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 around the world. Learn more about our majors and minors.

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 a collaboration with other disciplines.

During this unique time in the world, the University of Lethbridge may be a bit restrictive for personal visits, so please take the time to "meet" our faculty and instructors via the buttons directly below.  We think you'll see the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science offers a wide range of topics in each of our disciplines, and we're confident you will find something to appeal to your intellectual interests.

Department Highlights

Math Scholarships Awarded

Five $1000 scholarships in Mathematics were awarded this Spring to the following recipients:

  • Undergrad:
    • Tallia Mills
    • Caleb Van't Land
    • Mollie Wheeler
    • Vlad Zaitsev
  • Grad student:
    • Connor Riddlesden

Application details

Dentist Fern Leavens (BSc '13) recognized as ULAA 2021 Young Alumna of the Year

“In a short time, Fern has demonstrated a high level of excellence in her chosen field of dentistry,” says Jason Elliott, president of the ULAA. “She wears many hats, but above all else, she is passionate about providing all patients with care that goes above and beyond. There is no doubt that she delivers on this.”

Fern Leavens (BSc ‘13) is an exemplary health-care provider, teacher and mentor who has committed her career to quality patient care. Her impressive track record in the dentistry field is further elevated by her reputation as a thorough, humble and hardworking professional. During her time at the University of Lethbridge, she completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics, with an honours thesis in biochemistry. As part of her academic endeavours, Leavens conducted research in computational chemistry and biochemistry, resulting in multiple publications. She then went on to become a dentist, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016. However, Leavens’ education journey was far from finished, and she completed additional hospital and advanced dentistry training through a general practice residency.

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

The University of Lethbridge’s new Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics will combine excellence in teaching with cutting-edge research.

Please join instructors, Drs. Athanasios Zovoilis and Angeliki Pantazi as they walk you through the exciting present and future of bioinformatics. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, including the courses, learning outcomes and career pathways.

October 27 12-1:30 p.m. (MDT) or Nov 5 5-6:30 p.m. (MST)
Join us on Zoom:

Students should have an academic background in either life sciences (biological sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience, genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, or a related field), or mathematics, computer sciences, or engineering (or a related field).

Dr. Habiba Kadiri

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Habiba Kadiri

POSTPONED: We have made the difficult decision to reschedule this talk until we can resume the PUBlic Professor Series in the format it was always intended, in person. We miss you and can't wait to see you again at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge to socialize and share while connecting with research experts across disciplines from the University of Lethbridge. Once the PUBlic Professor Series returns, talks will be delivered in person and live-streamed for those who cannot attend. Thank you for your continued support of the series.

Join mathematics & computer science professor, Dr. Habiba Kadiri, as she explores

Resilience in Mathematics

Q&A with Shining Graduate Mahfooz Abdul Azeez

Mahfooz Azeez (BSc Co-op '22) tells us about his experience as an international student at the University of Lethbridge. Mahfooz came to Canada from Kerala, South India, and made the most of …

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Q&A with Shining Graduate David Awosoga

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics, David Awosoga (BSc '22) is off to the University of Waterloo to pursue a Master's Degree in Data Science in the Fall.

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ULethbridge Post-Doctoral Fellow: Optimizing the Future

As computational power grows faster, the problems become more complex. Optimization is at the heart of success when it comes to solving computer problems efficiently. Post-doctoral fellow Sajad Fathi Hafshejani aims to …

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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