Greetings from PIMS! Welcome to a new academic year.


Here is what’s happening around the sites…




September 2013


6 September - PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium: Yuval
Peres at the University of British Columbia


6-8  September -
West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School 2013 at the University of Oregon


12 September - Truth & Reconciliation at the
University of British Columbia


19 September - PIMS Public Lecture - 2013 Year of
Statistics: Trevor Hastie at the University of British Columbia


20 September - PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium: Ulrike
Tillman at the University of British Columbia





Math Mania success in Saskatchewan: Articles from both
CBC News and the University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science
highlight new Math Mania initiatives for Aboriginal students.


Employment Opportunity: Deputy Director of PIMS.
Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Director of PIMS, with a
starting date of July 1, 2014.


Call for proposals – PIMS welcomes applications for
support of activities in the mathematical sciences to occur after April 1,

Details of these activities and of the submission process
are available at
The deadline for submission is October 1, 2013, proposals will be reviewed by
the PIMS Scientific Review Panel (SRP) in November, 2013, with awards announced
shortly thereafter. Where appropriate, cost sharing is encouraged and can
enhance the probability of success.