Sylvie Desjardins

Associate Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Associate Dean
Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
I.K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
UBC Okanagan
3187 University Way, ASC 451
Kelowna, BC
V1V 1V7
Office: ASC 451
Phone: 250-807-8767
Fax: 250-807-8004

Teaching & Course Information

  • Math 160: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  • Math 317: Calculus IV
  • Math 319: Intoduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Math 350: Complex Analysis
  • Math 408: Differential Geometry
  • Math 460/Math 612: Topics in Mathematical Biology: Optimal Control Theory

Research Interests

My current research interests lie in the areas of mathematical ecology and insect dispersal. I believe strongly in interdisciplinary research, and much of my work is now in collaboration with biologists. My approach is project oriented; I use a range of mathematical tools, and I'm involved in all aspects of the research program, from data collection to model formulation and analysis.


  • Threatened Butterflies of the South Okanagan Similkameen: Dispersal and Genetic Diversity, with Nusha Keyghobadi (UWO)
  • Leptoglossus Mark-Release-Recapture Study, with Staffan Lindgren (UNBC) and Ward Strong (BC Ministry of Forests)
  • Poetry, Mathematics and Endangered Species, Nancy Holmes (UBC Okanagan)

2011 Annual Meeting of Chairs of Canadian Mathematics Department
Last updated: January, 2016.