SEA Conference award winners

Congratulations to Scientific Endeavours in Academia award winners William Kellough, Best Mathematics and Statistics talk (first place); and Gerry Harris-Pink, Best Mathematics and Statistics talk (runner up). 

Thanks to all students from the department who participated.



U.K.-based STEM program guides first-year science students

Demonstrations from leading scientists. Visits to world-class laboratories and science universities. International cultural interaction.

This past summer, two Memorial science students participated in a science “camp” they’ll never forget.

Jake Breen and Charlotte Campbell represented Memorial University at the 63rd annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) from July 27–Aug. 10.


Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The Faculty of Science held its annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony recently, recognizing the top 10 per cent of its students.

In addition, the awards honour the service, scholarship and teaching of faculty and staff.


First-year students awarded $100,000, $80,000 STEM scholarships

Two incoming first-year students at Memorial University have been named 2022 recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Jason Matthews is the recipient of an $80,000 award and joins Memorial with plans to pursue a bachelor of science degree with joint honours in computer science and statistics.


Memorial University earns top grades in global academic ranking

Memorial is the only Canadian university included as one of the world’s best for the study for marine/ocean engineering in an annual publication of world university rankings — and it’s the fifth year in a row to do so.

Memorial places 38 among the top 50 universities as part of the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) in the category.

Thinking critically about past, present and future technological innovations

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (HSS) new certificate in the history and philosophy of science and technology is of broad interest to students of science, engineering, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

The program will challenge students to think critically and analytically about the consequences of past, present and future technological innovations on human existence, and the world we inhabit.

Memorial University receives federal and provincial funding

Memorial University has received funding for a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence on the St. John’s campus.

The centre will build partnerships with industry and the province’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through collaborative projects, outreach and continuing education, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer related courses. It will also serve as a collaborative space for seminars that bring together AI-related researchers and students across campus for teamwork.

Memorial professor first gay president of Canadian Math Society

When Dr. David Pike stepped into the Henrietta Harvey building in June, he saw a sign that read “Everyone is welcome here” on a rainbow Pride flag.

“It stopped me in my tracks,” he said. “It shouldn’t have, but it did. I’ve been working in this university for over 20 years and it was the first time I’ve seen a message like that in my building, telling me I am welcome here.”


Nearly $8 million invested to accelerate diverse research discoveries

Memorial researchers, including those in the Faculty of Science, have secured nearly $8 million in competitive funding for research projects ranging from childhood amnesia to ocean biodiversity to renewable energy systems.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the results of its 2022 Discovery Research Programs competition on June 23.

In total, NSERC is investing $7,900,226 at Memorial.


A day of family fun and education under the blue whale skeleton

On Saturday, May 14, everyone is invited to an open house event that will take place under and around the blue whale skeleton that hangs in Memorial's new Core Science Facility.

Come learn the story of the whale skeleton and take part in interactive learning opportunities, and have lots of fun along the way.

Faculty of Science holds interdisciplinary research conference

The Faculty of Science held its first interdisciplinary research conference April 8-9.

Scientific Endeavours in Academia (SEA) brought together undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty from across the faculty’s nine departments and five interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Memorial among top worldwide universities in key subject areas

Memorial continues to earn favourable grades when it comes to the study of a variety of subjects.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2022, Memorial earned positive results in a number of individual areas, including ranking among the top 451-500 international universities for the study of mathematics and tying for No. 19 in Canada.



Accepting Applications for Master of Data Science (MDSC) Programme

Given the continuing demand for data scientists, and the expected accelerated growth of this profession over the next few decades, department of Computer Science and Mathematics & Statistics developed a new MDSC program, starting Fall 2022.



Return to campus update

The initiative to return staff to campus will resume in the new year, based on public health directives and COVID alert levels. 

Delayed winter 2021 semester start

The official start date of winter 2021 classes in most programs at the St. John's campus, Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute will be moved to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.


Return to campus postponed

Due to rising cases of COVID-19 throughout Newfoundland and Labrador at this time, Memorial University is postponing the return to campus initiative for non-academic staff scheduled for this week.

This applies to all campuses and locations. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Reminders for employees gradual return to campus

All employees should already have discussed their gradual return to campus plans with their supervisor starting the week of Nov. 23.

Winter fees

Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the upcoming semester.

Return to campus

Memorial University is adopting a gradual approach to bringing staff back to campus.


