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Activities

2020 CMS Winter Meeting, December 3-8

FRIDAY

Public Lecture

Balinese Musical Ensemble

Welcome Reception

Public Lecture

David Earn (McMaster University)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Complimentary Admission

Chelsea Hotel, Mountbatten Salon

33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

 

Puzzles in the Patterns of Plagues

Over the last century, there has been tremendous progress in understanding the transmission of infectious diseases in human populations.  However, most historical outbreaks have not been studied in detail because data that might permit such investigations are buried in thousands of handwritten records.  In recent years, my research group has digitized a large number of these historical records and begun to dissect the epidemic patterns.  Modern computers allow us to visualize these patterns, and mathematical methods are helping us unravel the biological mechanisms that gave rise to the outbreaks.  I will discuss our ongoing work, focussing primarily on outbreaks of plague, from the Black Death in the 14th century to the Great Plague of London in the 17th century.

Over the last century, there has been tremendous progress in understanding the transmission of infectious diseases in human populations.  However, most historical outbreaks have not been studied in detail because data that might permit such investigations are buried in thousands of handwritten records.  In recent years, my research group has digitized a large number of these historical records and begun to dissect the epidemic patterns.  Modern computers allow us to visualize these patterns, and mathematical methods are helping us unravel the biological mechanisms that gave rise to the outbreaks.  I will discuss our ongoing work, focusing primarily on outbreaks of plague, from the Black Death in the 14th century to the Great Plague of London in the 17th century.

Balinese Musical Ensemble

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Following the public lecture

Balinese Gamelan (semara dana) is a percussion dominated musical ensemble from the island of Bali, Indonesia. 

The University of Waterloo’s Balinese Gamelan was founded in Fall of 2013, by Professor Maisie Sum and Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta.  Our beautiful hand carved instruments come from the island of Bali.  After the concert, you will have a chance to see the instruments close up. 

Welcome Reception

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH | 18:30 - 19:30

The welcome reception will take place on Friday December 6th from 18:30 – 19:30 following the public lecture. Light refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY

Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Luncheon

Student Social

Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Luncheon


SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH | 12:00 - 13:30

Over lunch, network with peers and like-minded individuals about equity and diversity in the mathematical and academic community.

As part of this lunch, there will be a moderated panel discussion. Members of the panel are professors from different fields of mathematics including: 

  • Gerda DeVries (Alberta)
  • Susan Gerofsky (UBC)
  • Anna Krokhine (University of Toronto Schools)
  • Sarah Mayes-Tang (Toronto)
  • Georges Monette (York)
  • Sarah Plosker (Brandon)

We hope you will join us for this important and timely event. All genders welcome. Complimentary lunch provided.

This event is generously funded by Professor Catherine Mavriplis from the University of Ottawa in her role as NSERC Chair for Women in Science and
Engineering

If you wish to submit a question to the panel, you may do so here.

Student Social

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th | 20:00 - 22:00

Saturday December 7th, 2019 | 20:00- late

Organizers: Daniel Zackon, Ismail Abouamal, Reila Zheng (University of Toronto)

Room OI2205 of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

The CMS Student Committee invites all student participants at the 2019 CMS Winter Meeting to its Student Social.

The Social will take place at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

LGBTQ Open Discussion

CMS Awards Banquet

LGBTQ+ Lunchtime Discussion

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The LGBTQ+ Lunchtime Discussion is an occasion to socialize in an accepting and supporting environment. After opening remarks by the CMS Executive Director Termeh Kousha, and by Anthony Bonato, the floor will open to questions and comments, creating a space to share stories, pass on ideas and build an inclusive community  (examples of topics: coming out as an employee, co-worker, and instructor, name changes and researcher identity, expressing pride). Anonymous questions can be submitted. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Interested participants and their allies can find more resources about LGBTQ+ equity at a table in the exhibition hall.

CMS Awards Banquet

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th | 19:00 - 22:30
TICKETS $85

The Canadian Mathematical Society invites you to their awards banquet to highlight exceptional performance in the area of mathematical research and education. Prizes will be awarded during the event.

MENU

1st Course:

Barley and Mushroom Soup

2nd Course: 

Herb and dijon-crusted beef striploin with horseradish and roasted shallot jus

Vegetarian Option

Charred eggplant and coconut curry with jasmine rice (vegan)

3rd Course: 

Chocolate ganache dome with meringue base

Meal includes Lavazza coffee and tea and a glass of wine