CMS Summer Meeting 2002
Quebec City, Quebec
June 15-17, 2002
On behalf of Laval University, the
Department of Mathematics
invites all researchers, educators and students
to the Summer 2002 Meeting of the
Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).
Following the usual format, the meeting will include fourteen symposia,
contributed papers, five plenary speakers, as well as the Jeffery-Williams and
Krieger-Nelson lecturers and a public lecture presented by Jean-Marie De Koninck.
Laval University is also very pleased to announce that, during the meeting,
Professor Robert P. Langlands (IAS) will receive a honoris causa doctorate.
All pre-meeting activities and scientific talks will be held
at Pavillon Palasis-Prince and Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon,
home of Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The most up-to-date information concerning
the programmes, including scheduling, will appear on this website as it becomes available
Meeting registration forms and hotel accommodation forms
are published in the February 2002 issue of the
CMS Notes and are also available on the website,
along with on-line forms
for registration and submission of abstracts.
Jean-Marie De Koninck (Laval University)
Free parking is available in lots 110 and 202 beginning at 7:00
p.m. for the Public Lecture and the following Reception. These lots
are located near the Théâtre de la Cité universitaire. Please see the
travel section for more information on parking.
David W. Henderson (Cornell University)
Nikolai Nikolski (University of Bordeaux 1, Steklov Inst.)
Christophe Reutenauer (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Paul D. Seymour (Princeton University)
Isadore M. Singer (MIT)
Prizes and Awards
CMS Jeffery-Williams Lecture
will be given by Edwin Perkins, University of British Columbia.
CMS Krieger-Nelson Lecture
will be given by Priscilla Greenwood, University of British Columbia, Arizona State University.
Laval University is very pleased to announce that
Robert P. Langlands (IAS) will receive a honoris causa doctorate.
The presentation will be made during the banquet on Sunday, June 16, 2002.
Contributed Papers Session
(Org: N. Lacroix and C. Levesque,
Contributed papers of 15 minutes duration are
In order to provide a broader audience, there
will be parallel sessions of and only of
contributed papers: (no lecture in the 13 other sessions).
Abstracts for CMS contributed papers
should be prepared as specified below.
For an abstract to be eligible,
the abstract must be received before May 15, 2002.
The abstract must be accompanied by its contributor's
registration form and payment of the appropriate fees.
Travel Grants for Graduate Students
Limited funds are available to partially fund the travel
and accommodation costs for graduate students. For more information, please
contact the Meeting Committee at
Applicants must be bona fide graduate students, at a Canadian or other University.
To apply for this funding, please have a letter written by your Supervisor or
departmental Graduate Advisor, briefly answering the following: Name of Student,
Area of study and level, How will the student benefit from the meeting? Will the
student be speaking? What support is available from local sources or grants, for
Please have this sent before May 1, 2002. This letter may be emailed to
email@example.com. Applicants will be notified early in May
of the funding decision.
If successful, the student will receive a cheque for reimbursement of
expenses upon completion and submission of the standard Travel Expense Claim Form,
along with appropriate original receipts.
Beginning this year the CMS Summer Meeting will be preceeded by a
workshop intended specifically for Mathematics/Statistics faculty who
have recently begun their academic careers. This workshop is a key
("New Experiences in
Teaching Mathematics Across Canada")
which aims to provide information and
resources that will enable junior faculty to become better and more
effective teachers of mathematics and statistics. The workshop, which
will focus on pedagogical and professional development issues, will
take place on Friday June 14th. Sessions for the workshop are still
being finalised, but are anticipated to include topics such as:
The workshop will involve a combination of panel discussions,
round-table discussions, as well as lecture-style presentations. One
thing we are trying to encourage is discussion between junior faculty
in a setting where they can freely share their ideas, experiences, and
concerns with their peers from other Canadian institutions.
- time management issues, such as how to balance teaching, research,
and committee work, personal life and professional life, etc,
- teaching strategies, such as cooperative learning, active learning,
- challenges in the classroom
- issues related to teaching introductory courses
- preparing for promotion and tenure
- mathematicians teaching statistics
- information about NSERC and preparing grant applications and renewals
For registered participants of the CMS Summer Meeting, there will be
no workshop registration fee. However, all participants Should
preregister for the workshop in one of three ways.
For those already registered for the CMS meeting, please send a
message to firstname.lastname@example.org
indicating your wish to participate.
For those now registering for the CMS meeting, please indicate
your wish to participate by clicking NEXTMAC WORKSHOP in the related
events section. Make your choice of registration fee as usual. No
additional fee is required. Please remember, the special $55 NEXTMAC
WORKSHOP ONLY fee is reserved for those not attending the rest of the
CMS Summer Meeting.
For those wishing to register for the NEXTMAC workshop alone, a
special fee category has been added to the CMS Summer Meeting
registration form found at:
Complete the registraton form. In the related events section, click
the box for NEXTMAC WORKSHOP. In the payment section, check off the
special $55 NEXTMAC WORKSHOP ONLY fee. your payment will be processed
by the CMS.