Update on international students

Memorial approved to welcome new international students, oversee travel and isolation requirements

'Humbling' Experience

When Dr. Marco Merkli agreed to teach a three-week course at Cameroon’s African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, scheduled to start in late February 2020, the mathematics and statistics professor had no idea the planet would soon become embroiled in a global pandemic.

Update to employees on Memorial's COVID response

The following message is being sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Abrahams as chair of Vice-Presidents Council.

Earlier this week, Memorial announced the winter 2021 academic semester will remain primarily remote. Many employees who continue to work from home may wonder what it means for you. As well, units may be considering how this announcement impacts operations.


Update on winter 2021 semester

Memorial will continue to operate in a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the winter 2021 semester. This decision was taken in a special meeting of the university Senate today. Read more in the Gazette.

Help limit the spread: Memorial endorses COVID Alert app

Recently the province of Newfoundland and Labrador adopted the new COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of the virus. The app is designed to let Canadians know whether they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Memorial is endorsing the app and encourages faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download the app for free to help protect yourself and others.

It All Adds Up

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Newfoundland and Labrador schools in March, some high school students were left wondering if they would be prepared for university studies in the fall.

At Memorial, high level talks on that very question began almost immediately between senior leadership and faculties.


Non-medical face masks mandatory beginning Aug. 24

Since early July, Memorial has strongly encouraged wearing non-medical masks while on campus. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 masks must be worn in public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador as issued in a special measures order by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Medical Officer. Therefore, non-medical masks will be mandatory beginning on Monday for Memorial faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Remote learning technology requirements for fall 2020

Memorial University has developed general technology standards for remote/online learning across Memorial’s campuses in fall 2020.


New tools and resources hub for students: MUNUp

Memorial launched MUNUp, a new online tools and resources hub to help students succeed while learning remotely. With transition and orientation programs, services, virtual events and community engagement opportunities, the sky’s the limit.


Update on university travel outside of Newfoundland and Labrador during COVID-19

Memorial University continues to actively monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. Requests for university travel within and outside of Canada deemed essential for student academic progression, research purposes, and faculty and staff activities, will be supported with certain key elements in place (e.g. proof of health insurance coverage) in advance of the travel, and travel request approval from the dean or director of a unit. Essential university-related travel within the four Atlantic Provinces can proceed without restriction or self-isolation requirements upon entering one province and exiting another.

COVID-19 prevention best practices

The province has been successful at flattening the curve of COVID-19. It’s important to continue to be vigilant and ensure we keep in mind that preventing another outbreak or minimizing impacts will depend on our collective adherence to best practices.

Update on fall semester

On July 14 undergraduate students of Memorial University will begin the course registration process for the fall semester. In preparation for this task, we would like to remind the university community that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020.

Correction: Update on fall semester

Students in designated courses in Engineering will have limited forms of in-person, on-campus lab activities which will be communicated separately from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to students. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier Newsline message.


Fall fees

Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester

Alert Level 2 update: living in our campus communities with COVID-19

As the province moves to alert level 2, Memorial has completed the process to provide faculty access to their individual offices on the St. John’s campus, the libraries are moving to expand services in all six of their branches and the Botanical Garden has opened for the season with health and safety measures in place.

Campus access: remaining buildings on St. John`s Campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John’s campus, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, all remaining buildings including Physical Education, St. John’s College, Music, Spencer, Coughlan College and Ocean Sciences Centre will be ready for faculty members to return to their individual offices from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access, which can be coordinated with your unit's key requester.

Faculty access to additional buildings on St. John’s campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Monday, June 22, buildings for Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Queen’s College, Business, Henrietta Harvey and Biotechnology will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access.

Planning Underway for Winter Exams

Students who opted to write a postponed final exam in a Winter 2020 mathematics or statistics course should have received an email from on Tuesday, June 16. All students with an ABS grade in a Winter 2020 math or stat course should check their email and respond by July 1, 2020.

A FAQ and notices regarding the Winter 2020 deferred exams will be posted online at this address:

Faculty access to Bruneau, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings starts Thursday

As a follow up to last week’s message regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Thursday, June 18, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Plan for faculty return to campus

As a follow up to last week’s message, we want to provide an update regarding the plan to enable faculty to return to individual offices on a more regular basis.

AUS suspends competition until January 2021

Atlantic University Sport has announced the decision to suspend all conference regular season and postseason competition until January 2021. 

