Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics underpin almost every aspect of today’s society. Whether it is technology, business, science, social science or education, mathematics and statistics are used. Our School has an international reputation for excellence in research and in teaching, so come and join us.

UC student investigating national happiness

13 January 2015 A University of Canterbury statistics student, Lisa Henley, has won selection to a prestigious international forum run by SAS. (read article)

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2015 handbook

2015 School of Mathematics and Statistics Handbook

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2015 honours

2015 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

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Research spotlight: Modelling Resource Pulses

Members of MARG (Alex James and Mike Plank) with scientists from Landcare have been working on modelling mast seeding in NZ forests. They suggested a new method for predicting high seedfall events based on change in summer temperature, rather than absolute summer temperature (Ecol Letters, 2013). This is being used to justify extensive pest control “The Battle For Our Birds”.

‘Christchurch is unique at the moment in that there’s a much larger platform for student participation...’

Alison Faulls Studying towards a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics
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