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 which will appear in Geometry & Topology.

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.


I am teaching Math 104 this term, Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences.


The topics for the the graduate student topology seminar for this term are applied topology and Lie groups.
The meetings take place on Mondays at 4pm in the PIMS library (ESB 4133).


E-mail: mbergeron `at' math `dot' ubc `dot' ca.

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