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  • Apr 18, 2013: Jun-cheng Wei has been awarded a NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in the most recent round.
  • Apr 18, 2013: Dragos Ghioca was a recipient of a 2012-13 Killam faculty teaching prize, recognizing outstanding contributions made by teaching faculty.
  • Apr 18, 2013: Carmen Bruni was a recipient of a 2012-13 Killam graduate teaching prize, recognizing outstanding contributions made by a graduate student.
  • Apr 15, 2013: Zinovy Reichstein was the recipient of the 2013 Jeffery-Williams Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Mar 15, 2013: Neil Balmforth has been awarded the 2013 CAIMS Research Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Jan 02, 2013: Rachel Kuske has been selected by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) as one of ten recipients of their inaugural AWM Service Award. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 27, 2012: Nassif Ghoussoub has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to "honour [his] significant contributions and achievements". Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 01, 2012: Alejandro Adem, Martin Barlow, David Boyd, Jim Carrell, Bill Casselman, Ailana Fraser, Nassif Ghoussoub, Izabella Laba, Zinovy Reichstein, Maurice Sion and Gordon Slade were announced as Inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. Details on our awards page.
  • Sep 18, 2012: Jim Bryan has been awarded a NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in the most recent round. Details on our awards page.
  • Aug 13, 2012: Melania Alvarez was the recipient of the 2012 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her contributions to mathematics education in Canada.
    The full citation can be found at: http://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2012/ap-award.
  • Jul 13, 2012: Fok-Shuen Leung was a recipient of a 2011-12 Killam teaching prize, recognizing outstanding contributions made by teaching faculty. Details on our awards page.
  • Jul 13, 2012: Dragos Ghioca has been named the winner of the 2012 Ribenboim Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • May 03, 2012: Jiaxing Wang has received the Globalink Graduate Fellowship Award. Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 04, 2012: Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) has received the Peter Larkin Award for 2011/2012.
  • Apr 02, 2012: Jessica Conway has won a Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Travel Award.
  • Apr 02, 2012: The Department Teaching Awards were awarded to one postdoctoral fellow, Deniz Karli, and to three graduate students, Rebecca Hiller, Ed Kroc and Ali Vakil. These awards recognize outstanding teaching performances from our postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
  • Mar 29, 2012: Ailana Fraser has been awarded the Canadian Math Society's 2012 Krieger-Nelson Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Mar 26, 2012: Mark MacLean is the recipient of the 2012 PIMS Education Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 15, 2012: Young-Heon Kim has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship. Details on our awards page.
  • Dec 19, 2011: The Department of Mathematics has a new award that targets Mathematically strong High School students. A generous gift from an alumni has provided $15,000 each year for the next 5 years for Entrance scholarships to students of exceptional ability and interest in Mathematics who are entering UBC Vancouver directly from High School. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Mathematics Department.
  • Nov 17, 2011: Young-Heon Kim has been awarded the 2012 Andr\351-Aisenstadt Prize from CRM. Details on our awards page.
  • August, 2011: The following students were awarded NSERC/SSHRC graduate fellowships for 2011-12.

    PGSM fellowship: Matthew Coles

    CGSM fellowships: Jonathan Blackman, Meghan Dutot, Jeremy Hoskins, Adrian Keet, Brett Kolesnik, Laura Liao, Justin Martel, Oren Rippel, Pamela Sargent

    PGSD fellowship: Rory Wilson

    CGSD fellowships: Kyle Hambrook, Alexander Tomberg

    Vanier fellowship: Iain Moyles

    SSHRC fellowship: Alexander Jakobsen

  • July, 2011: The work of UBC Alumnus Ryan Lukeman (PhD 2009) on collective behavior was featured in the German weekly news magazine, Spiegel online link: http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,775491,00.html
  • May 13, 2011: Ian Frigaard has been elected President of the CAIMS*SCAIM(Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society) Board. Details on our awards page
  • May 04, 2011: Ian Frigaard has been awarded the 2011 CAIMS/MITACS Industrial Mathematics Prize. Details on our awards page
  • Apr 20, 2011: Gordon Slade has been elected to Fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Details on our awards page
  • Apr 19, 2011: Verni Brown and David Steinberg are recipients of 2010-11 Faculty of Science Achievement Awards in the areas of staff and students, respectively. Details of Verni's and David's awards are on our Awards page.
  • Apr 19, 2011: Malabika Pramanik has been awarded a 2010-11 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Details on our awards page
  • Apr 08, 2011: Juan Souto and Ozgur Yilmaz have been awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements in the the most recent round. Details on our awards page
  • Apr 01, 2011: Michael Ward has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 CAIMS Research prize. Details on our awards page
  • Nov 22, 2010: The UBC Department of Mathematics will host the 2010 National Winter Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, December 4-6 at the Coast Plaza Hotel (1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC). For more information, see: http://cms.math.ca/Events/winter10/

    Ron Graham will give a free public lecture [PDF] on "Searching for the Shortest Network" at 8pm, Saturday, December 4.

