G. W. Bluman

 

SABBATICAL LEAVES

  • Univ. of Tel-Aviv: Sept. 1, 1974 -July 1, 1975
  • Univ. of Nottingham: Sept. 1, 1981-Aug. 31, 1982

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1964
  • SERC Fellow, U.K., March 1, 1982-June 30, 1982
  • PIMS Education Prize, December 2000
  • Adrien Pouliot Prize, CMS, December 2001
  • Faculty of Science Service Award, 2005

 

RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES

EDITORSHIPS

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Engineering Mathematics (1993-2008)
  • Editorial Board, Lie Groups and Their Applications (1994-96)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications (2003-2008, 2011->
  • Division Editor, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and it Applications (2007-2011)
  • Editorial Board, World of Mathematical Equations (2005->
  • Editorial Board, Communications in Mathematics (2010->
  • Guest Editor for March 2010 triple issue (Volume 66, Nos. 1-3) of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics on Similarity

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • F. Milinazzo Ph.D. (1974)
  • H. Katz Ph.D. (1974) [L. Halabisky, co-supervisor]
  • R. Lee M.Sc. (1980)
  • S. Kumei Ph.D. (1981)
  • Y.H. Lin Ph.D. (1987) [F. Wan, co-supervisor]
  • A. Ma M.Sc. (1990)
  • I. Lisle Ph.D. (1992) [G. Reid, co-supervisor]
  • A. Boulton M.Sc. (1993) [G. Reid, co-supervisor]
  • A. Hare M.Sc. (1994)
  • P. Doran-Wu Ph.D. (1996) [G. Reid, co-supervisor]
  • T. KolokolnikoM.Sc. (1999)
  • N. Bailey M.J. (2001) [D. Logan, A. Adler, co-supervisors]
  • D. The M.Sc. (2003) [S. Anco, co-supervisor]
  • A. Wan, M.Sc. (2008-2010)
  • C. Yang, Ph.D. (2009-2013)
  • Shoufu Tian, Ph.D (China Scholar, 2010-11)
  • Jeremy Hoskins, M.Sc. (2011-2012)

EXTERNAL EXAMINER

  • M.Sc. McGill University ~1975
  • M.Sc. University of the Pacific ~1975
  • Ph.D. LaTrobe University, Australia 1994
  • D.Sc. Natal University, South Africa 1995
  • Ph.D. Bharathidasan University, India 2008
  • Ph.D University of Cyprus, Nicosia Cyprus 2008
  • Ph.D. University of the West Indies 2009         
  • Ph.D. University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2010
  • Ph.D. University of Western Sydney, Australia 2011

