcare. Come join her at office hours! Whether it’s about math, life, or punny Dad jokes, she's down to chat.
Mohamed is a third year undergrad student pursuing a combined degree in Math and Ancient & Medieval History.
He is very passionate about all things math, especially discussing crazy and mindblowing theorems!
Hobbies include long walks, reading novels (especially classics!), studying anything minutely interesting, and videogames from time to time.
Vincent is a third year undergraduate pursuing a combined degree in Mathematics with Language and Linguistics. He is always passionate about discussing obscure math topics and translating writings into Classical Languages. He's well-versed in schedule building for Math and related majors and is happy to represent students in terms of course offering requests. Feel free to ping him on our Discord server for any topic from program building suggestions to in any field of interests ranging from video game programming to general psychology really, he's bound to link it back math topics somehow.
Emma is a fifth year undergraduate student taking a combined degree in mathematics and physics. She is passionate about both learning and research and spends most of her time outside of university learning new things or playing games. Emma is looking forward to helping other students navigate and thrive at university wherever their academic interests take them. Come talk with her about math, physics, puzzles, or sci-fi!
Mir is a 2nd-year undergraduate studying chemistry and math. my areas of interest include applications of group theory to chemistry with topics such as isomerism and MO theory, and other applications of math to all things stem Outside of school, I play a ton of Microsoft flight sim, and do want to become a private pilot. I also enjoy playing the occasional game of CSGO however. I am also a big anime fan, and kind of a massive weeaboo come to my office hours to talk about math or anything else really
Ben is an undergraduate student in mathematics interested in number theory, combinatorics, and algebra. He also enjoys spending time in nature, cooking, listening to and playing music, and reading fantasy novels. Join him during his office hours to talk about math, dogs, music, or anything else!
The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Calgary (SUM-C) is your official undergraduate club of the University of Calgary Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
This is the official website for the longest-lasting undergraduate math club in the city and your place to find all the information you need.
Our mission is to explore new dimensions, to seek out new theories, and new numbers; To boldly go where no mathematician has gone before. We provide a radical environment to meet new people, study intensely, or snag a power nap after a super long class! Also, we can point you in the direction of a math tutor to help you succeed, or a textbook with a different angle of approach. Finally, we publish an almost weekly newsletter filled with awesome events and announcements that could spice up your life.
Whatever your heart desires, we might have it. So join us!
Riley is an nth-year Philosophy major who is also trying to pursue a minor in mathematics. Fields on interest include the foundations of math and logic, category theory, abstract algebra, and topology. In philosophy, existentialism, justice theory, and the philosophy of language are key interests. Come join office hours to talk about any of these things, and anything else besides.
Review Sessions, Tutors, Exam Packs, and Math Links
We offer some fantastic resources all aimed at helping you succeed. Other than our club room and math library, here are some other helpful resources:
Our final exam review sessions are curated with profs and TA's throughout the department to assure the best study material to help you succeed. Our list of well-reputed tutors will be able to help you keep on top of that class and teach you the skills you need to not stress over marks. Our exam packages are packed with extra practise questions to test the knowledge we know you have. And, we also host online math help chat rooms so that you can get help from peers, opening the doors to new ideas and methods to solve the trickiest of problems.
If you need help with math, or you just want to stay on top of those few classes, give us a call and we'll do our best to get you the resources you need to succeed.
We offer final exam Review Sessions for the following classes:
Check out our Review Sessions page for more information.
We at SUM-C want you to succeed in mathematics more than anyone, except for maybe yourself. With that in mind, we know a lot of people who love math and a lot of people who are good at teaching it. if you need some extra help don't wait until it's too late and let us know. We will do our best to set you up with well-practiced, reputable, and respectable tutors who also want you to succeed.
If interested, please contact SUM-C if you would like to be referred to a tutor. Our list of tutors can help you in the following subjects:
For peer help find us on Discord and join our math help chat rooms. These chat rooms are filled with people who love math and are willing to help you find a solution. They might just be able to show you a trick or two, or maybe you'll be the one tutoring. You never know.
Being a math club for so long means that you acquire a lot of information over the years. We have an extensive library of questions and solutions for a number of University level math courses.
You may think that old questions aren't a good resource but, what's been taught in math hasn't changed in quite a while.
Questions of the past contain the same methods as the ones seen today in your exams.
