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Nickolas Rollick

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo
Lecturer
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Nickolas Rollick is a Lecturer with the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Nickolas completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics at the University of Calgary before relocating to Waterloo to complete his Master of Mathematics and PhD degrees, also in Pure Mathematics. While a graduate student, Nickolas received the Pure Mathematics Department’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student and was nominated for the university-wide Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. He also spent eighteen months working with the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence. A strong advocate for innovation in post-secondary mathematics education, Nickolas also loves sharing his passion for mathematics with the community at large, volunteering his time working with youth through community organizations.
Co-speaker 
Jen Nelson has been a Lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo since 2008. In addition to teaching courses at the University of Waterloo, Jen also works in the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), where she is the Lead of the Student Workshops Group and Chair of the Cayley Contest Committee.
Jen enjoys sharing her passion for mathematics with students and teachers, getting them excited about math and problem solving, and introducing students to areas of math they might be unfamiliar with and applications that they may not otherwise see in school.