CMS Winter 2005 Meeting
Host: University of Victoria
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
December 10 - 12, 2005
behalf of the University of Victoria, the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics invites the mathematical community to the Winter 2005
Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).
the usual format of the CMS Winter Meeting, the program will include
a wide variety of sessions, a contributed paper session, and plenary and
activities and scientific talks will be held at the Victoria
Conference Centre and the Empress Hotel.
most up-to-date information concerning the program, including
schedules, will be made available at this web site.
forms appear in the February 2005 issue of the CMS
Notes, and are available on this web site, which also provides an
on-line form for submission
Schedule - Business Meetings
CMS will be holding the following business meetings:
Executive Committee Meeting: Thursday, December 8
Development Group Luncheon: Friday, December 9
Board of Directors Meeting: Friday, December 9
Schedule - Social Events
CMS will be holding the following social events:
Reception: Friday, December 9
Participants' Social: Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11
coffee and juice will be available during the scheduled breaks.
The CMS Committee on Women in Mathematics is inviting all
mathematicians attending the CMS Winter Meeting to an open Lunch
Meeting of the Committee, to be held on Saturday, December 10th,
2005 at 12:30 PM at Millos Restaurant. There will be a panel
discussion at the luncheon on mentoring new faculty and graduate
students. Please contact Judith McDonald
to confirm your attendance.
Student Committee cordially invites participating students to come to
"The Sticky Wicket" on Friday, December 9 at 9:00
PM. The Pub is located in the Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas
Exhibitors and Advertisers
will showcase their products from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on December 10
and 11 in the Foyer of the Victoria Conference Centre.
Joint Exhibit features books and other products from
publishers and other companies and organizations not represented at
the meeting. Order forms will be available at the exhibit for your
convenience. The CMS will forward any orders to the corresponding
company after the meeting. Books and other materials that will be
displayed at this Joint Exhibit will be donated to the host
invite participants to visit the CMS Membership Booth and Book
Display, located in the Foyer of the Victoria Conference Centre.
A representative will be available from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on
December 10 and 11, and from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on December 12 to
answer questions about membership, publications, and other programs.
response to members' suggestions, an Information Table will be
set up in the registration area to display information of interest to
participants. Please send a copy of your announcement to the CMS
Meetings Coordinator, 577 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N
6N5, facsimile (613) 565-1539, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
announcements require prior approval. Once approved, the participant
may display up to 100 copies of the announcement. The participant is
responsible for providing all copies for display and for removing any
remaining copies before 3:00 PM on the last day of the meeting. After
that time, all remaining material will be discarded.
may not be posted in the registration or meeting area. Personal
distribution of announcements and announcements of events competing
in time or place with the meeting program are not permitted.
table is not meant for material promoting products or services for
sale. Those wishing to promote products for sale should contact the
Meetings Coordinator for information on the Joint Exhibit.
Invitation to Exhibit and Contract,
Customs Exemption Letter,
or contact the Meeting Coordinator at
Submission of Abstracts
of talks to be published on-line and in the meeting programme, they
have to be submitted by October 10, 2005, using the
form. The organizers appreciate the cooperation of all
speakers in observing this important deadline.
for contributed papers can be sent to email@example.com.
The email should contain the speaker's name, affiliation, email
address, the Primary AMS Classification (http://www.ams.org/msc/),
title of talk and abstract (using LaTeX coding if possible).
registration form is also available from:
CMS Executive Office
577 King Edward
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1N 6N5
may be made by cheque, or by VISA or MasterCard. Although
registration fees are given in Canadian dollars, participants may
send cheques in US dollars by contacting their financial institution
for the current exchange rate.
note that payment must be received in Ottawa by October 31 in order
to qualify for reduced rates. In order for your payment to be
processed before the meeting, it should be received by November 30.
Receipts will be provided at the meeting.
(fee includes CMS Membership)
One-day fee (on site only)
(K-12, CEGEP, College)
(free for plenary/prize lecturers)
Canadian Mathematical Society
AMS = American Mathematical Society
MAA = Mathematical Association of America
of the advantages to pre-registering are:
fees for early registration before November 1
name appears on the list of participants on the meeting web site
Meeting Package is waiting for you at the reception on Friday
waiting in line early Saturday morning to process your registration!
tickets are available now but may no longer be available on site
all these reasons, we encourage you to pre-register,
whether it be before or after the early registration deadline.
wishing to cancel their registration must notify the CMS Executive
Office in writing by November 30 to receive a refund less a $40
processing fee. Those whose contributed paper has not been accepted
will upon request be fully refunded.
