MEDIA RELEASE — July 25, 2018

Canadian Mathematical Society

July 25, 2018

Appointment of CMS Executive Director

Dr. Termeh Kousha

OTTAWA – Dr. Mark Lewis (Alberta), president of the CMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Termeh Kousha as the Executive Director of the Canadian Mathematical Society, effective September 1, 2018.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Termeh Kousha as the Executive Director of the CMS. I believe Termeh is the perfect person to help lead the CMS forward as mathematics grows in new directions and becomes more diverse in its perspectives and in the groups it serves. I look forward very much to working with her.”

Dr. Termeh Kousha completed her undergraduate studies in Pure Mathematics at the Tehran Polytechnic University in 2004. In 2005, she moved to Canada to pursue graduate studies at the University of Ottawa. After receiving her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2012, she received an NSERC Visiting Fellowship post-doc from Health Canada. In 2014, she accepted an offer from University of Ottawa to be an Assistant (replacement) Professor. Since her appointment to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, she has supervised graduate and undergraduate students, advising them on their course choices and directing their theses and projects. Dr. Kousha has also been the course coordinator for a variety of courses in both English and French. Dr. Kousha has received excellent feedback and evaluations from the students during last 8 years, which keep her motivated to continue the great work.

Moreover, she has served on the Faculty of Science committee on Academic Standing and Academic Fraud (CAS) since 2014. Since her graduation, Dr. Kousha has been an active researcher. Over and above her teaching duties, Dr. Kousha has continued her collaboration with Health Canada and University of Ottawa researchers, and has published a total of 17 papers in applications of Statistics to Health Sciences and Epidemiology.

It has been her pleasure to participate in the CMS Math Camps at the University of Ottawa as a counselor and lecturer since 2007 and she is looking forward to the exciting challenges of her new position as Executive Director of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

The CMS is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including: scientific meetings, research publications, and the promotion of excellence in mathematics competitions that recognize outstanding student achievements.