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CMS/CSHPM Summer 2005 Meeting
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
June 4-6, 2005

On behalf of the University of Waterloo, the Department of Pure Mathematics invites the mathematical community to the joint Summer 2005 Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM).

Following the usual format of the CMS Summer Meeting, the program will include a wide variety of sessions, a contributed paper session, plenary and prize lectures, and a public lecture.

Most activities and all scientific talks will be held at the University of Waterloo. The most up-to-date information concerning the program, including detailed schedules, will be made available at this web site.

Registration forms appear in the February 2005 issue of the CMS Notes, and are available on this web site, which also provides on-line forms for registration and submission of abstracts.

  Public Lecture

  Plenary Speakers

  Prizes and Awards


  Contributed Papers Session

  Business Meetings

The CMS and the CSHPM will be holding the following business meetings:

The CMS Executive Committee Meeting will be on Friday, June 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Waterloo Inn.

The Development Group Luncheon will be held on Friday, June 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Waterloo Inn.

The CMS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Friday, June 3, from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Waterloo Inn.

The CMS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. at the University of Waterloo. Lunch will be provided. All CMS members are invited to attend.

The CSHPM Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. at the University of Waterloo. Lunch will be provided. All CSHPM members are invited to attend.

Additional information will be provided in the CMS Notes and on this website. A detailed schedule is available on this web site.

  Social Events

The Welcoming Reception will be held on Friday, June 3, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Davis Centre at the University of Waterloo and will be preceded by a plenary lecture.

The Banquet will take place in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (the former Seagram's Museum) on Saturday, June 4, commencing at 7:00 pm, preceded by a cash bar at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to this event are available at $60.00 each.

The Participants' Luncheon will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in the Festival Room, South Campus Hall, at the University of Waterloo. A ticket to this luncheon is included in all registration fee categories.

The UW Alumni Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. in the MC 5158 Room, at the University of Waterloo.

Complimentary coffee and juice will be available during the scheduled breaks.

A detailed schedule is available on this web site.

  Related Activities

NSERC Workshop


June 5th 2005

5:30 pm

NSERC staff and Grant Selection Committee members will present an interactive overview of the peer review process, inform you of the latest changes at NSERC, give useful advice for the preparation of your next NSERC application and answer your questions on the functioning of grant selection committees.

The workshop is open to all researchers. It will be particularly helpful to new faculty members and researchers likely to apply (or re-apply) in the fall.


Exhibits: Exhibits will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 4 and 5 in the Davis Centre, Room 1301, at the University of Waterloo.

Joint Exhibit: This exhibit features books and other products from publishers and other companies and organizations not represented at the meeting. Order forms will be available at the exhibit for your convenience. The CMS will forward any orders to the corresponding company after the meeting. Books and other materials that will be displayed at this Joint Exhibit will be donated to the host university.

CMS Membership Booth and Book Display: We invite participants to visit the CMS Membership Booth and Book Display in the Davis Centre, Room 1301, at the University of Waterloo. A representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 4 and 5 and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 6 to answer questions about membership, publications, and other programs.

Information Table: In response to members' suggestions, this table will be set up in the registration area for information of interest to participants. Please send a copy of your announcement to the CMS Meetings Coordinator, 577 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5, facsimile (613) 565-1539, E-mail

All announcements require prior approval. Once approved, the participant may display up to 100 copies of the announcement. The participant is responsible for providing all copies for display and for removing any remaining copies before 3:00 p.m. on the last day of the meeting. After that time, all remaining material will be discarded.

Announcements may not be posted in the registration or meeting area. Personal distribution of announcements and announcements of events competing in time or place with the meeting program are not permitted.

This table is not meant for material promoting products or services for sale. Those wishing to promote products for sale should contact the Meetings Coordinator for information on the Joint Exhibit.

  Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts of talks will be published on-line and in the meeting programme.

Speakers are asked to submit their abstracts as soon as possible. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 10, 2005. The organizers appreciate the cooperation of all speakers in observing this important deadline.

Abstracts must be submitted by using the on-line form.

Abstracts for contributed papers should be sent to To better assist organizers, please include the 2000 AMS Subject Classification (

Speakers can also submit their abstracts by sending an E-mail to The subject line should contain the session name; the abstract should be copied into the body of the mail, using LaTeX coding if possible, adding the speaker's name, affiliation, email address and title of talk.


Electronic pre-registration

The registration form is also available from:

CMS Executive Office
577 King Edward
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5702
Fax: 613-565-1539

Payment for pre-registration may be made by cheque, or by VISA or MasterCard. Although registration fees are given in Canadian dollars, participants 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. Receipts will be provided at the meeting.

