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Vincent Bouchard

Associate Professor

Associate Chair Undergraduate

I am currently Associate Professor and Associate Chair Undergraduate in the Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences at University of Alberta.

My research interests focus mainly on the fascinating interface between mathematics and physics. More precisely, I am interested in the interconnections between string theory, geometry, topology, number theory, quantum field theory and gauge theory.

I love teaching. My goal is to create a stimulating and interactive environment in the classroom. Recently I have been involved in redesigning the first year calculus sequence following a blended learning and flipped classroom approach. Fantastic experience!

Life

Stuff that I like to do or think about. Just click on them to know more.

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my projects

Running

I started running in 2008 after an ACL reconstruction surgery following a ski accident. Since then, I have competed in numerous road, trail and mountain races, from 5km to 161km long. I spend as much time as possible in the Rockies, either mountain ultrarunning and scrambling in the summer, or ski mountaineering and downhill skiing in the winter. I love technical, steep terrain, and long races and outings with lots of vertical. I am honoured to be an ambassador for Altra, who make the best shoes ever (my favourite are the One 2.5 and Lone Peak 3.0), and x:act nutrition; the Fruit2 bars are just absolutely delicious, and without a doubt my favourite fuel for long outings and races. And for you running geeks out there, here is a link to my race results so far, and my Strava profile.

my projects

Skiing

I have been downhill skiing since I am 5 years old. But since I moved to Alberta in 2009 I discovered backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, which has become a passion. I still enjoy resort skiing, but there's nothing that can beat skinning up a remote mountain and skiing down a face in deep untouched powder... But stay safe out there. Visit avalanche.ca.

my projects

Music

I love playing music. Piano is my first instrument. I learned classical piano for most of my youth, and then moved on to jazz piano. I also play drums, guitar and accordion. I played drums in a number of bands when I was younger... But unfortunately time is lacking for that these days! I still manage to play Québec folk music with my buddy Colin once in a while... See this youtube playlist for a few recent homemade recordings!

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