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Louis Saumier - Mathematics and Statistics

Louis-Philippe Saumier Demers joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as a graduate student to complete his master’s degree. The kindness and generosity of the professors and staff in the Math department played a huge role in Louis’ decision to remain at the University of Victoria to pursue his PhD.

Louis chose UVic for several reasons. UVic’s strong math department was a factor, including professors with a wide variety of research interests. As well, UVic is located in a medium-sized city on a beautiful island, and he is able to participate in many water-related sports. Finally, as French is Louis’ first language, it was important to him to become fully bilingual and UVic has afforded him that opportunity.

When asked why he chose this particular program, Louis replied, “Mathematics is the language of nature. It might sound very cliché, but I truly believe it. I was (and still am) fascinated by the complexity of the mathematical structures and objects and by the fact that they appear at very different (and sometimes unexpected) places in the world. I feel that by studying mathematics, I in fact study the foundations of our universe.”

When Louis is not on campus, he can be found surfing the waters at Pacific Rim National Park on the West Coast of the island. 

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