PIMS-UBC relocates to state-of-the-art facility

  • Date: 09/20/2012




The UBC headquarters for the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) has moved to a new state-of-the-art, centrally located facility on the 4th floor of the brand new Earth Sciences Building (ESB) at UBC.

This impressive building is centrally located at UBC’s Point Grey Campus and PIMS’ new space includes a reception area, offices for administration, offices for up to 24 visitors and postdoctoral fellows and lab workspace for ten graduate students. It also boasts a dedicated videoconferencing room and a spacious lounge and an array of classrooms throughout the building are available for PIMS seminars and workshops.

The $75 million ESB is home to Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Statistics, PIMS, and the dean’s office of the Faculty of Science. It is the largest panelized wood building and the largest application of cross laminated timber in North America. The building uses over 1,300 tons of British Columbia sourced and engineered cross-laminated timber (CLT).

The ESB was made possible by generous investments from the BC Government, partners in the minerals industry, UBC Science alum Ross Beaty, and the Canada Wood Council.

PIMS looks forward to welcoming all members of the mathematical sciences community to our new site!

PIMS - UBC Site Office | University of British Columbia | 4176-2207 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 | Canada