CMS Winter Meeting 2000
Vancouver, British Columbia
December 10 - 12, 2000
On behalf of the University of British Columbia, the Department of
Mathematics extends a warm welcome to all participants in the Winter
2000 Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).
Following the usual format, the meeting will include ten symposia,
contributed papers, seven plenary speakers, as well as Coxeter-James and
Doctoral Prize lectures. There will be a public lecture, in conjunction
with the Vancouver Institute, the Saturday evening preceding the meeting.
Another unusual feature of the meeting will be the premiere production of
the play ``Hypatia's Street Theatre,'' a drama based on historical and
The Public Lecture and the play will be presented on the campus of the
University of British Columbia. All other activities of the
meeting will be in the Hotel Vancouver, conveniently located in
downtown Vancouver, at 900 W. Georgia Street. The Hotel
Vancouver can be reached by taxi or bus from Vancouver
International Airport in less than 30 minutes.
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 September 2000 issue of the
CMS Notes and is also available on the website,
along with on-line forms for registration and submission of
Speakers should contact their organizers regarding their talk time.
Saturday, December 9, 8:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Institute
at Instructional Resources Centre, UBC
Roger Howe, Yale University
Chinese excellence in mathematics teaching: can we match it in North America?
Before the public lecture, there will be a welcoming reception
at the Hotel Vancouver from 5:30 to 7pm, Dec. 9, with a bus
service at 7pm from the Hotel to the UBC Campus.
A special session of the education symposium
will be held on Sunday, December 10, with local math teachers
invited to participate. Included will be a plenary lecture,
by Roger Howe, invited papers, and a panel discussion on the
subject of Mathematics Education East and West.
This will center on issues raised in Liping Ma's book Knowing and
Teaching Mathematics. This book was recently reviewed in the CMS
Notes by Ed Barbeau and the AMS Notices by Roger Howe, who will both
be in attendance, as will Liping Ma.
Hypatia's Street Theatre
This theatrical presentation, written by Klaus Hoechsmann
and Ted Galay, will be held at 8:00 pm on December 10 at the Frederic
Wood Theatre, on the UBC Campus. A bus service from the Hotel
Vancouver to the Theatre will be available.
Tickets will be complimentary to registrants.
Patrick Dehornoy (Caen)
Richard Durrett (Cornell)
Roger Howe (Yale) - Education plenary
Izabella Laba (UBC)
Stanley Pliska (UI Chicago)
Paul Roberts (Utah)
Peter Sarnak (Princeton) - Lecture cosponsored by Royal Society and PIMS.
CMS Coxeter-James Lecture
will be given by Damien Roy, University of Ottawa.
CMS Doctoral Prize lecture
will be given by Stephen Astels, University of Georgia.
Adrien Pouliot Award, in recognition of contributions
to mathematical education and popularization, will be presented
to Bernard Courteau, Université de Sherbrooke, at the banquet.
The CMS Distinguished Service Award will be presented to
Arthur Sherk, University of Toronto, at the banquet.
Contributed Papers Session
(Org: Kee Lam, University of British Columbia)
Contributed papers of 15 minutes duration are invited.
Abstracts for CMS contributed papers
should be prepared as specified below. For an abstract to be eligible,
the abstract must be received before October 15, 2000. For contributed papers, please remember that we cannot consider the abstract until registration fees are received.
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 email@example.com.
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 this
Please have this sent before October 31, 2000. This letter may be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be
notified early in November of the funding decision.
A welcoming reception will be held Saturday,
December 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
Hotel Vancouver, to welcome delegates and gather
for the bus to UBC, leaving at 7:15 p.m. for the
Public Lecture. There will also be a small reception
after the lecture.
The Delegates' Luncheon will be held
on Sunday, December 10, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at
the Hotel Vancouver.
A ticket to this luncheon is included in all registration fee
Everyone is also invited to a reception on Sunday, December 10,
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Vancouver, preceeding the
presentation of Hypatia's Street Theatre at UBC. Bus
service will be provided to and from this event.
A banquet will be held on Monday, December 11, from
7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Vancouver, preceded by a cash bar at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to this event are available at $50.00 each.
Coffee and juice will be available during the scheduled breaks.
For a complete listing of business meetings, including locations, please consult the event schedule, or the daily schedule.
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
The CMS Executive Committee Meeting will meet on
Friday, December 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 245 of the Hotel Vancouver.
The CMS Development Group Luncheon will be held
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 in the
Boardroom of the Hotel Vancouver.
The CMS Board of Directors meeting will be held
from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 in the
Tweedsmuir Room of the Hotel Vancouver.
There is no CMS General Meeting scheduled for this meeting.
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 at
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 by October 15, 2000.
The organizers appreciate the cooperation of all the speakers in observing this
Electronic submission of abstracts:
To submit your abstract, please go to the forms section 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:
October 15, 2000.
Registration forms will appear in the
September 2000 issue of the CMS Notes and are also available from:
CMS Winter 2000 Registration
CMS Executive Office
577 King Edward, Suite 109
P.O. Box 450, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1N 6N5
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 on or before
October 15 in order to qualify for reduced rates.
|Oct 15 ||Oct 15
| || ||
|Plenary speakers/prize lecturers ||$ 0 ||$ 0
|Session speakers ||200 ||200
|Organizers ||135 ||135
|Non-members ||400 ||520
|CMS/AMS/MAA/CSHPM members with grants ||270 ||350
|CMS/AMS/MAA/CSHPM members without grants ||135 ||175
|One-day fee ||135 ||175
|Postdocs, retired ||100 ||130
|Students, unemployed ||50 ||50
|Banquet (free for plenary/prize speakers) ||50 ||50
|CMS = Canadian Mathematical Society
|AMS = American Mathematical Society
|MAA = Mathematical Association of America
|CSHPM = Canadian Society for History and
| Philosophy of Mathematics