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Advancement of Mathematics Committee

Terms of Reference

To oversee, in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors, the overall activities of the Society for advancement and development of mathematics, including monitoring activities both within and without the Society and determining opportunities for the co-ordination of, outreach, publicity, fund raising and other promotional activities and to advise the Board of Directors and the Development Group (consisting of the Executive Committee and the chairs of each standing committee) on matters concerning the Society's activities in these areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To monitor the activities of the Society from the perspective of the advancement of the discipline, including meetings, competitions, educational, research, publication and student activities, the activities of the Endowment Grants Sub-committee and other committees as appropriate.

  2. To review the Society's promotional activities and media releases and to ensure these promote the Society and the discipline in the best possible means

  3. To help ensure the Executive Office receives copies of local and other media coverage of CMS activities and, where possible, copies of other media releases and materials that assist with the advancement of the discipline.

  4. To identify major developments in the mathematical community, both regionally and nationally, which provide opportunities for the advancement of mathematics.

  5. To communicate with the Mathematics Research Institutes and to ensure there is appropriate liaison between the Society's initiatives and the Institutes programs.

  6. To facilitate liaison between the Society and other mathematical organizations, including the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, the Canadian Statistical Society, the Canadian Operations Research Society, the Canadian Mathematical Education Study Group, and other relevant mathematical organizations.

  7. To receive proposals for activities that advance mathematics and to approve levels of support.

  8. To provide material for meeting of the Development Group to facilitate coordinated action by the Society's committees in the advancement of mathematics.

  9. To ensure that an Advancement of Mathematics Committee delegate is chosen to be an ex-officio member of the Fundraising Sub-committee.

  10. To review the reports from the Fundraising Sub-Committee, to provide direction and advice to this sub-committee regarding fundraising opportunities and priorities, and to periodically review the membership of the sub-committee.

  11. To report to the Board on matters concerning the Society's activities for the advancement of mathematics.

Membership

1 Chair (CMS President) + 4 members (one from each region)
  + Treasurer (ex-officio)
  + Executive Director (ex-officio)
  + Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (ex-officio)

Fundraising Committee

Terms of Reference

The Fundraising Committee is a sub-committee of the Advancement of Mathematics Committee. The Fundraising Committee oversees, in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors, the overall fund raising activities of the Society and advises the Advancement of Mathematics Committee on matters concerning the Society's fund raising programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop an annual fundraising strategy, including goals, timelines, donor recognition and the image the Society resents to potential donors.

  2. To set directions for the annual membership campaign with particular reference to increasing and broadening membership, including and evaluation of the benefits of membership.

  3. To provide the Executive Director with information on contacts who might be potential supporters

  4. To provide assistance to the Executive Director in making applications and presentations to potential donors, provincial and federal governments, granting agencies and foundations.

  5. The Chair will report to the Finance Committee on matters relating to the Society's fundraising initiatives.

  6. To report to the Advancement of Mathematics Committee on the Society's fund raising activities and to make recommendations on changes to the Society's fund raising policies.

Membership

The Fundraising Committee will consist of the President who will act as the Chair, and the Advancement of Mathematics Committee may appoint up to two consultants, with voting rights, in addition to the mandated membership. The consultants are appointed for two-year terms and need not be members of the CMS

1 Chair (CMS President) + up to two consultants
  + Treasurer (ex-officio)
  + Executive Director (ex-officio)
  + Advancement of Mathematics Committee delegate (ex-officio)
  + Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (ex-officio)


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