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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January 31, 2011

The IRMACS Centre would like to announce an expanded Management Committee effective January 1st, 2011.  The committee now includes Bahram Gustaspi, Hiromi Matsui, Arne Mooers, Fred Popowich, Andrew Sixsmith and Richard Smith. For a complete listing of our Management Committee click here.  Welcome everyone!

January 11, 2011

The IRMACS Centre would like to welcome everyone back to the university and to wish all of our students, faculty, staff and collaborators all the best in 2011.  We would also like to welcome Tasha Nathanson to our reception team.  Tasha will be around on Wednesdays and Thursdays so please come by, say hi and introduce yourself.

December 09, 2010

Dr. Charmaine Dean, an IRMACS Project leader, has been appointed to the NSERC Long-range Plan Steering Committee. The main goal of the Committee is to oversee the development of a long-range plan for research in the mathematical and statistical sciences in Canada for a five- to ten-year period. For more information visit www.longrangeplan.ca.

November 30, 2010

Come join the annual IRMACS Centre Community Christmas Party on Friday, December 3rd from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please remember your food bank donation and bring a Christmas goodie to share. RSVP to reception or at RSVP.

November 18, 2010

The long time IRMACS Project leader and SFU physics professor Michael Hayden and his PhD student Mohammad Dehghani Ashkezari, also an IRMACS member, are members of an international team of scientists that have managed, for the first time in history, to capture and hold atomic antimatter. Congratulations to Michael and Mohammad!

November 06, 2010

Dr. Brian Fisher from SIAT and an IRMACS Leader has been awarded an NSERC Strategic Grant for his proposal titled "Visual analytics for Emergency Management". NSERC Strategic Grants support projects addressing the topics within environmental science and technologies, natural resources and energy, and information and communications technologies. Congratulations Brian!

October 25, 2010

Come join the IRMACS annual Hallowe'en party on Friday, October 29th from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. There will be games and the best costume wins a prize! Bring your favorite Hallowe'en treat to share.

September 30, 2010

After spending more than a year at the IRMACS Centre as an IRMACS Visiting Professor, Dr. Kohshi Okumura returns back to the Hiroshima Institute of Technology where he is a Full Professor. In Dr. Okumura's words, "over the last year my collaboration with Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic, an IRMACS Project Leader, has been exceptionally productive".

September 05, 2010

The IRMACS Centre welcomes back its members for another busy, exciting, and productive semester! Our fall kicks-off with the first CRC seminar by Dr. Paul Tupper on September 16th, the first C2C seminar by Dr. William Hsieh on September 21st, and the first IMC colloquium by Dr. Diana Allen on September 24th. Welcome to Fall 2010!

August 16, 2010

The IRMACS Centre based Complex System Modelling Group has authored a book titled "Modelling in Healthcare". The book publisher is the American Mathematical Society and August 18, 2010, has been set as the publication date. Orders at $69, are available through http://www.amazon.com/