The CMS will provide the organizers with a list of registered
A detailed schedule of Related Activities
and all other events is available from the
schedules page of this web site.
A welcoming reception will be held Friday, June 14, from 8:00 to 9:30
p.m. at the Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire of Laval University.
The Delegates' Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 12:10
to 1:40 p.m. at the Pavillon De Koninck. A ticket to this luncheon is
included in all registration fee categories.
A banquet will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 7:00 p.m. at the Musée
du Québec, Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. Tickets to this event are
available at $50.00 each.
Coffee and juice will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on
Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
A detailed schedule of all social and
other events is available on this website.
The CMS will be holding business meetings
during the course of the meeting. Additional information will be
provided in later announcements and may be
found on the Society's website.
The CMS Executive Committee Meeting will meet on Thursday, June 13,
from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m at the Chateau Bonne Entente.
The CMS Development Group Luncheon will be held from 11:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14 in room 3370 of the Pavillon Pouliot.
The CMS Board of Directors Meeting will be held from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
on Friday, June 14 in room 2708 of the Pavillon Pouliot.
The CMS Annual General Meeting is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.,
Sunday, June 16 in room 2708 of the Pavillon Pouliot. Lunch will be
provided. All CMS members are invited to attend.
detailed schedule of business meetings
and other events is available.
Exhibits will be open during specified hours during the conference.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts for all talks will be published
in the meeting programme and will
also be available on-line.
Abstracts may be sent electronically, following instructions given below.
Electronic submission of abstracts is preferred. If this is not possible,
abstracts may also be prepared on the standard form available from the
CMS Executive Office,
577 King Edward, Suite 109,
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1N 6N5.
Speakers are asked to submit their
abstracts as soon as possible. The deadline
for submission of abstracts has been set at April 1, 2002.
The organizers appreciate the cooperation
of all the speakers in observing this important deadline.
Contributed papers may be submitted up to May 15, 2002.
Electronic submission of abstracts:
To submit your abstract, please go to the
of the meeting website.
Alternatively, files including the session, speaker's name,
affiliation, complete address, title of talk,
and abstracts may be sent to
email@example.com (speakers), or
firstname.lastname@example.org (contributed papers).
Please make sure to include the session name in your subject line.
Important deadline for submission of abstracts:
Invited Speakers : April 1, 2002
Contributed Papers : May 15, 2002.
The registration form will appear in the
February 2002 issue of the CMS Notes
and are also available from:
CMS Executive Office
577 King Edward, Suite 109, P.O. Box 450, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5702 FAX: 613-565-1539
Electronic pre-registration is also available.
Payment for preregistration may be made by cheque,
or by VISA or MasterCard. Although registration fees are
given in Canadian dollars, delegates may send cheques in
US dollars by contacting their financial
institution for the current exchange rate.
Please note that payment must be RECEIVED IN OTTAWA
on or before May 1 in order to qualify for reduced rates.
In order for your payment to be processed before the meeting, it
should be received by May 31.
|Delegate's Luncheon included ||May 1 ||May 1 |
| || || |
|Plenary speakers/prize lecturers ||$ 0 ||$ 0 |
|Session speakers ||215 ||215|
|Organizers ||145 ||145|
|Non-members ||430 ||560|
|CMS/AMS/MAA members with grants ||290 ||375|
|CMS/AMS/MAA members without grants ||145 ||190|
|One-day fee ||195 ||255|
|Postdocs, retired ||110 ||145|
|Teachers (K-12, CEGEP), students, unemployed ||55 ||70|
|Banquet (free for plenary/prize speakers) ||50 ||50|
|CMS = Canadian Mathematical Society|
|AMS = American Mathematical Society|
|MAA = Mathematical Association of America|
Delegates wishing to cancel their registration must
notify the CMS Executive Office in writing before
May 31 to receive a refund less a $40 processing fee.
Those whose contributed paper has not been accepted will upon
request be fully refunded.
Do you qualify for free CMS membership?
An AMS or a MAA member who registers at a semi-annual meeting of the
CMS and who is not a member of the CMS, is eligible for a one-time
only, one-year free membership in the CMS.
If you qualify, please visit the CMS booth to complete a membership
application form. Please provide proof of current AMS or MAA
membership. This offer applies to new members only.
It is recommended that those attending the conference book early to avoid
disappointment. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the locations
given below and will be held until the deadlines specified below. Reservations
not made by that date will be on a request only, space available basis.
Rates are per room, per night
and are quoted in Canadian dollars.
Chateau Bonne Entente
3400, chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec (Québec) Canada G1X 1S6
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.; Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
Applicable taxes: GST (7%), PST (7.5%)
Deadline: May 4, 2002 Group Code: ULMATHS
Phone: 418-653-5221 toll-free: 800-463-4390
FAX: 418-653-3098 http://www.chateaubonneentente.com
|Rates: ||$79, motel section, single/double occupancy |
|$135, luxury section, single/double occupancy |
|$165, superior section, single/double occupancy |
|Other room types and suites are also available.|
|(Children 12 yrs old and under sharing parents' |
|accommodation are complimentary.)
