Student Corner

Nov. 21

TorusTalks_ClassificationTreeAbstract: Classification trees are machine-learning methods for constructing prediction models to classify objects to different categories. The models are obtained by recursively partitioning the data space and fitting a simple model within each partition. In this talk, I will start with an introduction to classification trees. Application of classification trees in finance, biology, health science and social science will be illustrated.

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Dean’s Medal recipient in mathematics goes on to study dentistry

When Anas Saleh first walked in the doors at MacEwan University in 2010, he planned to walk out those same doors four years later and go directly to dentistry school. And that’s exactly what he did. But the Bachelor of Science student’s major wasn’t what you might expect.

“You don’t find many people in math who go into dentistry,” says Anas, who is a few months into his first semester at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. “Most people in my classes now are shocked when I tell them my undergrad is in math.”

But Anas knew exactly what he was doing when he chose a degree in mathematics as his pathway into dental school. When it comes to getting accepted into the extremely competitive field of study (Western University received close to 600 applications for the 54 seats in its Doctor of Dental Surgery Class of 2018), your GPA is critical, so Anas decided to stick with a subject he’s been passionate about since he was only four years old.

“I’ve always loved math—it’s really a building block,” explains Anas, who also took several preparatory courses—chemistry, biochemistry and physics—during his time at MacEwan University. “I think if you can understand math, you can do well in any other science.”

And he was extremely good at the subject, early As and A-pluses in every math course he took, and often visiting faculty members to discuss mathematical problems that were outside of the scope of his courses.

Karen Buro, chair of Mathematics and Statistics, says that Anas left a big impression on his faculty members, receiving several nominations for the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence.

“The level of insight he demonstrated in class, the creative proofs he developed for mathematical problems and the connections he made between different disciplines in mathematics were at a level one might expect from a very good graduate student,” she says. “We were inspired by our discussions with Anas, who shares our love and appreciation of mathematics.”

“I really liked doing different problems that were challenging and made you think,” he says, adding that pursuing mathematics as a graduate student was an option if he didn’t get into dentistry. “I love math, but I really want to work with people and help them. Dentistry—not math—is the best way for me to do that.”

MacEwan University is proud to celebrate the Class of 2014 at its fall convocation ceremony. Congratulations to all of the graduates, including those who are being presented with Dean’s Medals for Academic Excellence at today’s convocation ceremony:

  • Anas Saleh, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Krisztina Pap, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Dena Florence Wright, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Vivian Joy Binnema, School of Business
  • Darryl Glen, School of Business
  • Krista Posyniak, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Michael Liam Paul Francoeur, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

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Festival of ideas at the University of Alberta

http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas

Today Nov. 19:

In partnership with the Faculty of Engineering.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.
University of Alberta Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430 on Saskatchewan Drive

Parking Options – CCIS parking lot or Windsor Car Park recommended
Free Admission

Jocelyn Bachman, Katherine Evans and Nir Katchinskiy, moderated by David R. Cheriton, inspire brilliant minds and help people gain insight into some of the most promising research happening today at the University of Alberta. From next-generation artificial limbs that allow wearers to feel touch, to nanotechnology that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating once-incurable diseases, find out how science and engineering researchers are building a better future for us all.

In partnership with the Faculty of Engineering.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.
University of Alberta Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430 on Saskatchewan Drive

Free Admission

Jocelyn Bachman, Katherine Evans and Nir Katchinskiy, moderated by David R. Cheriton, inspire brilliant minds and help people gain insight into some of the most promising research happening today at the University of Alberta. From next-generation artificial limbs that allow wearers to feel touch, to nanotechnology that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating once-incurable diseases, find out how science and engineering researchers are building a better future for us all.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.MOEXwgCp.dpuf

In partnership with the Faculty of Engineering.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.
University of Alberta Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430 on Saskatchewan Drive

Free Admission

Jocelyn Bachman, Katherine Evans and Nir Katchinskiy, moderated by David R. Cheriton, inspire brilliant minds and help people gain insight into some of the most promising research happening today at the University of Alberta. From next-generation artificial limbs that allow wearers to feel touch, to nanotechnology that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating once-incurable diseases, find out how science and engineering researchers are building a better future for us all.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.MOEXwgCp.dpuf

The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

he University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

he University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

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The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

– See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/festival-of-ideas#sthash.xFccY49E.dpuf

 

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Friday November 29:Basketball(W): Kings Vs MacEwan, 6pm main Gym 8-142.

Congrats Amber and Katie on your win (100-30) over the Kings. Thanks for the invite-let me see,last time I saw a Griffin game circa 1999.