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2018 CMS Winter Meeting, Vancouver, BC, December 7-10

Graduate Student Travel Support

With the support of CRM, the Fields Institute, and PIMS grants are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other university and CMS student members.  Click here to become a CMS Student Member. 

Preference is given to Canadian students. To apply for this funding, applicants should ask their supervisor or departmental graduate advisor to complete the online application form no later than September 23.

Applicants will be notified late in September 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.

Application Form – Please click here to access the online application. All those who submitted applications will hear from the Canadian Mathematical Society in early October.

Student Poster Session

Organizers: Ismail Abouamal (university of Toronto) and Aaron Berk (University of British Columbia)

Students are encouraged to present a poster with a topic of their choice on Saturday, December 9. To register for the poster session, the abstract has to be submitted and registration has to be paid by November 15.

Setup will take place on Friday, December 8 starting at 3:00 pm, or on Saturday, December 9 before 8:30 am. Presenters are asked to give a short (~3min) presentation to the judges and remain at their posters during judging to answer questions. The winners will be announced following the judging time period. Prizes are awarded at the banquet on Sunday, December 10 to the three best poster presenters, based on content, organization, and presentation. Each winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the banquet as well as $100 and a framed award certificate.


Asmita Sodhi (Dalhousie University)

Studc Outreach Workshop

Friday December 7, 2018| 2pm - 3pm | Finback Room

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Sometimes we get so enthusiastic about mathematics that we want to share our love of the subject with the world, but don’t know where to start. In this workshop we will talk about some avenues for getting involved in math and STEM outreach. The organizers will share some of their outreach activities and experience, and invite participants to do the same – the more ideas, the merrier! The workshop will conclude with some time to break into small groups and brainstorm possible activities that could be used to share mathematical ideas with a broader audience.

For more information contact:



Ismail Abouamal (University of Toronto)

Daniel Zackon (University of Toronto)

Student Research Presentations

Monday December 10 | 8am-9:30am & 14:45-15:45 & 16:00-18:00 | Beluga Room

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc) invite students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a talk on a topic of their choice at the Student Research Presentations Session during the 2018 CMS Winter Meeting. These presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience.

Any questions about the student sessions should be directed to the student session organizers, Ismail Abouamal and Daniel Zackon at

To register for the session, contact the organizers of the session with a draft abstract by Oct 15. Notice of acceptance will be given by Oct 29. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered if space remains.

Presenters will also have to register for the meeting, which can be done through this form. Student members of the CMS who are presenting a poster or talk have significantly reduced registration costs ($30 until October 31, $45 thereafter). If you are not currently a member of the CMS, talk to your department chair about the possibility of becoming a university-sponsored student member for a reduced fee.

Monday December 10  (Beluga Room)
8:30 – 8:50John Sastrillo (University of British Columbia)
9:00 – 9:20Adela Gherga (University of British Columbia)
14:45 – 15:05Alice Lacaze-Masmonteil (Acadia University)
15:15 – 15:35Pierre-Olivier Parisé (Université Laval)
16:00 – 16:20Avleen Kaur (University of Manitoba)

Student Social

Saturday December 8, 2018 20:00- late

The CMS Student Committee invites all student participants at the 2018 CMS Winter Meeting to its Student Social.

The Social will take place at 8 PM the New India Buffet Bar and Restaurant (901 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4M3), followed by an optional battle of wits against a mini escape room. A subway runs between the restaurant and the Sheraton; each trip will cost $2.25.

If you’d like help getting to the location, meet Lara outside the registration room (Junior Ballroom C) of the Sheraton at 7:25 PM to take the subway together. Hope to see you there!