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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August 16, 2010

The IRMACS Centre based Complex System Modelling Group has authored a book titled "Modelling in Healthcare". The book publisher is the American Mathematical Society and August 18, 2010, has been set as the publication date. Orders at $69, are available through http://www.amazon.com/

July 30, 2010

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that Mr. Ali Khalili Araghi is the first recipient of the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems Award. The award was established in April 2010 by the IRMACS Centre at SFU to recognize the scientific contribution to the field of the Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the Centre’s founder Dr. Peter Borwein. Congratulations, Mr. Araghi!

July 20, 2010

Brian Corrie, our very own IRMACS Centre Technical Director, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science at the University of Victoria on July 19, 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Corrie!

July 02, 2010

The IRMACS Centre recently established the Peter Borwein Annual Graudate Scholarship in Mathematical & Computational Modelling of Complex Systems. As the process of establishing the award took longer than anticipated, the application deadline has been extended until July 21st. Scholarship terms of reference are available at http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/scholarships_and_awards.

June 16, 2010

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that they will be showing live all games starting at 11:30 PST of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We ask that you bring donations for the SFU Food Bank as your admission contribution. The box will be in the front of the Studio before each game. For more information about the SFU Food Bank see http://students.sfu.ca/foodbank/index.html. Please donate generously.

June 04, 2010

Ms. Hiromi Matsui, an IRMACS member, will be part of the Canadian delegation attending the Ninth Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers' Meeting (9WAMM) in Barbados, June 7-9. The theme for 9WAMM is: "Gender Issues in Economic Crisis, Recovery and Beyond: Women as Agents of Transformation." For more details see http://www.thecommonwealth.org/subhomepage/221912/

May 25, 2010

The theme for the Fall 2010 session of the Coast to Coast seminar is "Oceanography" and the IRMACS Centre will continue to be one of the organizers of this successful pan-Canadian scientific collaboration. The IRMACS Centre recently completed the creation of the new Coast to Coast seminar website: http://c2c.irmacs.sfu.ca/

May 15, 2010

We are sad to announce that Ms. Reena Rama has accepted a new position and stopped working at the Centre on Friday, May 14. We are, however, very pleased to announce that Ms. Sophie Borwein and Ms. Alyssa Jordan have joined the IRMACS team. These two capable young women will be sharing the reception position and working on other projects over the next few months.

May 09, 2010

Dr. Faisal Beg, an IRMACS Project Leader, is one of 10 hikers who will in September make the nearly 6,000 metre trek up Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Dr. Beg hopes to raise $10,000 for the society. To contribute to his trek and learn more see www.alzheimerbc.org.

May 01, 2010

The IRMACS Centre welcomes back Dr. Michael Coons, one of our former members! On May 9, 2010, Dr. Coons, presently of the University of Waterloo, will be one of the speakers at the Pacific Northwest Number Theory Conference 2010 which is hosted by the IRMACS Centre. For more information about the conference see http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/~nbruin/pnwntc2010/.