SIGMAS is the representative body for graduate students in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta. Our main goals are to build a sense of community, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge in research and teaching and to enhance student welfare. We form teams to participate in the intramural league and we organize several social events throughout the year. SIGMAS is the main organizing body of the PIMS Young Researchers Conference in years when it is held at the University of Alberta. In the fall and winter terms, SIGMAS runs the Graduate Colloquium, a safe learning environment where graduate students can practice their research presentation skills. Last but not least, we provide outreach opportunities for the community where we engage kids of all ages in the wonders of mathematics.
Run by current graduate students, SIGMAS acts as a liaison between the student body and the faculty and administration. All graduate students are welcome to participate and/or contact SIGMAS at any time when searching for advocates or support in matters that pertain to their graduate student experience. SIGMAS will work to provide the appropriate solutions or to refer you to the right resources on or off campus. Several on-campus resources are highlighted on our resources page.
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