For the Public Lecture,
please consult the main page.
The Organizing Committee has planned activities on the
Theme I: Comparison of experiences
Presentation of what is done in the different regions of the country and abroad. Plenary activities only.
Plenary: Frederick Leung
(Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong)
Presentation of Regional Situations
Moderator: Tom O'Shea
Theme II: Critical thinking
This theme is on curriculum: "Mathematics to stimulate the brain: mathematics to
enable students to function and innovate in the modern world"
Format: plenary lecture, plenary response, then working groups.
Plenary: Jean-Pierre Kahane (Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Theme III: Mathematics in the modern school: goals and challenges
Theme III comprises a panel on the many issues in schools, then working groups.
Panel: Ravi Vakil, Corinne Jetté, André Deschênes and Kanwal Neel
(Stanford, Concordia Native Access Engineering Program, Petit Séminaire de Québec, British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers)
Theme IV: Teachers' education and development
Format: plenary lecture, followed by working groups
Plenary: Hyman Bass and Deborah Ball (Michigan)
Theme V: Summing up with a vision for the future
How to bring the ideas of the Forum to the public. Going to the second Forum.
Format: all activities are plenary. The morning starts with a panel.
Going to the second Forum: how to increase the
collaboration of mathematics educators across educational and across
Facilitator: Katherine Heinrich (University of Regina)
- Bernard Hodgson
(Secretary General of ICMI and Université Laval)
Should we consider a Canadian subcommission for ICMI?
- John Grant McLoughlin (University of New-Brunswick)
How to have closer connections between universities and school
- Stewart Craven (District-wide Coordinator, Mathematics/Numeracy,
How teachers associations could decide to collaborate more
- Malgorzata Dubiel (Simon Fraser University)
How to bring the ideas of the forum to the public? How to
raise awareness of the importance of learning mathematics in schools?
- Isabelle Blain (Vice-president at NSERC)
- Ivar Ekeland (Professor, UBC)
- Véronique Morin (Radio-Canada, President of Canadian Association of
- Heather Sokoloff (The National Post)