Mission and Vision

Students explore the exciting world of mathematics by finding, exploring, representing, applying and verifying numerical and spacial patterns of creation. Faculty teach mathematics in its context, reflecting on its historical, cultural and philosophical influences.

Learn more about the work of mathematics students and faculty at the Redeemer Sciences blog.

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Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Kevin Vander Meulen

Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Mathematics
BS, Honours (Calvin College); M.Sc., Ph.D. (Queen’s University)

Teaches courses in: History of Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Graph Theory, etc.

Areas of interest: Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Contact Information: kvanderm@redeemer.ca; 905-648-2139 ext. 4238; Office: 221G

Recent Publications:
B. Eastman, I. J. Kim, B. Shader, and K. Vander Meulen, “Companion Matrix Patterns,” Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 463 (2014) pp. 255-272.

K. Vander Meulen, A. van Tuyl, and Catriona Watt, “Cohen-Macaulay Circulant Graphs,” Communications in Algebra, Vol 42 (2014), 1896-1920.

J. Bradley, R. Howell, and K. Vander Meulen, “Ontology” in J. Bradley and R. Howell (eds.) Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, HarperOne, 2011.

Editor of the International Linear Algebra Society‘s (ILAS) bulletin, IMAGE

Dr. Kyle Spyksma

Associate Professor of Mathematics/Physics
Dean of Sciences and Co-Dean of Humanities; Acting Vice-President, Academic
B.Sc. (Redeemer University College); Ph.D. (McGill University)

Teaches courses in: Calculus, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods

Areas of Interest: Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Differential Equations

Contact Information: kspyksma@redeemer.ca; 905-648-2139 ext. 4236; Office: 102B

Recent Publications:

W. van Dijk, M. Toyama, S.J. Prins, and K. Spyksma, 2013. “Analytic time-dependent solutions of the one-dimensional Schrödinger equation,” Amer. J. Phys., 82, 955.

K. Spyksma, M. Magcalas, and N. Campbell, 2012. “Quantifying the effects of hyperviscosity on isotropic turbulence,” Phys. Fluids, 24, 125102.

W. van Dijk, J. Brown and K. Spyksma, 2011. “Efficiency and accuracy of numerical solutions to the time-dependent Schrödinger equation,” Phys. Rev. E, 84, 056703.

Emeritus and Part-Time Faculty

Prof. Loretta de Blieck, OCT

Part-time instructor in Mathematics
B.Sc. (Redemeer University College); M.Math. (Waterloo); B.Ed. (Western)

Teaches Courses in: Calculus

Contact Information: lvanderspek@redeemer.ca

Dr. Stephanie Burgoyne

Part-time instructor in Mathematics
B.A., B.Ed. (University of New Brunswick); M.A., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)

Teaches Courses in: Statistics

Contact Information: sburgoyne@redeemer.ca

Dr. Wytse van Dijk

Professor of Physics/Mathematics, Emeritus
B.Sc., Honours; Ph.D. (McMaster University)

Teaches Courses in: Calculus

Contact Information: vandijk@redeemer.ca