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • International Congress of Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, August, 1968.
  • "On Similarity Solutions of the One-dimensional Fokker-Planck Equation", 6th U.S.A. National Congress of Applied Mechanics Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. June 1970.
  • N.S.F. Regional Conference on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, U.C.L.A. Sept. 1971.
  • Conference on Similarity and Similitude in Applied Mechanics, University of Calgary, August, 1974.
  • AMS Winter Meeting, November 1976 (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
  • Participant, Oxford Study Group, March 1982.
  • British Theoretical Mechanics Colloquium, March 1982.
  • CMS Summer Meeting, June 1985.
  • NSF meeting on "Symmetry Group Methods in Differential Equations", June 1987 (Logan, Utah).
  • 10th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, August 1989 (Banff, Alberta).
  • CMS Annual Seminar on Lie Theory, Differential Equations, and Representation Theory, August 1989 (Montreal).
  • XVIII International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, Moscow, USSR, June 4-9, 1990.
  • NSF meeting on "Similarity Solutions of Differential Equations", University of Pittsburgh, April 26-28, 1991.
  • Gregynog Symposium on "Symmetries in Differential Equations", Gregynog, Wales, July 7-12, 1991.
  • "Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems in Science and Engineering: Analytic Methods", University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia January 30 - February 1, 1992.
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Applications of analytic and geometric methods to nonlinear differential equations", University of Exeter, U.K., July 14-19, 1992.
  • AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar in Applied Mathematics on "Exploiting Symmetry in Applied and Numerical Analysis", Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, July 26 - August 1, 1992.
  • International workshop on "Modern Group Analysis: Advanced Analytical and Computational Methods in Mathematical Physics", Catania, Italy, October 27-31, 1992.
  • Workshop on "Geometric and Algebraic Structures of Differential Equations", University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, June 14 - 18, 1993.
  • CMS Summer Meeting, June 1994.
  • Conference on "Asymptotic and Computational Methods for Applications", RPI, Troy, NY, October 6-8, 1995
  • AMS meeting at Oregon State University, session on Geometrical Methods in Mathematical Physics, Corvallis, OR, April 18-20, 1997
  • IMACS (International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation) Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra, Maui, Hawaii, July 24-26, 1997. (2 talks).
  • CMS Winter Meeting in Victoria, December 1997.
  • China-Canada Math Congress, Bejing, China, August 1999
  • AMS Sectional meeting, Newark, Delaware, April 2-3, 2005 (2 talks).
  • Plenary speaker, 4th Int. Conf. . "Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics", Kiev, Ukraine, June 20-26, 2005.
  • Workshop on Formal Theory of PDEs and their applications, University of Joensuu, Mekrijarvi Research Station, Joensuu, Finland, April 2-9, 2006.
  • Minisymposium SIAM meeting in Seattle, September 9-12, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, workshop on “Symmetries and Stability”, University of Canberra, June 27-29, 2007
  • Workshop on Geometrical Methods in Partial Differential Equations, Tromso, Norway, August 12-17, 2007
  • Invited lecturer (10 hours of lectures), 13th International Summer School on Global Analysis, Levoca, Slovakia, June 23-27, 2008
  • Workshop on Group Analysis of Differential Equations and Integrability, Protaras Cyprus, October 26-30, 2008.
  • Invited speaker, XVth International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization, Varna, Bulgaria, June 7-12, 2013 (5 lectures given)

SEMINARS PRESENTED

  • Department of Astronautics & Aeronautics at University of Washington, Seattle, Feb., 1972.
  • Department of Physics, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Cal., March 1972.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, July, 1972.
  • Department of Physics, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, March, 1973
  • Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, October, 1973.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, Technion, Haifa, Israel, December 1973
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, Imperial College, London, October 1974.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, University College, London, October 1974.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Bristol, October 1974.
  • Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, October 1974.
  • The Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, October 1974
  • Department of Mathematics, University of Cork (Eire), October 1974.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Dublin, October 1974.
  • Max Planck Institute for Fluid Mechanics, U. of Gottingen, October 1974.
  • Mathematical Institute, Florence, October 1974.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute, Israel, May 1975.
  • Department of Mathematics, University of Victoria, 1977.
  • Department of Physics, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, May 1979
  • Centre Recherches de Mathematiques Appliquees, U. de Montreal, August 1981
  • Department of Theoretical Mechanics, University of Nottingham, October and November 1981 (10 lectures).
  • University of Sussex, January 1982.
  • University of Sheffield, February 1982.
  • University of Southampton, May 1982.
  • University of Bristol, May 1982.
  • University of Leeds, May 1982 (2 talks).
  • Oxford University, May 1982
  • University of Newcastle, June 1982.
  • University of St. Andrews, June 1982.
  • University of Waterloo, March 22, 1990
  • Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., March 26, 1990.
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., March 28, 1990.
  • University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, West Germany, May 23, 1990 to June 29, 1990. (20 hours of lectures on Symmetries and Differential Equations). [Mathematics and physics].
  • Moscow State University, Moscow, June 7, 1990.
  • F. Schiller University, Jena, DDR, June 12, 1990. [Physics]
  • University of Frankfurt, Mathematics colloquium, June 15, 1990.
  • University of Paris VI, Paris, France, Symmetry seminar June 19, 1990. [Mathematics]
  • Oxford University, June 26, 1990
  • University of Rome, June 19, 1993
  • Universite de Montreal, November 19, 1993
  •  University of Waterloo, February 28, 1997
  • Universite de Montreal, November 25, 1997
  • Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, Mathematics and Physics, March 13, 2007
  • Tamkang University, Aerospace Engineering, March 14, 2007
  • Tamkang University, Mathematics, March 20, 2007
  • Inner Mongolia University of Technology, March 22, 2007 (Hohhot)
  • Inner Mongolia University, March 22, 2007 (Hohhot)
  • Inner Mongolia Normal University, March 23, 2007 (Hohhot)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (System Science Division), March 26, 2007 (Beijing)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mathematics), March 27, 2007 (Beijing)
  • University of Canberra (Mathematics), July 2007 (two talks)
  • University of the Witwatersrand (Pure Mathematics), August 2007 (Johannesburg)
  • University of the Witwatersrand (Applied Mathematics), August 2007 (Johannesburg)
  • Feza Gursey Institute (Physics), June 15, 2009 (Istanbul)
  •  Bogazici University (Physics), June 17, 2009 (Istanbul)
  • Tel Aviv University (Applied Mathematics), June 23, 2009
  • Fudan University (Shanghai) May 25, 2010
  • Shanghai Maritime University May 26, 2010
  • Shanghai University May 27, 2010
  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (12 hours of lectures) June 1-10, 2011
  • University of Saskatchewan March 23, 2012
  • Shanghai Maritime University, research seminar, May 4, 2012
  • Fudan University, research seminar, May 8, 2012
  • Shanghai Institute of Technology, research seminar, May 9, 2012
  • Ningbo University (Ningbo, China), research seminar, May 10, 2012
  • Shanghai, September 28-October 17, 2013 (20 hours of lectures to grad students/young faculty from Jiaotong University (Shanghai), Fudan University (Shanghai), Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), East China Normal University, faculty from Hangzhou and Nanjing; research seminars at Shanghai University, Shanghai Maritime University and Huadong Sciences University (Shanghai); two lectures to math undergrads at SMU; lecture to math undergrads at Shanghai Institute of Technolog
  • Tokyo University of Science, November 10-23, 2013 (five hours of lectures to grad students; two research seminars)
  • Keio University, Tokyo, November 19, 2013, talk on Suighara to a group of Japanese businessmen
  • Tokyo University of Science, November 22, 2013, public talk: Chiune Sugihara: What he did, how he saved my parents from certain death, and his legacy
  • University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, November 23-30, 2013 (three research seminars)

