B.Sc., M.Sc.

Instructor, Math & Stats
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 2449
Fir Building, room FR479
dbaxter@capilanou.ca

Education

M.Sc., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1999.

B.Sc., Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Bio

Deanna Baxter (M.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1999.) completed an M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in 1999, specializing in analytic number theory.

Since becoming a mathematics instructor at Capilano University, Baxter has served as the Mathematics and Statistics department coordinator, Engineering convenor and Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee. She is also an active member of the BC Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and Statistics Articulation Committee, serving two year terms each as secretary and as vice-chair.

Mathematics is both practical and elegant. I aim to create a supportive environment where students can learn how to do mathematics and also improve conceptual understanding. Mathematics is best learned by doing and its beauty is best appreciated when underlying concepts are understood.

I try to provide students with opportunities to feel the eureka moment when a topic that was difficult to understand becomes clear. These moments are highly motivating confidence-boosting. Most importantly, I hope students will find learning mathematics to be enjoyable and rewarding.

I feel very fortunate to be able to combine mathematics with teaching and it is a privilege to support students in their education.