This is a four star hotel and is located about 10 minutes from Laval University,
the hotel offers free parking and free shuttle service
to the airport, Sainte-Foy train and bus station, Sainte-Foy
shopping centers and Old Quebec, on an individual basis
and upon availability.
2955, Boulevard Laurier, Sainte-Foy (Québec) Canada G1V 2M2
Check-in: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Check-out: 12:00 noon
Applicable taxes: GST (7%), PST (7.5%)
Deadline: May 10, 2002 Group Code: 1306soc
Phone: 418-650-1616 Toll-free: 1-888-818-5863
Email: email@example.com www.hotelquartier.com
This hotel is about 5 minutes away from the university by
car or bus.
|Rates: ||$69, single/double occupancy |
|(Children 11 yrs old and under sharing parents' |
|accommodation are complimentary.)|
|(includes free local calls)
2300, chemin Ste-Foy, Sainte-Foy (Québec) Canada G1V 1S5
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.; Check-out: 12:00 noon
Applicable taxes: Hotel tax ($2 per night) + GST (7%), PST (7.5%)
Deadline: May 10, 2002 Group Code: Réunion d'été 2002
Phone: 418-653-5250 toll-free: 800-463-4495
FAX: 418-653-4486 http://www.hoteluniversel.qc.ca
|Rates: ||$75, single/double occupancy |
|$10, each additional person |
|(Children 16 yrs old and under sharing parents' |
|accommodation are complimentary.) |
This hotel is located at the entrance of Laval University.
Laval University Residences
Summer Housing, Local 1618, pavillon Alphonse-Marie-Parent
Cité universitaire, Québec (Québec) Canada G1K 7P4
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.; Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Applicable taxes: GST (7%), PST (7.5%)
Deadline: May 10, 2002 Group Code: 80181
Phone: 418-656-5632 FAX: 418-656-2335
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ulaval.ca/sres
Parking: free (ask for parking permit)
|Rates: ||$38, single occupancy |
|(includes breakfast and daily linen change)
In all cases, delegates must make their own reservations.
The conference rate is extended up
to two days pre- and post-convention.
Where applicable, and in order for your room to be
applied against our block, please quote the group code.
Accommodation reservations and cancellations:
For the Chateau Bonne Entente, reservations will be held until 4:00 p.m.
on the day of arrival unless the hotel receives a room deposit equal to the room for
one night, by cheque, major credit card or acceptable letter of guarantee.
Deposit is refundable without penalty if an individual guest cancels a room
reservation 2 days prior to the day of arrival. Otherwise, the entire deposit is
non refundable. In the case of a ``no show'', the individual guest will be charged
for the first night.
For the Hotel Quartier, reservations will be held until 4:00 p.m.
on the day of arrival unless guaranteed by a first night deposit, or major
credit card guarantee. Should a guaranteed reservation not be cancelled by
12:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, the cost of the room for the first night
will be charged to the guarantor.
For the Hotel Universel, reservations will be held until
4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival unless guaranteed by a first night deposit,
or major credit card guarantee. Should a guaranteed reservation not be
cancelled by 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, the cost of the room for
the first night will be charged to the guarantor.
For the Laval University Residences, a deposit is necessary to
guarantee your reservation.
The following information was provided by the three meeting hotels. Advance
research and arrangements are recommended.
The Chateau Bonne Entente does provide in house child care services. Please
contact the hotel directly at 418-653-5221 to make enquiries.
Both the Hotel Quartier and Hotel Universel recommend the firm of Service de gardiennes et d'aides familiale de Québec,
1323 Ave Maguire, local 102, Sillery G1T 1Z2. Please contact them directly at
418-659-3778. After normal business hours, please call 418-576-8258.
There is no current information regarding child care options at the
University Residences. Updates will be posted
to our website as they become available.
The City of Québec:
This historic city is a great vacation spot and we hope you will
take the opportunity to bring your family, stay a few extra days,
and really enjoy this beautiful city.
Detailed information regarding Laval University and Québec City,
including tourism information, local weather and climate,
car rental information, site and street maps,
and suggested One Day Itineraries for self-guided
tours, are available at the websites:
Delegates staying at the the Chateau Bonne Entente, Hotel Quartier,
Hotel Universel and Laval Residences may park at no charge at those
For those not staying at Laval Residences, campus parking is available
free of charge at all campus lots on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday,
campus parking near the conference site is by means of a Pay and
Display system. We recommend that you have change available for the
parking permit dispensers.
A map of the university parking lots is available at:
Support from the following is gratefully acknowledged:
- Université Laval, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
- The National Programme Committee (a joint funding body of the
Centre de recherches mathématiques, The Fields Institute for Research
in Mathematical Sciences, and The Pacific Institute for the
- CICMA - Centre Interuniversitaire en Calcul Mathématique Algébrique
- LaCIM - Laboratoire de combinatoire et d'informatique mathématique
- ISM - Institut des sciences mathématiques
- Caisee populaire Desjardins de l'Université Laval
- iCore Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence
- Number Theory Foundation
The Canadian Mathematical Society would like to
acknowledge the contribution of the members of the
Meeting Committee for organizing this meeting.