About me

I am currently working towards a PhD under the supervision of Alexandra Pettet and
Juan Souto at UBC. So far, this has lead to a paper on The Topology of Nilpotent Representations in Reductive Groups and their Maximal Compact Subgroups.

Previously, I completed my MSc in Pure Mathematics under the supervision of Mikaël Pichot at McGill University. My thesis was On CAT(0) aspects of geometric group theory and some applications to geometric superrigidity.

As an undergraduate, I worked in algebraic combinatorics with Ada Chan, geometric group theory with Olga Kharlampovich and Coxeter groups with Christophe Hohlweg.

Upcoming events

I am co-organizing the 2014 PIMS Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics happening June 2-4.

I am also helping organize the 2014 West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School happening July 7-12.


I run the graduate student topology seminar which meets on Friday afternoons in the PIMS library (ESB 4133).


The best way to reach me is by e-mail:

mbergeron `at' math `dot' ubc `dot' ca

Alternatively, there is snail mail:

Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Room 121 - 1984 Mathematics road
V6T 1Z2, Vancouver, Canada