Our faculty perform research across a wide range of topics in Mathematics and Statistics, from Cosmology to Graph Theory to Time-Series analysis. Take a look at some of our most recent publications from our faculty below and the areas of Mathematics and Statistics we are exploring.


Recent Publications


  • D.G. Lee, I. Burstyn, A.S. Lai, A. Grundy, M.C. Friesen, J. Lavoué, K.J. Aronson, J.J. Spinelli, “Women’s occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of breast cancer”, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 76(1):22-29, 2019.
  • M.I.A. Kent, R. Lukeman, J. T. Lizier, and A. J. W. Ward, “Speed-mediated properties of schooling”, Royal Society Open Science,6(2), 2019.
  • A. Bonato, N.E. Clarke, D. Cox, S. Finbow, F. Mc Inerney, M.E. Messinger, “Hyperopic Cops and Robbers”, Theoretical Computer Science, 2018 Oct 5.
  • T.D. Taylor and S. Rowley, “Convex Hulls of Sierpinski Relatives", Fractals, 26(6), 1850098, 2018.
  • R. Timmons and K. De’Bell, “The role of long relaxation times in a simple model with massless modes”, Canadian Journal of Physics, 96(8): p 912-918, 2018.
  • M.F. van Bommel and K.T. MacEachern, “Armies of Chess Queens”, The Mathematical Intelligencer, 40(2), p. 10–15, 2018.
  • X.X. Hu, W.F. Wang, Y.Q. Wang, and P. Wang, “Entire coloring of graphs embedded in a surface of nonnegative characteristic”, Graph and Combinatorics, 34(6), p. 1489–1506, 2018.
  • R.J. van den Hoogen, A.A. Coley, A B. Alhulaimi, S. Mohandas, E. Knighton, and S. O’Neil, “Kantowski-Sachs Einstein-Aether Scalar Field Cosmological Models”, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 11, p. 017, 2018.
  • M. Thomson, K. Murphy, R. Lukeman, “Groups clapping in unison undergo size-dependent error-induced frequency increase”, Nature Scientific Reports, 8, p. 808, 2018.

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Areas Of Research




The study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics – such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic – do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values.