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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May 11, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Tupper, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and an IRMACS Project Leader, whose Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics was recently being renewed. Dr. Tupper's research interests include stochastic differential equations, diversities, and cognitive science.

May 05, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, The IRMACS Centre will host the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) Professional Development Sessions in conjunction with the BCAK's Annual General Meeting. The BCAK promotes kinesiology in BC as a valuable health care service. It supports the advancement of the profession and provides resources to its members to assist them in their practice. More information about the BCAK is available at http://www.bcak.bc.ca/.

April 15, 2015

Between April 20-24, 2015, the IRMACS Centre will host the Statistical Inference for Large Scale Data workshop. The workshop will explore, delineate, and make progress on open theoretical issues in the statistical aspects of Large Scale Inference. For more information see here. Welcome everyone!

April 07, 2015

To celebrate 10 years of successful research collaborations, IRMACS will host a series of special events on April 9 and 10, including workshops, presentations and a roundtable discussion on research innovation. Click here for the schedule. We invite all members of the SFU community to join us as we celebrate this milestone in the life of the IRMACS Centre.

March 20, 2015

To honour the vision of Dr. Peter Borwein and all that he has done for the IRMACS Centre, for SFU, and through his scientific impact on society, the IRMACS Centre has established the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. To find more about the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems and to donate to the scholarship fund please visit http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/research/borwein-scholarship.

March 13, 2015

This year's IRMACS Centre's Pi Day celebration will take place on Pi Day Eve, Friday, March 13th, starting at 11:30 am. Dr. Len Berggren, one of the most prominent Canadian math historians, will give a presentation titled "From Solomon to Samarkand, Karnak to Kashi: Pi in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds". Dr. Berggren is one of the co-authors of "Pi: A Source Book", the book that documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. 

Everybody will get to enjoy a piece of pie at the end! 

March 02, 2015

The IRMACS Centre welcomes Dr. Ben Adcock from the Department of Mathematics as its newest project leader. We congratulate Dr. Adcock on his recent Sloan Research Fellowship and look forward to collaborating with Ben and his project members.

February 16, 2015

On February 12th, 2015, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected 10 Canadian post-secondary educators as the 2015 3M National Teaching Fellows. One of them was Dr. Veselin Jungic, a Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre. Congratulations, Veso!

February 08, 2015

An endowment fund has been sat up for the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems.  The award was established in April 2010 by the IRMACS Centre at SFU to recognize the scientific contribution to the field of the Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the IRMACS Centre’s founder Dr. Peter Borwein. Please click here to make your donation.

January 19, 2015

The SFU IRMACS Centre is pleased to share today’s 36.6M NCE funding announcement for the AGE-WELL Network.  AGE-WELL is a new national hub for research and innovation to help seniors live independently & safely at home.  IRMACS is a named core facility in the network and will provide technical infrastructure and research management to AGE-WELL researchers.