# News & Updates

2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

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...

A Taste of Pi Helps Mathematical Whiz Kids Discover New Passions at SFU

Ms. Tsou, a math teacher from St. John Brebeuf Secondary in Abbotsford, BC wrote to PIMS: In 2003, I established a mathematics enrichment program for our school. I incorporated various activities for...

Hands-on math, science draws Aboriginal students (SFU Media Release)

media release Hands-on math, science draws Aboriginal students October 21, 2013 Contact: Diane Mar-Nicolle, 778.782.9586; dianem@sfu.ca Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.4323; Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca...

PIMS Chats with Ivar Ekeland

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 UniversitÃ© Paris...

PIMS Chats with Neil Trudinger

Back to the Root Neil Trudinger is an Australian mathematician who during his undergraduate degree was trying to decide between math and physics. â€œI had a job in a BHP laboratory working with...

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. U of S spreads love of math to First Nations...

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Director of PIMS

Deputy Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical SciencesUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Director of the Pacific Institute...

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014 - 2015: Call for Nominations

PIMS invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for postdoctoral fellowships for the year 2014-2015. Candidates must be nominated by at least one scientist or by...

Math Manias in Tahsis and Port Renfrew

Math Mania in TahsisAt the end of April 2013, a team of PIMS volunteers ventured to the remote community of Tahsis for a Math Mania event. The team of four â€“ Melania Alvarez, Sachiko Noguchi and Laura...

CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

CSI: Cedar Science Investigators July 15, 2013 - by Heather Amos Forestry student Ashley Dobko hopes to unlock the secrets of B.C.â€™s past old growth trees. Photo: Don Erhardt, UBC Tree detectives...

RBC's support expands reach of UBC Aboriginal math camps in rural BC

June 19, 2013 About 100 Aboriginal children in rural BC will be able to attend math summer camps hosted by the University of British Columbia thanks to a $30,000 gift from the RBC Foundation. The...

An 'Inspiring' Summer Camp for Aboriginal Scholars

"When she graduates from Britannia Secondary School this month, Shaniece Angus will be the first Aboriginal person in the school's history to pass calculus. The 18-year-old First Nations student is...