The IRMACS Centre is a unique, interdisciplinary research facility that enables collaborative interaction - intellectually, physically and virtually. IRMACS removes traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines and creates a stimulating environment for its researchers, whether they are involved as project members or as visitors. It provides a versatile, computationally sophisticated infrastructure for nearly 300 scientists whose primary laboratory tool is the computer.
The IRMACS Centre
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.
Office for Aboriginal Peoples
The Office for Aboriginal Peoples (OAP) was established in 2009 and its first Director, William G. Lindsay, began his tenure in January 2010. The mandate of the OAP is to take the lead on implementing the Aboriginal Strategic Plan at Simon Fraser University.
The Aboriginal Strategic Plan is a comprehensive document covering all things “Aboriginal” at SFU. This plan was initiated by a First Nations University-Wide Coordinating Committee which was chaired by Dr. Lisa Sterling, who also served as special advisor to the Vice-President, Academic.
The Aboriginal Strategic Plan was passed by university senate in 2007. Although the Office for Aboriginal Peoples was yet to be established, there were long established, new, and ongoing Aboriginal initiatives, services, and programs in place all over the university. The mandate of the OAP is to support these initiatives and to break ground on new ones.
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
At The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) we believe that mathematics is a science without boundaries, and that it is our role to act as a catalyst for scientific discovery. We encourage initiatives that open lines of communication between our member institutions and the best science from all around the world. The links in the left margin describe the framework within which we currently classify proposals.
Simon Fraser University
Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years, Simon Fraser University is named after a famous explorer and known for its pioneering spirit.
From the moment we connect with prospective students, until they cross Convocation Mall to collect their degrees, we help them chart their own unique course through numerous interdisciplinary academic programs.
Spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings. Mentored by faculty acclaimed for their research and teaching abilities and coached by dedicated advisors and employers in our work integrated learning program, our more than 100,000 graduates enjoy limitless career opportunities.
University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.