|Media Release –
March 4, 2022
Canadian Mathematical Society
Announcement Regarding the 2022 CMS Summer Meeting Format
Please circulate this message among your colleagues.
The CMS is pleased to inform you that after much deliberation, a decision has been made regarding the format of the 2022 CMS Summer Meeting.
Without further ado, I hereby announce that the 2022 CMS Summer Meeting will be held in-person at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 3-6.
We did not take this decision lightly, and only finalized it after careful consideration of the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, with the overall well-being of our members at the front of our minds. With the current relaxation of public health measures, and overall movement towards the resumption of normal activities, an in-person meeting is now feasible. Of course, the CMS will follow whichever public-health measures and/or guidelines are in place in Newfoundland at the time of the meeting.
Registration will be opening soon, so stay tuned! As part of our Closing the Gap initiative, we have added two new RBC-Sponsored registration categories for students 15-29 who identify as Black, Indigenous, Women, or LGBTQ+. More information regarding this exciting initiative will be provided once registration has opened. We are excited to be able to make our meetings even more accessible to a diverse group of attendees.
We are very excited to see everyone at what will be the largest on-site event in Canadian Mathematics since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that this will be one of the many resumptions of valuable in-person opportunities for mathematicians to share ideas.
A call for sessions has already been announced, and more information can be found here: https://summer22.cms.math.ca/index.php/scientific-sessions/
The fact that the 2022 CMS Summer Meeting will be among the first to be held in-person since the beginning of the pandemic is one of many reasons to look forward to it. Nothing sounds better to us than doing what we love (talking about mathematics and listening to others talk about it) in a beautiful setting such as St.John’s, Newfoundland. This meeting is a long-awaited opportunity for all of us to safely reintegrate ourselves into a face to face forum for the discussion and discovery of mathematics. It is sure to be one for the books!
Termeh Kousha (PhD)
Canadian Mathematical Society
N.B. We recognize that despite the resumption of normal activities, the uncertainty due to COVID-19 persists. If the situation surrounding the pandemic worsens, the CMS will re-evaluate the format of the meeting and take the appropriate course of action at that time.
The CMS Summer and Winter Meetings take place twice a year, typically over the first weekend in June and December. Summer Meetings take place across Canada on University campus whenever possible and winter meetings take place in large cities in a hotel. CMS Meetings offer the opportunity to present research, network with colleagues and learn from all areas of mathematics.