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Current news about programs and events from the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), the wider Canadian mathematical community, and items of mathematical interest that appear in the media. Collated by the CMS.en-ushttp://www.rssboard.org/rss-specificationCMS news-rss-corehttps://cms.math.ca/News/feeds/cmslogo.gifMath News from the CMS
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commsp@cms.math.caTue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25 ESTTue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25 ESTMathNewsCMShttps://feedburner.google.com<![CDATA[Top Students Recognized in Canada’s Premiere National Mathematics Competition]]>
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OTTAWA - Three students have tied for top national honours after competing with 6,550 students across the world in Canada’s premiere national mathematics competition on November 3, 2016.
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Thomas Guo (Olympiads School, North York, Ont.), Rui Ming Xiong (Western Canada H.S., Calgary, Alta.) and Daniel Zhou (Centennial Collegiate, Saskatoon, Sask.) have been recognized as the top Canadian students in the 21st annual Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) sponsored by Sun Life Financial.
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</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/x73_zdfCeks" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/183/enThu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2017/comc-results<![CDATA[NOTICE: The CMS Executive Office will be closed during the Christmas Break ]]>

The CMS Executive Office will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23rd to Monday, January 2nd, inclusive.

We look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Season’s Greetings!!
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]]>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/181/enThu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00 EST<![CDATA[Renew your Membership or Join the CMS through our New Member Portal]]>
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The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) invites you to join or renew your membership through our new <b>CMS portal</b>!
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<b>New members:</b> The portal requires new members to provide their personal information and then complete a ‘member survey’. Upon completing the survey, you will be invited to submit payment.
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<b>Existing members:</b> Upon visiting the portal and completing the first page, existing CMS members will receive a prompt to receive their new portal password via email. Please use the new password to log-in to your account. Once logged in, you will see an orange button that will allow you to renew your membership and complete the payment.
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<i>Please note that the CMS office will be closed from December 23 to January 2, inclusive.</i>
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If you have any problems with the membership portal during the holidays, please contact Yvette Roberts at <a href="mailto:finances@cms.math.ca">finances@cms.math.ca</a> or by phone at (613) 733-2662 ext., 788.
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The Society regrets to announce that former CMS President Dr. Paul George (Tim) Rooney passed away on December 16, 2016.
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Dr. Rooney served as Editor of the<i> Canadian Journal of Mathematics </i>(CJM) from 1971-1975, as CMS President from 1981-1983 and as a member of the CMS Finance Committee from 1994-1996.
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The CMS intends to publish an obituary in due course. Click '<b>more</b>' to view Dr. Rooney’s obituary in the <i>Globe and Mail</i>.
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<span style="font-size: 9pt;">The CMS Doctoral Prize Selection Committee invites nominations for the 2017 Doctoral Prize.</span>..
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On October 12, 2016, the Executive Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Turkey to express concerns over actions taken by the Turkish Government against members of the scientific community.
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The CMS Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee invites nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award…
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Jim Agler (University of California, San Diego) and John E. McCarthy (Washington University, St. Louis) have been named the recipients of the Canadian Mathematical Society’s (CMS) 2016 G. de B. Robinson Award for their paper "Global Holomorphic Functions in Several Noncommuting Variables" (Canadian Journal of Mathematics Vol. 67:2 [2015] pp. 241-285).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/NlSPmHZNmIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/178/enThu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2016/gdb-award<![CDATA[Exceptional Mathematics Educator Recognized]]>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/violette_1.jpg" height="150" width="101" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000">Donald Violette<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(University of Moncton) is the recipient of the 2016 Adrien Pouliot Award<span class="apple-converted-space"> for his excellence in teaching and contributions to mathematics education in Canada, particularly in his home province of New Brunswick.</span>
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<span lang="EN">Violette’s incredible energy and passion have allowed him to work towards demystifying the subject of mathematics for students and the general public.<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>Outside of teaching mathematics at the post-secondary level, Violette has kept busy with outreach activities, from conducting over 450 workshops benefiting nearly 17,000 students at local high schools, to initiating new programs and math competitions, which include<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><i>concours de mathématiques Poincaré, concours de mathématiques de Möbius</i> and <i>concours de mathématiques de Sierpinski</i>.
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<span style="font-size: small;">Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant…</span>
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OTTAWA - It is with great sadness that the Canadian Mathematical Society announces the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Jonathan Borwein, Laureate Professor at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
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The CMS wishes to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Borwein. We are humbled to have been in the presence of a true visionary and leader, and we are truly grateful for his unwavering dedication to our rich and diverse community.
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OTTAWA - The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that <span lang="NL">Vincent X. Genest</span> is the recipient of the 2016 Doctoral Prize. Dr. Genest will receive his award and present a lecture at the CMS Winter Meeting to be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, December 2-5, 2016.
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The CMS annually awards the Doctoral Prize to a doctoral student from a Canadian university who has demonstrated exceptional performance in mathematical research. The Doctoral Prize recipients are selected primarily based on the impact of their results and the creativity of their dissertations; other activities and accomplishments in the area of mathematics are also taken into consideration.
