Image of stained glass window

The Department of Mathematics is located on the second floor of the Herzberg building.

Most of the teachers’ offices are located on the perimeter of the Math Study Area (H-200). This space can accommodate about 24 students at large tables. Some students regularly use this area as a place to work between classes. Sometimes teachers will have impromptu workshop sessions here with their students if several of them have turned up with questions on a particular topic.

All Math teachers have posted schedules on their doors, which indicate when they are in class and when you can expect them to be available in their offices. The teachers have weekly office hours scheduled when their students may drop in for help. In addition, many teachers indicate times when they will come in if their students make appointments with them in advance. You will find that an unofficial “open door” policy is in effect in the Math Department: an open office door indicates an offer to help.

The Math Help Centre, located in H-200A, is a place where students can drop in and get math help (no appointment required!). The Math Help Centre is staffed by all of our teachers on a rotating basis.

The Math Lab  H-203  offers resources in the form of course texts, solution manuals, study guides, and emergency short-term calculator loans; available from 11:30 to 4:00 daily. Please note that you need your John Abbott I.D. card to borrow materials. Overnight loans can be arranged for some items. Please see the Lab Attendant for details. We encourage quiet study in the Lab. There are eleven computers with MAPLE and other math software available for students’ use.

For practical reasons, eating and drinking are not permitted in the Lab or the Study Area.

About Our Stained Glass Window

When you visit the Mathematics Department at John Abbott College, take a look above the door — you’ll see one of the treasures of the college, the stained glass window we feature on our webpage. It was created around 1983 by John Lehmann, a Fine Arts instructor at the college who was commissioned by the Math Department to design and create a window based on the theme “Mathematics and its place in the world”.

Take a look at the design, and you will see some familiar images, and some perhaps less familiar. For example, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Man in Square and Circle” illustrates mathematical proportions in art, the T-square and dividers illustrate the use of geometry in architectural and engineering design, toroidal surfaces illustrate unusual reference frames, and Venn diagrams (the intersecting sets) represent set theory and logic, which are fundamental concepts in computer science, which is also represented by the old-style computer cards (Hollerith cards aka punch cards). Don’t miss an old favorite, Pythagoras’ Theorem.

We’re proud to be the home of this artwork, and hope it serves as a reminder that Mathematics has a scope far beyond what is covered in a few college courses. And it’s a delight to the eye.

Members of the Department

Some of our faculty maintain websites related to their teaching or mathematical interests: list of faculty websites

Math Department Chair: Kevin Davis
Co-Chairs: Olivier Dubois, Ken Gerber, Alice McLeod

Faculty and Staff

Saba Ahmad :

Saba Ahmad

514-457-6610 ext. 5129

Audrey Baker :

Audrey Baker

514-457-6610 ext. 5956

Ferenc Balogh :

Ferenc Balogh

514-457-6610 ext. 5602

William Boshuck :

William Boshuck

514-457-6610 ext. 5841

Nancy Carosiello :

Nancy Carosiello

514-457-6610 ext. 5854

Dalia Challita :

Dalia Challita


Philippe Chaput :

Philippe Chaput

514-457-6610 ext. 5838

Giulia Chiappetta :

Giulia Chiappetta

514-457-6610 ext. 5849

Derrick Chung :

Derrick Chung

514-457-6610 ext. 5915

Cameron Connor :

Cameron Connor

514-457-6610 ext. 5964

Jordan Dale Hill :

Jordan Dale Hill

514-457-6610 ext. 5626

Kevin Davis : Chair

Kevin Davis

514-457-6610 ext. 5075

Philippe Delage :

Philippe Delage

514-457-6610 ext. 5843

Renata Deptula :

Renata Deptula

514-457-6610 ext. 5863

Olivier Dubois : Co-Chair

Olivier Dubois

514-457-6610 ext. 5857

Kevin Flood :

Kevin Flood

514-457-6610 ext. 5896

Sergio Fratarcangeli :

Sergio Fratarcangeli

514-457-6610 ext. 5366

Daniel Gatien :

Daniel Gatien

514-457-6610 ext. 5840

Kenneth Gerber : Co-Chair

Kenneth Gerber

514-457-6610 ext. 5855

Moushira Guindi :

Moushira Guindi

514-457-6610 ext. 5593

Antoine Herlin :

Antoine Herlin

514-457-6610 ext. 5132

Yuliya Klochko :

Yuliya Klochko

514-457-6610 ext. 5510

Caroline Lefebvre :

Caroline Lefebvre

514-457-6610 ext. 5511

Frank Lo Vasco :

Frank Lo Vasco

514-457-6610 ext. 5858

Jason Lucier :

Jason Lucier

514-457-6610 ext. 5848

Richard Masters :

Richard Masters

514-457-6610 ext. 5835

Alice McLeod : Co-Chair

Alice McLeod

514-457-6610 ext. 5856

Shery Mikhail :

