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December 10, 2010

Canada’s Math Score a Cause for Concern

The global test scores released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week indicate that when it comes to math, the world is catching up on us. The PISA (Program for International Assessment) results showed Canada ranking in tenth place among 70 countries in math skills, down from seventh place in 2006.

November 3, 2010

2010 CMS G. de B. Robinson Award Winners

The CMS is pleased to announce that Andrew Toms (Purdue University) and Wilhelm Winter (University of Nottingham) are the winners of the 2010 G. de B. Robinson Award. The G. de B. Robinson Award was inaugurated to recognize the publication of excellent papers in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin and to encourage the submission of the highest quality papers to these journals.

October 14, 2010

Robert Woodrow to Receive CMS 2010 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

The CMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Woodrow of the University of Calgary is the recipient of the 2010 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community and, in particular, to the Canadian Mathematical Society.

September 24, 2010

Benjamin Young to Receive CMS 2010 Doctoral Prize

The CMS is pleased to announce that Benjamin Young is the recipient of the 2010 Doctoral Prize. The CMS Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student. Young will receive his award and present a plenary lecture at the 2010 CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver.

August 11, 2010

Miroslav Lovric to Receive CMS 2010 Adrien Pouliot Award

The CMS is pleased to announce that Miroslav Lovric from McMaster University is the recipient of the 2010 Adrien Pouliot Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to mathematics education in Canada.

July 13, 2010

Math Team Canada brings home Gold

A team of six Canadian high school students have placed 13th overall at the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 5 to July 14. The team competed against students from 96 other countries and was awarded two gold, one silver and two bronze medals, and one honourable mention.

July 12, 2010

Thousands participate in Canada's national student math challenge

In November 2009, 8,400 students from across Canada and abroad competed for top honours in the 2009 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC). Nine students earned top honours, sixteen students were named provincial winners, and almost 140 other students were awarded medals.

June 27, 2010

Canadian Team selected for the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad

The CMS, with the support of the Imperial Oil Foundation and other corporate and provincial sponsors, has chosen six of Canada’s brightest and best math students to represent Canada at the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), being held this year in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 2 to July 14. The IMO is the student world championship of mathematics.

May 25, 2010

42nd Canadian Mathematical Olympiad winners led by grade seven student

The CMS, with the support of Sun Life Financial, is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the CMO. Eight students earned top honours and first prize was claimed by Alex Song, who is only 13 years old.

March 23, 2010

Bálint Virág to Receive CMS 2010 Coxeter-James Prize for Research Excellence

The CMS is pleased to announce that Bálint Virág from the University of Toronto is the recipient of the 2010 Coxeter-James Prize. The prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.

March 16, 2010

Nassif Ghoussoub to Receive 2010 David Borwein Distinguished Career Award

The CMS is pleased to announce that Nassif Ghoussoub from the University of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2010 CMS David Borwein Distinguished Career Award. The award was created in 2004 to recognize individuals who have made exceptional, broad, and continued contributions to Canadian mathematics.

March 9, 2010

Kai Behrend to Receive CMS 2011 Jeffery-Williams Prize for Research Excellence

The CMS is pleased to announce that Kai Behrend from the University of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2011 Jeffery-Williams Prize. The prize was inaugurated in 1968 to recognize established mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.

March 2, 2010

Jennifer Hyndman to Receive the 2010 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award

The CMS is pleased to award the 2010 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor Jennifer Hyndman, Mathematics Program, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The award focuses on the recipient's proven excellence as a teacher at the undergraduate level as exemplified by unusual effectiveness in the classroom and/or commitment and dedication to teaching and to students.

February 25, 2010

Rachel Kuske to Receive CMS 2011 Krieger-Nelson Prize for Research Excellence

The CMS is pleased to announce that Rachel Kuske from the University of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2011 Krieger-Nelson Prize. The prize was inaugurated in 1995 by the CMS to recognize female mathematicians who have made an outstanding contribution to mathematical research.

October 29, 2009

2009 CMS G. de B. Robinson Award Winners

The CMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Vladimir Manuilov (Moscow State University) and Dr. Klaus Thomsen (Aarhus University) are the winners of the 2009 G. de B. Robinson Award. The G. de B. Robinson Award was inaugurated to recognize the publication of excellent papers in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin and to encourage the submission of the highest quality papers to these journals.