Until May 1 After May 1
Plenary/Prize/Public Lecturers $ 0 $ 0
Organizers $ 200.00 $ 265.00
Session Speakers $ 225.00 $ 295.00
Non-Members (fee includes CMS Membership) $ 373.00 $ 443.00
Members CMS/CSHPM/AMS/MAA $ 225.00 $ 295.00
One-day fee $ 150.00 $ 195.00
Postdocs/Students/Retired/Unemployed $ 100.00 $ 130.00
Teachers (K-12, CEGEP, College) $ 100.00 $ 130.00

Participants' Luncheon included $ 0 $ 0
Banquet (free for plenary/prize lecturers) $ 60.00 $ 60.00
CMS = Canadian Mathematical Society
CSHPM = Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics
AMS = American Mathematical Society
MAA = Mathematical Association of America

  Why Pre-register?

Wondering whether to pre-register or wait until you arrive? Here are some advantages to pre-registering.

  • reduced fees for early registration until May 1

  • your name appears on the list of participants on the meeting web site

  • your Meeting Package is waiting for you at the reception on Friday evening

  • no waiting in line early Saturday morning to process your registration!

  • banquet tickets are available now but may no longer be available on site

For all these reasons, we encourage you to pre-register. whether it be before or after the early registration deadline. If you'd like to pre-register and enjoy the above benefits, please visit our web site to use our online forms.

  Refund Policy

Participants 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 bookings be made early in order to avoid disappointment. All participants must make their own reservations. Blocks of rooms will be held at the locations given below until the date indicated. Reservations made after this date will be on a space available basis. Rates are per room per night and are quoted in Canadian dollars. The conference rate is usually available up to three days before and after the meeting; please quote the Group code. Reservations must be guaranteed by a one-night deposit or a major credit card.

For information on airport shuttle service to and from the Toronto and Hamilton airports, please see the airport transportation section below.

Waterloo Inn Hotel and Conference Centre

Booking deadline: April 29, 2005
475 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2J 2Z5
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 5% PST,
Group code: Canadian Mathematical Society (online registration form not available for group booking)
Phone: 519-884-0220, toll free: 1-800-361-4708
Fax: 519-884-0321
Parking: Free

$120.00 Single or double occupancy
Suites from $199.00 to $369.00

Best Western Hotel St. Jacob

Booking deadline: May 2, 2005
50 Benjamin Road East, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2V 2J9
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 5% PST
Group code: 102619, Canadian Mathematical Society
Phone: 519-884-9295; toll-free 1-800-972-5371
Fax: 519-884-2532
Parking: Free

$114.00 Single and double occupancy
$124.00 Triple occupancy
$134.00 Quadruple occupancy
Price includes breakfast buffet

Comfort Inn

Booking deadline: May 1, 2005
190 Weber St. N., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2J 3H4
Applicable taxes: 7 % GST, 5% PST
Phone: 519-747-9400
Fax: 519-747-2134
Parking: Free

$85.00 Quadruple occupancy
Price includes one $5.00 voucher for the Golden Griddle Restaurant (Phone: 519-885-5123) per room per night.

Ron Eydt Village (University Residence)

University of Waterloo, Box 16610, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2J 4C1
Phone: 519-884-5400
Fax: 519-746-7599
Parking: Free

$53.76 Single occupancy (all taxes included)
$36.96 Double occupancy, per person (all taxes included)

When making your reservation, please clarify payment and cancellation policies as these vary from hotel to hotel. You should get a confirmation number for future reference.

Additional information regarding accommodation choices will be posted to the meeting web site as it becomes available.

  Child Care

Information regarding available child care may be provided by the meeting hotels. Advance research and arrangements are recommended. Please contact the hotels directly to make enquiries.


Detailed information regarding the University of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, and the Province of Ontario, including tourism information, local weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for self-guided tours, are available at the following websites:

  Airport Transportation

Airways Transit provides shared ride door-to-door service between Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and the Toronto and Hamilton airports. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SERVICES.

For Toronto airport transfers we have obtained a reduced conference rate of $40.00 per person, one way, tax included. Please identify yourself as a CMS/CSHPM SUMMER 2005 MEETING delegate when making your reservation to receive this reduced fare. There is no conference rate available for Hamilton airport.

To Book Transfers to/from Toronto Airport

By phone:
519-886-2121 24 heures sur 24
Payment Options:

To Book Transfers to/from Hamilton Airport

By phone only: 519-886-2121 24 hours
Prepayment by credit card is required at time of booking. No shows are charged at full fare and cancellations made less than 12 hours prior to flight arrival or less than 12 hours prior to pick-up time will be charged at full fare.
Hamilton fares: 1 passenger: $65.00, 2 passengers: $90.00.
All fares are one way, tax included.

  Travel Grants

Limited funds are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other university. Preference is given to Canadian students. To apply for this funding, applicants should submit a letter written by their supervisor or departmental graduate advisor, providing the following: name of student, area of study and level, how the student will benefit from the meeting, whether or not the student be speaking, and what support is available from other sources.

This letter should be sent before April 10, 2005 to Applicants will be notified early in May of the funding decision.

If successful, the student will receive a cheque for reimbursement of expenses after the meeting and upon completion and submission of the standard Travel Expense Claim Form, along with appropriate original receipts.

For more information, please contact the Meeting Committee at


Support from the following is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information regarding support for this meeting will be posted to the meeting web site as it becomes available.

The Canadian Mathematical Society wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the Meeting Committee.


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