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 Interview with a mathematician: Ken Ono
 The Submission of BIRS and Canada’s Mathematical Sciences Institutes to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review
 Saving the UBC Senate from itself
 Some unedited thoughts for Canada’s fundamental science review panel
 A life of mathematics and computation: Jon Borwein
 UBC’s new president is not a mathematician, but …
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Interview with a mathematician: Ken Ono
Originally posted on The Intrepid Mathematician:
Ken Ono is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. His highly accomplished research program focuses on number theory, algebra, and combinatorics. Ken graduated from UCLA with his doctorate of…
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The Submission of BIRS and Canada’s Mathematical Sciences Institutes to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review
The Mathematical Sciences are the foundation of any advanced research ecosystem, and Canada’s mathematical sciences institutes have been instrumental in supporting this ecosystem. They do so by providing scientific leadership, by developing coherent national strategies for mathematical and statistical discovery … Continue reading
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Tagged AARMS, BIRS, CANSSI, CRM, Fields, Mathematical Sciences Institutes, Naylor Panel, PIMS
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Saving the UBC Senate from itself
Originally posted on Commentaria:
Much has been made at UBC on the subject of governance, sparked by such diverse issues as the sudden resignation of Arvind Gupta, the violation of academic freedom that occurred in the aftermath of the resignation,…
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Some unedited thoughts for Canada’s fundamental science review panel
The Government bureaucracy seems to be buckling under the sheer number of reviews that the liberal government is currently conducting. One of them is focused on “determining the strengths of our current arrangements and pinpointing gaps and bottlenecks in Canada’s … Continue reading
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Tagged Birgenneau, CERC, CFI, CFREF, CIFAR, CIHR (Tricouncil), CRC, Genome Canada, IDCR, IQC, McDonald, Mitacs, Naylor, NCE, NSERC, Perimeter Institute, sshrc, Triumf
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A life of mathematics and computation: Jon Borwein
Originally posted on The Intrepid Mathematician:
There was sad news this week with the passing of Jonathan Borwein on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Jon Borwein in his lab at University of Newcastle, Australia. Jon was a powerhouse mathematician and computer scientist who…
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UBC’s new president is not a mathematician, but …
The last time I saw the fabulous Frances Bula, she said that she liked my tweets whenever I commented on mathematics and mathematicians. I think she really meant for me to leave the rest of the news and analysis to her … Continue reading
Posted in Board of Governors, UBC Presidential Search
Tagged Arvind Gupta, Diversity, Ken Ono, Mathematics, Mental wellbeing, Ramanujan, Santa Ono, Stuart Belkin, UBC
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An open letter to Faye Wightman, Chair of the UBC Alumni Board of Directors
Originally posted on Commentaria:
From Roger Francois, Professor, Canadian Research Chair, FRSC, UBC Alumni ’87 (PhD) Dear Ms. Wightman, I could not attend the meeting of the Board of Governors on April 14th because of a scheduling conflict but owing…
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