    Professor Graham (UCSD) is a world renowned leader in the development of discrete mathematics and has served as Chief Scientist of Bell Laboratories and president of both the American Mathematical Society and the International Jugglers Association

    The lecture will be given at: Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC

  • Nov 19, 2010: Richard Anstee has been elected to UBC-V Se nate as Joint Faculties Representative for a three year term starting September 2011.

  • Oct 12, 2010: Congratulations to Bud Homsy on his honorary doctorate awarded by University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. Details on our awards page

  • Sep 28, 2010: The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Benjamin Young is the recipient of the 2010 Doctoral Prize (http://cms.math.ca/Prizes/info/dp/). The CMS Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student. Young received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of British Columbia, working under the joint supervision of Jim Bryan and Richard Kenyon.

  • Aug 02, 2010: Ailana Fraser has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in the most recent round. Details on our awards page

  • July 2010: At this year's CAIMS meeting in St. John's, UBC was well represented as four of the main lectures, Early Career Award, Industrial Math Prize, Research Prize, and one of the plenaries, were given by Dan Coombs (Math), Brian Wetton (Math), Uri Ascher (UBC CS) and Michael Ward (Math), respectively. http://www.caims2010.ca

  • July 2010: In the recent IMO http://www.imo2010org.kz/?lang=eng&id_rubric=1 Robin Cheng, a member of our UBC Olympiad Circle (http://outreach.math.ubc.ca/) for the past three years, was Canada's highest placing student. Thanks to our excellent student leaders (graduate and undergraduate) and Andrew Adler for their dedicated and hard work in making the Circle a success. Many "graduates" from our Circle have been members of the Canadian IMO team.

  • May 2010: The Math Corporate Running Team, "Running Average" finished in 5th place in the Vancouver Sun Run, out of 34 teams in the Education category.

  • Apr 27, 2010: David Kohler has been selected as the recipient of the 2009/10 UBC Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Award. Details on our awards page.

  • Apr 26, 2010 The following students were awarded NSERC graduate/postdoctoral fellowships for next year.

