2015 AARMS Summer School

This summer school is intended for graduate and senior undergraduate students, as well as young researchers.


Techniques applied from a variety of mathematical fields

Richard Nowakowski's Graph and Games is one of many research groups in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics


2014 Graduate Student Handbook

Our Graduate Student Handbook has been updated for the 2014/15 year with information on our programs and general Department and campus information.


Discovering where pure and applied mathematics meet

Read more about a day in the life of professor Jeannette Janssen on the undergraduate program site


When the best defense is a good statistician

Read more about Alumni Talia McCallum's work on the undergraduate program site


Academic programs


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides excellent undergraduate programs, as well as advanced instruction at the graduate and research levels. Find out more about our degree programs.

Colloquia & Seminars


Learn about our latest research and overviews of the areas of Mathematics and Statistics through our colloquia & seminars.

Upcoming Events

  • Statistics Seminar
    March 2, 2015 3:30 PM

    Presented by - Michael Rosenblum, University of California, Berkely, and University of California, San Francisco, USA

    Title - Analyzing Direct Effects in Randomized Trials with Secondary interventions: An Application to HIV Prevention Trials

    Abstract - The ‘Methods for improving reproductive health in Africa’ trial investigated the effect of diaphragm and lubricant gel use in reducing infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among susceptible women. 5045 women were randomly assigned to either the active treatment arm or not. Additionally, all subjects in both arms received intensive condom counselling and provision, the ‘gold standard’ HIV prevention barrier method. There was much lower reported use of condoms in the intervention arm than in the control arm, making it difficult to answer important public health questions based solely on the intention-to-treat analysis. We adapt an analysis technique from causal inference to estimate the ‘direct effects’ of assignment to the diaphragm arm, adjusting for use of condoms in an appropriate sense. Issues raised in the trial apply to other trials of HIV prevention methods, some of which are currently being conducted or designed.

    Link to paper (JRSS A): http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/rssa/2009/00000172/00000002/art00008;jsessionid=4jjl4ehob4c2r.alice



  • @CAT
    March 3, 2015 2:30 PM

    Presented by Jeff Egger

    Title -  What is a doubly involutive monoidal category?