Lily Yen Dr. Lily Yen
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Capilano University

I am also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematics at SFU where I focus on my research interests.

Teaching and Office Hours from September 8th to December 1st, 2017

Office Hour 9:50am to 11:20am Office Hour 9:50am to 11:20am
Math 123, 11:30am to 12:50pm Math 123, 11:30am to 12:50pm
Math 108, 1:00pm to 2:20pm Math 108, 1:00pm to 2:20pm

Office hours in Fir 482, Tel. 604.986.1911 ext.: 2483.


Past Teaching

In recent terms I have taught Math 108, Math 126, and Math 205.

A bit about me

I was born in a small town, Po-Chu, in Chia-Yi, Taiwan, but soon moved to Tainan City where I received schooling until my family immigrated to Canada. In Burnaby, (a suburb of Vancouver), I attended McPherson Junior High, Burnaby Central Senior, and Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus), interrupted by one semester of mathematics in Budapest, Hungary. Following my Bachelor’s degree from SFU, I became a William Penn scholar and an NSERC 1967 fellow to study at the University of Pennsylvania. My husband, Mogens Lemvig Hansen, and I met as first year graduate students, and did homework together in Professor Wilf’s Generatingfunctionology course.

After completing my Ph.D. thesis, we moved to Waterloo where our son, Kristian, was born. I had a post-doc at the University of Waterloo and published a few papers. Then we returned to the beauty of Vancouver, where our daughter, Justine, was born. Nikolaj arrived after I had taught at Capilano University (then College) for three years, and was ready to join the Canadian coaching team for the International Mathematics Olympiad in Tokyo. In June 2005, as a Lyon’s Senior Lecturer in Waterloo Seminar, I brought our whole family back to the University of Waterloo to visit our friends and our church, Mount Zion.

Lily Yen We enjoy classical music and jazz, subscribe to Friends of Chamber Music, and love God and our church. When resting, I enjoy cooking, gardening, singing with Mogens and our children and playing the piano alone or in a chamber music ensemble.

Kristian is studying biology and environmental science at SFU. Justine is studying biomed at McGill University, and Nikolaj is in grade 8 at Burnaby North Secondary School.

I returned to research in mathematics in 2008.

Playing Beethoven's Piano Trio op. 1