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/IMOteam2016-thumb.png" height="133" width="200" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000">OTTAWA – Six Canadian high school students<b> </b> are celebrating their 12<sup>th</sup> place success upon their return from the 57<sup>th</sup> International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong.
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<font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="line-height: 115%;">OTTAWA — </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">Six of the country’s best mathematics students will represent Canada as part of Math Team Canada</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">. Qi Qi<span class="apple-converted-space"> (Phillips Exeter Academy),<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Kai Sun<span class="apple-converted-space"> (AB Lucas Secondary School),<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Kevin Sun<span class="apple-converted-space"> (Phillips Exeter Academy),<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Jinhao Xu<span class="apple-converted-space"> (University Hill Secondary School),<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Ruizhou Yang<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(University Hill Secondary School), and<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>William Zhao<span class="apple-converted-space"> (Richmond Hill High School)<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span>will represent Canada at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad </span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span style="line-height: 115%;">(IMO) in Hong Kong from July 4-16.</span></span></font>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/ksunTHUMBNAIL.jpg" height="112" width="150" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000"><font size="2"> OTTAWA - The top Canadian mathematical minds were revealed with the results of the 48th Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO), which was held on March 30, 2016. The top three students were Kai Sun, Jinhao Xu, and William Zhao.</font><span lang="EN-US"><font size="2"> </font>
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</span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/KgD_WpBQUaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/167/enMon, 16 May 2016 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2016/2016cmo-results.html<![CDATA[Daniel Wise wins the 2016 Jeffery-Williams Prize for a profound impact in mathematical research]]>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/jwdanielwise-midsize.jpg" height="156" width="150" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000"><font size="2">OTTAWA - </font><span style="line-height: 115%;"><font size="2">McGill University Professor Daniel T. Wise is the recipient of the 2016 Jeffery-Williams Prize. Wise is widely recognized as one of the top geometric group theorists in the world, and the best of his generation. His work has had a profound impact, not only in the immediate subject of geometric group theory, but also playing a key role in the solution of outstanding open problems in the theory of 3-manifolds. </font>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/et-VanderBurgh.jpg" height="250" width="200" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000">OTTAWA — University of Waterloo Lecturer Ian VanderBurgh's teaching has addressed diverse audiences, from struggling calculus students to Putnam students. His work has had a significant influence on the mathematical community among both students and teachers at large.
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Happy Rounded Pi Day 3.1416 ! And Happy 137th birthday to Einstein!
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<font size="2">OTTAWA – University of British Columbia Associate Professor Malabika Pramanik is the recipient of the 2016 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her outstanding research contributions. Pramanik uses analytical tools to answer questions about pattern identification in sparse sets; that is, in finding regular structures within sets that are otherwise very disordered and thin.</font>
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Show off your artistic skills and graphic design talents by creating the 2016 CMS Math T-shirt!
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The 48th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) will be held on <b>Wednesday, March 30, 2016</b>. In North America, South America, and Central America and in time zones covering these areas, the competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Elsewhere in the world, the 3 hour writing period will be arranged in consultation with the CMS. All exams will be proctored by officials who are not family-related to any of the participants being supervised.
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The CMO is open only to students who have received a direct invitation from the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). The CMS will provide registration information to schools with eligible students in early March. Teachers must complete and submit the registration form with each student by March 18, 2016. Once registration is completed, the CMS will mail the competition kit directly to the exam proctoring official.
</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/r4w9dVe_-5M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/159/enMon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2016/CMO-Registration<![CDATA[Top students recognized in Canada’s premier national mathematics competition]]>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/comc2012_2_1.jpg" height="75" width="60" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000"><span lang="EN-US">Three students have received top national honours in a three-way tie after competing with almost 6,000 students across Canada and internationally – in the </span>20<sup>th</sup> annual 2015 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
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<b><span lang="EN-US">Richard Chow</span></b><span lang="EN-US"> (Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ont.), <b>Thomas Guo</b> (Olympiads Schools, North York, Ont.) and <b>William Zhao</b> (Richmond Hill H.S., Richmond Hill, Ont.)</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span>a<span lang="EN-US">chieved the top score of 75/80 winning gold in the most prestigious category of Best in Canada Overall.</span>
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</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/-QePXQoYuNQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/158/enThu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2016/comc-results<![CDATA[Thomas Salisbury to receive CMS 2015 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service ]]>
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<img border="0" align="left" src="https://cms.math.ca/opsmedia/news_thumbnails/Nov10_Salisbury.png" height="117" width="86" hspace="6" style="margin:6px; border:thin solid #000">York University Professor, Thomas Salisbury is the recipient of the 2015 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community and to the Canadian Mathematical Society.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MathNewsCMS/~4/Y7nWqHHdkzs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>https://cms.math.ca/News/item/157/enTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00 ESThttps://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2015/gwa