Since 1999, we've sponsored a $500 scholarship for undergraduate students that are members of our club. It's our goal this academic year to permanently impact the student experience by endowing our scholarship. If you have any questions about our scholarship, then please send us an email or consult the below webpage.
The ‘SUM-C Summer Seminar’ is for undergraduate students to practice presentation skills, share something that interests them, and to hear from others interested in math. This is a fantastic way to learn or practice valuable presentation skills in three unique formats which can be put into a CV. Presentations can focus on your research project or any topic you believe others would be interested in hearing about. You can also use this as an opportunity to prepare for conferences and to build confidence in presenting. Above all, the Seminar is open to all and fun for everyone who enjoys math!
July 2: Lightning Talk Kick-Off
Features 5-min lightning presentations of research overviews or intros to cool topics and a break half way through.
July 9-August 13: Summer Seminars
Each week will have either two 25-min presentations or one 50-min presentation, perfect for more substantive talks on any topic of choice.
August 20: Poster Wrap-Up
A poster session is a great way to convey your research and features a Best Poster and People’s Choice award complete with gift-cards and a chance to mingle. Professors encouraged to attend!
Talks are Fridays at 1pm from July 2 to August 20
Friday, August 13th at 1pm
Speaker: Daniel Girvitz
Title: Cross-frequency coupling studies of intracranial EEG data of epilepsy patients using time-frequency distributions
In this presentation, I address the relevance of time-frequency distributions (TFD) for cross-frequency coupling studies, an area of interest in computational neuroscience. Cross-frequency coupling (CFC) is a phenomenon whereby a lower frequency band of neuronal signals from one region of the brain modulates higher frequency bands of the same and/or other regions. This is suggested to be one of the key mechanisms to understand information processing in the brain. Here, I study human epilepsy by analyzing and interpreting intracranial electrical encephalogram (iEEG) data recorded on or inside the brain. I focus on the hippocampus, specifically left-anterior hippocampus, which is known for its role in short- and long-term memory. The iEEG data are intrinsically non-stationary, which traditional Fourier transform methods fail to analyze. To resolve this, I adapt time-frequency distributions to study cross-frequency coupling and in particular, phase-amplitude coupling (PAC). I show, with examples of time-frequency distributions, reduced-interference Rihaczek TFD and how the phase and amplitude are extracted, and the phase-amplitude coupling metrics that are studied with human epilepsy data.
Speaker: Kiera Sobolewski
Title: Reciprocity Laws: Uncovering the Secrets Behind Primes
A reciprocity law is a theorem in Number Theory that tells us about relationships between primes in different number fields. The Quadratic Reciprocity Law is typically the first reciprocity law students will encounter and it was first proved by Gauss. This theorem tells us whether a number is a square modulo p where p is a prime. There are more general reciprocity laws such as Hilbert Reciprocity and Artin Reciprocity in which Quadratic Reciprocity can be recovered from. These laws give us intuition on the behaviour of primes in more general number fields. The goal of this talk is to share why Artin Reciprocity is important and how to get Quadratic Reciprocity from the idelic Artin map.
Our SUM-C Discord is an online mathematics community where you can ask questions, socialize, and share in our passion for mathematics.
The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics, for years, has been working closely with your professors, TA’s, and the Faculty to bring you the most on-point and relevant final exam review session for your class. The review session material will attempt to cover everything you’ve learned in the course and highlight key topics that you’ll see on your final. Our review sessions are open to all members of SUMC and memberships can be purchased at the review session for $10 (pay once and get ALL review sessions included and member perks).
Review Sessions will be posted in Fall 2020!
Join our mailing list to stay updated.
The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics - Calgary has been able to exist for as long as it has because of our members!
Our membership is packed full of amazing people from all walks of life. We openly welcome everyone to join the club, no matter what degree you're in or which university you attend, we welcome everyone. And although we offer some great resources with no membership necessary, membership does have it's perks.
It’s easy to become a member of SUM-C. A $10 donation grants membership to the SUMC and a donation can be made during our office hours in MS 337A or through our donation page.
- Review packages with complete solutions (at a discount)
- Exam bank and math library
- Study and hangout space
- Video games and board games
- Events organized by SUM-C
- Final Exam Review Sessions
- Kitchenette, coffee, and tea
- Computer and printing
What are you waiting for? Come join the longest-lasting undergraduate math club in town!
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