University of Victoria - Levin Fest

  • Date: 06/15/2019

Dr. Simon Levin

J.S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University



University of Victoria


A Symposium at the Intersection of Mathematics and Biology


To celebrate the conferral of UVic Honorary Doctor of Science to Dr. Levin


Two lectures from this event are available on


To celebrate the conferral of UVic Honorary Doctor of Science to Dr. Levin, and to raise the ro le of mathematical biology at PIMS Universities, members of the UVic Biology and the Math & Stats departments will be hosting "Levin Fest" on Saturday, June 15 2019, at the end of convocation week. The Keynote at this symposium will be given by Professor Levin and the symposium will also include two plenary talks by Mark A. Lewis, Professor and CRC, UofA, and A. Carla Staver, Yale University, who obtained her PhD under the supervision of Professor Levin.

Mathematicians, biologists and those working between the areas are invited to give contributed talks, attend the event and have the chance to meet and discuss with Professor Levin. This event is interdisciplinary and a unique opportunity for members of the PIMS community to encourage dialogue in mathematical biology.




Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Simon Levin, Princeton University

Systemic Risk and Opportunity: Alternative Realities in Social and Ecological Systems


Invited Speakers:

Dr. Mark Lewis, University of Alberta

Understanding Animal Movement Patterns with a Mathematical Eye


Dr. Carla Staver, Yale University

Resilience and stability of tropical biome distributions

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bob Wright Centre A104


Pauline van den Driessche, UVic

Barbara Hawkins, UVic

Junling Ma, UVic

Real Roy, UVic

Other Information: 



To Register:

Complete the Contact Info and Registration at prior to May 15, 2019.


Contributed Presentations: 

Oral Presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.


To Submit an Abstract for a Talk or Poster:

Complete abstract submission section on registration site prior to May 1, 2019.



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