Do you qualify for free CMS membership?
registering in the Non-Member category will automatically receive a
free one-year membership.
AMS or a MAA member who registers at a semi-annual meeting of the CMS
and who is not a member of the CMS, is eligible for a one-time only,
one-year free membership in the CMS.
If you qualify, please visit the CMS booth to complete a membership
application form. Please provide proof of current AMS or MAA
membership. This offer applies to new members only.
is recommended that bookings be made early in order to avoid
disappointment. All participants must make their own reservations.
Blocks of rooms will be held at the locations given below until the
date indicated. Reservations made after this date will be on a space
available basis. Rates are per room per night and are quoted in
Canadian dollars. The conference rate is usually available up to
three days before and after the meeting; please quote the Group code.
Reservations must be guaranteed by a one-night deposit or a major
making your reservation, please clarify payment and cancellation
policies as these vary from hotel to hotel. You should get a
confirmation number for future reference.
information regarding accommodation choices will be posted as it
Booking deadline: November 8,
Hotel code : MATHS, Promo code : GRCMS1
721 Government Street, Victoria, BC,
Canada V8W 1W5
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 10% PST,
250-384-8111, toll free: 1-800-866-5577
Parking: $22.00 per night for self-parking (passes available at
front desk), $25.00 per night for valet parking
or double occupancy):
Fairmont Room - $125.00, Fairmont Deluxe
- $165.00, Deluxe Harbourview - $205.00
Suites from $225.00, 10
Moderate rooms - $80.00
$30.00 per night for each additional
person, maximum occupancy per room is 4 people
No charge for
children up to age 18 who share with their parents, reduced meal
rates for children.
Booking deadline: November 6,
Group code: Canadian Mathematical Society
Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2B5
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 10%
Phone: 250-388-5111; toll-free 1-800-663-7001
Parking: $2.00 per night, subject to availability
(single or double occupancy):
Guest Rooms - $75.00, One
Bedroom Suites - $90.00
$15.00 per night for each additional
person, no charge for children up to age 16 who share with their
regarding available child care may be provided by the meeting hotels.
Advance research and arrangements are recommended. Please contact the
hotels directly to make enquiries.
AKAL Airport Shuttle
shuttle service from the airport to downtown every ½ hour during the
after every flight arrival at night. The ticket booth is located right
the arrival area. Pick-up at the hotel is available by reservation only
be arranged through the hotel front desk. For further information
Airport Shuttle at (250) 386-2525.
mention you are attending the CMS
Meeting to take advantage of the special group rate of $10.00 per
way. This rate applies whenever at least 3 meeting participants are
the shuttle at the same time.
The regular fare is $15.00.
taxi fare from the airport to downtown
costs approximately $45.00.
Budget Rent-A-Car of
can supply cars, trucks, passenger vans and luxury vehicles at special
Conference rates. Their offices are located in the airport arrival hall
757 Douglas St. (across from the Victoria Conference Centre). For more
information contact Budget at phone (250) 953-5300, fax (250) 953-5250,
Detailed information regarding the
University of Victoria,
the city of Victoria,
and the Province of British Columbia, including tourism information,
weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for
tours, are available at the following websites:
Graduate Student Support
funds are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation
costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other
university. Preference is given to Canadian students. To apply for
this funding, applicants should submit a letter written by their
supervisor or departmental graduate advisor, providing the following:
name of student, area of study and level, how the student will
benefit from the meeting, whether or not the student be speaking, and
what support is available from other sources.
letter should be sent before October 10, 2005 to
Applicants will be notified early in November of the funding
successful, the student will receive a cheque for reimbursement of
expenses after the meeting and upon completion and submission of the
standard Travel Expense Claim Form, along with appropriate original
more information, please contact the Meeting
Support from the following is gratefully acknowledged. Additional
information regarding support for this meeting will be posted as it becomes
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria
- Le Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
- The Fields Institute
- Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Simon Fraser University
- Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
- Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia
- Faculty of Science, University of Victoria
- Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria
- Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Victoria
Canadian Mathematical Society wishes to acknowledge the contributions
of the Meeting