2011 CMS Winter Meeting
Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, December 10 - 12, 2011


AARMS-CMS Student Poster Session

Students are encouraged to present a poster with a topic of their choice on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. To register for the poster session, the online form has to be completed no later than October 31. Setup will take place on Friday afternoon, starting at 3:00 pm, and on Saturday morning. Presenters are asked to remain at their posters during judging. Judging will be based on three equally weighted categories: content, organization, and presentation. Prizes are awarded to the three best poster presenters at the banquet on December 11; each winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the banquet.
Submission form
Poster Tips
Poster Abstracts

Congratulations to the award winners!
AARMS Award - Termeh Kousha (Ottawa)
CMS President's Award - Amanda Malloch (Victoria)
CMS Student Committee Award - Scott Lunney (Victoria)

CMS Studc - Fields Trip

The CMS Student Committee (Studc) is inviting everyone to participate in the CMS Studc-Fields Trip, a student-oriented day. Organized in conjunction with Fields Undergraduate Network (FUN) and held on Friday, December 9th, the entire day will consist of undergraduate events being run by FUN in the morning, graduate-oriented events being held by the Studc in the afternoon and reception being held in the evening.

Morning events (FUN):
• 10:00 am - 10:30 am - Meet and Greet, with FUN Presentation
• 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Lecture and Q&A
• 11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Interview

Afternoon events (CMS Studc):
• 2:00 pm-3:45 pm - panel discussion regarding the role of mathematics in various sectors of industry - join us for a dynamic discussion on what you can do with your math degree outside of academia and what you need to do to land that job;
• 4:00 pm-5:30 pm - CV Writing Workshop - hands-on workshop consisting of a short presentation, followed by a discussion and peer-review of CVs. The participants are invited to submit their CVs ahead of time to help the workshop coordinators zero-in on common problem areas (do not fret, your anonymity shall be preserved) and to get better constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required for this event.
CV Writing Workshop Registration

Introductory Mini-course in Mathematical Finance for students
The objective of the course is to give students a broad overview of the relationship between current financial sector issues and Mathematics and quantitative thinking. The format will be a three-hour course that will focus on six areas of interest, as listed below. Each part will start with a business case, leading to a discussion of the Mathematics of relevance, and will conclude with a summary of the mathematics that have been developed to address those issues, without getting into those Mathematics in depth.

Topics to be developed:

  • Investment decisions. 30 min. Why are investments made? How do investors evaluate an investment decision?
  • Portfolio theory. 30 min. Is there a science behind portfolio construction?
  • Financial derivatives. 30 min. What are they? Why do they exist?
  • Asset pricing. 30 min. Financial trading versus gambling. Two different worlds.
  • Market risk. 30 min. Returns can only be obtained by taking risks; how are those risks managed?
  • Credit risk. 30 min. Matrix algebra and the financial crisis in Greece.

Set Theory Mini-course for students, entitled "Large cardinals and Prikry type forcing" (Dima Sinapova)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Bahen Center (BA 1240)

Student Travel Support

With the support of CRM, the Fields Institute, MITACS, PIMS and the University of Lethbridge (Jiping [Jim] Liu Memorial Travel Fund), grants 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.

This letter should be sent by October 15 to Travel Support. Applicants will be notified early in November of the funding decision.

If 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 receipts.

For more information, please contact the Meeting Committee.

Event Sponsors

Ryerson University York University AARMS: Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences Centre de recherches mathématiques Fields Institute MITACS Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Support from these sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

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