Pamini Thangarajah, PhD


Pamini Thangarajah, PhD

Position: Professor

Office: B175M

Phone: 403-440-6477


PAMINI THANGARAJAH has played a leadership role in the creation of a minor in mathematics, minor in mathematics for elementary education and the creation of several successful courses for these programs. She enjoys working with students on undergraduate research, as well as presenting at conferences.

Her research interests are in the areas of algebra, representation theory, invariant theory, mathematics education, and data envelopment analysis and have been recognized by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Pamini is a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews, high-quality journals and conferences and has reviewed several textbooks published by leading publishers. Pamini has authored three widely viewed creative commons licensed foundational texts, has created many learning resources and open educational resources (OER) which she enjoys contributing to and adopting in her classes.
She has been the recipient of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grant 3 years in a row (2017, 2018 & 2019). In 2018, she received the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award and the Open Education Champion Award by the Student Association of Mount Royal University and in 2018 and 2019, she received the NSERC PromoScience grant.
Pamini is a co-organizer of Alberta Mathematics Dialogue, (2004, 2011, 2016, and 2020) as well as one of the organizers of Explore STEM,a one-day conference for grade nine girls in Calgary and area, aimed at increasing their awareness of the fun and exciting career opportunities available to them in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.