Brian Chan

Combinatorics of Tableaux
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I decided to pursue graduate school because I am fascinated by what mathematics is like, what interesting questions can be found there, and the ways to answer such questions. Moreover, by doing research and interacting with others, I get to deepen my appreciation for this subject even more.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

I decided to study at UBC because my supervisor, Stephanie van Willigenburg, and I shared many of the same interests in algebraic combinatorics and related fields. Furthermore, such research interests offer a link between combinatorics and structures I studied during my masters'.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

The program I am in offers an opportunity for me to study algebraic combinatorics and related fields in one of the largest universities in Canada.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

The openness of the people around me.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Follow your interests.


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