Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Group


The Department of Mathematics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group is a standing committee that works towards ensuring that the department is a safe, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment. We encourage you to reach out to the EDI advisory group with any department equity, diversity, and inclusion concerns and/or ideas.

Get to know our Female Faculty 

In honor of the International Women in Mathematics Day, female faculty shared their experiences in the field, providing invaluable advice to current and prospective students.

Watch the videos HERE!



This group is dedicated to educating the SFU mathematics community on subjects related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity through workshops and open dialogues.

Once a month, students, staff, and faculty come together to learn about the myriad subjects related to EDI. Led by the department's own Dr. Sophie Burrill, this group serves to promote learning and create a healthy working environment for everyone at SFU.

For more information and meeting times, contact mathelg@sfu.ca

To learn more about EDI Learning Group workshops, click HERE.

Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter

An AWM Student Chapter has started here at SFU! The goals of the Student Chapter are to increase support for women and other underrepresented groups in their academic and mathematical journeys, create opportunities for networking/mentorship with women at later career stages in mathematics, and host fun social activities! Any student at SFU is welcome to join, regardless of gender identity or expression, race, colour, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or ability.

Contact awm_student@sfu.ca to join the mailing list, or for a link to join the discord server.

See the AWM's meeting and event archives HERE. 

For upcoming AWM events, click HERE. 

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, AWM Student Chapter President, MacKenzie Carr, interviewed women of all levels in our department.

Read about what the brilliant women in our department are working on HERE!


The Department of Mathematics' EDI Committee is composed of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Our members are passionate about creating safe, inclusive spaces to ensure all individuals are treated with dignity and respect at SFU. 


EDI office hours are offered by the Undergraduate Advisor every Friday from 2:45-3:45 PM in office AQ 4101. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions you would like to share, we would love to hear from you!

Sophie Burrill


Email: srb7@sfu.ca
Office: SCK 10508

Amarpreet Rattan

Associate Professor

Email: rattan@sfu.ca
Office: SCK 10516

Olivia Gutenberg

Undergraduate Advisor 

Email: math_advice@sfu.ca
Office: AQ 4101

Nathan Ilten

Associate Professor

Email: nilten@sfu.ca
Office: SCK 10517

Tamon Stephen

Professor & Associate Chair, Faculty & EDI

Email: tamon@sfu.ca
Office: SRY 2886

Rebekah Hall


Email: rah11@sfu.ca 

Joanna Niezen


Email: jniezen@sfu.ca
Office: SCK 10502

Shuxing Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: shuxing_li@sfu.ca

Michael Plunkett 


Email: mplunket@sfu.ca