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Veselin Jungic Receives the 2020 Adrien Pouliot Award

(Jul 3, 2020) OTTAWA – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Veselin Jungic of Simon Fraser University is the recipient of the 2020 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to mathematics education. The award will be presented at the 2020 CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal.

Canadian Mathematical Society’s 2020 Class of Fellows Announced

(Jun 26, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the 2020 Class of Fellows consisting of 9 members from the Canadian mathematical community. The 2020 Class of Fellows will be recognized at the CMS Winter Meeting Banquet in Montreal on Sunday, December 6th, 2020.

The CMS Thanks Mark Lewis for His Service and Welcomes Javad Mashreghi as the New President

(Jun 23, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society announces the end of Mark Lewis’s mandate as the Society’s President and welcomes the new president, Javad Mashreghi.

Dr. Claude Levesque to Receive the 2020 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

(Jun 16, 2020) Ottawa (ON) ─ The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Claude Levesque (Laval) has been named the recipient of the 2020 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service.

The CMS Launches Its Brand New Website!

(Jun 4, 2020) The CMS is proud to announce the launch of its brand new website. The website is the fruit of many months of hard work by the CMS staff. The new website is bilingual to conform to the mandate of the Canadian Mathematical Society and is now on a new, user-friendly platform, WordPress.

A Message from the CMS President Regarding Anti-Black Racism in Canada and the United States

(Jun 3, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) condemns anti-Black racism and stands in support of Black communities. We join them in demanding justice and equity for all those who are racialized in our society. We must share the responsibility of changing our world for the better and must also examine our own biases as part of that effort.

CMS Stands in Solidarity with Black Mathematicians and Students

(Jun 2, 2020) In light of the recent events in the United States and the killing of yet another Black person at the hands of the police, the CMS acknowledges that these incidents are not isolated to the United States, and that Canada too has a long way to go to achieve racial equality. In these difficult moments, the Society stands in solidarity with our Black members and Black students all over Canada and denounces anti-Black racism, violence and injustice.

Dr. Malabika Pramanik Appointed the Director of Banff International Research Station

(May 26, 2020) CMS is proud to learn that the Society’s Director VP of Pacific, Malabika Pramanik, has been named the next Director of the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).

Creative Mathematical Skills Awarded at the 52nd Canadian Mathematical Olympiad and the 1st Canadian Junior Mathematical Olympiad

(May 22, 2020) Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the results of the 52nd Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) and the 1st Canadian Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

CJM Vol. 72 Issue 3 (June 2020) has been published

(May 19, 2020) Canadian Journal of Mathematics Vol. 72 Issue 3 (June 2020) is available now on Cambridge Core for subscribers.

Canadian Girls' Math Team Wins Two Medals and an Honourable Mention at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

(Apr 21, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Girls’ Math Team Canada has won one Silver, one Bronze and an Honourable Mention in the 2020 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).

CMS Office Remains Open through Telework

(Apr 17, 2020) As per the advice of Canadian public health authorities and for the safety of our staff and their families the CMS office will continue to provide support to the Canadian mathematical community through teleworking.

Dr. Duncan Dauvergne Named 2020 Recipient of the CMS Doctoral Prize

(Apr 3, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Duncan Dauvergne (Princeton) is named the 2020 Doctoral Prize recipient. Dr. Dauvergne will present a prize lecture and receive his award at the CMS Winter meeting in Montreal, Québec, December 4-7, 2020.

Postponement of 2020 CMS 75th Anniversary Summer Meeting

(Mar 27, 2020) The CMS has decided to postpone the 2020 CMS 75th anniversary Summer Meeting that was to take place this June 2020 to summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esteemed Mathematician, Richard Kenneth Guy, Dies at 103

(Mar 16, 2020) Richard Kenneth Guy, an esteemed mathematician, an “inquisitive problem solver” and a CMS lifetime member passed away on March 9, 2020. He will be missed by the CMS and the mathematical community.

COVID-19 Update

(Mar 12, 2020) Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Canada, many of you may have questions about the impact on the 75th CMS Anniversary Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Indigenous Scholarship – Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT)

(Mar 5, 2020) Up to five scholarships, each valued at a maximum of $15,000, will be awarded annually to students entering into the Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program at the University of Waterloo.

