Pardis Semnani Awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Pardis Semnani has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). The Vanier CGS program awards up to $50,000 per year for three years, for students working in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health. Across Canada, 166 Vanier Canada Graduate... read more

Keegan Boyle and Hannah Keese Awarded Postdoc Teaching Prize

Keegan Boyle and Hannah Keese have been awarded a 2024 Postdoc Teaching Prize. Keegan Boyle taught MATH 220 as well as small classes in MATH 101. His MATH 220 students found his teaching especially effective and impactful. Every one of his many nominations from that course emphasized his kindness... read more

Matt Coles Awarded Killam Teaching Award

UBC Mathematics Educational Program Director Matt Coles has been awarded a 2023-2024 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. This honour recognizes Dr. Coles' outstanding achievement as a teacher and reflects his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to his more

Anotida Madzvamuse receives B.C. Knowledge Development (BCKDF) funding

Dr. Anotida Madzvamuse's research in high performance scientific computing 3D cell migration using geometric-and-bulk-surface PDEs (3DGeoCell Lab) has been awarded funding from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) funding from the Government of BC. This funding provides approximately $52.3... read more


On March 13, 2024, the Government of Canada announced the award recipients of the NSERC Graduate and Postgraduate scholarships. Two recipents are from the UBC Mathematics Department: Chi Hoi (Kyle) Yip - NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Nicholas Richardson - NSERC Postgraduate... read more

Liam Watson Awarded a Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship

Dr. Liam Watson, Associate Professor of Mathematics at UBC, is the recipient of one of six Killam Accelerator Research Fellowships. These annual fellowships support exceptional early career researchers across various disciplines. Learn Moreread more

Anotida Madzvamuse has been appointed a CRC in theoretical and computational biology (2024)

Dr. Anotida Madzvamuse, from UBC Mathematics, is working on new ways to use computers in science experiments. He's especially focused on how math, physics, and computer science can help in fields like biology, medicine, and plant studies. One of his big projects right now is teaming up with UK... read more

Elina Robeva is a new recipient of a Canada CIFAR AI Chair (2024)

This is a major award from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Elina is the first colleague in our department to be awarded this chair. Learn Moreread more


Every year the Department of Mathematics celebrates excellence by presenting Graduate Research Awards to deserving Doctoral students for research done while at UBC. The winners of the Mathematics Department's Graduate Research Awards for 2023 have now been named. Please join us in congratulating... read more

Edelstein-Keshet, Leah has been named a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada (2023)

From the announcement: EDELSTEIN-KESHET, Leah | Department of Mathematics, The University of British Columbia A leading researcher in Mathematical Biology, Leah Edelstein-Keshet served as the first woman president of its learned society (SMB). Her book (in the Society for Industrial and Applied... read more