What's New - Archive

The "what's new" archive contains news shorts about members of the IRMACS community and events at the IRMACS centre itself. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

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March 29, 2016

The IRMACS Centre will celebrate the 11th IRMACS Day on Friday, April 8th. We invite all members and friends of the IRMACS community to join us for IRMACS Day, as we pause for an afternoon to commemorate the past decade of research in the Centre and the many people involved. Please register using this link.

March 10, 2016

This year's IRMACS Centre's Pi Day celebration will take place on Monday, March 14th, starting at 11:30 am. Dr. Scott Chapman, Professor and Scholar in Residence at Sam Houston State University and Editor, The American Mathematical Monthly, will give a presentation titled "Pi Through the Eyes of the American Mathematical Monthly". For more information please see this link.  
Everybody will get to enjoy a piece of pie at the end! 

March 01, 2016

A long term IRMACS Project Leader, Professor Bozena Kaminska from the School of Engineering, has recently been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. For more details please see this link. Congratulations Bozena!

February 15, 2016

Three IRMACS Project leaders, Jiguo Cao, Kelley Lee, and Roger Linington, are among seven recently announced new SFU Canada Research Chairs. For more details see http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2016/raising-the-bar-for-canadas-research-excellence-seven-sfu-canad.html. Congratulations, Jiguo, Kelley, and Roger!

February 04, 2016

The IRMACS Centre would like to welcome its newest staff member, Ms. Desiree Lim. As a member of the Tech Support Team at the IRMACS Centre, Desiree will provide the AV/Collaboration support. Please stop by Desiree's office to welcome her to the IRMACS community.

February 01, 2016

Ozren Jungic, an SFU alumnus and a former staff member of the IRMACS Centre, has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Oxford. Congratulations from all of us, Dr. Oz!

January 19, 2016

Dr. Brian Corrie, the IRMACS Centre's Technical Director, has recently accepted a position as the Solutions Manager at the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure. Although this is an exciting opportunity for Brian, it does mean that after 12 years of dedicated excellence he will be leaving the IRMACS Centre. The IRMACS community will host a farewell reception in the Centre on Friday, January 22nd between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

January 04, 2016

The 6th Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science workshop is scheduled for January 14, 2015. The IRMACS Centre will host four prominent Aboriginal scientists and a group of about 70 Aboriginal high school students and their teachers for a day of hands-on mathematics and science. The list of speakers and schedule of the event are available here

December 17, 2015

Between Dec 9-11, 2015, Dr. Veselin Jungic, a Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre, and Dr. Cenk Sahinalp, a Canada Research Chair and an IRMACS Project Leader, visited the University of Sarajevo (UNSA). Among other activities, Drs. Jungic and Sahinalp, together with Mr. Salem Malikic, a recent recipient of the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship, met with the President of UNSA and discussed possible future collaboration between SFU and UNSA. 

December 02, 2015

Dr. Kelley Lee, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and an IRMACS Project Leader, was a member of an independent panel of global health experts calling for urgent action to avoid a repeat of the major failings that occurred during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The panel's report was published in a recent issue of The Lancet medical journal.