Shery Mikhail

514-457-6610 ext. 5847

Faranak Mokhtarian :

Faranak Mokhtarian

514-457-6610 ext. 5635

Ethan Mombourquette :

Ethan Mombourquette

514-457-6610 ext. 5641

Mehdi Moodi :

Mehdi Moodi

514-457-6610, ext. 5811

Christophe Morris :

Christophe Morris

514-457-6610 ext. 5522

Alex Panassenko :

Alex Panassenko

514-457-6610 ext. 5839

Ivo Pendev :

Ivo Pendev

514-457-6610 ext. 5615

Robert Seely :

Robert Seely

514-457-6610 ext. 5865

Denis Sevee :

Denis Sevee

514-457-6610 ext. 5846

Rhoda Sollazzo :

Rhoda Sollazzo

514-457-6610 ext. 5057

Karen Solsten :

Karen Solsten

514-457-6610 ext. 5862

Andrea Spencer :

Andrea Spencer

514-457-6610 ext. 5852

Richard Squire :

Richard Squire

514-457-6610 ext. 5850

Luiz Takei :

Luiz Takei

514-457-6610 ext. 5832

Karli Whitmore :

Karli Whitmore

514-457-6610 ext. 5549

Yu Zhao :

Yu Zhao

514-457-6610 ext. 5760

Individual Faculty Websites

William Boshuck:

Derrick Chung:

Robert Seely:

Denis Sevee:

Course Outlines

The Department of Mathematics offers courses for Social Science, Science, Arts and Sciences, Double DEC: Science and Social Science, Liberal Arts, Biopharmaceutical Production Technology, Computer Science Technology, Engineering Technologies, and Pathways. For more details, please visit the appropriate  sections of the Course Calendar.

Below, you will find the most recent course outline for each course offered by the Department of Mathematics. Note that for multi-section courses, information specific to each section (for example meeting times, instructor contact info, and dates of major evaluations) will be located in an addendum provided by the instructor.

Descriptions and outlines for discontinued courses are included at the bottom of the page, for archival purposes.

Course Outlines

Mise à niveau courses

201-016-50 Algebra and Functions
201-015-50 Algebra and Trigonometry

Social Science & Commerce

201-103-RE Calculus I, Non-Science
201-203-RE Calculus II, Non-Science
201-105-RE Linear Algebra, Non-Science
201-301-RE Advanced Quantitative Methods


201-NYA-05 Calculus I, Science
201-NYB-05 Calculus II, Science
201-NYC-05 Linear Algebra, Science
201-DDB-05 Calculus III
201-DDC-05 Linear Algebra II
201-DDD-05 Statistical Methods

Arts and Sciences

201-AS1-EN Differential Calculus for Arts and Sciences
201-AS2-AB Integral Calculus for Arts and Sciences
201-AS3-AB Statistics for Arts and Sciences
201-AS4-AB Linear Algebra for Arts and Sciences

Engineering Technologies

201-115-AB Mathematical Models 1
201-225-AB Mathematical Models 2

Computer Science Technology

201-803-AB Mathematics 1 for Computer Science Technology
201-813-AB Mathematics 2 for Computer Science Technology

Biopharmaceutical Production Technology

201-2B4-AB Statistics for Biopharmaceutical Production



Old Exams

Final examinations from previous semesters are available here.  Click on the name of the course to see the list of available exams.

Most exams have the answers at the end of the file. For some exams, the questions form one file and the answers form a second file, in which case you will need to click “Answers” to see the answers.

Please tell your instructor about any problems you are having with these exams—and especially if you find a mistake in the answers!

Mise à niveau courses


Social Science & Commerce




Arts and Sciences


Engineering Technologies


Computer Science Technology


Biopharmaceutical Production Technology


Course Materials

The Math Department maintains an online repository of supplemental materials, such as exercise sets and notes on certain topics.  Your teacher may direct you to access some of these, or you may find them helpful for independent study.

Click on a subject below to access the index of related supplemental materials.

Calculus – Science
Calculus – Social Science and Commerce
Linear Algebra – Science
Linear Algebra – Social Science and Commerce

Math Competitions

Every year, interested John Abbott College students participate in mathematics competitions at the national and provincial level.

Coaching is provided on Saturdays in advance of each competition. These sessions are a lot of fun.

Interested students should contact William Boshuck at: If you cannot read this email address, visit William Boshuck at H-228

More detailed information can be found at William Boshuck’s website: Mathematics Competitions

Annual Competitions

Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge
Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC)
Euclid Contest
Concours AMQ

Notable past results

Chenglong Zou and Julia Evans of John Abbott College placed, respectively, first and second in Québec in the 2005 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge; they were invited to sit the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad and the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad.

Jaeho Lee placed 16th in the 2014 Concours AMQ, and was invited to a summer mathematics camp sponsored by the AMQ.