Update: Guiding Principles for Living with COVID-19 in our communities and more

Newfoundland and Labrador continues to operate under Public Health COVID-19 Alert Levels, which outline services, businesses and functions allowed to operate at each alert level. The province is currently scheduled to move to Alert Level 3 on Monday, June 8. Work is ongoing at Memorial to implement a phased resumption of on-campus academic, research and administrative activities, in consideration of government’s five-level approach.


Memorial's Pension Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are living in unprecedented socio-economic times. As a result, many pension plan members, both retired and still working, may be concerned about their pension and their own long term financial security.

As you might expect, the Memorial University Pension Plan, like many others across the country, has experienced some financial challenges due to the investment market turmoil brought on by the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and world oil prices.

Change in Math Prerequisites for New Students in Fall 2020

Fall prerequistites for Mathematics courses will remain the same for current students.  New students starting their studies in Fall 2020 will have alternate prerequisite requirements for first year mathematics courses, as stated in the Course Criteria Chart on the Academic Advising Centre's webpage: These alternate prerequisites apply for the fall semester only.

Questions or comments may be directed to the Program Officer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at

Memorial to offer remote program delivery for fall 2020

Memorial University will welcome new and returning students to a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the fall semester. Full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.

COVID-19 update to university

As we approach Monday, May 11, and the scheduled move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 as outlined by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, many of you may wonder what that means for Memorial. At this point, none of the restrictions currently in place at Memorial will change if the Level 4 status is implemented by the province on May 11.


Update from the Department of Human Resources

Further to previous messaging from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) regarding the ramping up of remote work, managers should now be engaging with all staff to determine work that can be completed remotely.

Mentorship in the digital age

Alumni Engagement and Student Life have partnered with Ten Thousand Coffees, a digital mentorship tool that links mentors with students and early career professionals, thanks in part to the generosity of RBC Future Launch.

Guide to Financial Supports and Programs

Student Life has created a comprehensive Guide to Financial Supports and Employment Programs.

Self-Service Grading Option page extended for 24 hours

As this has been an unprecedented semester and some instructors will not be able to submit Winter 2020 grades until April 25, the Student Self-Service Grading Option page will remain available to students for an additional 24 hours, closing on Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. (NDT).

Status of fall 2020 semester

Memorial University is actively considering scenarios for innovative program delivery for the fall 2020 semester. We are committed to providing students with full access to our quality academic programs, despite the challenges that may come.

Building update April 16: Further building access controls for all campuses

Message from the President and Provost

Due to the unprecedented emergency situation that has resulted in the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is enacting further measures related to buildings access on all our campuses to enhance social distancing and keep our community safe. By ensuring we are aware of who is on campus, we are better able to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students who must come to campus.

Update on general admissions for 2020-21 academic year

On Tuesday, April 14, Memorial’s Senate waived the undergraduate general admission overall average requirement of 70 per cent for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students in the graduating class of 2020 who apply to attend Memorial University in the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021).

Reminder: Personal protective equipment (PPE) collection

As a reminder, Memorial continues to identify and collect personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.

St. John's campus revised building hours

Effective April 9, Memorial is phasing in reduced building access on St. John's campus, beginning with reduced building hours. Buildings will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and will be locked on weekends and holidays. 

Student emergency funds

Many students are facing a range of stressful disruptions in their lives as a result of the worldwide health pandemic. Cancellation of all in-person classes, a full move to remote learning and having to quickly vacate residences – combined with isolation measures, job loss and travel bans – have created particular hardships for students who lack other supports.

Spring MPT Canceled

There will be no offering of the MPT (either on campus or online). Students who do not have an MPT score, or other indicator of prerequisite knowledge, may request a prerequisite override to take Math 1090 or Math 1000 in the Spring semester. To do so, e-mail and include your student number, the course you wish to register for, and the phrase "MPT waiver" in the subject of your message.


A message from Dr. Vianne Timmons

As we start the week, I wanted to pause for a moment to express a sincere thank you to the hundreds of critical employees who have been working tirelessly and constantly since the start of Memorial’s COVID-19 response.

Update on student fees and PAS/FAL choice

Suspension of two student fees for spring semester and update on PAS/FAL choice


Spring registration update

Information on revised start date for Spring registration for graduate and undergraduate students

Bonne Bay Marine Station Public Aquarium postpones opening

To assist with proactively preventing the spread of COVID-19, the seasonal re-opening of the Bonne Bay Marine Station’s Public Aquarium, which was previously scheduled for May 16th, has been postponed until further notice.

