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 23, 2018: Gordon Slade (FRSC, FRS) is the winner the CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize for 2018!
    The Prize is awarded by the Canadian Mathematical Society to recognize mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. Details on our awards page.
  • Jan 31, 2018: Malabika Pramanik won a Killam Faculty Research Prize, in recognition of her outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Details on our awards page.
  • Jan 10, 2018: Sven Bachmann is the winner of the Annales Henri Poincaré (AHP) prize. Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 03, 2017: The winners of the Mathematics Department's Graduate Research Awards for 2017 have now been named:
    • Oliver Leigh, winner for Pure Mathematics, and
    • Josh Scurll and Cole Zmurchok, joint winnners for Applied Mathematics.
    Details on our awards page.
  • Nov 01, 2017: Kai Behrend and Brian Marcus had been named in the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. Details on our awards page.
  • Jun 12, 2017: James J. Feng is the winer of the CAIMS Research Prize 2017. Details on our awards page.
  • May 05, 2017: Gordon Slade has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (London). Details on our awards page.
  • May 04, 2017: Yaniv Plan has won the 2016 UBC Mathematics and Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Faculty Award. The prize has a cash component, and the winner is invited to give a prestigious invited lecture. Details on our awards page.
  • May 03, 2017: Stilianos Louca has been awarded a Governor General's Gold Medal for his PhD work and dissertation. This annual prize is given to the graduating doctoral student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record at UBC.
    Details on our awards page.
  • Apr 07, 2017: Gordon Slade has been awarded 2016/2017 Killam Teaching Prize in Faculty of Science.
    Details on our awards page.
  • Older news items can be viewed in our News Archive.