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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.

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  • Jun 26th, 2020: Alejandro Adem and Kai Behrend are among the 9 individuals who make up the 2020 Class of Fellows of the Canadian Mathematical Society. Details on our awards page.
  • May 19th, 2020: Fok-Shuen Leung has just been named as the winner of the PIMS education prize for 2020. Details on our awards page.
  • May 14th, 2020: Leah Edelstein-Keshet is the winner of Arthur T. Winfree Prize from the Society for Mathemattical Biology. The prize honours "a theoretician whose research has inspired significant new biology". Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 14th, 2020: Sujatha Ramdorai is the winner of the 2020 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 12th, 2020: Jun-cheng Wei is the winner of the 2020 Jeffery-Williams Award for his exceptional contributions to the theoretical development and interdisciplinary applications of nonlinear partial differential equations. Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 6th, 2020: Liam Watson has won the 2019 Young Faculty Award sponsored by UBC and PIMS. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 15th, 2019: Yaniv Plan is the recipient of the 2019 André Aisenstadt Prize in Mathematics. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 6th, 2019: Ethan White, PhD Student in Discrete Mathematics, has been selected to receive the prestigious Killam-Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize for the 2019W session. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 1st, 2019: Michael Bennett has been named as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2020. Details on our awards page.
  • Sept 10th, 2019: Juncheng Wei has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Details on our awards page.
  • Jun 17th, 2019: Jeffrey Dawson, in Combined Honours Computer Science and Mathematics, has been awarded a Governor General's Silver Medal as head of the graduating class in Science. Details on our awards page.
  • Jun 17th, 2019: Yuqing Du, in Engineering Physics with a minor in Honours Mathematics, has been awarded a Governor General's Silver Medal as head of the graduating class in Applied Science. Details on our awards page.
  • Mar 07th, 2019: The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has named Julia Gordon as the recipient of the 2019 Krieger-Nelson Prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Feb 25th, 2019: Neil J. Balmforth was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2018. Details on our awards page.
  • Older news items can be viewed in our News Archive.