Closing the Gap – CMS Inclusion Initiative

CMS has vowed to reaffirm its commitment to a future for the mathematical community where the voices of Black and Indigenous mathematicians and STEM professionals are better reflected. As part of CMS Inclusion Initiative, the Society will invite 400 Black and Indigenous students to participate in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) and the Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition (CMGC) at no cost. This is an opportunity for students to engage with mathematics and STEM activities and have their mathematical talent recognized.

We invite all math teachers, school principals, and any other willing proctors to nominate students identifying as Black or Indigenous to take part in this competition.

Eligibility: Students who identify as Black or Indigenous; students must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents and must also fulfill the COMC-specific and the CMGC-specific eligibility criteria.

Application process: Teachers or other adults who are willing to proctor students during the competition are asked to nominate their students by filling out the form below. Students who think they are eligible to take part in this initiative can nominate themselves; please note that students who nominate themselves require a proctor prior to filling out the form and must include the name, affiliation, and email address of the proctor in the nomination form. Accordingly, parents or guardians nominating their children have to ensure that the student has a proctor who will supervise them on the day of the competition.