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Text Box: at the University of Lethbridge.  He is working on nonlinear dynamical systems and has become a valuable asset to our research group. 
	Gustavo Carrero is continuing his Ph.D. here in the department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.  Tom Robbins is continuing his Ph.D. as a visiting student from Utah this year and we also welcome new graduate students Jung Min Lee (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences), Tomas de Camino Beck (Biological Sciences), Chris Jerde (interdisciplinary Biology and Mathematics), and Amy Hurford (Biological Sciences).
	From May 11-19, 2002 we offered the 1st PIMS annual Mathematical Biology Summer Workshop entitled "Mathematics of  Biological Systems".  Our aim was to introduce undergraduate mathematics students to mathematical modeling and analysis applied to real biological systems.  We had 26 successful applicants attend from 14 different Universities across Canada and the United States. Instructors were Gerda de Vries, Thomas Hillen, Mark Lewis, and 
Text Box: 	The Centre for Mathematical Biology has completed our first year of operation.  The focus of the Centre is on research across the disciplines of Mathematics and Biology and on research between departments and institutions.  Over the previous year we had almost thirty visitors from other universities.
	The Centre is directed by Mark Lewis.  Continuing postdocs are Christina Cobbold, Frithjof Lutscher, and Annemarie Pielaat.  We are very happy to have added Marjorie Wonham to our research group as a new postdoc.  Marjorie completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington and this year was awarded the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She is working in the area of biological invasions.  We also have Leeza Pachepshy, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a visiting postdoc from September to December of this year.  She is working on mathematical models for stream ecosystems. 
	We are very fortunate to have added Alex Potapov as a research associate for the upcoming year.  Alex was previously Text Box: Michael Li.  
Thank you to our many volunteers who also helped out during the Workshop.  A special thank you to our summer student Andrew Beltaos, who put in an incredible effort for the workshop. 
	We are continuing our Mathematical Biology Seminar again this year.  The seminars are held every Monday in CAB 657 and all who are interested are invited to join us.  Students are encouraged to enroll in the seminar to receive one credit.  For information on our seminars, please visit our website at http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~mathbio/events.html.

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Text Box: 	Six  hundred elementary and junior high students from over twenty schools will visit the PIMS / U of A Math Fair on Tuesday November 5. The fair is presented by the Math 160 students of Venera Hrimiuc and Ted Lewis, and will be  held in Dinwoodie Lounge in the Student Union Building from 09:30-12:00 and from 13:00-15:30.  At the same time, in the other half of Dinwoodie, A.Liu is running a problem solving session for the children.
	You are invited to drop by and try the puzzles and problems, or just to observe how PIMS and our department is changing attitudes about mathematics among our schools and future teachers. 
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T. Lewis

Students taking part in the Math Fair

Ted Lewis

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