Announcements

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 2019. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named four times, having done so previously in 2015, 2017 and 2018. 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.

Power in Numbers - The Rebel Women of Mathematics

2019 Lipson Lecture Presents: Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics Wednesday December 4th, 2019 7:30 PM The Farquhar at UVic University Centre Building, 3800 Finnerty Road Victoria BC V8W 3P2 From rocket scientists and code breakers to computer programmers and data scientists, discover the incredibly inspiring stories of more than 30 women who fought through the obstacles, shattered the stereotypes, and embraced their STEM passions. Loaded with more than 200 photos and original interviews with several amazing women in mathematics, this is your chance to be moved, to be inspired, and to celebrate the women who have turned the male-dominated math world upside down! Join us for an evening with Dr. Talithia Williams, Big Data Expert, Math Professor & Host of NOVA Wonders. With special guest, Shelagh Rogers, UVic Chancellor & Host and Producer of CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter.

Lesperance, Burke, and Sargent win Faculty of Science awards

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Faculty of Science award recipients. - Teaching Excellence: Mary Lesperance, Mathematics and Statistics - Research Excellence: John Burke, Biochemistry and Microbiology - Staff Excellence: Carol Anne Sargent, Mathematics and Statistics The awards will be handed out at the Faculty of Science awards reception on November 28th.

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria is seeking candidates for nomination for a Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting July 1, 2020. The field of research is open, but priority will be given to candidates whose research area aligns with current faculty expertise. The Fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for an additional year. The position is open to recent PhDs, or to graduate students who expect to receive a PhD by December 31, 2020.

Assistant Teaching Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position, leading to a continuing position, and subsequent eligibility for tenure, to commence July 1, 2020, or as soon as possible after that date. Successful applicants will be welcomed into a stimulating, collegial and culturally diverse department with an outstanding record in both research and teaching, and a University community that is strongly supportive of mathematical sciences training across a wide range of disciplines. A documented record of improving the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences and an articulated plan to continue such activities will be considered an asset.

van den Driessche wins CAIMS Research Award

It is a great honour for the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society to present the 2019 Research Prize to Prof. Pauline van den Driessche from the University of Victoria. The award is given in recognition of their contributions to Mathematical Epidemiology and Matrix Analysis, and the high impact of this work in many areas of Applied Mathematics more generally.