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.




  • Feb 04, 2015: Malabika Pramanik has been named the winner of the 2015-2016 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 04, 2015: Joel Feldman is the 2014 recipient of UBC's premier award for research, the Jacob Biely Research Prize.
  • Dec 01, 2014: Kai Behrend has won the 2015 CRM-Fields-PIMS prize. This is the top award for a research mathematician in Canada. Details on our awards page.
  • Oct 31, 2014: Michael Lindstrom (Applied Mathematics) and Vasu Tewari (Pure Mathematics) are the winners of the 2014 Graduate Research Awards. Details on our awards page.
  • Jun 10, 2014: The Math/Educational Resources (MER) wiki has been awarded a Flexible Learning Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (FL-TLEF). The MER wiki is a graduate student initiative that provides free online resources, hints and solutions to math problems for undergraduates at UBC. FL-TLEF grants are awarded to projects that "enrich student learning through innovative educational enhancements" and "propose an innovative implementation or piloting of digital technology". The MER team uses this grant to study the effectiveness of the wiki with respect to student learning and understanding of mathematical concepts.
  • Jun 05, 2014: Sabin Cautis was the recipient of the 2014 Andre Aisenstadt Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • May 27, 2014:
    • Ron Estrin, in Honours Mathematics and Computing, wins Governor General's Silver Medal as head of the graduating class in Science
    • Behrooz Ghorbani, Mathematics and Economics, wins Governor General's Silver Medal as head of the graduating class in Arts
  • Apr 03, 2014: Leah Edelstein-Keshet has been elected a SIAM fellow: see http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2014.
  • Mar 10, 2014: Michael Doebeli has won the 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Award. Details on our awards page.
  • Jan 31, 2014: Omer Angel has won the Charles A McDowell Award for Excellence in Research for 2013. Details on our awards page.
  • Dec 04, 2013: Kai Behrend, Izabella Laba and Jun-cheng Wei have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in August, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Oct 03, 2013: James J. Feng has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Details on our awards page.
  • Older news items can be viewed in our News Archive.