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2019 CMS Summer Meeting, Regina, SK, June 7-10

NEW! Canadian Mathematical Society Mini Courses

As of this summer, the CMS is organizing three-hour mini-courses to add more value to meetings and make them attractive for students and researchers to attend.

The mini-courses will be held on Friday afternoon, June 7th, before the public lecture, and include topics suitable for graduate students, postdocs and other interested parties. 

Students who sign up and pay for the morning course are eligible to attend any afternoon courses complimentary. Additionally, if you register for the meeting, you will receive 50% off any mini course. 

Registration fees for the mini courses are: 


Regular rate

Students/Postdocs (members)


Students/Postdocs (non-members)


CMS Members


CMS Non-Members



Minicourse on Building Your Career in Mathematics

Friday June 7th

9am - 12pm

Facilitators: Allen Heman and Karen Meagher (Regina)

This will be a general interest minicourse for graduate students and
early-career mathematical scientists. 

There will be facilitated discussions on (i) New technologies in Math
(such as SAGE); (ii) Preparing a good CV; and
(iii) Non-academic Mathematics Job Hunting

Basics of Quantum Information Theory

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitators: Sarah Plosker (CRC Chair, Brandon) and Nathaniel Johnston (Mount Allison)

An introduction to quantum information theory, including important mathematical concepts and physical motivation.
This minicourse will be related to the special session in Quantum Information Science.

Category Theory in Topological Data Analysis

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitator: Jonathan Scott (Cleveland State University)

We explore how a category-theoretical perspective informs and unifies various notions of persistence and proximity in topological data analysis. Only elementary knowledge of category theory (namely, functors and natural transformations) will be assumed.

Convex-Geometric Methods in Random Matrix Theory

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Presenter: Konstantin Tikhomirov (Georgia Tech)

This course’s primary focus is covering arguments which have been very efficient in estimating the condition number and, more generally, the singular values of random matrices and found applications in numerical analysis and compressed sensing. No previous research experience in the random matrix theory is required for the course.

Geometry Workshop

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitators: Chris Fisher (University of Regina), Brett Stevens (Carleton University) and Tim Alderson (University of New Brunswick)

This is a tutorial for people who might know little or nothing about finite geometry to give them an understanding of the basic definitions and objects (planes, spreads, ovals, pencils, nets …). The goal of this session is not to try to get to latest developments in the field, but to give a conference attendee the background needed to understand the research talks presented in the Geometry Session.

Interpolation polynomials and representation theory: transcending the classical Capelli identity

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitator: Hadi Salmasian (University of Ottawa)

This self-contained mini-course will cover recent progress on connections between interpolation symmetric polynomials and Lie theory. It will be accessible to all graduate students and advanced undergraduate students, and is tuned for those who are interested in algebra or combinatorics.

Introduction to Graph Searching

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitators: Ryan Tifenbach (Mount Allison University) and Danny Dyer (Memorial University)

Attendees to this workshop will learn about some of the most common graph searching problems and their complexities. This workshop will provide the background for the Graph Searching session.

Using the Sage Mathematics Software System in Algebra and Discrete Math

Friday June 7th

1pm - 4pm

Facilitators: Krystal Guo

Whether doing research or course work, computations software can be a useful tool. This is a focused session on using SageMath with examples motivated from algebra, graph theory and geometry.