Dr. Sarah Plosker

Associate Professor

Please click on links on the left menu for Research and Teaching. My CV is available here.


Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, July 2013
University of Guelph
Advisor: David Kribs

M.Sc. Mathematics, August 2010
University of Regina
Advisor: Remus Floricel

B.Sc. Combined Mathematics and Statistics, April 2008
University of Regina

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, January 2016 — present;
Assistant Professor, August 2013 — January 2016,
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Brandon University

Adjunct Professor, January 2016 — present, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph

Adjunct Professor, September 2014 — present, Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba

Adjunct Professor, September 2014 — present, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Regina

Member, August 2013 — present, Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics

Other Interests: My husband and I are building an earth-sheltered home, similar in design to an Earthship. The build started in Summer 2015 and will mark the second such home in Manitoba. Progress updates will be posted here and at the Manitoba Earthship Project facebook group. If you are interested in volunteering between April and October (even just weekends or for a week or two), please email me. Summer 2015 was spent doing some excavation work and getting concrete footers poured; summer 2016 was spent pounding earth into tires, and summer 2017 we plan to pour the concrete bond beam and buttresses and do the framing for the south-facing wall and for the roof. 🙂

Current Schedule of Professional Travel:

The Prairie Discrete Math Workshop
Lumsden, SK, Canada
June 2-5, 2017

Special Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), AB, Canada
July 7-9, 2017

2017 Meeting of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
Ames, Iowa, USA
July 24-28 2017

Graduate Math Modelling in Industry Workshop (GMMIW 2017)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
July 30-August 5, 2017

Workshop on Operator Systems in Quantum Information
Guelph, ON, Canada
August 14-17, 2017

The 3rd Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA2017) Congress
Oaxaca, Mexico
Aug. 14-18, 2017