UVic students win SSC Case Studies Competition

The Statistical Society of Canada's Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The case studies are intended to provide enthusiastic teams of graduate and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to use data analysis to address issues of current importance in society. Congratulations to UVic students Jianping Yu (current MSc) and Shreena Kalaria (incoming MSc) for winning this year's competition.

Jesse Short-Gershman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships of at least $1,000 each are given annually to one or more undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who submit a one-page essay describing a mental health challenge they faced/are facing and what they learned/are learning through the experience. The essay should address activities that the student has participated in, such as: leadership, tutoring, peer mentoring, advocacy or self-care, which demonstrate how they have worked/are working on overcoming these challenges. Students with a GPA of 6.0 or higher will normally be considered. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. If one recipient from each Department is not possible in a given year, then two recipients from one Department may be selected.​

IMAGINING UVic Summer Math Camp

The UVic Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in conjunction with the Association for Women in Mathematics and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, is pleased to announce an exciting new program for high school students. IMAGINING UVic (Inspiring Mathematical Growth and Intuition in Girls) is a summer camp and seminar series aimed at encouraging young women to pursue STEM fields.

Srivastava on Web of Science Group list of Highly Cited Researchers

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Hari M. Srivastava for being named once again a Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Researcher for 2021. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named six times, having done so previously in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. A Highly Cited Researcher has published multiple highly cited papers, defined as papers ranking in the top 1% by citation, considering both year and field of publication, during the last decade.

van den Driessche and Higham win Hans Schneider Prize

ILAS (International Linear Algebra Society) has announced that Pauline van den Driessche (UVic) and Nick Higham (University of Manchester, UK) are to receive the 2022 Hans Schneider Prize. The Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra is awarded by ILAS for research, contributions, and achievements at the highest level of Linear Algebra. This prize may be awarded for an outstanding scientific achievement or for lifetime contribution.

CMS honours the memory of Gracia-Saz

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) honours the memory of Dr. Alfonso Gracia-Saz, who was to receive the CMS Award for Teaching Excellence later this summer. Dr. Gracia-Saz was a teaching professor in our department and the Learning and Teaching Centre before moving on to the University of Toronto. He left quite an impact while he was here and he will be missed by his former colleagues.