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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June 01, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Uwe Glasser (former Director of Computing Science) is officially taking on the role of Executive Co-Director for the IRMACS Centre effective immediately. Uwe has been centrally involved in many aspects of the Centre as a project leader and member of the Management Committee for a number of years and we are extremely pleased that he has agreed to join us in this new challenge. Welcome Uwe!

May 21, 2009

We are sad to announce the imminent departure of our MoCSSy Program Director, Dr. Warren Hare. Warren has accepted a position with UBC Okanagan and will be leaving in June. We are, however, very pleased to announce that Dr. Vahid Dabbaghian has agreed to take over as the new MoCSSy Program Director. We wish them both all the best with their new positions.

May 19, 2009

The IRMACS Centre would like to congratulate Professor Bob Russell from the Department of Mathematics for being named as a SIAM Fellow for his contributions to the numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. For a full list of SIAM Fellows Class of 2009 visit fellows.siam.org. Quiz: Name at least three SIAM Fellows from the Class of 2009 who gave talks in the IRMACS Centre in 2008.

May 02, 2009

David Lynn, an IRMACS project member, is also a member the Bovine HapMap Consortium. The consortium's findings on the mapped genetic diversity of 19 breeds of cattle worldwide were published in the latest "Science". View the podcast.

April 28, 2009

Thanks to all who joined or pledged to our "IRMACS for an MS Cure" team! 20 of us enjoyed a sunny walk along the Rocky Point shores and the team proudly raised almost $1000!

April 21, 2009

Join the "IRMACS for an MS Cure" team for the Scotia MS Walk on Sunday, April 26, at Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody! For online registration/pledge please visit www.mssociety.ca/bc/walk_lower%20mainland.htm.

April 15, 2009

Todd Zimmerman is coming back to the IRMACS Centre! Sadly ... only for the C2C Retreat that will be held at the Centre on April 24th and 25th.

April 03, 2009

Three IRMACS members defended their Ph.D. theses in the first week of April. Our congratulations go out to Dr. Michael Coons, Dr. Alan Meichsner, and Dr. Philip Poon

March 25, 2009

Our 4th Annual IRMACS Day will be on Thursday, April 2, 1:30-3:30, presenting our own Brian Corrie and Andy Gavel with their first public SFU Google Earth 3D demo and Sharon Jackson, a Certified Laughter Leader, presenting the "Benefits of Laughter". Party to follow!

March 13, 2009

Brian Corrie and Andy Gavel, our own 3D visualization-magicians, are preparing the first public SFU Google Earth 3D demo in the IRMACS Presentation Studio. More details soon!