News Archive



Dr. Hari Kunduri in the News

After the sad passing of Dr. Stephen Hawking, our Dr. Kunduri's connection with the famous professor was highlighted this week by both CBCNL and the NTV Evening News Hour.   Check out the CBC article here and the NTV video here (from time mark 22:52 to 25:05). Dr. Kunduri did his Ph.D. at Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Malcolm J Perry, who himself was a Ph.D. student of Hawking.



Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The annual Faculty of Science Dean’s Awards ceremony was held on Memorial’s St. John’s campus and saw Dr. Mary Courage, dean of the Faculty of Science, recognize 271 students representing the top 10 per cent in the faculty.



Atlantic Canadian teaching award 'icing on the cake' for math professor

Dr. Danny Dyer was presented with the 2017 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award on Sept. 21, in honour of the work he has done to provide students with the best opportunity for success, and for the positive effect he’s had on teaching and learning in the wider university community.


Talk: Open problems in misere game theory

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
HH 3017, 1:00pm
Dr. Rebecca Milley

This talk will give a general introduction to combinatorial game theory and discuss recent breakthroughs and current open problems in misere games.


Periodic model predicts the spread of Lyme disease

FTA: "Xiunan Wang and Xiao-Qiang Zhao present a periodic time-delayed model of Lyme disease that incorporates seasonality and climate factors."

Honours Project Presentations

Thursday April 6, 10am, HH 3017

Title: Isospectral Plane Domains
Author: Noah MacAulay

Title: Yetter-Drinfel’d Modules and the Radford Projection Theorem
Bryan W. Kettle

Departmental Colloquium: Solutions for Impulsive Fractional Differential Equations via Variational Methods

Dr. Peiluan Li
Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:00p.m., HH-3017


Deferred Exam Results Coming Soon!

Deferred exam results have been submitted the Office of the Registrar.  Students should expect to see an update on Self-Service within 48hrs.  

Supplementary exam results are proceeding through necessary channels.  Students should have received an email informing them whether the supplementary exam resulted in a passing or failing grade.  Actual grades will not be delivered by email.  Students must wait for grades to be updated on Self-Service.  If you wrote a supplementary exam and have not received an email from Tara Stuckless, you may email for an update.

Deferred and Supplementary Exams

Courses: MATH 1000, MATH 1001, MATH 1051, MATH 1090, and MATH 2000
Date: January 9th, 2017, 6:30pm
Location: IIC-2001

Courses: MATH 1050, MATH 2050, MATH 2320, STAT 2500, and STAT 2550
Date: January 10th, 2017, 6:30pm
Location:  Come to HH-3015/3017. There will be signs posted in the hall to direct you to the proper room.



Supplementary Exams in Math & Stats

If you failed your 1st or 2nd year math or stats course by less than 5%, and you had a passing term grade,  you may apply to write a supplementary final examination.  For information on supplementary exams, please review the form linked here:

Memorial honours exceptional faculty!

Congratulations to Danny Dyer for his receipt of the 2016 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching!

Information on Deferred Exams in Math & Stats

Information on deferred exams in Mathematics & Statistics is available at .  If you have two exams scheduled at the same time now due to a rescheduled math or stat exam, you may apply for a deferred exam, or  you may contact to request a quarantine exam to write both on the scheduled day.



Success at IGES 2016!

Congratulations to Mr. Stefan Konigorski, visiting PhD student in Statistics, for his success at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Success at Science Atlantic!

Congratulations to Leah Genge, Noah MacAulay, Anton Afanassiev and Kaveh Mozafari for their successes at the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Conference 2016.


Math Placement Test Results

Updated results of the Math Placement Test are now posted.


New students invited to attend Science welcome event

The Faculty of Science is hosting a welcome event for all incoming undergradute studenst with an interest in science.

Everything Science 2016 will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6 as part of Memorial's orientation activities. 


Science, Medicine networking event helps grow research productivity

Faculty members in Science and Medicine came together recently for a special networking event.

For the first time, researchers in both units sat down to discuss their individual areas of research and possible opportunities to work together.



Two students to broaden horizons at London science conference

Two Memorial University students will represent Canada while taking the trip of a lifetime this summer.

Anton Afanassiev and Noah Taite will represent Canada at the 58th annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) from July 27-Aug. 10. The forum is a world leading event for the globe’s most promising young scientists.


New website for the Memorial University Centre for Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing launched!

Recently Memorial University approved the formation of a new research centre for numerical analysis and scientific computing.   A website highlighting research, students, and activities can be found at



New Memorial apps support statistical learning

Statistics deals with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.

Because it applies across disciplines, statistics is often incorporated as a compulsory course in many academic programs. But as students will attest, it is one of the most difficult courses to learn and even professors agree that teaching an introductory statistics course is challenging. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is trying to change that. 



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