University of Lethbridge joins PIMS as full member

  • Date: 05/28/2012



The The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is pleased to announce that the University of Lethbridge, Alberta has joined the PIMS consortium as a full member. The site has been a PIMS affiliate for many years, and has had significant participation in PIMS activities.

With the incorporation of the University of Lethbridge, the PIMS consortium now has nine full members, including all the major research universities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Washington State. In particular, the University of Lethbridge joins the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, in further strengthening PIMS’ partnerships in Alberta, where a significant number of PIMS activities take place.

"We are delighted that Lethbridge has become a full member of the PIMS consortium, as they have valuable strengths in a number of areas in the mathematical sciences - number theory is a good example. Through our collaborative research groups, summer schools, postdoctoral opportunities, broadcast seminars and educational activities, Lethbridge faculty and students will be important contributors to PIMS activities," remarked PIMS Director, Alejandro Adem.

Dr. Chris Nichol, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge, will represent the University on the PIMS Board of Directors. Dr. Amir Akbary has been appointed as interim PIMS site director and will begin on July 1, 2012.