NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematics and Statistics Research will be presented at the CAIMS Board Meeting and AGM, on June 24 and 27. At the request of NSERC, the Canadian mathematics and statistics communities will engage in a long range planning exercise to develop a long-range plan (LRP) will allow the communities to identify areas of strength and establish a unified vision of priorities and directions for mathematics and statistics research in Canada.

It will be used to inform NSERC and the Mathematics & Statistics Evaluation Group of the communities’ priorities for research infrastructure, thereby allowing for the best use of resources to advance the work of the community as a whole.


The LRP exercise is a collaborative process and will reflect broad consultation with the communities. Key partners in this process include the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), as well as of the three Mathematical Institutes (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Fields Institute) and the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). More information on the long range plan including details of the consultation process are available on the Long Range Plan Website.