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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December 20, 2009

The IRMACS Centre was featured in the book titled "Media Space 20+ Years of Mediated Life" published by Springer Publishing Company in 2009. The book was edited by Steve Harrison from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The chapter about the IRMACS Centre was written by Brian Corrie, the IRMACS Technical Director.

December 11, 2009

The IRMACS Centre will continue to organize and host its successful and popular "SFU Canada Research Chair Seminar Series". Spring 2010 speakers include David Vocadlo, Andrew Feenberg, Glen F. Tibbits, John J. Clague, and Charlotte Waddell. For dates of all presentations visit http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/events/crc-seminar-series

December 04, 2009

Dr. Fiona Brinkman, one of our first IRMACS project leaders, has been named on the 2009 Top 100 List of Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, a Toronto-based professional development agency. Congratulations, Fiona!

November 28, 2009

The annual IRMACS Community Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 3:00 - 5:00. Everyone is asked to bring a donation for the SFU Food Bank and to wear their favorite winter scarf. There will be a table at the party for potluck contributions.

November 20, 2009

A sincere welcome to Ms. Reena Rama, Mr. Brian Landau, and Mr. Jacob Groundwater who joined the IRMACS team in the past few weeks. Reena is our new Receptionist/Research Assistant, Brian has been partially seconded from IT Services to help out with our Mac desktop support, and Jacob, a long time IRMACS member, will provide general systems administration.

November 03, 2009

During its' November 2nd, 2009 session, the SFU Senate approved and recommended to the Board of Governors our proposal for a Graduate Certificate in Modelling of Complex Social Systems. Congratulations go out to all who made this significant development of the MoCSSy Program possible and particularly to Dr. Vahid Dabbaghian and Dr. Warren Hare, the present and former directors of the Program.

October 20, 2009

The first speaker in the "Artificial Intelligence" session of the Canadian Coast-To-Coast Seminar Series was Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer from the University of Alberta. His presentation was attended by 137 people at a record breaking 22 Canadian universities! The Coast-To-Coast Seminar is organized and delivered by AARMS, ACEnet, the IRMACS Centre, SciNet, SHARCNET, and WestGrid. See the Coast-2-Coast schedule for upcoming presentations.

September 22, 2009

The IRMACS Centre and the Fields Institute, University Of Toronto, are jointly hosting the "Workshop on Discovery and Experimentation in Number Theory" between September 22 and September 26. At each site there will be approx. 50 participants that will share research presentations and discussion through the use of remote collaboration technology. For more details please see the Workshop Schedule,

September 14, 2009

The Fall IRMACS seminar season promises a string of first class speakers. This week the Centre is pleased to host presentations by Dr. Kieran Egan in the SFU Canada Research Chairs Seminar Series and by Dr. Allan Best in the IRMACS Modelling Colloquium.

September 10, 2009

The Annual IRMACS Project Leader Meeting is scheduled for September 10. The goals of the meeting are to summarize the Centre's activities during the last year, to showcase the upcoming fall activities and to hold an important discussion about the future directions of the IRMACS Centre.