What is the PIMS Young Researchers Conference?
Welcome to the official website for the 9th annual PIMS Young Researchers Conference (PIMS YRC) in Mathematics and Statistics! The PIMS YRC is a unique and important opportunity for young graduate students in mathematics and statistics from PIMS universities to meet their peers and discover the wide range of research currently undertaken in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Participants will have opportunities to build and strengthen personal and professional relationships, develop and improve communication skills, and gain valuable experience in the environment of a scientific conference.
This conference has grown from the collaboration between the universities of Alberta and Calgary into a truly inter-PIMS universities project. The PIMS YRC 2012 will offer:
- An overview of current mathematical research at PIMS universities,
- An opportunity to present a short talk in a professional context,
- A panel discussion on employability in both industry and academia,
- A chance for graduate students to start building their scientific network,
- Plenary talks by leading mathematical experts in their fields.
Since its inception in 2004 by graduate students at the University of Alberta, the PIMS YRC has been held alternately at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and last year in 2011, the PIMS YRC was hosted for the first time outside of Alberta at the University of British Columbia. The conference has become a well-recognized and popular event; in 2007 the CYRC boasted over 90 participants from 11 different universities and in 2008 welcomed participants from six different provinces from across Canada. The PIMS YRC will continue to gain momentum, respect, and popularity among young researchers in mathematics and statistics.
Graduate students at every level of their studies are invited to participate to this meeting. Whether you are beginning your Masters degree or finishing up your PhD thesis, join us for this celebration of mathematics and statistics.
The conference cycle will give participants an occasion to deliver a 20 minute presentation describing their field of research or interests giving the audience a perspective of the broad range covered by mathematical and statistical research. Several workshops will be offered giving participants an occasion to develop their skills in scientific research as well as teaching and learning.