EDUCATION RELATED ACTIVITIES

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Invited seminar to math teachers of Surrey, June 1977.
  • Invited speaker for seminar to math teachers of Delta, October 1977.
  • Panel speaker, CMS Summer Meeting, June 1978 (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • American Society for Engineering Education, June 1978. (Vancouver).
  • Invited speaker for B.C. Assoc. of Math. teachers Summer Workshop, August 1978.
  • Invited speaker for seminar to math teachers of North Vancouver, November 1978.
  • Invited speaker for Professional day seminar to Vancouver school teachers, February 23, 1979.
  • Invited speaker for Professional day seminar Delta and New Westminster school teachers, February 23, 1979.
  • Invited speaker for Mathematics day for Grade 7 and 8 Burnaby students, June 15, 1979.
  • Invited speaker for Mathematics day for Grade 7 Langley students, June 1980.
  • Invited speaker for Professional day seminar, Delta School District, February 1981.
  • Invited speaker for Catholic Educators' Conference, Vancouver, February 1981.
  • Invited speaker for seminar for math teachers, Vancouver School Board, April 1981.
  • Faculty of Education, University of Nottingham, January 1982.
  • Speaker at B.C. Assoc. of Math. Teachers Summer Workshop, August 1984.
  • Professional day seminar, Langley School District, February 1985.
  • Professional day seminar, Gladstone H.S., February 1986.
  • Independent School's Professional Day seminar, St. George's School, Apr., 1986.
  • Invited speaker for Awards Day for Grades 8 to 12 students in Burnaby, June 3, 1987.
  • Invited speaker for B.C. Assoc. of Math. Teachers Summer Workshop, August 1987.
  • Invited speaker, Pacific Northwest Mathematics Conference, Richmond, B.C., October 19, 1991.
  • Teachers' professional day seminar on trends in mathematics education for undergraduates, Prince George, March 6, 1992.
  • Teachers' professional day seminar on the Euclid contest, Prince George, March 6, 1992.
  • Invited speaker for panel discussion, B.C. Association of Math Teachers meeting, October 15, 1993 at Seaquam Senior Secondary, Delta.
  • Invited speaker for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Math Leaders meeting, April 7, 1999 (in Burnaby)
  • Howard Lyons Invited Speaker for the CMC Annual Seminar at the University of Waterloo, June 13-19, 1999 (4.5 hours of lectures to the top 40 Grade 11-13 students in Canada, including the Canadian Olympiad Team).
  • Keynote speaker, PIMS Education Day, Victoria, June 1, 2005
  • Invited speaker for Coquitlam math teachers and administrators meeting, March 21, 2006 (Port Moody)
  • Invited panelist on aboriginal education, Vancouver Math School Heads meeting, February 16, 2007
  • Invited speaker, Douglas College, Coquitlam for BC Colleges Math Contest Day, May  2, 2008
  • Invited presentation to Math Dept Heads of Vancouver Schools, Eric Hamber Sec, November 13, 2008
  • Invited speaker, Professional Development Day for teachers, Prince of Wales Sec. February 20, 2009
  • Organizer, Metro Vancouver Math Circle for high school students, 2006, 2008-2011      
  • Undergraduate Math Colloquium on systematic methods for solving ODEs, October 7, 2009
  • Talk on dimensional analysis and modelling to Olympiad Math Circle, February 22, 2010
  • Workshop on problem solving, math-related careers, nature of research in mathematics, St. George’s school, March 25, 2010
  • Undergraduate Math Colloquium on dimensional analysis and modelling, January 12, 2011
  • Talk on dimensional analysis and modelling to Physics Circle, February 10, 2011
  • Talk on dimensional analysis, symmetry and modelling to UBC Math Circle, February 27, 2012
  • Talk on math-related careers, nature of research in mathematics, university math programs to UBC Math Circle, March 12, 2012
  • Invited talk to Educational Quest Society of Canada for meeting on “Restoring Grade 12 Provincial Exams and Stopping the Decline of BC’s Education”, Burnaby Public Library, October 14, 2012 (attended by an MLA and Chinese media)
  • Undergraduate Math Colloquium on similarity, January 23, 2013
  • Talks on dimensional analysis and on nature of mathematics research to Math Circle, January and March 2013
  • Invited presentation to UBC Japanese 417 class, January 31, 2013
  • Presentation to 55 Pinetree Secondary students, February 8, 2013
  • Invited 1.5 hour presentation to Educational Quest Society of Canada for meeting on "Comparing and reforming math and science education in BC and China", Burnaby Public Library, March 2, 2013 (attended by Vancouver school trustee, chair of BC PAC and Chinese media)

