Undergraduate Studies

There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in exciting research projects in the Biomathematics and Biostatistics Research Group. Employment opportunities are often available in the summer or during school term as an undergraduate research assistant, or under the work-study program (for students that can show financial need).  In addition, students may undertake independent research as part of Stat4600 or Math4600, supervised by a faculty member affiliated with BioM&S.

Students with an interest in Biomathematics and/or Biostatistics would be particularly interested in the following courses:

  • Stat2250 (Biostatistics and the Life Sciences)
  • Stat3510 (Environmental Risk Assessment)
  • Math3510 (Biomathematics)
  • Math4070 (Case Studies in Modelling)
  • MATH4510 (Environmental Transport and Dynamics)
  • Stat4600 (Advanced Research Project in Statistics)
  • Math4600 (Advanced Research Project in Mathematics)


Past Students and Projects

2012
Matthew Stephenson (summer USRA), "Investigating Cluster Sizes and Covariates", supervisor: Ayesha Ali

Leeann Barlow (summer research assistant), Modelling firewood movement restrictions and social learning mechanisms for prevention of forest pest spread. Co-advisor: Madhur Anand, Chris Bauch

Vivek Thampi (MATH 4600, winter 2012), Modelling social norms in vaccinating behaviour and their influence on disease dynamics. advisor: Chris Bauch

Eric Jalbert (URA), Traveling waves in a biofilm model, supervisor: Hermann Eberl

Matthew Rueffer (STAT4600, summer research assistant), Estimating abundance of marine species, supervisor: Julie Horrocks

Charlie Keown-Stoneman (summer research assistant), Relationship between psycho-social variables and bipolar disorder in a high-risk population, supervisor: Julie Horrocks

2011
Clinton Innes (USRA), Impact of human-environment dynamics on stability properties of mosaic ecosystems. Co-advisor: Madhur Anand, Chris Bauch

Leeann Barlow (summer research assistant), Modelling firewood movement restrictions and social learning mechanisms for prevention of forest pest spread. Co-advisor: Madhur Anand, Chris Bauch

Bryce Morsky (summer research assistant), Outcome inelasticity and outcome variability in behavior-incidence models. advisor: Chris Bauch

Clinton Innes (MATH 4600), Stability properties of human-environment systems models. Co-advisor: Madhur Anand, Chris Bauch

Vladimir Zamfir (MATH 4600), Emergent stable cooperation is observed in prisoner's dilemma games with enforcer strategies played on a plane under some constraints. advisor: Chris Bauch

Alex Chisholm (Math4600), bifurcation in a biofilm detachment model, supervisor: Hermann Eberl

Charlie Keown-Stoneman (summer research assistant), Bipolar disorder in a high-risk population, supervisor: Julie Horrocks

2010
Liam Callaghan, Graphical models and Pollination webs, supervisor: Ayesha Ali.

Tiffany Fitpatrick (summer USRA), The potential impact of immunization campaign budget re-allocation on global eradication of paediatric infectious diseases, supervisor: Chris Bauch

Stephen Ostrander (co-op placement), Cross-diffusion in population models, supervisor: Hermann Eberl

Greg Persson, (summer research assistant), Stages in the development of Bipolar Disorder, supervisor: Julie Horrocks

Matthew Inch, Jamie Greenfield, Jason Greenberg, (summer research assistants) Handwashing Compliance and Hospital-Acquired Infection, supervisor: Julie Horrocks