CMS Doctoral Prize to be renamed CMS Blair Spearman Doctoral Prize

(Mar 4, 2020) Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that as of 2021, the CMS Doctoral Prize will be renamed the CMS Blair Spearman Doctoral Prize in honour of the late mathematician, Dr. Blair Kenneth Spearman.

Dr. Jacopo De Simoi to receive the 2020 Coxeter-James Prize

(Feb 19, 2020) OTTAWA (ON) – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacopo De Simoi (Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2020 Coxeter-James Prize for his work in the area of dynamical systems. Dr. De Simoi will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, December 4-7, 2020.

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai to receive the 2020 Krieger-Nelson Prize

(Feb 14, 2020) Ottawa (ON) – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai (UBC) has been named the recipient of the 2020 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Dr. Ramdorai will receive her award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Summer Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, June 5-8, 2020.

Professor Jucheng Wei to Receive the 2020 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize

(Feb 11, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Juncheng Wei (UBC) has been named the recipient of the 2020 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize for his exceptional contributions to the theoretical development and interdisciplinary applications of nonlinear partial differential equations. Dr. Wei will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Summer Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, June 5-8, 2020.

More than 7,000 Students Take Part in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

(Jan 16, 2020) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC). The COMC is supported by the Actuarial Profession, particularly the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

Dr. Joseph Khoury to receive the 2020 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award

(Jan 14, 2020) OTTAWA, ON- The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Khoury (UOttawa) has been named the 2020 recipient of the CMS Excellence in Teaching Award.

New Editors-in-Chief of Canadian Mathematical Bulletin Announced by the CMS

(Aug 15, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Javad Mashreghi and Antonio Lei have been appointed as the incoming Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB)

Tiina Hohn Receives the 2019 Adrien Pouliot Award

(Aug 1, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Tiina Hohn of MacEwan University (AB) is the recipient of the 2019 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to mathematics education. The award will be presented at the 2019 CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto.

All members of Math Team Canada Win Medals at the 2019 IMO

(Jul 23, 2019) Math Team Canada 2019 returns from the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, England with one Gold medal, one Silver medal and foud Bronze madals. The six team members competed separately answering six grueling questions in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day.

Prof Karl Dilcher to Receive the 2019 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

(Jul 3, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CM) is pleased to announce that Prof. Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie) has been named the recipient of the 2019 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. Prof. Dilcher will receive this award at the CMS Winter meeting in Toronto.

Canadian Mathematical Society’s Second Inaugural Class of Fellows Announced

(Jun 25, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows consisting of 11 members from the Canadian mathematical community. The 2019 Class of Fellows will be recognized at the CMS Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019.

Six top mathletes selected for Math Team Canada 2019

(Jun 20, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Canada’s six top math students are on their way to compete at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, United Kingdom, July 15-22, 2019.

CMS 2019 Election Results

(Jun 19, 2019) As a result of the 2019 CMS Election that took place in April, fifteen (15) officers and directors ahve been elected to the CMS Board of Directors and Executive and were approved at the CMS Annual General Meeting that was held on June 9, 2019.

2019 CMS G. de B. Robinson Award Recipients Announced

(Jun 6, 2019) Lars Louder (University College London) and Henry Wilton (University of Cambridge) have been named the recipients of the Canadian Mathematical Society’s (CMS) 2019 G. de B. Robinson Award. The G. de B. Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM) or the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB).

Top Canadian Mathematics Students Conquer the 51st Canadian Mathematical Olympiad

(Jun 5, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the results of the 51st Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO), Canada’s premier mathematics competition which was written by nearly 90 students from more than 50 different schools on March 27, 2019

Dr. Mikhail Karpukhin Named Recipient of the 2019 CMS Doctoral Prize

(May 2, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Mikhail Karpukhin (University of California at Irvine) has been named the recipient of the 2019 CMS Doctoral Prize. Dr. Karpukhin will receive his award and present a prize lecture at the CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto.

Canadian All Girls Math Team Shines on the International Stage

(May 1, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that its second team to compete in the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) has returned from Ukraine, medals in hand. The Canadian EGMO Team earned two Bronze Medals and two Honourable Mentions.

2019 EGMO Team Canada

(May 1, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the members of Canada’s team to compete in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), in Kyiv, Ukraine April 7-13. 2019.

