Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Welcome to the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Our computer science, mathematics and statistics faculty and instructors are top of the line, with credentials to rival other universities in and outside of Canada.

 We offer Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees in Applied Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Both Master's and Doctoral levels of study are also available. Department faculty are currently working with students studying at each of these levels, many of whom are graduate students from all over the world.

Undergraduate students may have opportunities to do research projects with our faculty, using modern facilities, for hands-on experience. Several department faculty have independent research programmes supported by agencies such as NSERC and IBM Canada, and at times, there may be collaboration with other disciplines.

Department Highlights

PIMS Distinguished Speakers Series 2019-20

The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science is pleased to be part of the PIMS network (Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences). Each semester, PIMS provides financial support for visiting speakers to the University of Lethbridge campus.  Please see our archives as well as visitors expected in the Spring 2020 semester.

On Friday, February 28, 2020, we welcome Monica Nevins from the University of Ottawa. 

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Results


On December 7, U of L students Ryan Pederson, Adrian Skelton, Josip Smolcic and Joshua Swidinsky wrote the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition at the University of Lethbridge, joining thousands of undergraduate students from 487 other post-secondary institutions across North America.

TWO of our participants achieved non-zero scores:  Joshua scored 1 and Josip scored part marks on two questions to get a total of 7!

Their total combined score of 8 put the U of L in 311th place among the 488 schools.

The team recently competed in Atlanta, Georgia, at a North American, world-qualifier programming competition, under the supervision of coach Dr. Howard Cheng, one of the department's computer scientists.  They placed 54th among 59 competing teams.

Math Kangaroo 2020

The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science is pleased to once again host this national competition on Sunday, March 22.  This is a very popular community event for students in grades K-12.

The purpose of the competition is to introduce youngsters from Kindergarten through grade 12 to math in a fun and enjoyable yet challenging way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.

The competition is held yearly in more than 50 Canadian cities.

Students may choose to participate in English or in French.

For additional information, please check our frequently asked questions page.

For further information on the Math Kangaroo Contest in Canada, please email us.


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