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Mathematics & Statistics


Mathematics and Statistics studies patterns underlying diverse phenomena such as the weather, human and animal populations, stock markets, the form of a molecule, or the structure of space and time.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics emphasizes a student-centered, interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.

There are many Honours B.Sc. programs, including Honours Mathematics & Statistics, Honour Mathematics & Statistics plus a Mathematics Sub-plan, Honours Mathematics & Statistics plus a Statistics Sub-plan, and Honours Actuarial & Financial Mathematics.

Areas of Research

Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory

The study of algebraic structures: sets with a finite number of operations that satisfy a number of fixed axioms. Algebraic Geometry refers to the correspondence between algebraic and geometric problems.

Computational Statistics and Data Science

Describes areas of statistics that are highly computational. From a mathematics and statistics perspective, data science can be viewed as the application of high level techniques to big or otherwise complex data.

Financial Mathematics

The goal of the Financial Mathematics Laboratory is to develop analytical and computational tools to analyse, model and make decisions in financial markets.

Geometry & Topology

Geometry deals with quantitative properties of space. Topology deals with qualitative properties of space.

Mathematical Biology

Focuses on the development and analysis of models of population dynamics and evolution with applications in ecology, epidemiology and animal behaviour.

Mathematical Logic

Model theory is a branch of logic that studies the underlying patterns of algebraic and geometric structures

Level 2 Programs

Familiarize yourself with some of the Level 2 Programs offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.


Virtually tour the following state-of-the-art labs and facilities of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.


Math Lecture Hall

Hamilton Hall


Math Class Room

Hamilton Hall


Math Seminar Rooms

Hamilton Hall

Virtual 360 Video