OTHER SCHOOL RELATED/MEDIA ITEMS

  • Lecture to Berg Science Seminar group in Vancouver (Eric Hamber High School) April 1969.
  • Lecture to Science Seminar group in North Vancouver (North Vancouver High School), Feb. 1970.
  • Talks to Grade 12 students and teachers at Eric Hamber H.S., Prince of Wales H.S., Churchill H.S., New Westminster H.S., Hillside H.S., Britannia H.S., Burnaby North H.S. (1976-77).
  • Interview with Vancouver Province, June 1977.
  • CBC radio (Vancouver A.M. programme), June 1977.
  • CBC radio (Interior A.M. programme), June 1977.
  • Talk to students in Grades 5 to 7, Queen Elizabeth Elementary, December 1977.
  • Member, West Vancouver District Learning Assessment panel on Mathematics October 1977 to December 1977. (report submitted)
  • Appeared on BCTV newshour on 4 days in November 1977. (tape available).
  • TalkS to students at Langley H.S. and Centennial H.S., 1977-78.
  • Appeared in front of Vancouver School Board 1977, 1978.
  • Appeared in front of West Vancouver School Board, 1978.
  • Organized Euclid contest for Grade 12 B.C. students, April 1979->
  • Interview with Vancouver Courier, March 1979.
  • Talk to students of Burnaby Central H.S., May 1981.
  • Talk to students of Centennial H.S., June 1981.
  • Talk to students, teachers and parents of Burnaby North H.S., May 1985.
  • Graduation Ceremonies presentation, Sutherland H.S., June 1985.
  • Talk to Math Department Heads, Vancouver Secondary Schools, April 1986.
  • Talk to students in calculus class, Hillside H.S., May 29, 1986.
  • Presentation of Euclid Awards at Vancouver Technical H.S., May 29, 1986.
  • Presentation of U.B.C. Entrance Scholarship, South Delta H.S., September 1986.
  • Interview with Vancouver Sun, October 1987.
  • Meeting with senior teachers, Churchill S.S., May 25, 1988.
  • Talk to students in calculus class, Eric Hamber S.S., May 31, 1988.
  • Three talks to students in various classes, Burnaby South H.S., November 16, 1989.
  • Appeared on CBC a.m. program re Year 2000, January 15, 1990.
  • Appeared on CKNW Bill Good openline program re Year 2000, January 23, 1990.
  • Talk to students in calculus class, Mount Boucherie H.S., Kelowna, March 8, 1990. Shad Valley talk, July 19, 1990.
  • Talk to students at Kelowna H.S., Kelowna, October 4, 1990; Feb. 9, 1993 (2); March 30, 1995 (3); Feb 20, 1996; March 6, 1977
  • Talk to students at Okanagan Mission H.S., Kelowna, February 26, 1991.
  • Talk to students at Kamloops H.S., Kamloops, March 5, 1991.
  • Euclid Workshop, Kamloops H.S., Kamloops, April 8, 1991; March 25, 1992 (2); March 14, 1995 (2)
  • Euclid Workshop (2), Salmon Arm H.S., Salmon Arm, April 9, 1991.
  • Euclid Workshop, Penticton H.S., Penticton, April 10, 1991; Feb 20, 1996; March 6, 1997
  • Presentation of awards at school grad of Van. Tech. H.S., Orpheum Theatre, June 7, 1991.
  • Presentation of awards at school grad of St. Michaels University School, Victoria, June 22, 1991.
  • Math Workshop for Euclid day, UBC, June 7, 1991.
  • Euclid Workshop, York House, December 9, 1991.
  • Euclid Workshop, Lord Byng H.S., February 11, 1992; April 13, 2005
  • Euclid Workshop, St. George's School, February 12, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Vancouver Technical H.S., February 18, 1992; Feb 18, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Crofton House, February 18, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Abbotsford Christian Academy, February 25, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Sardis H.S., February 25, 1992.
  • Mathematics careers talk, Tupper H.S., March 2, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Little Flower Academy, March 4, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Duchess Park H.S., Prince George, March 5, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshops (2), Prince George H.S., March 5, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, David Thompson H.S., March 12, 1992; Feb 11, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Clarence Fulton H.S., Vernon, March 30, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Vernon H.S., March 31, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Sentinel H.S., April 6, 1992; April 5, 1993; March 9, 1995; March 13, 1997; Feb 2, 1999
  • Euclid Workshop, Burnaby North H.S., April 13, 1992.
  • Euclid Workshop, Tupper H.S., Jan 13, 1993; Feb. 1, 1994
  • Euclid Workshop, G. P. Vanier H.S. (Courtenay), March 11, 1993; March 7, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Southgate H.S. (Campbell River), March 11, 1993.
  • Euclid Workshops (2), South Peace H.S. (Dawson Creek), March 30, 1993.
  • Euclid Workshop, Burnaby South H.S., April 13, 1993.
  • Euclid Workshop, Frank Hurt H.S. (Surrey), Jan. 27, 1994; Feb. 1, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Centennial H.S. (Coquitlam), Feb. 1, 1994
  • Talk to students of St. Patrick's School, Vancouver, November 1994
  • Euclid Workshop, Prince of Wales H.S., January 26, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Argyle H.S., North Vancouver, February 9, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Mt. Elizabeth H.S., Kitimat, February 16, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Caledonia H.S., Terrace, February 16, 1995
  • Euclid Workshops (2), Columneetza H.S., Williams Lake, March 3, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Highland H.S., Comox, March 7, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Johnston Heights H.S., Surrey, March 28, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Hope H.S., April 10, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Lillooet H.S., April 10, 1995
