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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April 09, 2010

On Friday, April 9th, 2010, the IRMACS Centre celebrated its 5th anniversary of operation. Among other activities the program consisted of a presentation by Dr. Warren Hare, the premiere of the documentary "The IRMACS Centre: The First Five Years" and a poster session showcasing current research at the Centre. See the Event Program for more details.

March 22, 2010

Over the next couple of weeks the IRMACS Centre will be replacing the G5 computers in its labs with 21" iMacs. The Centre is partnering with IT Services in the roll out of the new computers and, in an effort to deploy and support the Macs more effectively, the newly developed Managed Mac Program will be used. Any questions about this computer migration should be sent to help@irmacs.sfu.ca.

March 10, 2010

Dr. Matt DeVos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and an IRMACS member since his arrival to SFU, has been awarded a $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowship to further his fundamental research in graph theory. Congratulations Matt! The IRMACS Centre is proud to be the host of the Open Problem Garden http://garden.irmacs.sfu.ca/, an online collection of unsolved problems created by Matt DeVos and Robert Samal.

March 01, 2010

The IRMACS Centre welcomes back its members after the SFU Olympic Break! During this week, the Centre will host a Coast-To-Coast Seminar presentation by Dr. Scott Oser, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC, on Tuesday, March 2, and an IRMACS Modelling Colloquium presentation by Dr. Nilima Nigam, Department of Mathematics, SFU, on Friday, March 5.

February 15, 2010

The IRMACS Centre will be open and fully functional during SFU's Olympic Break, February 15-26. Check out the kiosk in the IRMACS Atrium for the Olympic scores and stop by the IRMACS Presentation Studio for a live broadcast of Olympic events.

February 02, 2010

On Friday, April 9th, 2010, the IRMACS Centre will celebrate its 5th anniversary of operation. One segment of our celebration will be a poster session with the aim to present the current projects housed by the IRMACS Centre in their full variety. The poster file should be sent to Mr. Andy Gavel, a member of the Tech Support Team at the IRMACS Centre, at andy@irmacs.sfu.ca by Friday, March 19, 2010.

January 27, 2010

Mr. Andy Gavel, a member of the AV Tech Support Team at the IRMACS Centre and an alumni of the "Program in Film at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts", is filming the movie with the working title "The IRMACS Centre: The First Five Years". The movie will be a mosaic of stories, memories, facts and anecdotes about the IRMACS Centre’s contribution to the scientific community. The premiere is scheduled for April 9, 2010, as part of the 5th Annual IRMACS Day.

January 21, 2010

Henry Daniel, an Associate Professor at the SFU School of Contemporary Arts and an IRMACS Project Leader, is a co-creator of IMPRINT, an interdisciplinary work commissioned for the UBC Museum Of Anthropology’s (MOA) Celebration of Creativity presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. The world premiere will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7:00 pm (free of charge) as part of the launch of the new MOA. Congratulations Henry, and good luck!

January 18, 2010

Faced with the end of our CFI funded period and due to the current economic climate, as one of the measures in order to remain operational, the IRMACS Centre has adjusted its membership fee structure. The Centre is taking additional steps towards sustainability and is working on generating income from other sources. The revised fee structure can be found at http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/research/apply-membership

January 13, 2010

Dr. Charmaine B. Dean, a member of the IRMACS Management Committee, will be recognized for her contributions to science and technology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow Forum on February 20, 2010, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Founded in 1848, AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science. Congratulations, Charmaine!