Professor of the Week

Get to know your profs! Every few weeks, we will be featuring a UNB math professor!

 
 

Dr. Patrick Reynolds - Nov. 18, 2016

Do you have a favourite math memory/story? 
"Yes, taking a real analysis class, the professor was great and had a big impact on me."

What's your favourite part of being a professor?
"You learn all the time, constantly learning new things from your colleagues and students. The beauty in it is that some of those things you get to teach."

What do you enjoy doing when you're not teaching or doing research? 
"I'm a big fan of music. I listen to Van Morrison a lot!"


Dr. Guohua Yan - Oct. 28, 2016

Do you have a favourite math memory/story? 
*laughs* “I don’t know how to answer that… but I do have a lot of jokes. Here’s one: if you think about it, statistically speaking, we all have an above average number of legs!” 

What's your favourite part of being a professor?
"I love mathematics and statistics. I like that I have the freedom to do what I like, research what I like and that the time is flexible."

What do you enjoy doing when you're not teaching or doing research? 
"I love spending time with my family- but this does include doing chores!"


 
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Dr. Alyssa Sankey - Oct. 11, 2016

Do you have a favourite math memory/story? 
" At University of Michigan when Paul Halmos came to do a presentation. The room was completely packed, everyone was silent and absorbing everything he was saying. He wasn't a traditional speaker, he was mumbling and not looking at the audience but we forgot about all that because he was so brilliant." 

What's your favourite part of being a professor?
"All of it- it's the best job in the world. I enjoy interacting with students, preparing, sitting in my office thinking of what problems we'll tackle tomorrow. I love my colleagues- I can honestly say I enjoy working with everyone in my department."

What do you enjoy doing when you're not teaching or doing research? 
"Lately, I watch the bluejays, I knit and have two kids still at home that keep me busy!"