  • Gauss Workshop, Kerrisdale Elementary, Vancouver, April 11, 1995; May 16, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, University Hill H.S., Vancouver, April 18, 1995
  • Euclid Workshop, Richmond H.S., April 18, 1995
  • Gauss Workshop, Canyon Hts Elem (North Vancouver), January 16, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Sutherland HS (North Vancouver), January 18, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Seycove HS (North Vancouver), January 18, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Point Grey HS, January 23, 1996; Feb 6, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Seaquam HS (Delta), January 30, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, HD Stafford HS (Langley), February 6, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, LV Rogers HS (Nelson), February 13, 1996
  • Gauss Workshop, Trafalgar Elem (Nelson), February 13, 1996
  • Gauss Workshop, Tynehead Elem (Surrey), February 29, 1996
  • Gauss Workshop, Talmud Torah (Van), March 26, 1996; March 24, 1998
  • Euclid Workshop, New Westminster HS, March 28, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Elgin Park HS (Surrey), April 10, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Fleetwood Park HS (Surrey), April 10, 1996
  • Euclid Workshop, Chatelech HS (Gibsons), April 11, 1996
  • Gauss Workshop, Delta Resource Centre, January 9, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Delta HS, January 14, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Abbotsford HS, February 4, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, JN Burnett HS (Richmond), February 6, 1997
  • Grade 10 Workshop, Point Grey HS, February 12, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Wellington HS (Nanaimo), February 25, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop, Wellington HS (Nanaimo), February 25, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop, Quesnel HS, March 11, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Quesnel HS, March 11, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Prince of Wales Mini HS, March 24, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, College Heights HS (Prince George), March 27, 1997
  • Euclid Workshop, Kelly Road HS (Prince George), March 27, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop, Point Grey HS, April 3, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop, DP Todd HS (Prince George), April 14, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop, to students from three elementary schools (Heritage/Meadow/Highland) in Prince George, April 14, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop to Prince of Wales Mini HS, May 6, 1997; Feb 4, 1999
  • Gauss Workshop to Tecumseh Elementary (Vancouver), May 14, 1997
  • Gauss Workshop to Grade 8 students from three Prince George area schools, DP Todd HS, Prince George, February 19, 1998
  • Gauss Workshop to Grade 8 students, College Heights HS, Prince George, February 19, 1998
  • Gauss Workshop to Grade 5-7 students from four Prince George area elementary schools, Prince George, February 19, 1998
  • Euclid Workshops (2) to students from four Prince George area high schools, DP Todd HS, Prince George, March 5, 1998
  • Euclid Workshop to students from Castlegar, Salmo and Nelson, LV Rogers HS, Nelson, March 10, 1998
  • Euclid Workshop to students from Trail and Castlegar, JL Crowe HS,
  • Gauss Workshop, Bayside Middle School, Victoria, April 16, 1998
  • Euclid Workshop, Claremont HS, Victoria, April 16, 1998; March 11, 1999; March 10, 2005
  • Grade 8 Workshop, Bayside Middle School, Victoria, March 11, 1999
  • Grade 12 Workshop, Mission Secondary, March 9, 2000
  • Regional Science Fair judge, UBC, April 6, 2000
  • Grade 12 Workshops (2), Vernon, May 11, 2000; April 9, 2001 (2)
  • Interview with Ming Pao daily, March 18, 2001
  • Appeared on phone-in talk show, Chinese radio AM 1320, March 19, 2001
  • Grade 10-12 Workshop, St. Michaels University, Victoria, March 10, 2005
  • Invited participant, CMS School Mathematics Forum, Toronto, May 2005
  • Grade 8 Problem-solving workshop, Britannia HS, November 27, 2006
  • Lecture/Discussion with Grade 12 Math class, Britannia HS, November 27, 2006    
  • Interview with Globe and Mail, April 22, 2012
  • Article in Vancouver Sun, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with CBC Vancouver, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with Rick Cluff, CBC Early Edition, April 23, 2012 (live)
  • Interview with CKWX (Bill Good show), April 23, 2012 (live)
  • Interview with BCTV, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with Global TV, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with 24 Hours, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with Sing Tao Daily, April 23, 2012
  • Interview with CBC New Brunswick, April 24, 2012 (live)
  • Interview with CTV (national), November 2, 2012
  • Interview with Sing Tao Daily, November 5, 2012
  • Interview with Chinese daily paper, December 27, 2012
  • Interview with Epoch Times newspaper, February 2013
  • Interviews with nine Japanese newspapers and Japanese TV news programs, May 2013
  • Interview on Japanese NHK radio nightly news, August 15, 2013
  • Interview with Canadian Living Magazine, September 9, 2013

