## News - Press Releases

- Aug-14
- 1

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of mathematics and encouraging students to see mathematics as subject that opens doors to careers in many exciting fields. PIMS is also a strong advocate for Aboriginal and First Nations students and for the past four years Melania Alvarez, PIMS’ BC Education Coordinator, has worked in collaboration with UBC’s First Nations House of Learning to deliver the Emerging Aboriginal Scholars High School Summer Camp at UBC. This camp has been proudly sponsored by the UBC Mathematics Department, the Government of British Columbia, the UBC Faculty of Science, the Vancouver Foundation, as well as a number of private donors. more››

- Jul-14
- 23

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce the renewal of its funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for the period 2014-19. more››

- Jul-14
- 9

Each year, PIMS sponsors two awards at this competition, this year they were received by Arjun Nair and Zara Afridi.

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- Jun-14
- 5

PIMS is pleased to announce that Martin Barlow, from the University of British Columbia, has been appointed interim PIMS Deputy Director for one year, starting on July 1, 2014. more››

- May-14
- 1

PIMS is currently welcoming applications for
support of conferences, workshops, summer schools, Distinguished
Visitors, Focus Periods, Collaborative Research Groups and related
activities in the mathematical sciences**.** more››

- Apr-14
- 25

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Hoffman has been appointed site director at the University of Washington. His 3-year term will begin on July 1, 2014. more››

- Apr-14
- 25

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of James Colliander as Deputy Director of PIMS for a five-year period, starting on July 1, 2015. more››

- Mar-14
- 27

PIMS is delighted to announce that Susan Milner, a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), has been selected as the winner of the 2014 PIMS Education Prize. more››

- Mar-14
- 12

PIMS congratulates Arvind Guptaon his appointment as the 13th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. more››

- Mar-14
- 10

CAIMS and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Geoff Wild of the University of Western Ontario has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. more››

- Feb-14
- 26

Here’s a math problem for you: What do you get when you add one math nut to a classroom? more››

- Jan-14
- 28

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2014 PIMS Education Prize. The winner receives $1000. more››

- Jan-14
- 7

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Quas has been appointed interim PIMS site director at the University of Victoria for the term January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. more››

- Dec-13
- 3

The Canadian Mathematical Sciences Institutes are pleased to announce that the winner of the CRM - Fields - PIMS Prize for 2014 is Prof Niky Kamran of McGill University. more››

- Dec-13
- 2

Commercial math games for middle school and higher level. more››

- Nov-13
- 4

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2014 competition for the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. more››

- Oct-13
- 25

BC schools and students thank PIMS for a Taste of Pi

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- 22

- Simon Fraser University will roll out a series of hands-on, math-and science-related activities when 100 Aboriginal students from Grades 9-11 and their teachers visit the Burnaby campus on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

- Oct-13
- 2

Ivar Ekeland was the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics at the University of British Columbia from 2003 to 2011. During his career, he has served as the President of Université Paris-Dauphine, Director of the research centres CEREMADE and Institute Finance-Dauphine as well as Director of PIMS from 2003 to 2008. He has been awarded prizes from the French Academy of Sciences, the French Mathematical Society, and the Belgian Academy of Sciences and has received honorary doctorates from UBC, from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance and from the University of Vienna. more››