WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
We are one of the larger departments on campus, with 35 full-time faculty, 18 postdoctoral fellows, over 100 graduate students and 6 staff members. The Department has strong research groups in several areas of mathematics and statistics and we offer a number of different programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For example, we recently introduced an undergraduate programme in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, and we offer a professional masters program in Financial Mathematics through M-Phimac.
Research seminars in Algebra & Number Theory, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Finantial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Logic and Probability & Statistics and the weekly Colloquium attract some of the world's most prominent mathematicians. Each year the department invites a prestigious guest lecturer to deliver a series of talks, the Britton Lectures (endowed by a gift of Ronald and Helen Britton.) The annual Evelyn Nelson Memorial Lecture commemorates our late colleague and features talks in the foundations of mathematics. For more information about the department click here.
Nicholas Kevlahan is hosting an Open Access Colloquium on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00-5:00 pm. It will be held in the Sherman Centre, Mills Library.
This Colloquium is an opportunity for students, researchers and librarians to engage in a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and opportunities due to the enormous changes in academic communication and in society, led by international experts on Open Access publishing and new forms of digital communication.
For more information please see attached poster .
Read more: Department News
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Michael Gallaugher who has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Putnam Competition - first organizational meeting will be Sept. 21 at 11:30 in HH/410
Congratulations to Dr N. Balakrishnan, who has been appointed Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Congratulations to Dr Walter Craig who has received the title Distinguished University Professor, the highest honour an academic can receive from the University. The title was confered at the Faculty of Science Convocation Ceremony on June 16th, 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Paul McNicholas who has been named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics.
Dr Gail Wolkowicz will be giving the "Journal of Biological Dynamics(JBD) Lord Robert May best paper prize" talk at The 5th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA-V), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, October 2-4, 2015. Gail Wokowicz co-authored a paper that has been awarded the "2015 Lord Robert May Best Paper Prize" by the Journal of Biological Dynamics (publisher Taylor and Francis). The prize is awarded every 2 years for what is judged the best paper in the journal in the proceeding 2 years, in this case the best paper for 2013 and 2014.
At the recent Statistical Society of Canada meetings in Halifax, Michael Li (MSc Statistics, supervised by Ben Bolker) was awarded the Best Poster Prize for his poster entitled "Modelling High-Resolution Animal Telemetry Data: Hidden Markov Models and Extensions".
Dr N Balakrishan has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitor Award winner at the University of Manitoba.