Great Minds Multiplied - Extreme Equally: How to Create a More Prosperous and Inclusive Society Using Math

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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Perreault Hall Lower Section

Extreme Equally: How to Create a More Prosperous and Inclusive Society Using Math
John Mighton, speaker

Thursday, September 28, 2018

Lecture and Discussion
5:00-6:30 pm Lecture
Fuller Labs – Perreault Hall Lower Section
Refreshments and snacks provided
 
Dr. John Mighton is a playwright turned mathematician and author who founded JUMP Math as a charity in 2001. His work in fostering numeracy and in building children's self-confidence through success in math has been widely recognized. He has been named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada, an Ashoka Fellow, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has received three honorary doctorates. John is also the recipient of the 10th Annual Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education. His own plays have been performed across Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States, and he has won several national awards including the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, the Dora Award, the Chalmers Award, and the Siminovitch Prize. In a twist of fate, he played Matt Damon’s math tutor in the 1997 movie, Good Will Hunting.
 

Meet the Panelists

Brown Bag Lunch
1:00pm, Morgan Room, Rubin Campus Center
Drinks and dessert provided
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