This week’s blog entry is written by Jenya Doudareva, an MASc student at Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering and a literature, art, and music aficionado. You can reach her at  jenyadoudareva [at] gmail [dot] com.

The previous entries have set up OR to be serious business. With applications ranging from military, supply chain management to finance, and even to healthcare and medicine, it is clear that OR has a lot to offer to the world. Personally, I find such diversity of a discipline to be refreshing and alive…creative even. To see that a problem in healthcare and a completely different problem in finance can be modelled using the same underlying principles is astounding.

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