    PGS fellowships:
    Farzin Barekat, Shane Cernele, Cameron Christou, Eric DeGiuli, Matthew Folz, Tyler Helmuth, Jennifer Morrison, Oren Rippel, Rhoda Sollazzo
    PDF fellowships:
    Jun Allard, Adam Clay, Craig Cowan, Aurel Meyer, Terry Soo
    Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 21, 2010: Mar Ness, Warren Code and Rajiv Gupta have won the 2009/2010 Faculty of Science Achievement awards. Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 19, 2010: Omer Angel has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in the most recent round. Details on our awards page
  • Apr 09, 2010: Brian Wetton has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 CAIMS/MITACS Industrial Mathematics Prize. Details on our awards page
  • Mar 15, 2010: Daniel Coombs has been selected as the recipient of 2010 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Details on our awards page
  • Mar 10, 2010: Rachel Kuske has been awarded the Canadian Math Society's 2011 Krieger-Nelson Prize for Research Excellence. Details on our awards page
  • Mar 10, 2010: Kai Behrend has been awarded the Canadian Math Society's 2011 Jeffery-William Prize for Research Excellence. Details on our awards page
  • Mar 09, 2010: Nassif Ghoussoub has been awarded the 2010 CMS Borwein Career Award. Details on our awards page
  • March 2010: Louis Nirenberg will receive an honorary degree from UBC during the Fall (November) ceremonies this year. Honorary degrees are intended to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to society at the provincial, national and/or international levels. More details at:
    http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2010/03/11/olympic-organizer-tv-rant-er-gen-x-author-astronaut-to-receive-ubc-honorary-d egrees/"
  • March 2010: The Department Teaching Awards were awarded to three postdoctoral fellows, Mark MacDonald, Jessica Conway and Robert Masson, and to one graduate student, David Kohler. These awards recognize outstanding teaching performances from our postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
  • March 2010: UBC Putnam results: Cedric Lin was the UBC high scorer on the 2009 Putnam exam for the fourth year in a row, earning an Honourable Mention by placing in the top 60 in the entire competition (out of a total of 4,036 participants). Other high scorers from UBC included Karlming Chen and Joel Fox, who placed in the top 200 participants. UBC's team placed 11th among the 439 universities and colleges having Putnam teams. Of the 22 students who participated, there was a whopping ten students placing in the top 10% of all competitors, with another seven in the top 25%. Congratulations to all the students who participated, and many thanks to Greg Martin for his dedicated work with the students in the practice sessions!
  • Mar 04, 2010: Oren Rippel, an outstanding Combined Honours Math and Physics student, who has been awarded a Wesbrook Scholarship. Details on our awards page
  • Feb 23, 2010: Omer Angel has been awarded a 2010 Sloan Research Fellowship. Details on our awards page
  • Feb 08, 2010: Jimmy Feng has been awarded a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. More information on our awards page
  • Jan 12, 2010: Many thanks to Prof. David Cheriton, UBC Mathematics alumnus, now Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, for his generous support of the MATH-CWSEI (Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative) program. UBC President Stephen Toope notes, ``His generosity today will help transform basic and applied science education for decades to come.'' Prof. Cheriton heads the Distributed Systems Group at Stanford and is widely credited with helping establish the Internet search giant Google.
    Read more at: http://www.science.ubc.ca/news/341
  • Dec 4, 2009: Gordon Slade has been awarded the 2010 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 24, 2009: Omer Angel has been awarded the 2009-2010 Andre-Aisenstadt Prize. More information on our awards page.
  • Oct 15, 2009: Eldad Haber, jointly appointed in Earth and Ocean Sciences and Mathematics, has been awarded an NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC). More information on our awards page.
  • September 2009: Christoph Hauert has been granted an Early Career Scholarship award at UBC's Peter Wall Institute for Advance Study for 2009-10. More information on our awards page.
  • July 2009: At this years Stochastic Processes and Applications meeting in Berlin, UBC was well represented as two of the named plenary lectures, the Doob Lecture and the IMS Medallion Lecture, were given by Ed Perkins and Gordon Slade, respectively.
    http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/SPA2009/pages/program/plenary-lectures.php
  • July 2009: Jimmy Feng, Kalle Karu and Nike Vatsal were all awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Awards. These highly competitive awards provide substantial and timely resources to outstanding researchers who have a well-established research program and who are at a key point in their careers at which they can make, or capitalize on, a significant breakthrough. More information on our awards page
  • June 2009: Mathematical Models in Biology, by Leah Keshet, was #3 on the best sellers list over the past year from SIAM books.
    http://www.siam.org/books/pdf/2009/bestsellers_june_09.pdf
  • Jun 04, 2009: David Brydges and Zinovy Reichstein have both accepted invitations to speak at the next International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010 in Hyderabad, India. This is an extremely prestigious honour -- only a handful of mathematicians receive these invitation are invited. The ICM meets only once every four years. The ICM Satellite conference on Algebraic Geometry will also feature Kai Behrend and Patrick Brosnan as plenary speakers.
  • Jun 04, 2009: Melania Alvarez has been nominated for a YWCA Vancouver Woman of Distinction Award, in the category of Education, Training and Development.
    See http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Education__Training_and_Development_/885/ for more de tails.
  • Apr 29, 2009: 2009 Niven Lecture will be incorporated into our graduation festivites on May 25 at Leonard S. Klinck Building, Room 200, UBC.
  • Apr 21, 2009: Patrick Brosnan has been awarded the 2009 Coxeter-James prize for research by the Canadian Mathematical Society for his outstanding contributions to mathematical research. More information on our awards page
  • Apr 16, 2009: Philip Loewen and Andrew Rechnitzer have won the Faculty of Science Killam Prizes for Excellence in Teaching. Read more ...
  • Mar 31, 2009: Cedric Lin was the UBC high scorer on the 2008 Putnam exam, this time placing in the top 15 in the entire competition (out of a total of 3,627 participants). More information on our awards page.
  • Feb 06, 2009: Farzin Barekat, an outstanding third year Honours Mathematics and Physics student, has won designation as a Wesbrook Scholar and winner of HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship (a Premier Undergraduate Scholarship). More details can be found on our Awards page.
  • Dec 08, 2008: Martin Barlow has been award the 2009 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. More details can be found on our Awards page.
  • Aug 22, 2008: Congratulations to our undergraduate students (Andrew Brown , Tiffany Chao, Michael Lindstrom) and graduate students (Omer Dushek, Ian Chan, Jame s Clarkson, Adam Clay, Keira Gunn, Vishaal Kapoor, Erez Louidor, Ryan Lukeman , Aurel Meyer, Amir Moradifam, Andrew Morrison, Scott Sitar, Simon Rose, and L iang Zhu) who received major graduate fellowships (NSERC, Killam, UGF). We also welcome a number of NSERC winner s (Cindy Blois, Shane Cernele, Tyler Helmuth, Jerome Lefebvre, Michael Lindstrom, Carol Ross, Vincent Sippola, and William Thompson) to our program in September 2008. Details a re listed on our Awards Page.
  • Aug 19, 2008: Ivar Ekeland has been elected to the Royal Society of Can ada. More information on our awards page
  • Aug 18, 2008: Martin Barlow, Michael Doebeli and Leah Keshet have been appointed as Distinguished Scholars in Residence for 2009 at UBC's Peter Wall Institute for Advance Study. More information on our awards page
  • Aug 18, 2008: Philip Loewen has been elected to t he Vancouver Senate from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2011 as Faculty of Graduate Studies Representative.
  • Apr 04, 2008: Stephanie van Willigenburg has won the 2008 UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Prize. More information on our awards page
  • Apr 01, 2008: George Bluman has been appointed to the BC Board of Examiners in Education earlier this year.
    The Board of Examiners provides professional and public advice to Ministry of Education concerning the administration and procedures of provincial examinations.
  • Mar 31, 2008: The 2007 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition took place on December 1, 2007. The top scorer at UBC was Cedric Lin, who achieved an Honourable Mention, ranking in the top 75 participants overall. More information on our awards page.
  • Mar 11, 2008: Stephanie van Willigenburg has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for 2008 - 2009. More information on our awards page.
  • Mar 01, 2008: The Department Teaching Awards expanded in 2008 to include both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

