Quantitative sciences play an increasingly critical role in meeting the challenges that the world faces. From epidemiological applications for COVID-19, to modelling of climate change, machine learning and computational applications in finance, the applications of mathematics, statistics and computational sciences affect people’s lives in ways that we do not often recognize. This has opened up a very rich array of job opportunities for people with an interest and aptitude for these areas. The Career and Innovation Hub seeks to facilitate the entry of students into industry by connecting opportunities with talent.
The CIH program is designed with these three objectives:
1. Provide a forum for industry experts to discuss current trends in the fields and highlight domain-specific expertise that is especially valued in the job market;
2. Graduates in STEM fields are given the opportunity to showcase their individual skills through activities like poster sessions, hackathon, etc.;
3. Leaders from academia share new and exciting research with the potential to transform industries in their areas.
To achieve these objectives, the CIH program includes …
– presentations from academia and industry
– panel discussions
– poster sessions
– video contests
– drop-in office hours for professional development
For more details, see our events page.
The 2021/2022 CIH program will have both online and in-person components.
Events in 2021 will be 2-3 hour virtual interactive zoom meetings on November 12 and December 3. Each meeting will showcase speciﬁc strengths in Canada’s industrial landscape. The goal is to connect graduating students and ﬁnishing postdocs in mathematics, statistics and related disciplines with a wide swathe of industrial partners who are involved in cutting edge research, development and production. Meetings will be live-streamed and recorded.
Events in 2022 may have both virtual and in-person components. Please check back here to see individual program plans as they develop.
Events are free but registration is mandatory due to space constraints.
Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary Site Director, PIMS
Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Université de Montréal
Deputy Director, The Fields Institute
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster
Professor of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta
Vice President, Transformation, Science and Technology at ATCO Group
Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Scientiﬁc Director, Banﬀ International Research Station
Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer
My main research interest is dimension reduction for complex high-dimensional data. I develop methods that leverage the structure present in the data to mitigate the “curse of dimensionality”.
Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia Okanagan
President-elect, Canadian Applied Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS)
Senior Account Manager and Team Lead for BC & Yukon, MITACS