McGill University, December 4 - 7, 2015
CMS Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, December 5, 13:00 - 14:30
Saveur, Hyatt Regency Montreal
The CMS Town Hall meeting will occur on Saturday, December 5, from 13:00 - 14:30. All CMS members and meeting participants are invited to join the CMS Executive to engage on upcoming plans and to discuss any interests or concerns that members of our community may have. A light lunch will be provided.
Unlike the CMS' AGM that focuses on what was achieved last year, this meeting focuses on what lies ahead. There will be a short presentation followed by questions and answers. This is an opportunity for participants to get together with the CMS Executive and discuss emerging issues as well as directly voice their opinions, concerns and interests.NSERC will present a cohesive presentation of Discovery Grants in mathematical sciences, with updates on the Collaborative and Thematic Resources Support in Mathematics and Statistics and the Innovation Platform (both linked to the Mathematics and Statistics communities’ Long Range Plan). It will further provide details describing the progress being made through the Innovation Platform, the opportunities it is creating for building relationships with companies, and how to obtain support for those projects.
Sunday, December 6, 13:00 - 14:30
Saveur, Hyatt Regency, Montreal
McGraw-Hill Education together with University of Manitoba Instructor, Researcher and Guest Speaker - Darja Kalajdzievska - present ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL).
A properly administered placement process places students into the courses in which they belong based on the skills that they demonstrate. Proper placement can save institutions and students significant money and can be the key element in student success! Many schools currently place students using standardized test scores, home-grown written or online exams, or other placement products. ALEKS PPL differs from all of these.
Learn more about ALEKS PPL here, and enjoy Lunch on Sunday, December 6 to hear from Darja Kalajdzievska – how the University of Manitoba Reimagined Math Placement with ALEKS
CMS Awards Banquet
Sunday, December 6
Reception 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner 7:30pm - 10:15pm
Grand Salon A, Hyatt Regency Montreal
The Canadian Mathematical Society invites you to their awards banquet to highlight exceptional performance in the area of mathematical research and education. Prizes will be awarded during the event. The reception and banquet will follow with entertainment featuring a talented jazz band from Montréal.
Meet other women mathematicians, participate in a panel discussion on how we can support and encourage one another.
The CMS Women in Mathematics Committee invite you to enjoy breakfast together with other women mathematicians and listen to (and participate in) a panel discussion on issues of importance to you. Students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and non-academic professionals are all welcome! There is no charge, but the number of available breakfasts will be limited.
This event is hosted by the CMS Women in Mathematics Committee and is open to all women registered in the conference. There is no charge and no preregistration is required.
Did you miss the event? Click here to see Jenna Carpenter's(MAA) presentation on the status of women mathematicians in Canada.
Friday December 4
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Soprano C, Hyatt Regency Montreal
During the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, the Institutes Innovation Platform (IIP, including PIMS, the Fields Institute, and the CRM) invites you to participate in its job fair. The event will take place on Friday, December 4, at 7PM, at the Hyatt Regency hotel (1255 Jeanne-Mance Street, room Soprano C, 4th floor).
During this event, potential employers and job offers in mathematical sectors (operations research, statistics, analysis, actuarial sciences, scientific research, etc.) or similar fields will be presented. Coffee and appetizers will be served. We suggest you bring some paper versions of your résumé (featuring your degrees, experience, and other qualifications). An electronic version of your résumé could be useful as well.
For more details or simply to confirm your presence, please send your name and affiliation to Stéphane Rouillon, Partnerships Development Officer, at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in the event is free.