Message to the university community from Dr. Gary Kachanoski

This has been a momentous week at Memorial as the first week of remote instruction draws to a close. I want to send a heartfelt thanks to all of our students, faculty and staff for your patience, hard work and perseverance in making this transition happen. It has taken an army of people to get us here, and the job is certainly not over yet. We must continue to work together toward the successful completion of the winter 2020 semester for our students.

Update on Feild Hall residence, research and the Writing Centre

Update on Feild Hall residence; on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants; and the Writing Centre

Statement on Feild Hall residence

The health and safety of our students is our primary concern during these unprecedented times. In consultation with Memorial University, The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has given notice to Feild Hall residents notice to vacate the building. This decision was made based on health and safety considerations. Memorial has made an offer to relocate students to another residence, MacPherson Hall. The university is providing each of the residents a room at a discounted rate so that they will pay no additional rent. As well, the university will provide the students, at a discounted rate, access to the university meal plan.

Direct deposit forms required by March 27

A reminder to employees and pensioners who are currently paid by cheque, you are required to move to direct deposit to ensure pay cheques continue during this uncertain and evolving situation.

Identification and collection of PPE

Memorial’s emergency operations centre (EOC) is identifying personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.

Student Update

Information on counselling services and computer labs

Faculty and staff update on critical functions, remote work and prioritizing work assignments

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work together to transition our operations while maintaining our commitment to support students, faculty and staff. Over the past week you’ve likely had questions about what you should be working on from home. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and your managers have been working to identity what functions are most critical at this time, and how we continue our work during this uncertain time.

Updates on enrolment verification, remote academic advising, bookstore resources

This update includes information about Registrar's Office and School of Graduate Studies processing times, remote academic advising options at all campuses and resources available for students from the bookstore.

Processing and service times for Registrar's Office and School of Graduate Studies

Most of the Registrar’s Office staff and School of Graduate Studies staff are working remotely. As a result, processing and service times for many of our services have increased, including requests for enrolment verification letters, official transcripts, supporting admission documents, etc. As we continue to practice social distancing, we are discouraging students from coming on campus at this time to drop off or pick up documents. Please do not visit our offices at this time.

Health Research Ethics Authority Research Ethics Office

The Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) Research Ethics Office (REO) has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. In light of recent restrictions, the REO of the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) wishes to advise researchers that, effective immediately, their research protocols must be modified or delayed to avoid face-to-face personal interactions with research participants.

UPDATED INFORMATION: Classrooms, teaching labs and study rooms closing on all campuses

Updated opening hours and occupancy limits for computer labs that remain open for students who do not have personal computer access for remote learning.

Update on spring semester, spring convocation and MUNSafe

Memorial’s spring semester, including intersession and summer session, will continue with remote instruction of all courses at all campuses. This means in-person on-campus courses will not resume before September 2020 Additionally, Memorial will will postpone Spring Convocation 2020 ceremonies that were scheduled for May 14 in Corner Brook and May 26-29 in St. John’s.


Science researcher creates app to explain math behind social distancing

A Memorial expert in theoretical ecology, evolution and epidemiology created an app to communicate some of the basic concepts behind the impact social distancing has on flattening the curve.

Using protective practices, such as deliberately increasing the physical space between people, is believed to help slow the rate of infection so hospital resources don’t get overwhelmed.

But many ask: Does it really work?


Classrooms, teaching labs and study rooms closing on all campuses

Effective tomorrow, Monday, March 23, instruction at Memorial University officially resumes remotely.

Accessible remote teaching and learning guidelines

The Blundon Centre has developed guidelines to assist faculty and instructors with incorporating accessibility into remote teaching and learning approaches.

Message from the President to the University Community

This has been an unprecedented week for our university and our communities. I hope you are each taking care of yourselves, practicing social distancing and hand washing, and doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Course Evaluation Questionnaires

Memorial will not administer Course Evaluation Questionnaires (CEQs) for the winter 2020 semester. 

Supporting research activities during COVID-19

As Memorial and the world assess the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial is committed to supporting our researchers in continuing their research activities.

Academic updates

Spring semester registration, waived regulations and more information for students

Update for students, employees and instructors

Information for instructors, remote workers, students and employees.

Update on final exams for Winter 2020 semester

Students are advised that there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April. This includes both on campus and online invigilated exams. A proposal regarding final exams has been approved.

Update from the Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward.

Update for employees regarding work arrangements

Following the message earlier today regarding suspension of classes, employees should consult with their managers immediately regarding their work arrangement.

Update on suspension of classes and change in library hours - 12:55 p.m.

