University of Manitoba Joins PIMS as Full Member

  • Date: 05/27/2015
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is pleased to announce that the University of Manitoba has joined the PIMS consortium as a full member.
With the incorporation of the University of Manitoba, the PIMS consortium now has ten full members, including all the major research universities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Washington State. This new partnership will expand PIMS’ reach across western Canada and provide new opportunities for researchers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to participate in PIMS activities.
"PIMS is excited to be welcoming Manitoba to the PIMS consortium; they have valuable strengths in a number of areas in the mathematical sciences – combinatorics is a good example. Through our collaborative research groups, summer schools, postdoctoral opportunities, broadcast seminars and educational activities, Manitoba faculty and students will be important contributors to PIMS activities," remarked PIMS Interim Director, Martin Barlow.
Dr. Stefi Baum, Dean of Science and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba said “The University of Manitoba is delighted to be joining the PIMS network. This is an important step in our program of enhancing research, education and outreach in the mathematical, statistical and computational sciences. The extension of PIMS to the province of Manitoba will bring dedicated and active scientists and educators under the PIMS umbrella to share their expertise, accomplishments and insight with the other members of the consortium. We look forward to a fruitful partnership between PIMS and the University of Manitoba.”
Dr. Baum will represent the University on the PIMS Board of Directors and Dr. Kirill Kopotun has been appointed as the PIMS Site Director beginning July 1, 2015.