Department of Mathematics and Statistics

UVic student Jo Cai

A supportive community inspired by research

The UVic math and stats community is dynamic, supportive and inclusive. Jo Cai says the opportunity to work with faculty members doing real research helped her discover her future career path.

Current students
Two UVic students studying

Study what you're passionate about

Our program options are flexible, so you can tailor a degree to your particular interests. The fusion of creative thinking with analytical problem-solving is what attracts undergraduate student Todd Schmid to math.

Become a student
Dr. Ian F. Putnam, Canada Research Chair in Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems

Research that makes an impact

We use mathematics and statistics to sift through data, model climate change, prevent disease and much more. Dr. Ian F. Putnam, Canada Research Chair in Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems, is recognized worldwide as a top expert on the interrelation of these two subjects.

Research that makes an impact
Chadi Saad-Roy and a cow

Careers in mathematics and statistics

Mathematics is vital training for sharp reasoning and logical problem-solving. Chadi Saad-Roy helped develop mathematical models to understand and predict the spread of cattle disease within an exposed population.

Career possibilities
UVic students in a computer lab

Math & Stats Assistance Centre

Tutors are available in the Math & Stats Assistance Centre for students in 100- and 200-level courses. Whether you're struggling with a math course or aiming for an A+, we're here to help.

Assistance centre
Danielle Tsao and her JCURA research poster

Apply now to our Data Science Program

Apply to Data Science Program

Get an edge for any career

It's an understatement to say that high-level math and statistics are used in every field of science and social science. In a world suffering from an overload of data, it is the mathematicians who find relationships and patterns invisible to the naked eye. 

A growing number of students are drawn to our subject, either for its intrinsic beauty, or to combine it with their studies in another discipline. In any case, Mathematics and Statistics at UVic gives undergraduate and graduate students an edge, whatever their future career. And for students interested in pursuing our subject, Mathematician was named the best job of 2014, and Statistician the third best job.  Contact us for more information.

Meet some of our students

Zahresh Walji
Zahresh Walji
Solomon Faulkner
Solomon Faulkner
Tanya Philippsen
Tanya Philippsen


Our research impact is recognized by our high rankings from Leiden University Ranking (1st in Canada,  50th globally) and  US News (2nd in Canada, 42nd globally). Each of our main research groups ( pure, discrete, applied, and statistics) is among the top in the country. Some of our areas of expertise include dynamical systems, operator algebras, graph theory, mathematical modelling, and sampling. 

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High-quality teaching

You'll experience high-quality teaching, including from several award-winning instructors. Get help in our assistance centre, with your first and second year math and statistics courses. 

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lәk΄̓wәŋәn peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.