Mathematics Department

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. We invite you to take some time to explore our pages and get a sense of who we are and what we do.

We are located in beautiful and friendly Vancouver, British Columbia. We take pride in accomplishments of our faculty, postdocs and students. We offer a lively program of courses for undergraduates and graduate students, seminars, workshops, social activities and individual contact with faculty that encourages the study of mathematics on all levels. Our faculty are involved in a broad variety of research activities associated with many institutes such as PIMS, the Institute of Applied Mathematics, MITACS and BIRS.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further information.




  • Jan 11, 2016: Rachel Ollivier has won the 2015 UBC Mathematics and Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Faculty Award. Details on our awards page.
  • Dec 30, 2015: Nassif Ghoussoub was named an officer of the Order of Canada for his scientific contributions to the study of differential equations and for advancing mathematics research and education in Canada
  • Oct 29, 2015: Tom Hutchcroft (Pure Mathematics) and Stilianos Louca (Applied mathematics) are the winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Awards. Details on our awards page.
  • Sept 28, 2015: Colin Clark has been named 2016 Fellow of the International Institude of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET). Details on our awards page.
  • Aug 20, 2015: Mark MacLean was the recipient of the 2015 Adrien Pouliot Award for his excellence in teaching and contributions to mathematics education in Canada, particularly Aboriginal education. Details on our awards page.
  • Jun 23, 2015: Nassif Ghoussoub received an honorary degree from the University of Victoria.
    See http://www.mathtube.org/lecture/video/nassif-ghoussoub-receives-honorary-degree-university-victoria/ for more detail.
  • Apr 24, 2015: Myrto Mavraki has been selected to receive UBC's Master's Governor General's Gold Medal, the prize given to the Master's graduate who achieved the most outstanding academic record in their graduating year. Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 17, 2015: Cindy Blois has received a 2014/2015 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 13, 2015: Alejandro Adem and Dong Li have been announced as this year's winners of the Canadian Mathematical Society's major research prizes. the Jeffery-Williams Prize (for a senior researcher) and the Coxeter-James prize (for a junior researcher), respectively. Details on our awards page.
  • Mar 30, 2015: Fred Brauer and Rachel Kuske have been elected 2015 SIAM Fellows.
  • Older news items can be viewed in our News Archive.