News

May 21-22, 2017

Michelle Hatzel, a second year student, presented a poster at the Calgary Applied and Industrial Mathematical Sciences Conference. This poster is a collaboration between Asghar Ghoranpour and Michelle Hatzel.  The following is the poster abstract.

The Reimann zeta function ζ(s) is defined for s > 1 by the series Zeta Function.  Despite convergence for s > 1, the value of the series is challenging to compute.  Numerous proofs have been developed to evaluate what we know as the Basel problem, ζ(2), and then generalized to compute ζ(2k).  In this work we use Parseval's identity, a common textbook technique, to evaluate ζ(2), to find the values of zeta at all positive integers.

May, 2017

Marzeih Bayeh has been selected as the 2017 U of R recipient of the Governor General's academic gold medal. This award recognizes the most outstanding academic performance of a graduate student.

November, 2016

Kian Blanchette, recipient of the 2016-17 Joan and Norman Beirnes Scholarship.  Congratulations Kian!

Kian Blanchette Characature

Picture created by James Burbank

October, 2016

Professor Emeritus, Harley Weston was interviewed by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society Spotlight on the Profession.  See the article on the SMTS website.

September 26, 2016

Professor Emeritus, Haragauri N. Gupta passed away on September 26, 2016 in Waterloo Ontario.  Dr. Gupta joined the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus in 1966.  To learn more about Dr. Gupta, please see:

May 20, 2016

Patrick Maidorn has been awarded the Mathematics Education Prize from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. See http://www.uregina.ca/external/communications/feature-stories/current/2016/05-20.html for details about Patrick's accomplishments and the award.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Bruce Gilligan and his recent PhD student, Dr S. Ruhi Ahmadi, have had their December 2014 article "Complexifying Lie group actions on homogeneous manifolds of non-compact dimension two" recognised as one of the top papers in the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin.

October 20, 2014

Two retired faculty members, Dr. J. Chris Fisher and Mr. Norman Beirnes, have generously established scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The first recipients of these awards are Adam Gorr, a third-year Mathematics major, who received the Joan & Norman Beirnes Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics, and Mizanur Rahaman, a first-year doctoral student, who received the Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Entrance Award for International Students.

October 1, 2014

Dr. Donald Stanley has been appointed to the NSERC Discovery Grants Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, and Dr. Michael Kozdron has been named the University of Regina liaison for the PIMS Postdoctoral Stochastic Training Centre.

June 10, 2013

Dr. R. James Tomkins, former Head of Mathematics & Statistics and President of the University of Regina, has been named the eighth Chancellor of the University. Dr. Tomkins, a distinguished academic and a tireless contributor to the University, will assume his new role on July 1, 2013, for a three-year term. For further details, please see the formal announcement: http://www.uregina.ca/external/communications/feature-stories/current/fs-06102013-2.html.