Media Release – June 2, 2021
Canadian Mathematical Society

The CMS Offers Its Condolences to the Families and Communities of the 215 Kamloops Residential School Children

The Canadian Mathematical Society is saddened and horrified by the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.

The CMS offers its heartfelt condolences to the families and communities of the children who never made it home and reaffirms its commitment to truth and reconciliation.

The Society adds its voice alongside those of Indigenous communities across the country in asking the Canadian government to investigate these crimes thoroughly and to hold the perpetrators accountable. The CMS also calls on all Canadians and all levels of the government to heed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action 71-76 regarding missing children and burial information and 62-66 regarding Education and Indigenous Youth in order to put an end to the ongoing injustices against Indigenous youth and children and to begin the healing process.  We must act now.

Dr. Javad Mashreghi (Laval)
President
Canadian Mathematical Society
president@cms.math.ca

Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society
tkousha@cms.math.ca

Dr. Keith Taylor (Dalhousie)
Chair, Reconciliation and Mathematics Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
chair-rmc@cms.math.ca

Dr. Steven Rayan (Saskatchewan)
Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
chair-edic@cms.math.ca