Based on ongoing consultation with units and a determination of their ability to be responsive, and the evolving public health environment, Memorial University has moved up the timeline for suspension of all classes. As of end of day Tuesday, March 17, all classes (in person and online) on all campuses will be suspended. Unless your individual instructor has advised otherwise, all academic programming, including midterms and evening classes, will go ahead today, March 17. Remote delivery of classes is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 23, as previously announced. Students with questions about their classes should contact their instructor.

Update on COVID-19 response - March 16

This important update includes information for students, faculty and staff. Of particular note: all students who reside on the island of Newfoundland are required to vacate student residences by end of day, Friday, March 20. Childcare Centre is closed immediately until further notice. Memorial is encouraging remote work with the understanding that university priorities are the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; maintaining the academic integrity of the semester; and critical university operations. To allow for social distancing and to help employees manage the current demands, employees are asked to work with their supervisor to facilitate remote work arrangements where operationally feasible. Unless you currently have arrangements with your supervisor, report to work as scheduled.


FAQ for Extended Winter 2020 Semester

Please visit to see how #Stormageddon has affected the semester.

CPT moved to June 13, 2020

Due to the large number of Math 3208 classes impacted by the January blizzard, the Calculus Placement Test date is changed from the first Saturday in June to the second Saturday in June.  This is necessary to allow time for classes to cover the required material.  The CPT will take place on Saturday June 13, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm.   Students who cannot write the exam on that date may write on the evening of the first day of classes in the Fall semester, at the St. John's or Grenfell campus. For more information, visit

Deferred and Supplementary Exams Postponed

Due to the weather closure today, Math/Stat final exams deferred from the Fall 2019 semester scheduled to be written on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm will be moved to Tuesday January 7th, at 6:30pm. The location will be the same. If this creates a conflict with another MATH or STAT exam your Tuesday exam will be moved to Wednesday. If you have a conflict with an exam from another department, please contact Tara on Tuesday morning (HH 3004,, 709 864 8914).

MPT Bumped Ahead One Day

The MPT scheduled to take place tonight at 7pm will be moved to tomorrow evening, Tuesday January 7th, 7:00-9:00pm.  Students registered with the Blundon Centre should confirm their test time directly with that unit. 

The classroom will be confirmed tomorrow by noon.  Check the MPT page for an update:



Mini Course: "Surface Braid Groups and Mapping Class Groups"

From November 4 to November 8, 2019, Professor Paolo Bellingeri from the University of Caen will teach a mini-course on surface braid groups and mapping class groups at the Atlantic Algebra Centre. The lectures will take place at the St. John's campus of Memorial University.

More information on this mini-course, including a detailed schedule, is posted on the Atlantic Algebra Centre's website.


Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

Dr. Ronald Haynes, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has received the Dean of Science Distinguished Teacher Award. 

It was presented at a Sept. 16 event, which also saw the 2018-19 Dean's List Awards handed out, along with Dean of Science Book Prize; the Lou Visentin Award, recognizing students who have held a place on the Dean's List for four consecutive years; the Co-op Student of the Year Award; as well as the Dean's Distinguished Service and Scholar awards.

The dean of the Faculty of Science recognized 283 students representing the top 10 per cent in the faculty during the annual Dean’s Awards ceremony recently.

Memorial leading Atlantic Canadian mathematical collaboration

Groups, Rings, Lie and Hopf Algebras.

If you’re a mathematician, the above-named collaborative research group at Memorial should catch your interest.

The group, which was announced recently by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) and is administered by Dr. Yorck Sommerhäuser, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, began operations this month.



Deferred Exams In Mathematics and Statistics

Students who have applied for a deferral of a fall 2018 final exam in mathematics or statistics should expect to receive a reply before Friday December 14.   Approved applicants will write their deferred exams on Sunday, January 6th, at 2:00pm.  The location will be sent via email to your email account.  The application form to apply for a deferral of a math or stat exam is here:


Another Award Winner in Math & Stats

Dr. Deping Ye has been named a recipient of this year's Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 2017 Ames Award. 

The award is for the paper, " The dual Orlicz-Brunn-Minkowski theory " JMAA 430 (2015), no. 2, 810-829.

JMAA has been around since the 1960's and is consistently among the top journals in Analysis. Congratulations Deping!!

2018 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

Dr. Alex Bihlo has been awarded the 2018 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics.

Alex will be delivering his plenary address as this years awardee at the CAIMS annual conference, June 4-7, at Ryerson University.

Warmest congratulations to Alex on being the recipient of this national award!


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.