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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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.

November 23, 2015

As we wrap up another highly successful year, the IRMACS Centre is pleased to invite all its members to the IRMACS Community Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 2, 1:00-3:00. Everyone is welcome. Don't forget to bring your favorite Christmas goody to share!

November 17, 2015

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, between 10:00am - 3:00pm, the IRMACS Centre will host the Department of Mathematics' segment of the "Research on the Mountain - Faculty of Science Open House". The event will include a poster session, hands on activities, a computing demo, and a screening of math videos. Everyone is welcome!

November 12, 2015

Dr. Mark Winston has won the prestigious 2015 Governor General Literary Award for Nonfiction for his book "Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive". His presentation at the IRMACS' hosted Royal Society of Canada Seminar Series titled "Dialogue in Bee Time: Lessons Learned from the Bees" is available here

November 02, 2015

The IRMACS Centre's research community welcomes two new projects: "Sequence-based analysis of human cancer" led by Dr. Ryan Morin, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and "Compound Activity Mapping for Natural Products  Discovery" led by Dr. Roger Linington, Department of Chemistry. Welcome to IRMACS!

October 14, 2015

As an AGE-WELL NCE core facility, the IRMACS Centre is pleased to be involved in the organization of the inaugural AGE-WELL NCE Conference & Annual General Meeting in Calgary, AB October 22nd & 23rd. Congratulations AGE-WELL on an amazing first year!