    Two Graduate Student Teaching awards:
    Adam Clay and Ryan Lukeman

    Postdoctoral Teaching Award:
    Ronnie Pavlov

  • Dec 12, 2007: Jim Bryan and Michael Doebeli both awarded a Killam Faculty Research Fellowship for next year. More information on our awards page.
  • Nov 30, 2007: Nassif Ghoussoub has been elected to the UBC Board of Governors. See more on their web page.
  • Nov 13, 2007: Ronald van Luijk is the winner of the 2007 G. de B. Robinson Award. More information about his award is available on our awards page.
  • Nov 09, 2007: Richard Anstee has been elected to UBC Vancouver Joint Faculties Senate, starting in September 2008.
  • Nov 01, 2007: Jozsef Solymosi has won the 2008 CRM Andre-Aisenstadt Prize, making him the 5th faculty member since 2000 to have won this award. More information about his award is available on our awards page.
  • Oct 17, 2007: Leah Keshet, Izabella Laba and Zinovy Reichstein have been awarded in the 2007 competition NSERC accelerator Supplements. More information on our awards page
  • Oct 16, 2007: James Bailey has won the Accelerate BC Award of Excellence in Life Sciences. More information on our awards page.
  • Sep 10, 2007: Dale Rolfsen will receive an honorary doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) from the University of Caen, France. More information on our awards page.
  • Jul 17, 2007: David Brydges has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. More information on our awards page.
  • Jun 22, 2007: Yoichiro Mori has won the 2007 Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis. More information on our awards page.
  • May 18, 2007: Ed Perkins has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), as announced in their press release. Furthermore, our Emeritus Don Ludwig was elected as a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, announced in their press release.
  • Apr 19, 2007: Congratulations to Nassif Ghoussoub and The Ha on winning Faculty of Science Achievement Awards for outstanding service and leadership.
  • Katya Yurasovskaya is one of 5 winners in the Faculty of Science of a UBC Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Award.
  • The UBC Putnam Team achieved an honourable mention in the 2006 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Read more ...
  • Congratulations to our undergraduate students (Tyler Dodds, John Lang, Justin Tzou) and graduate students ( Karsten Chipeniuk, Alexander Duncan, Hardeep Gill, Alexandra Jilkine, Alan Lindsay Andrew Staal, Erick Wong ) who received NSERC awards. Their proposed research titles are listed on our Awards Page.
  • Joel Feldman has followed up his 2007 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize by winning the 2007 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. as well as the UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Award.
  • Greg Martin is a recipient of the UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Award.
  • Martin Barlow, Izabella Laba and Nike Vatsal are recipients of this Department's bonanza from the Canadian Mathematical Society. They have been awarded the 2008 Jeffery-Williams Prize, the 2008 Krieger-Nelson Prize and 2007 Coxeter-James Prize respectively.
 
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