Individual Membership

The Canadian Mathematical Society has several member categories for all types of individuals, whether you are a professional mathematician, student, retired or even residing outside of Canada, there is a category that will meet your needs for membership in supporting Canadian mathematics.

Individual membership is based on the calendar year, from January through December.

Why becoming a CMS member is important?

By becoming a CMS member, you will be making a real difference to mathematics in Canada.  Your participation and support will add strength to the national voice of Canadian mathematics.

The following demonstrates the breadth of CMS activities:

  • Two semi-annual meetings each year which include a wide array of scientific and educational sessions, plenary, prize and public lectures, and a poster session for students and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues;
  • Two internationally respected research journals: the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM) and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB);
  • Other publications: the CMS/CAIMS Book Series in Mathematics with Springer-Verlag, A Taste of Mathematics (ATOM), Crux Mathematicorum (CRUX) and CMS Notes;
  • Mathematics competitions: the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) for high school students, the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) for students who excel in the COMC or the CMO Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR), and the Canadian teams to the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the Canada Jay Mathematical Competition (CJMC), and the new Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition (CLMC);
  • Math Camps: the Society supports over 25 regional, specialty, training and national camps with more than 800 students participating annually;
  • Through the CMS International Affairs Committee, the Society represents Canada to the International Mathematical Union (IMU); and
  • CMS Grants: the CMS provides grants for members to support provincial activities and for projects that contribute to the Canadian mathematical community.

How do members promote the goals of the Society?

Individual members have an opportunity to promote the goals of the Society by participating in several areas of CMS programs, such as: volunteering their time and expertise; engaging in CMS committees and editorial boards; and attending our bi-annual research meetings.

The contribution of all CMS members allows us to promote the application of math in Canadian industry; to support math outreach; and by helping support math enrichment opportunities. This will ensure that we, all together, sustain mathematics now and for future generations.

If you are not a CMS member, please consider all the above and we encourage you to

Join the CMS today!


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