Mathematics Dept.
  Undergraduate Advising

If you are having trouble registering for a Math Course, or the information here need to be updated, please contact or call 604-822-2666. Do Not Contact an Academic Advisor for help with Registration Issues. They are to be contacted for Academic Advising only.

The Frequently Asked Questions below covers a wide range of common questions on a diverse set of topics. If your question is not in this FAQ and does not relate to registration issues, contact the appropriate individual on the Advisor Contact Information list below based on the nature of your inquiry.

The department holds an annual Mathematics Information Session in March and maintains a page of material and links that are discussed at the session.

Frequently Asked Questions - Prerequisites

  1. The Mathematics Department generally enforces course prerequisites and faculty-specific academic rules (e.g. BSC and BA students may not repeat a failed course more than once with the exception of first-year calculus which may be repeated twice, nor may they repeat a passed course for higher standing). Students who do not satisfy prerequisites are allowed to register at the Student Service Centre (SSC) with warnings but may be removed from the course later.
    (ID 47)
  2. A Cr or D standing in a Credit/D/Fail course is equivalent to a passing grade in that course and so will be treated as such for prerequisite purposes. However, if a follow-up courses requires a high grade in the prerequisite course, e.g. MATH 320 requires 80% in MATH 220, a Cr or D will not suffice.
    (ID 74)
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Disclaimer: In all cases of inconsistencies between this FAQ and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar supersedes the material here.

Advisor Contact Information

Advising roleNameOfficePhoneEmail*
1st year AdvisorMargaret NessMATH 121822-6430ness
2nd year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
3rd year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
4th-5th year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
2nd year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Greg MartinMATH 212822-4371gerg
3rd year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Dragos GhiocaMATX 1223604-822-5908dghioca
4th year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Dragos GhiocaMATX 1223604-822-5908dghioca
2nd year Majors/MinorsDr. Tai-Peng TsaiMATH 109822-2591ttsai
3rd year Majors/MinorsDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
4th year Majors/MinorsDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions AdvisorsDr. Lior SilbermanMATH 229B827-3031more info
Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)Dr. Anthony PeirceMATH 108822-2104peirce
Adjudication of graduating studentsDr. Kai BehrendMATX 1213822-1719behrend
Adjudication of graduating studentsDr. Jim BryanMATH 226827-4515jbryan
Actuarial AdvisorDr. Colin MacdonaldLSK 303C822-6871cbm
Co-op LiaisonDr. Brian WettonMATX 1107822-5784wetton
Putnam AdvisorDr. Greg MartinMATH 212822-4371gerg
Chief AdvisorDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
Undergraduate ChairProf. Mark Mac LeanMATH 113827-3038ugradchair

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