10th PIMS Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics

  • Start Date: 05/21/2013
  • End Date: 05/24/2013

University of Alberta



What is the PIMS YRC?

The PIMS Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics (PIMS YRC) is an annual event that provides a unique forum for young mathematicians across Canada to present their research and to collaborate with their peers.

All young academics involved in research in the mathematical sciences are invited to give a scientific talk describing their work and to attend talks on a host of current research topics in mathematics and statistics. Participants will have the opportunity to build and strengthen lasting personal and professional relationships, to develop and improve their communication skills, and to gain valuable experience in the environment of a scientific conference.

Since its inception in 2004 by graduate students at the University of Alberta, the PIMS YRC had previously been held at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The conference has become a well-recognised and popular event and in 2011 the PIMS YRC boasted 100 registered students when it was held at the University of British Columbia. The PIMS YRC will continue to gain momentum, respect and popularity among young researchers in mathematics and statistics.


Who's invited?

All graduate students, senior undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows studying mathematics and statistics at a Canadian or PIMS university are invited to participate in this conference. Students from PIMS universities will be strongly encouraged to attend and present at this conference.


Talk about your work!

All participants are encouraged to deliver a twenty-five minute presentation describing their research (or a general interest talk related to their research interests). Those interested in presenting will be required to submit an abstract outlining the content of their proposed talk. Since the body of conference participants will have a wide range of research interests and knowledge, all presentations should be aimed at an audience with a broad knowledge base in mathematics and statistics, but must be tailored to those without a depth of knowledge in any particular area of research.


Plenary speakers

Information coming soon.


Workshops and Panel Discussion

At the 10th PIMS YRC, workshops will focus on developing presentation and communication skills. The workshops will include presentations that help students to identify and overcome challenges faced by presenters of scientific material, as well as interactive components to aid in building these skills.

In 2011, a panel discussion was first held at the PIMS YRC. These panel discussions have become invaluable resources for young researchers as they seek to advance their careers. To complement the panel discussion held in 2012 on employment in industry, the panel discussion at the 10th PIMS YRC will focus on finding employment in academia.

    University of Alberta:
        Valerie Budd (Primary Contact)
        Dr. Gerda de Vries
        Niushan Gao
        Kathrin Helmsauer
        Dr. Thomas Hillen
        Majid Nabipoor Sanjebad
        Amanada Swan
        Zsolt Tanko
        Betsy Varghese
        Diana White
        Cole Zmurchok

    University of Calgary:
        Colin Weir

    University of Lethbridge:
        Allysa Lumley

    University of Regina:
        Bahman Ahmadi

    University of Victoria:
        Kseniya Garaschuk

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers by emailing mathgame@ualberta.ca.
Other Information: 

Website: http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~game/pimsyrc13/index.html





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We would also like to express our gratitude to Dana Gauthier and Leona
Guthrie for their indispensable assistance in organizing the 10th PIMS