CMS Summer 2006 Meeting
Host: University of Calgary
Westin Hotel
Calgary, Alberta
June 3 - 5, 2006

On behalf of the University of Calgary, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites the mathematical community to the Summer 2006 Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).

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

All activities and scientific talks will be held at the Westin Hotel and the Delta Bow Valley Hotel.

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 2006 issue of the CMS Notes, and are available on this web site, which also provides an on-line form for submission of abstracts.

  Prizes and Awards

  Plenary Speakers


  Contributed Papers Session

  Business Meetings

Schedule - Business Meetings

The CMS will be holding the following business meetings:
Executive Committee Meeting: Thursday, June 1, Westin Hotel
Development Group Luncheon: Friday, June 2, Delta Bow Valley
Board of Directors Meeting: Friday, June 2, Delta Bow Valley
Annual General Meeting: Sunday, June 4, Westin Hotel

  Social Events

Schedule - Social Events

The CMS will be holding the following social events:
Welcoming Reception: Friday, June 2, Delta Bow Valley
Participants' Social: Saturday, June 3, Westin Hotel
Banquet: Sunday, June 4, Heritage Park
Complimentary coffee and juice will be available during the scheduled breaks.

  Related Activities

University of Waterloo Alumni Luncheon

Saturday, June 3, 2006, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Belaire Room, Westin Hotel

This complimentary lunch is available for UW Alumni but advance registration required by May 30th. Please contact Pat Cunningham, Math Alumni Officer, email:


Exhibits will be open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in the registration area.

The Joint 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.

We invite participants to visit the CMS Membership Booth and Book Display, located in the registration area. A representative will be available from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm to answer questions about membership, publications, and other programs.

An Information Table will be set up in the registration area to display 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 pm 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

For abstracts of talks to be published on-line and in the meeting programme, they have to be submitted by April 10, 2006, using the on-line form. The organizers appreciate the cooperation of all speakers in observing this important deadline.


Electronic Registration

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

Payment 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 by April 30 in order to qualify for reduced rates. In order for your payment to be processed before the meeting, it has to be received by May 26. Receipts will be provided at the meeting.

Reduced rate Regular rate
Prize Lecturer (incl. 2 free banquet tickets) $ 0   $ 0  
Plenary and Public Lecturer (incl. 1 free banquet ticket) $ 0   $ 0  
Member CMS/AMS/MAA $ 235   $ 305  
Non-Member (incl. free CMS Membership for 2006) $ 385   $ 455  
Session Organizer/Speaker $ 235   $ 305  
Postdoc $ 130   $ 170  
Teacher (K-12, CEGEP, College) $ 95   $ 125  
Retired $ 95   $ 125  
Student $ 75   $ 95  
Unemployed $ 95   $ 125  
One-day fee (available onsite only) n/a   $ 175  
Banquet $ 60   $ 60  

CMS = Canadian Mathematical Society
AMS = American Mathematical Society
MAA = Mathematical Association of America

  Advantages to Pre-Registration

  Refund Policy

Participants wishing to cancel their registration must notify the CMS Executive Office in writing by May 26 to receive a refund less a $40 processing fee. Those whose contributed paper has not been accepted will upon request be fully refunded.


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.

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 as it becomes available.

Westin Hotel
Booking deadline: April 30, 2006
Group code: Canadian Mathematical Society
Please contact the hotel directly at 403-266-1611.
320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary T2P 2S6
Phone 403-266-1611
Fax 403-233-7471
Rates (single or double occupancy):
Traditional Main Building - $135.00, Tower Deluxe - $162.00, Junior Suite - $205.00
$20.00 per night for each additional person, maximum occupancy per room is 4 people.
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 5% Provincial Room Tax
No charge for children up to age 18 who share a room with their parents; children under 12 get a gift bag at check in; a kids club menu is available in the Terrace restaurant.
Weekday: Self parking - $19, Valet parking - $27
Weekend: Self parking - $10, Valet Parking - $15
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm

Delta Bow Valley
Booking deadline: April 30, 2006
Group code: GLMATH
Please contact the hotel directly at 403-266-1980.
209-4th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0C6
Phone: 403-266-1980
Fax 403-205-5460
Rates (single or double occupancy):
Regular Room - $99.00, Premier Room - $124.00, Deluxe Room - $134.00, Deluxe Premier Room - $149.00
$15.00 per night for each additional person, maximum occupancy per room is 4 people.
No charge for a maximum of 2 children up to age 18 who share a room with their parents. Children 6 years and under can enjoy a complimentary meal with an accompanying adult who is enjoying an entrée. Children 7 - 12 years of age may enjoy 50% off our adult menu with children size portion when an accompanying adult is enjoying an entree with them. The restaurant also offers a children's menu at $5.95 with all entrees.
Monday to Thursday: Self Parking - $14; Valet Parking - $17
Friday to Sunday: Self-Parking - $8; Valet Parking - $11
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm

University Residence
Please contact Conference Housing at(403) 220-3203 or for details and availability.

  Child Care

Westin Hotel

The Front Desk can provide contact information for child care services.

Delta Bow Valley

The Hotel offers a Children's Creative Centre on weekends (Saturday & Sunday). Children can enjoy games, crafts, and fun in a supervised environment. This service is complimentary during your stay.

Please contact the hotels directly for further information regarding child care. Advance research and arrangements are recommended.


A taxi fare from the airport to downtown costs approximately $28.00.
Airport Shuttle Express: one-way - $12.00 (plus taxes), round trip - $20.00 (plus taxes)
Reservations for the airport shuttle must be made before hand.

Budget Car Rental offers a convention rate for all meeting participants. Cars can be picked up at the airport, downtown or be delivered directly to the hotel. To make reservations, please call (403) 226-1550 and quote the rate code "CMS".

Legendary Tours offers a daily sightseeing tour to Banff & Lake Louise for a reduced rate of $79.00 per person. The tour operator can be reached at (403) 777-0777 or at Please indicate that you are a participant at this meeting.

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

  Graduate Student Support

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, 2006 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 as it becomes available.

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