October 21, 2009

Christiane Rousseau to Receive the 2009 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Christiane Rousseau, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (University of Montreal) will receive the Society's 2009 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service.

September 1, 2009

York University Professor Garners National Education Award

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Professor Walter Whiteley of York University is the recipient of the 2009 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mathematics education.

July 22, 2009

Canadian Math Students Win Olympiad Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

In competition with students from 103 other countries, a team of six Canadian high school students performed exceptionally well, winning one gold, three silver and two bronze medals, at the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad held recently in Bremen, Germany. The strong performance gave Canada an overall 18th place finish and the highest overall student performance in over fifteen years.

June 29, 2009

Canadian Mathletes train at U of C and the Banff International Research Station before heading to the IMO

Six of Canada's most gifted high-school students in Mathematics are honing their skills at a training camp at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) before heading to Bremen, Germany to represent Canada at the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the world prestigious championship in Mathematics.

May 29, 2009

Canadian Team for the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad

Six students selected to represent Canada at the 2009 International Mathematical Olympiad in Breman, Germany.

May 14, 2009

41st Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Winners

Eight students receive top honours in the 41st Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO).

April 27, 2009

Canadian Mathematical Society's 2009 Doctoral Prize Winner

The CMS is pleased to award the 2009 CMS Doctoral Prize to Dr. Mark Braverman (Toronto). The award will be presented at the Society's Winter Meeting in Windsor, Ontario (December 2009).

April 3, 2009

Three Honoured for Outstanding Research Achievements

The CMS has selected Lia Bronsard as the recipient of the 2010 Krieger-Nelson Prize, Mikhail Lyubich as the recipient of the 2010 Jeffery-Williams Prize, and Patrick Brosnan as the winner of the 2009 Coxeter-James Prize.

February 26, 2009

Bill Sands receives the 2008 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

Dr. Bill Sands, of the University of Calgary, is the recipient of the Canadian Mathematical Society's 2008 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. The award was created to recognize individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community and, in particular, to the CMS.

February 5, 2009

Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge Champions 2008

Eight students earn top honours and nineteen students named provincial winners in the 2008 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC). The COMC is organized and administered by the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) in collaboration with the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (University of Waterloo).

January 26, 2009

David Poole to receive the 2009 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to award the 2009 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor David Poole, Department of Mathematics, Trent University. The prize recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions in teaching at the post-secondary undergraduate level at a Canadian institution.

October 15, 2008

2008 CMS David Borwein Distinguished Career Award Winner

The CMS is pleased to award the 2008 CMS David Borwein Distinguished Career Award to Dr. Hermann Brunner (Memorial University of Newfoundland). The award recognizes the career of an individual who has made an exceptional, broad, and continued contribution to mathematics.

October 3, 2008

2008 CMS G. de B. Robinson Award Winners

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Dmitry Jakobson of McGill University, Dr. Nikolai Nadirashvili of CNRS (Marseille) and Dr. Iosif Polterovich of the Université de Montréal are the winners of the 2008 G. de B. Robinson Award.

September 11, 2008

2008 CMS Doctoral Prize Winner announced

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to award the 2008 CMS Doctoral Prize to Dr. Matthew Greenberg (Calgary). The award will be presented at the Society’s Winter Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario (December 2008).

