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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August 04, 2015

On July 31, the IRMACS Centre wished farewell to the participants of the 2015 SFU Academic Camp for Aboriginal Students. The camp was a huge success! In the words of Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor, "This important initiative so wonderfully exemplifies both SFU's commitment 
to Aboriginal Peoples and the value of us being an "engaged university."" The camp's website is accessible here.

July 27, 2015

Dr. Ash Parameswaran, a professor in the School of Engineering and a former IRMACS Centre project leader, has recently been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Congratulations, Ash!

July 07, 2015

A team led by Dr. Felix Breden, the Executive Director of the IRMACS Centre has been invited to submit a full proposal under Challenge 1 of the 1st competition of the CFI Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. The proposal will present a new phase of the very successful IRMACS' hosted iReceptor project. Congratulations, Felix!

June 30, 2015

Between July 2-July 31, the IRMACS Centre will host the 2015 SFU Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal High School Students. The main goal of the camp is to help Aboriginal students currently in grades 9-11 to accelerate in Mathematics and English.  In addition, the camp participants will engage in various activities, including science, recreation, hands-on mathematics, and Aboriginal cultural workshops.

June 25, 2015

The recent awards ceremony at the 2015 STLHE conference featured a proud moment for the IRMACS Centre's deputy director Veselin Jungic, who was selected as one of 10 3M National Teaching Fellows for 2015.  Congratulations Veso!

June 21, 2015

Dr. Derek Bingham from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and a long term IRMACS Project Leader was recently awarded the 2015 Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence. Congratulations, Derek!

June 16, 2015

The IRMACS Centre is honoured to play a major role in organizing the Connections in Discrete Mathematics; A celebration of the work of Ron Graham Conference. This conference, scheduled between June 15-19 on Burnaby campus, is one of this year's major scientific meetings devoted to discrete mathematics. For the conference schedule and abstracts click here.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Brian Corrie, the IRMACS Centre's Technical Director, has been appointed as a member of the Compute Canada Science Platforms Infrastructure Team. Congratulations, Brian!

June 08, 2015

Mr. Mathieu Dovan has joined the IRMACS Centre staff as a a new System Administrator. Welcome to the IRMACS team Matt!

May 28, 2015

Between May 29 - June 1, 2015, Dr. Felix Breden, Executive Director of the IRMACS Centre, and Dr. Jamie Scott, an IRMACS project leader, together with Dr. Tom Kepler form Boston University are organizing workshops to self-organize the community using and producing “Big Data” immune receptor datasets. The purpose of the meetings is to address the challenges involved in managing and analyzing these large datasets. For more information click here.