Seminars & Colloquia

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics holds the following seminars and colloquia series regularly.

  • Department Colloquium. Colloquia lectures are directed to mathematical scientists from all backgrounds with the purpose of providing an overview of a particular field of mathematical science, together with some of its recent advances. The Colloquium is usually held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
  • PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series. The PIMS lectures are sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences and are colloquium-style lectures presented by prominent Canadian and international mathematical scientists.
  • Algebra Seminar. This seminar series is devoted to special topics in algebra. The lectures usually run over a course of several weeks and are technical in nature. In 2016-2017, the Algebra Seminar is devoted to Hopf algebras and quantum groups.
  • Operator Algebra Seminar. This seminar series is devoted to special topics in operator algebra and functional analysis. The lectures usually run over a course of several weeks and are technical in nature.
  • Topology Seminar.  This seminar series is devoted to selected topics in algebraic topology. The lectures are given weekly and are technical in nature. In 2016 Fall the seminar is devoted to the Local Homotopy Theory.
  • Topics in Geometry Seminar.  The main goal of this series of lectures is essentially to turn the recent work of M. Atiyah on the complex structure of 6 dimensional sphere to an opportunity of learning new mathematics and practicing interesting techniques.
  • Graduate Student Seminar. These lectures by MSc and PhD students form part of the formal requirements for the MSc and PhD degrees. All graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.
  • Honours Seminar. These lectures by undergraduate students form part of the formal requirements for the BSc Honours degree. All graduate and undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.