News and events

  • Congratulations to our students Rachel Van Herk and Ashley Kapoor

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to extend congratulations to two of our recent Statistics graduates, Ashley Kapoor and Rachel Van Herk. Last week, their hard work and determination was recognized with the Governor General Silver Medal awarded at Fall Convocation.  This award was given to the two graduates with the highest academic averages during their undergraduate studies. Further details are available in this article in the Brock News.  Congratulations to you both Rachel and Ashley. We wish you continued success in your future!

  • Dr. Nanayakkara Colloquium Talk Wed Oct 2 2:30 PM TH 247

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite anyone interested, including graduate students, to a Colloquium Talk by Dr. Basic Nanayakkara on Wednesday October 2, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The talk will take place in Thistle 257 and is entitled Theory of Schemes.

    Abstract:

    The theory of schemes is the language of modern (post-Grothendieck) algebraic geometry. In this talk, we will start with the theory of sheaves (of commutative rings with unity) over a topological space and then specialize to the theory of schemes. We will proceed at a pace comfortable to the participants, without paying attention to the time. If time runs out, the rest will be discussed in a future talk.

  • Master’s Project Presentation Sicheng Zhao

    On Friday, September 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in MCJ 404, Sicheng Zhao will present his MSc. Research Project. The Department of of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite faculty, students and anyone interested to this presentation. The project is entitled Integrable peakon systems from two new extensions of sl (2,R) modified AKNS method

    The evaluation committee members for this project are Dr. Thomas Wolf, Dr. Alexandre Odesski and Dr. Stephen Anco.

  • Master’s Project Presentation Derek Vaillancourt

    On Wednesday, September 11 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in MCJ 404, Derek Vaillancourt will present his MSc. Research Project. The Department of of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite faculty, students and anyone interested to this presentation. The project is entitled Integrable Peakon Equations from an Improved Method Based on a Modified AKNS Scheme

    The evaluation committee members for this project are Dr. Thomas Wolf, Dr. Alexandre Odesski and Dr. Stephen Anco.

  • Dr. Nanayakkara Colloquium Talk Thursday Sept 19 2019

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite anyone interested, including undergraduate and graduate students, to a Colloquium Talk by Dr. Basic Nanayakkara on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The talk will take place in South Block 216 and is entitled Rings and the spectra in Algebraic Geometry.

    Abstract:

    Given a commutative ring with unity, we will construct its spectrum as a topological space. If time permits we will study the notion of affine schemes. This is an introductory talk on algebraic geometry and so is accessible to undergraduate students who are familiar with the notion of rings and the definition of a topology on a set

  • Congratulations to our graduate student Leila Meskine

    Leila Meskine, one of our Mathematics graduate students, has been honoured with the 2018-2019 Barb Daly Excellence & Student Leadership Award. Leila has also been awarded The President Surgite Award that recognizes students who have great leadership potential and excellence in academic work during their studies at Brock. Congratulations Leila!

  • Congratulations to our former student Rachel Van Herk

    Rachel Van Herk, Honour Bachelor of Science, Math & Stats co-op student, one of our recipients for the “Co-op Students of the Year” award at Brock, is the winner for the Provincial “Co-op Student of the Year” award this year. All the recipients for our “Co-op Students of the Year” awards will be announced next week during the National Co-op & Work Integrated Learning week. MARCOM is running a story of Rachel which will be live on Brock News next Monday. Congratulations to Rachel!

  • Brock International Number Theory Conference II

    Brock International Number Theory Conference II

    Celebrating the 70th birthday of Professor Mohamed Ayad

    May 2-3, 2019

    Organizer: Omar Kihel

    Plenary speakers:

    Henri Darmon, McGill University, Canada
    Ram Murty, Queens University, Canada

    Invited speakers:

    Saban Alaca, Carleton University, Canada
    Farid Bencherif, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria
    Boualem Benseba, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria
    Nacira Berbara, USTHB, Algeria
    Pierre Debes, Université de Lille, France
    Karl Dilcher, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Peter Fleischmann, University of Kent, England
    Takao Komatsu, Wuhan University, China
    Claude Levesque, Université Laval, Canada
    Sukrawan Mavecha, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
    Ayad Mohamed, Université du Littoral à Calais, Calais, France
    Kumar Murty, Toronto University, Canada
    Djiby Sow, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
    Abdelmoumen Zekiri, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria

    For those who wish to present a contributed talk (20 minutes, questions included) please send the abstract (pdf and source file) by e-mail to: okihel@brocku.ca before April 03, 2019.

    Registration fee $U 70. (will cover refreshments during breaks and a reception on May 2, 2019).

    There is no registration fee for invited speakers.

    Poster

  • Congratulations to our former student Rachel Van Herk

    In January 2019, our former Statistics student Rachel Van Herk started a position as a Credit Reporting Analyst at Meridian Credit Union, St. Catharines Corporate Office, Ontario.  Congratulations to Rachel!

  • Our Prospective Math Teachers Integrating Programming in Niagara School Classrooms

    As part of a new experiential learning component to MATH 3P41, the MICA III course for future math teachers taught by Professor Chantal Buteau, students paired with Niagara Catholic District School Board teachers in order to develop and implement programming-based math activities in the classroom.

    Their work is now available online for other teachers to use:

    http://mkn-rcm.ca/brock-u-ncdsb-ct-math-tasks/

    The collaborative initiative with Niagara Catholic falls under, and is partially funded by, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Mathematics Knowledge Network, for which Buteau is a Brock representative.

    For the full article in Brock news:

    Students introduce innovative ways to make math fun