Women in Mathematics

The Women in Mathematics Committee of the CMS is please to highlight high quality resources on the web for and about women in mathematics. We have particular interest in resources offered to or by Canadians.

Resource lists: CWiMAC workshops   Education  Biographies   Organisations   Books   Miscellaneous

Mentor Network
The goal of the Mentor Network of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to match mentors, both men and women, with girls and women who are interested in mathematics or who are pursuing careers in mathematics. The network links mentors with women in various groups including recent PhD’s, graduate and undergraduate students and is open to both members and non-members of the AWM. CMS members who are interested in becoming mentors or would like to request a mentor can visit the mentor network website and fill out the corresponding form.

Women in Math Poster
As part of its celebrations of the World Mathematical Year in 2000, the CMS sponsored the creation of a poster on women in mathematics. The poster features six outstanding women mathematicians who were awarded the Krieger-Nelson Prize from 1995 to 2000. This prize is awarded annually by the CMS for distinguished research by women in mathematics and honours the careers of Cecelia Krieger and Evelyn Nelson. You can download a full-size version of the poster in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. 

Women in Math and the Global Pandemic

The CMS expresses its support for the letter published by the European Women in Mathematics recognising the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on female mathematicians. The letter has been backed by many mathematicians and mathematical associations.

There are several studies that demonstrate that the global pandemic has widened the existing social and economic gaps based on gender and race in the society. For more information you can consult the following links:

Monitoring Women’s Scholarly Production During the COVID-19 Pandemic;
Gender, Race and Parenthood Impact Academic Productivity during the COVID-19 Pandemic;
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the STEM Workforce.

If you have a Women in Math Event or news regarding women in math that you would like to share with the community, contact the CMS office at office@cms.math.ca