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Pam Sargent

Pam Sargent

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Pam Sargent
Assistant Professor


Mathematics and Statistics


Office Location Ross Building, N520
Phone Number (416)736-2100


She joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as an assistant professor. She completed her Ph.D. in pure mathematics at the University of British Columbia in 2018, working on minimal surfaces and geometric analysis. Before arriving at York University, she worked as a lecturer at Yale University from 2018-20.

Pamela Sargent received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2018. Her research is in minimal surface theory, a branch of differential geometry, though she also has interests in mathematics education.

Currently, Sargent is primarily interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. In particular, she is interested in finding new ways of creating authentic active learning experiences in large-scale classrooms and investigating how course design impacts students’ perceptions of their ability to do mathematics, especially for underrepresented populations. She is also interested in helping students transition from high school to university, and supporting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their role as educators.


Mathematics Education

Research Areas

Pure Mathematics