Canada and international launch of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013) (Dec 5)

The Canada and international launch of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013) will take place on December 7th at the CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal. More than 100 societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global problems, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis; climate change; sustainability; and pandemics.

CMS MPE2013 Lecture Series (Dec 5)

As part of an international celebration of the Mathematics of Planet Earth during the year 2013, the CMS, in collaboration with the Atlantic Association for the Advancement of Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), is proud to sponsor a cross-Canada series of public lectures during the year, given by some of the most eminent experts in the various fields touched upon by this wide theme.

2012 G. de B. Robinson Award Winners Announced (Oct 24)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Teodor Banica, Serban Belinschi, Mireille Capitaine and Benoit Collins as the winners of the 2012 G. de B. Robinson Award, for their paper titled ”Free Bessel Laws” which appeared in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (63:1 2011, 3-37)

Canadian University Network to Support COMC 2012 (Sep 11)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the creation of a national partnership of universities from across Canada to stage and develop Canada’s premier high school mathematics competition.

Melania Alvarez to Receive CMS 2012 Adrien Pouliot Award (Aug 10)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Melania Alvarez of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), as the recipient of the 2012 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her contributions to mathematics education in Canada. The award will be presented at the 2012 CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal.

Calvin Deng Awarded Sun Life Financial Cup (Aug 7)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and Sun Life Financial jointly presented Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) winner Calvin Deng with the Sun Life Financial Cup in Calgary, Alberta.

Math Team Canada 2012 Wins Olympiad Gold, Silver and Bronze (Jul 16)

Six Canadian high school students are celebrating their success as they return home from the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Each of the six students earned a medal for Canada after competing against over 500 students at the world’s most challenging high school level mathematics competition.

Meet Math Team Canada 2012 (Jul 11)

Math Team Canada spent the last two weeks at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) preparing for the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad, which takes place in Argentina from July 8-16. Get to know Math Team Canada by reading Monique Limoges' exclusive team interview.

Prime Minister Helps Send Off Math Team Canada 2012 (Jul 7)

Six of Canada’s top high school mathematics students left today to compete in the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from July 8-16.

Math Team Canada 2012 chosen for International Mathematical Olympiad (Jun 1)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has chosen six of Canada's best high school mathematics students to represent their country at the 2012 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The IMO is the student world championship of mathematics and will be held in Argentina from July 4-16.

Bernard Hodgson to Receive CMS 2012 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service (May 31)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Bernard Hodgson (Laval) is the recipient of the 2012 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service.

Matthew Kennedy to Receive CMS 2012 Doctoral Prize (May 28)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Matthew Kennedy as the recipient of the 2012 Doctoral Prize. Kennedy will receive his award and present a lecture at the 2012 CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal.

44th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Winners (May 16)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), with the support of Sun Life Financial, is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the 44th annual Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) competition.

The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library (May 11)

The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library: Plans and Prospects (June 1-3) The Sloan Foundation is sponsoring a workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC reviving the idea of a World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library. This meeting will be cosponsored by the International Mathematical Union. Michael Doob (Manitoba), CMS Publications Office Technical Consultant, will be giving one of the talks.

UBC Joins Prestigous National Math Competition (Apr 26)

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that the University of British Columbia (UBC) is joining the unique national math competition partnership for the Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge.

CMS Annual General Meeting (Apr 25)

The CMS will hold the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, June 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Kenosee Room, Regina Inn, 1975 Broad Street, Regina, Saskatchewan.

How Algorithms Shape Our World (Apr 24)

Some experts claim that algorithms can account for 70% of US stock trades. Learn more about the impact algorithms have on today’s economy by listening to the CBC Radio program Spark presentation by technology consultant Kevin Slavin and listen to his Ted Talk entitled “How Algorithms Shape Our World.”

Cross Country Checkup: Teaching Math (Apr 16)

As Canadian students slip in international math rankings, CBC Cross Country Checkup poses the question: is there something wrong with the way math is taught in Canadian schools?

SMS 2012 (Apr 13)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce their financial support of the Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS) –a summer school in applied mathematics that has been taking place for over 50 years.

56th Congress of the Mathematical Association of Quebec (Apr 13)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is proud to support the 56th annual Congress of the Mathematical Association of Quebec (AMQ). This year’s Congress will be held at Cégep de Ste-Foy from October 12-13, 2012.

UBC Mathematician Recognized for Research Excellence (Apr 12)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia) is the recipient of the 2012 Krieger-Nelson Prize. The Krieger-Nelson Prize was inaugurated in 1995 by the CMS to recognize female mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.

Roland Speicher to Receive CMS 2012 Jeffery-Williams Prize for Research Excellence (Apr 12)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Roland Speicher from Queen’s University is the recipient of the 2012 Jeffrey-Williams Prize. The Jeffery Williams Prize was first presented in 1968 and is awarded annually to an individual who has made outstanding mathematical research contributions.

Gregory Smith to Receive 2012 CMS Coxeter-James Prize (Apr 12)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gregory Smith (Queen’s University) is the recipient of the 2012 Coxeter-James Prize. The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.

Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) 2012 (Mar 22)

Deadline: Jun 26

Deadline: Jun 26

Join us at Canada's premier undergraduate mathematics conference! Students are invited to give a talk, but are also welcome to simply attend and learn from others. There is the opportunity to network with other students from across the country and have fun at special social events. Online registration is now open.

Canadian Professor Receives Prestigious International Award (Feb 27)

The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) has announced that

**Luis Radford**of Laurentian University is the recipient of the 2011 Hans Freudenthal Medal. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in mathematics education research, and in particular a major cumulative research program.
2012 Excellence in Teaching Award (Feb 21)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that

**Dr. Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University)**is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions in mathematics teaching at the undergraduate level at a Canadian post-secondary education institution.
CMS Issues 2011 Math Camp Report (Feb 9)

2011 was another great year for CMS Math Camps, with a total of 18 camps and over 500 student participants. The full report, which includes an overview of each camp, feedback from students, and a list of math camp partners and sponsors, is available here.

Student Excellence Thrives in Sun Life Financial COMC (Feb 8)

Four high school students have earned top national honours after competing with thousands of other high school students across Canada in the 2011 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) competition.

AARMS Summer School 2012 (Jan 31)

The 11th annual Summer School of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) will take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 16 to August 10, 2012. The school, which offers courses in the mathematical sciences and their applications, is intended for graduate students from all parts of the world.

IMO Team Member and CMS Member Receives Prestigious UK Scholarship (Jan 13)

James Rickards has received a Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom to study mathematics.