News and events

  • 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

  • Colloquium Talk: Vitali Vougalter

    Department of Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium Talk

    Vitali Vougalter

    University of Toronto

    Department of Mathematics

     

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    15:00 – 16:00

    MCJ404

     

    On the well-posedness of the magnetic, semi-relativistic Schrodinger-Poisson system

     

    Abstract:

    We prove global existence and uniqueness of strong solutions for the Schrodinger-Poisson system in the repulsive Coulumb case with relativistic, magnetic kinetic energy

  • Congratulations to Professor Xioajian Xu and Professor Chantal Buteau

    We congratulate Professor Xu and Professor Buteau who were both recently promoted to Full Professor.

  • 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.

    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:

    https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/05/students-introduce-innovative-ways-to-make-math-fun/

  • Condolences to the family of Darrell Short

    It is with profound sadness that the Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes to let our students, former students and other members of the Brock community know that Darrell Short passed away on Tuesday April 17th at the age of 61. Darrell has been with us for over 37 years as a Teaching Assistant, helping and inspiring countless students in a multitude of courses. His contributions to the Department were immeasurable, touching the lives of students, faculty and staff members alike.

    The Department would like to extend its condolences to Darrell’s family. He will very much be missed by all of us. It simply won’t be the same place now that he has passed.

    Darrell’s obituary is available via this link.

  • OAME Golden Section Spring Conference

    Golden Section of OAME, Brock University’s Faculty of Mathematics
    and Science, Faculty of Education, and Department of Mathematics

    present

    The OAME Golden Section Spring Conference

    Ahead by a Century . . . Strategies for Keeping You on the Cutting Edge

    Thursday April 19, 2018

    Session A: 4:00pm – 5:15pm

    A1: Teaching Mathematics Through Inquiry/Project Based Learning
    Presenter: Gillian Berard & Mary Vetere, NCDSB

    A2: The Great Escape!
    Presenter: Laura Cronshaw & Jaime Rootes, NCDSB

    A3: How Problem Solving Supports Differentiated Instruction in the Mathematics Classroom
    Presenter: Melissa Wigglesworth & Kim Cruise, NCDSB

    A3.14: Special Education Through the Lens of the Renewed Mathematics Strategy
    Presenter: Anthony DiToro, NCDSB

    A4: Creating a Thinking Classroom . . . One Step at a Time
    Presenters: Tricia Brenneman, Elizabeth Pattison, DSBN

    A5: Ideas for MAT 1LK and MAT 2LK
    Presenter: Pamela Chun, DSBN

    A6: A Fresh Look at Diagnostic Assessments (Grade 9)
    Presenter: Jeff Martin, NCDSB

    A7: I Want to Learn Geogebra . . . Help!!!
    Presenter: Angelo Lillo, DSBN

    Session B: 5:30pm – 6:45pm

    B1: Mathematics Through a Leadership Lens
    Presenter: Chris Moscato, NCDSB

    B2: Fractions in Pieces
    Presenters: Susan Ume, NCDSB

    B3: Growth Mindset in the Primary Mathematics Classroom
    Presenters: Luana Kent, NCDSB

    B4: Creating a Thinking Classroom . . . One Step at a Time
    Presenters: Tricia Brenneman & Elizabeth Pattison , DSBN

    B5: Strands? Expectations? Categories? How Do I Record Marks When I Spiral With Activities?
    Presenters: Alison Pridham & Deanna Ward , DSBN

    B6: Breaking Away from a Workbook in MEL3E/4E
    Presenter: Danielle Grebenc, DSBN

    B7: MCF3M – The Middle Child
    Presenter: Jennifer Corbett, DSBN

    Registration Information

    All registration will be done electronically at www.oame.on.ca/mcis

    Sign in, click on Choose Conference, then click on Online Registration for Golden Mini-Conference 2018.
    If you have questions regarding registration, please e-mail: liisa.suurtamm@dsbn.org
    Other questions can be directed to: elizabeth.pattison@dsbn.org or laura.cronshaw@ncdsb.com

    For more information, click for the full poster