Ritesh Goenka has won the UBC Mathematics World Cup Pool

This prize is awarded infrequently to the person who submits the most accurate prediction of results at a major sporting event. Ritesh was the clear winner of the 2022 World Cup edition with 72 points. Natalia Accomazzo Scotti was a close second place with 59 points. Ritesh is awarded the title of... read more

Ozgür Yilmaz will be PIMS Director from July 1, 2022

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is crucially important to our department and it is great to see that their board made the right choice in choosing our colleague Ozgür Yilmaz to be the next director. More details here: read more

UBC undergraduate student success in the Putnam competition (2022)

In a competition comprising 2,975 students from 427 institutions from both US and Canada, two of our students, Ray Ng and Arvin Sahami scored tied for the 136th place in the competition (i.e., top 5% of all students in the competition), which is an excellent performance! Overall, there were 25... read more

2019 Putnam Competition Results

The 2019 Putnam Competition exam was given on Saturday December 7th 2019. 4,229 students from 570 universities and colleges from North America took place in this competition. We had 22 students from UBC taking part in the Putnam competition and 5 of them placed in the top 436; they are (in... read more

November 6th, 2019: Ethan White

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 .read more

November 1st, 2019: Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett has been named as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2020. Details on our awards page .read more

Sept 10, 2019: Juncheng Wei

Juncheng Wei has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Details on our awards page .read more