Media Release – January 23, 2019
Canadian Mathematical Society

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

OTTAWA, Ontario — 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 resource.

CRUX is produced 10 times per year and of particular interest to high school students and teachers who participate in various national and international competitions as well as to individuals who enjoy the challenge of solving sophisticated mathematics problems. Greater access to CRUX will increase students’ interest in mathematics, particularly for students in remote areas, as well as encourage more students to pursue mathematically dependant careers.

Dr. Mark Lewis (President, Canadian Mathematical Society) stated that:

“The CMS is pleased to partner with an organization that recognizes the importance of STEM for young people especially. This pairing will give access to problems to countless emerging mathematicians who otherwise may not have the chance to explore mathematics in such detail.”

Stephanie Sorensen, Board Chair, Intact Foundation, said:

“As a Canadian best employer and a leader in property and casualty insurance, Intact recognizes the importance of the Canadian Mathematical Society’s goal in advancing the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. Problem solving continues to be a highly valued strength employers look for in future employees and we are pleased to contribute to building a talent pipeline in areas such as mathematics and actuarial science.”

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

Founded in 1945, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) promotes the advancement, discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The CMS promotes mathematics through a rich array of activities including scientific meetings, publications, awards, prizes, grants, camps and competitions.

For more information contact:

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society
Tel: (613) 733-2662 ext. 713
or Hazel Tan
Manager, External Communications
Intact Financial Corporation
Tel: (416) 341-1464 ext. 48073