To kick off our Fall 2018 Mathematical Finance and Data Science Program session, we invited students, instructors, and industry members to Goose Island Brewery at the Bier Markt in Toronto for a celebratory evening.

Thankfully, the cold and rainy weather held out for one more evening so we were able to enjoy the large patio space in comfort.

Food at celebration night

We dined on delicious appetizers ranging from deep fried gouda balls to edamame while we celebrated. The food was quickly enjoyed prompting second and third rounds to appear from the kitchen.

During this event, we announced our Fall 2018 Scholarship winners! Nastaran Rahnama was awarded our Women SUcceeding in Data Science Scholarship because of her motivation and strong background. Aloagbaye Momodu was the recipient of our Top Applicant Scholarship because of his outstanding technical background and personal drive.

Scholarship award winner

Dr. Montazeri presenting Nastaran with the Women Succeeding in Data Science Scholarship

Top Applicant Scholarship Award

Dr. Montazeri presenting Aloagbaye with the Top Applicant Scholarship

This celebratory evening also served as Lantern Institute’s Fall 2018 session’s first networking event; a cornerstone of the Lantern Institute philosophy. Networking can be the difference between hoping your resume is selected from the hundreds of other resumes and having a fast track to an interview. We connect our students with our instructors, industry members, and recruiters through events like this to provide a relaxed environment to foster connections. In these settings students are able to inquire about career options, the industry and industry trends to help determine the right career path for them.

Lantern team and students


Thanks to all of the students, instructors, and industry members who attended the event and to Bier Markt forĀ helping to make the event a success!

Congratulations again to our scholarship winners Nastaran and Aloagbaye!


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