Text Box: 	I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new academic staff, support staff, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visitors to the Department.

	This year our graduate enrollment has jumped to 120 from 110 in 2000-02.  There are 34 new graduate students from Canada, Ghana, India, Korea, Mexico, P.R. China, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Peru, Romania and the USA.  I would like to thank Yau Shu Wong and his committee for the great recruitment effort.

	I would like to congratulate Wieslaw Krawcewicz who will be honored in the upcoming ASTech awards/prize ceremony in Edmonton on October 18, 2002.  His efforts in promoting mathematics among high schools through the magazine, “Pi in the Sky”, was selected to receive the “Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness Prize”.  Thanks to K.C. Carriθre and her committee for preparing the nomination for this award.

	Congratulations to Gordon Swaters who was appointed as VP of AASUA.

	Welcome back to Herb Freedman.  Herb was working as an Associate Dean (Research)  with the Faculty of  Science.   Text Box: Thank you to Guangjun Cao and all the graduate students and colleagues for coordinating the annual B-B-Q held at Hawreluk Park.  The B-B-Q was wonderfully organized and well attended.  The next social event of the Department will be the Christmas Party which will be held at the Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall on Friday, November 29, 2002.

	Wishing you all a wonderful academic year.
Text Box: Message from the Chair
ATM Lau
Text Box: Fall Edition, 2002
Text Box: Inside this issue:

W. Krawcewicz—ASTech Award Winner

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Text Box: University of Alberta

Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Newsletter

Under Graduate Studies ………  ....  2

Associate Chair of Research …..….  3

 

Graduate Studies ………………….  3

 

PIMS ……………………………...  4

 

AMI ………………………….…....  4          

Centre for Math Biology ………... .  5

 

Math Fair …………………….…. ..  5

 

Biostatistics Research Group …….   6

 

 

Biostatistics Research Group …….. .5

Colloquia and Seminars …………. . 6

 

4th Annual PIMS Summer School .. 7

 

Filtering Conference ………….….   7

 

Americas V Conference ……….….  8

 

North-South Meeting ………….….  8

 

ESSO/CMS Camp ………….…….  9

 

Bulletin Board ……………………  9

 

ICM 2002   ………………..……..  10