Dr. Julia Gordon to receive the 2019 Krieger-Nelson Prize

(Mar 7, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Gordon (UBC) has been named the recipient of the 2019 Krieger Nelson Prize for her exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Dr. Gordon will receive her award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Summer Meeting in Regina, SK.

Professor Jacob Tsimerman to receive the 2019 Coxeter-James Prize

(Feb 27, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Professor Jacob Tsimerman (Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2019 Coxeter-James Prize for his exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Tsimerman will conceive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto.

Professor Andrea Fraser to receive the 2019 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award

(Feb 11, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Fraser (Dalhousie) has been named the 2019 recipient of the CMS Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Fraser will present a prize lecture and receive her award at the CMS Summer Meeting at the University of Regina.

Professor Jeremy Quastel to Receive the 2019 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize

(Jan 31, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Quastel (Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2019 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize for his exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Dr. Jeremy Quastel will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Summer Meeting in Regina.

In Memoriam – Walter Craig

(Jan 25, 2019) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is saddened to share the news of the passing of distinguished professor Walter Craig (McMaster). Professor Craig was a valuable member of the Society for several years and served as the Director of the Fields Institute from 2013-2015.

The Canadian Mathematical Society and Intact Foundation Make Crux Mathematicorum Available for Free Online

(Jan 23, 2019) With the support of the Intact Foundation, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) will be making Crux Mathematicorum (CRUX), an internationally respected problem solving journal, available as a free online publication beginning this month. This initiative means every high school teacher and student in Canada and globally will be able to access CRUX as a free source.

Record Number of Students Write the 2018 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

(Jan 18, 2019) More than 8,000 students wrote the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) on November 8, 2018. In partnership with the Award Schede Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN – Beijing), more than 900 high school students in China registered to write the COMC this year.

 

2018

Canadian Mathematical Society Inaugural Class of Fellows

(Dec 7, 2018) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Fellows Program. The Inaugural Class of Fellows consists of 49 members from the Canadian mathematical community. The Inaugural Class of Fellows will be recognized at the CMS Winter Meeting Banquet in Vancouver.

The CEMC Receives the 2018 Adrien Pouliot Award

(Jul 30, 2018) The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), is the recipient of the 2018 Adrien Pouliot Award. Professor Ian VanderBurgh will accept the award on behalf of the CEMC at the CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Appointment of CMS Executive Director

(Jul 25, 2018) President of the CMS, Dr. Mark Lewis (Alberta), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Termeh Kousha as the Executive Director of the Canadian Mathematical Society, effective September 1, 2018.

Dr. Keith Taylor to receive the 2018 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service

(Jul 24, 2018) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Keith Taylor (Dalhousie) has been named the recipient of the 2018 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. Dr. Taylor will receive his award at the CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver.

All Members of Math Team Canada Win Medals at the 2018 IMO

(Jul 23, 2018) Math Team Canada 2018 returns from the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Cluj, Romania with five Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal. The six team members competed separately, answering six gruelling questions in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day. More than 600 high school students wrote the 2018 IMO.

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2017

Former CMS President to Receive the Bertrand Russell Award from AMS

(Dec 1, 2017) Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to congratulate former CMS President Christiane Rousseau (Montreal), who will receive the inaugural Bertrand Russell Prize of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in recognition of her many contributions furthering human values and the common good through mathematics.

Dr. Joseph Khoury Named Recipient of the 2017 Graham Wright Distinguished Service Award

(Oct 12, 2017) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Khoury (Ottawa) is named the 2017 recipient of the Graham Wright Award Distinguished Service. Dr. Khoury will be presented the award at the CMS Winter Meeting in Waterloo.

Richard Hoshino Named 2017 Adrien Pouliot Recipient

(Sep 1, 2017) The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Richard Hoshino (Quest) is the recipient of the 2017 Adrien Pouliot Award for Significant and sustained contributions to mathematics education in Canada.

Math Team Canada 2017 Wins Olympiad Gold, Silver and Bronze

(Jul 26, 2017) Math Team Canada 2017 returns from the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with five medals, and one honourable mention. Team leader James Rickards says the 2017 IMO was “the most difficult IMO yet; only 7 out of more than 600 students obtained marks on problem #3.”

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