Second-Year Learning Communities: Mathematics

By joining the Mathematics Second-Year Learning Community (SLC) you will be surrounded by a small community of second-year students who are learning to navigate their academic and co-curricular pathways to make the most of their experiences as a math student. The SLC program is designed to help you make the most out of your degree by engaging in various social, academic and professional development opportunities.

For more information about mathematics, visit the Mathematics website

Apply to a Mathematics SLC

Applications are open until July 14, 2024.

Apply here


To be eligible for the Mathematics SLC you must be a second-year student enrolled in any of the following mathematics programs:

  • mathematics specialist (science program)
  • applied mathematics specialist (science program)
  • mathematics and physics specialist (science program)
  • mathematics and philosophy specialist (science program)
  • mathematical applications in economics and finance specialist (science program)
  • mathematics & its applications specialist (physical science) (science program)
  • mathematics & its applications specialist (probability/statistics) (science program)
  • mathematics & its applications specialist (teaching) (science program)
  • mathematics major (science program)

SLC Course Overview

Students in the Mathematics SLC will meet at a welcome session during week of September 9, 2024, and then every other week starting September 18, 2024.

Time: Every other week on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: TBD

Your SLC Team

Headshot of Benjamin Landon, Mathematics SLC Faculty Advisor

Department: Mathematics

Title: Assistant professor

Years worked for your current department and/or U of T: Since July 2021

Undergraduate major/specialist and institution: Mathematics and physics, McGill University

Hometown: Kingston, ON

Why you decided to serve as a faculty advisor: The SLC is a great opportunity to engage directly with students and provide them with a network and community of peers who are all as excited and interested in mathematics as I am! Math is an amazing subject and I hope that the SLC will allow students to see that.

One piece of advice for a second-year student: Now is a great time to learn lots of new and interesting things, either by taking classes or pursuing other opportunities that might be outside your comfort zone. Sometimes you might not realize how much like you something or how interesting something is until you have really given it a fair chance.

Hobby or interest: Cycling

Headshot of Ashley Armogan, mathematics SLC staff advisor

Department: Mathematics

Title: Undergraduate administrator

Years worked for your current department and/or U of T: Eight years in the department of mathematics, 12 years at the University of Toronto

Undergraduate major/specialist and institution: HBA political science and city studies, University of Toronto

Hometown: Pickering, ON

Why you decided to serve as a faculty advisor: I decided to serve as a staff advisor this year because I love seeing students thrive in their studies and in life. As a U of T alumnus, I hope to give valuable insight to our current U of T students to help prepare them for their upper years in our program and life beyond their post-secondary studies.

One piece of advice for a second-year student: Academics are very important, but I encourage you to take some time out from your studies to figure out what you are passionate about in life. Second-year is the perfect time to learn more about what you are good at and develop skills that will help prepare you for the future.

Hobby or interest: Event decorating

Close up image of Jacqueline

Program: Mathematics major, linguistics major 

Year: Three

College: Victoria College

Hometown: Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A.

An interesting fact: A fun fact about me is that I transferred to U of T from an international university. 

Studies: I enjoy the challenge of solving difficult problems and I particularly enjoy taking courses in different academic areas and searching for unexpected connections across the coursework. 

Hobby or interest: I am a member of the Hart House Singers at U of T and I volunteer with the Math Outreach Department. In my free time, I also enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors. 

David pictured outdoors wearing a football jersey

Program: Statistics specialist, economics major, mathematics minor

Year: Four

College: St. Michael's College

Hometown: Port Perry, Ontario

An interesting fact: I’m planning to run my first half marathon in October! 

Studies: Math is such a beautiful and intricate language, it takes time but the level of enjoyment you get after understanding a complex theorem or finishing a long proof is unmatched. Math is the basis for many other fields, such as my other programs statistics and economics.  

Hobby or interest: I love running, going to the gym or walking. All of those activities are done while listening to country or early 2010s music. I really love travelling and one day I want to visit Japan, Hawaii or Iceland!