SCHOOL STUDIES

  • A school-by-school study correlating Math 12 grades and performance in Math 100 for the 1974 and 1975 classes of various B.C. high schools (with C. Falk), 1976, 8 pages.
  • A school-by-school study correlating Math 12 grades and performance in Math 100 for the 1976 classes of various B.C. high schools, 1977, 8 pages.
  • Study of the Effectiveness of the 1976 Math 12 Scholarship Exams in Predicting Math 100 Results (with W. Smith), 1977, 6 pages.
  • Study of the Effect of Semesterization in Secondary School on Performance in First Year Calculus Courses at U.B.C. (1976 High School Class), 1977, 7 pages.
  • A school-by-school study correlating Math 12 grades and performance in Math 100 for the 1977 classes of various B.C. high schools, 1978, 8 pages.
  • Performance in Math 100 at UBC (fall of 1977) for graduates from schools of various types and areas. (with Klaus Hoechsmann), August 1978, 6 pages.
  • A school-by-school study correlating Math 12 grades and performance in Math 100 for the 1978 classes of various B.C. high schools, February 1979, 6 pages.
  • A school-by-school study correlating Algebra 12 grades and performance in Math 100 for the 1980 classes of various B.C. high schools, January 1981, 6 pages
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses (Math 100, 120, 140, 153) in the 1984 and 1985 classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, February 1986, 9 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1986 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, February 1987, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1987 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, February 1988, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1988 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, February 1989, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1989 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, January 1990, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1990 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, January 1991, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1991 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, March 1992, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1992 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, January 1993, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1993 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, January 1994, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance in the UBC calculus courses for the 1994 graduating classes of various B.C. and Yukon high schools, January 1995, 8 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 1995) in the UBC calculus courses for the 1995 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 1996, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 1996) in the UBC calculus courses for the 1996 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 1997, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 1997) in the UBC calculus courses for the 1997 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, April 1998, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 1998) in the UBC calculus courses for the 1998 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, February 1999, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 1999) in the UBC calculus courses for the 1999 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2000, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 2000) in the UBC calculus courses for the 2000 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2001, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 2001) in the UBC calculus courses for the 2001 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2002, 3 pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 2002) in the UBC calculus courses for the 2002 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2003, 4pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 2003) in the UBC calculus courses for the 2003 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2004, 4pp.
  • A school-by-school study on performance (December 2004) in the UBC calculus courses for the 2004 graduating classes of B.C. high schools, January 2005, 4pp.

 

SERVICE RELATED ACTIVITIES

FOR THE MATHEMATICAL COMMUNITY

  • Member of Ad-hoc Committee on Applied Mathematics of Canadian Mathematics Congress (1971-1973)
  • CMS (Chairman of Education Committee, 1978-81)
  • Member of National Euclid Contest Committee (1986-2006).
  • Member of Scientific Committee, International workshop on "Modern Group Analysis: Advanced Analytical and Computational Methods in Mathematical Physics", Catania, Italy, October 27-31, 1992
  • Member of PIMS Education Committee (1996-98)
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd Int. Conf. "Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics", Kiev, Ukraine, July 12-18, 1999
  • CMS (elected member to Board of Directors, 1999-2001)
  • CMS (member of Endowment Grants Committee, 1999-December 31, 2001)
  • Co-organizer for First Annual Heads of Mathematics Meeting in Montreal, November 1999
  • Co-organizer for session on Group Methods in Mathematical Physics, CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal, December 1999
  • Invited speaker, Annual Meeting of US Chairs of Math Departments, Washington, DC, November 10, 2000
  • Co-organizer for Second Annual Heads of Mathematics Meeting at the Fields Institute, Toronto, November 18-19, 2000
  • Organizer for Education session , CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver, December 2000
  • CMS (Vice-President, West, 2001-2003)
  • External Member, Review Committee, Memorial University Mathematics and Statistics Dept, May 2001
  • Co-organizer for Third Annual Heads of Mathematics Meeting in Ottawa, October 2001
  • Distinguished external visitor for Promotion cases, University of Cyprus, December 2001
  • Co-chair, CMS School Mathematics Forum, Montreal, June 2003
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 5th Int. Conf. "Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics", Kiev, Ukraine, July 2003
  • CMS (Chairman of Competitions Committee, 2005-2007)
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 6th Int. Conf. "Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics", Kiev, Ukraine, June 2005
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 5th  Int. Conf. “Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics”, Kiev, Ukraine, June 2007
  • Co-organizer of PIMS/AIMS international conference on Similarity, UBC, August 11-15, 2008
  • Consultant for Ontario Government for Graduate program in Mathematics, University of Guelph, April 2009

