Canada places sixth at Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (May 19)
Ten remarkable mathematics students earned sixth place for Canada in the 27th Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad (APMO). Over 300 students from more than 30 countries wrote the four-hour APMO exam on March 9. “I am incredibly proud of our students,” said International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Chair Dorette Pronk. “Placing sixth overall is a huge accomplishment and these students have worked very hard to compete at this level.”
CMS talks math with teachers at Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Annual Conference (May 11)
The Canadian Mathematical Society took part in the 2015 Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME) Annual Conference at Humber College from May 7 to 8. CMS staff spoke with math teachers from across the province about math competitions, camps and educational resources. The CMS values its partnership with Ontario teachers, who are crucial in organizing and facilitating national programs such as the Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematical Challenge (COMC) competition, CMS math camps and the recently launched and well-received math T-shirt design contest.
Top seven Canadian ‘mathletes’ conquer Olympiad-level national competition (May 7)
The top Canadian mathematical minds were revealed with the results of the 47th Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO), which was held on April 1, 2015. The top three students were Alexander Whatley (1st Prize), Kevin Sun (2nd Prize) and Bill Yan Huang (3rd Prize). Four students received honourable mention for their outstanding CMO results including: Caleb Ji, Michael Pang, Zhuoqun (Alex) Song and Kai Sun.
CMS releases 2014 Math Camps Report (Apr 29)
The CMS collaborates with universities across Canada to organize and host a series of math camps each year. Camps are designed to help students develop their mathematical knowledge in an engaging, challenging and -most importantly -fun atmosphere. In 2014, a total of 27 camps were held across the country with over 1,000 students participating.
2015 Doctoral Prize recognizes two remarkable Ontario graduates (Apr 28)
Two outstanding mathematicians Yuval Filmus (University of Toronto) and Hector H. Pasten Vasquez (Queen’s University) have been awarded with the 2015 Doctoral Prize. Yuval’s research is predominately focused in the area of extremal combinatorics and Hector completed his doctorate focused on number theory and logic. This is the first time that the Canadian Mathematical Society has awarded the Doctoral Prize to two recipients.
2015 Jeffery-Williams Prize winner Alejandro Adem sees the beauty in mathematics (Apr 13)
Alejandro Adem (UBC), one of the world’s leading experts in group cohomology and the geometry of group actions, is the recipient of the 2015 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize. Alejandro is fascinated by the deep mathematics and beauty associated to symmetry groups, which manifest themselves both in nature and across a variety of scientific disciplines. He has supervised numerous students and postdocs, including 20 at the PhD level and has delivered over 300 lectures around the world.