Summer camp lets students explore the ‘power and beauty’ of math (Jun 30)
The University of Ottawa recently hosted a mathematics camp from June 25 to 30 in partnership with the Canadian Mathematical Society. Almost 50 grade ten students in Ontario and Québec who were interested in mathematics attended the residential camp. "The camp is an opportunity to give the students a flavour of the power and beauty of mathematics,” said camp co-organizer and University of Ottawa mathematics professor Joseph Khoury. The bilingual camp gives participants an opportunity to play mathematical games, make new friends and hone their mathematics skills. Every summer the CMS stages almost 30 camps for over 1,000 students, in partnership with Canadian universities across the country. Students who attend the camps leave with new friends, new ideas and a new outlook on mathematics.
Math Team Canada prepares for International Mathematical Olympiad in Banff (Jun 19)
Math Team Canada will be in Banff, Alberta for two weeks of intensive training at the Banff International Research Institute (BIRS) from June 21 to July 5. The 2015 Summer IMO Training Camp will allow Math Team Canada members to bond and prepare for the IMO in Thailand with their team leaders. The team will compete at the IMO in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4 to 16, 2015.
Two new ATOM releases (Jun 17)
Volume XIV - Sequences and Series by Margo Kondratieva with Justin Rowsell and Volume XV - Géométrie plane, avec des nombres by Michel Bataille (first French title in the ATOM series!). Order your copies today.
Top six Canadian mathematics students selected for Math Team Canada (Jun 12)
Six of the country’s best mathematical students will represent Canada this year as part of Math Team Canada. Yan (Bill) Huang (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South), Michael Pang (Fort Richmond Collegiate), Zhuo Qun (Alex) Song (Phillips Exeter Academy), Kevin Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), Alexander Whatley (North Houston Academy of Science and Mathematics) and Jinhao (Hunter) Xu (University Hill Secondary School) will represent Canada at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in July.
CMS provides support for students to attend advanced graduate math seminar in Montreal (Jun 10)
The CMS is pleased to support the annual Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (SMS). The SMS is a high-level summer seminar in pure and applied mathematics at the University of Montreal. The school runs for two weeks every year and is a joint endeavor of the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, the Fields Institute, the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. It also receives support from the Institut des Sciences Mathématiques (Montréal), the University of Montréal and the CMS. Two students attending a Canadian institute will receive scholarships from the CMS to participate in the SMS from June 15 to 26. The SMS is currently seeking applications for potential organizers of the 2017 summer school.
Election Results (Jun 9)
Twelve (12) officers and directors have been elected to the CMS Board of Directors and Executive, as a result of the 2015 election that was held on June 6, 2015 at the CMS Annual General Meeting. The CMS would like to thank all members who voted in the advance poll and at the AGM.