July 22, 2008
All Canadian students win medals at the 49th International Mathematical Olympiad in Madrid, Spain
  • In competition with students from 96 other countries, Canadian high school students have done extremely well with all six students winning medals, two silver and four bronze.
July 9, 2008
Harley Weston to receive the 2008 CMS Adrien Pouliot Award (July 9)
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Professor Harley Weston of the University of Regina is the winner of the 2008 Adrien Pouliot Award. Dr. Weston will receive the award at the Society’s 2008 Winter Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
June 27, 2008
Canada's Olympic "mathletes" at the Fields Institute
  • Six of Canada's top minds in high school mathematics will be in training at Wilfrid Laurier University from June 27th in preparation for the 49th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which will be held in Madrid, Spain, from July 10-22, 2008.
May 30, 2008
49th International Mathematical Olympiad Team
  • Six of Canada's best high school mathematics students have been chosen to represent their country at the 49th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Madrid, Spain.
May 29, 2008
Showcasing Canada's Math Expertise on the International Stage
  • Canada's leading math organizations are taking part in an international conference in Montréal where mathematical scientists from Canada and France will share the latest developments in key research areas including network security, financial and risk management and biomedical sciences.
May 26, 2008
40th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Winners
  • Eight students receive top honours in the 40th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO).
April 10, 2008
Three Honoured For Exceptional Research Achievements
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has selected Yael Karshon as the recipient of the 2009 Krieger-Nelson Prize, Stephen Kudla as the recipient of the 2009 Jeffery-Williams Prize, and Ravi Vakil as the winner of the 2008 Coxeter-James Prize.
March 12, 2008
Edward Bierstone to Receive the 2008 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to award the 2008 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor Edward Bierstone of the University of Toronto's Department of Mathematics.
January 31, 2008
Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge Champions
  • Seven students earn top honours and 16 students named provincial winners in the 2007 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
November 9, 2007
Canadian Mathematical Society's 2007 G. de B. Robinson Award
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald van Luijk of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia is the winner of the 2007 G. de B. Robinson Award.
October 23, 2007
Sun Life Financial to Become Title Sponsor of Canadian Mathematical Society's Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society and Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial services organization, announced today that Sun Life has agreed to become the Title Sponsor of the Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge.
October 22, 2007
University of Lethbridge and the Canadian Mathematical Society Establish the Jiping (Jim) Liu Memorial Travel Fund
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and the University of Lethbridge announced today the establishment of an annual fund in memory of the late Dr. Jiping (Jim) Liu.
August 15, 2007
2007 Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Graham Wright
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society has awarded the 2007 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Graham P. Wright of the University of Ottawa.
July 31, 2007
Canada wins one silver and three bronze medals at the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • In competition with students from 92 other countries, Canadian high school students have done extremely well. Four students won medals and one student received an honourable mention at the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hanoi, Vietnam, from July 19 to July 31, 2007.
July 17, 2007
Canadian Mathematical Society's 2007 Adrien Pouliot Prize winner
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Professor Richard Nowakowski of Dalhousie University is the winner of the 2007 Adrien Pouliot Award.
July 10, 2007
Canada's Olympic "mathletes" flex their brains at U of C
  • Six of Canada's top minds in high school mathematics are training at the University of Calgary this week in preparation for the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 19-31, 2007.
May 29, 2007
Six Students Selected to Represent Canada at the 2007 International Mathematical Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Six of Canada's best high school mathematics students have been chosen to represent their country at the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
May 25, 2007
Canadian Mathematical Society's 2007 Doctoral Prize Winner
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to award the 2007 CMS Doctoral Prize to Dr. Lap Chi Lau.
May 25, 2007
39th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Winners
  • Seven students receive top honours in the 39th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO).
May 4, 2007
Brian Forrest to Receive the 2007 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to award the 2007 CMS Excellence in Teaching Prize to Professor Brian Forrest, of the University of Waterloo's Department of Pure Mathematics.
March 13, 2007
Three Honoured For Exceptional Research Achievements
  • The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has selected Martin Barlow as the recipient of the 2008 Jeffery-Williams Prize, Izabella Laba as the recipient of the 2008 Krieger-Nelson Prize, and Vinayak Vastal as the winner of the 2007 Coxeter-James Prize.
March 5, 2007
Eleventh Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge Champions
  • Five students earn top honours and 16 students named provincial winners in the 2006 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
September 19, 2006
Dr. Richard Kane named the recipient of two CMS awards for outstanding achievements
  • Dr. Richard Kane, of the University of Western Ontario, is the winner of inaugural David Borwein Distinguished Career Award. At the same time, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has named Dr. Kane the recipient of the 2006 CMS Distinguished Service Award.
August 29, 2006
Three Honoured for Outstanding Achievements
  • The recipient of the Canadian Mathematical Society's Adrien Pouliot Award for 2006 is Dr. Peter Taylor (Queen's University). Dr. Michael Newman (University of Waterloo) is the winner of the 2006 Doctoral Prize and Dr. Malcolm Harper (Champlain College, St Lambert) is the winner of the 2006 G. de B. Robinson Prize.
July 18, 2006
Canada wins five silver and one bronze medal at the 47th International Mathematical Olympiad in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Competing against students from 90 other countries, Canadian high school students have done extremely well with all six students winning medals at the 47th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
June 27, 2006
Canada's Olympic "mathletes" training at Dalhousie University
  • Canada's best high school math students are training at Dalhousie University this week for the 47th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 6 to July 18, 2006.

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