SIGNIFICANT SERVICE FOR THE UNIVERSITY

  • Department of Mathematics Search Committee for Head (1972-73, 1975-76)
  • Applied Science Curriculum Committee (1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-81, 1989-91)
  • International Congress of Mathematicians, Local Arrangements Committee (1971-1974)
  • Search Committee for Director of Institute of Applied Mathematics (1973)
  • Liaison with schools, other colleges and Faculty of Applied Science (1976-81)
  • Chairman, Committee to establish honours section of Math 100 (1976-1977)
  • Member, Personnel Services Committee of Faculty Association (1979-84, 1997)
  • Member, Four Year Engineering Program Committee (1980)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Head of Electrical Engineering (1980-81)
  • Member, Four Year Engineering Program Implementation Committee (1981)
  • Author of Basic Mathematics Test for freshmen used in 1979, 1980
  • Member, Status of Women Committee of Faculty Association (1982-84)
  • Faculty representative for Education (1983-84), (1985-86)
  • Chairman, Faculty Association Negotiating Team for changes to the Framework Agreement (1984-85)
  • University Entrance Scholarship Committee (1984-92)
  • Executive Member, Faculty Association (1985-87)
  • Undergraduate Applied Math Honours advisor (1985-89)
  • Registrar, IAM (1984-91)
  • Applied Science Dean's Committee to Review the First Year Engineering Prog., (1986-87)
  • Member, President's Task Force on Liaison, Recruiting and Admissions (1986-88)
  • Mathematics Coordinator, Off-Campus Degree Program (1989-91)
  • Undergraduate Chairman (1991-94)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee to Consider English Requirements in the Faculty of Science (1994)
  • President's Representative, Medical School Admissions Committee (1995-97)
  • Member of Senate (1996-99, 2005-08)
  • Chair, Student Awards Committee of Senate (1996-99, 2005-08 )
  • Member, Admissions Committee of Senate (1996-99 )
  • Chair, Wesbrook Scholars Selection Committee (1996-97, 1998-99)
  • Mentor, Faculty of Science (1996-97)
  • Head, Department of Mathematics (1997-2002 )
  • Member, Ad-Hoc Senate Committee on Teaching Quality, Effectiveness and Evaluation (1997-99)
  • Member, Senate Committee for Review of Registrar (1998)
  • Member, Search Committee for new Director of Extra-Sessional Studies (1998)
  • Member of Sessionals Implementation Committee; consultant for university bargaining committee (1998-1999)
  • Member, Search Committee for new Head of E&OS (2000)
  • Member of UBC Senate (2005-2008)
  • Chair, Student Awards Committee of UBC Senate, 2005-2008
  • UBC Medical School Interview Panel, February 2006
  • UBC Major Entrance Scholarship Reader, March 2006
  • Member, UBC International Leaders of Tomorrow selection committee, March 2006
  • Member, Council of Senates for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, 2006-2008
  • Member, VP Academic advisory committee on provincial exams, 2007
  • Member, Senate Committee on Cultural Diversity, 2008
  • UBC Medical School interviewer, February 13-15, 2009         

OTHER OUTREACH

  • Lectures to Kiwanis Club of Port Moody, Delta University Group, groups in Vernon and Penticton (1975-76) through UBC speakers' bureau.
  • Kristallnacht Committee for Vancouver, member (1996->); co-chair (2003-2005); chair (2005->)
  • Member of Board, UBC Hillel (1998-99)
  • Member, BC Provincial Board of Examiners, 2008-2012

 


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