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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 09, Number 7, November 1, 2009

Editor: Abba Gumel (gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca)
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CONTENT

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Society News:

1. CAIMS-PIMS Eary Career Prize in Applied Mathematics

2. CAIMS-MITACS Industrial Research Prize

3. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Election: Call for Nominations

Other News:

4. Tenure Track Position at McGill University

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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*CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics*

The prize is to be awarded to a researcher less than ten years past
the date of Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The prize recognizes
exceptional research in any branch of applied
mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee's research should have
been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian
university.

Nominations

Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to CAIMS/PIMS by a sponsor
who is responsible for providing the following information:

a curriculum vitae
a publication list
a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
a maximum of three additional letters of support

Unsuccessful nominations which continue to meet the eligibility
criteria will be automatically considered for a second year.

Advisory Committee

The recipient of the prize will be decided by an advisory committee
consisting of four experts, who will serve for two-year terms. Two of
them will be appointed by the President of CAIMS and two will be
selected by the PIMS Director. Decisions will
be announced by April 1.

The Award

The award will consist of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative
plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting. The
recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS
Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel allowance will be
provided.

Submit nominations to: nominations@pims.math.ca

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Tel.: (604) 822-3922

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CAIMS-MITACS Industrial Mathematics Prize.

The CAIMS-MITACS annual industrial mathematics prize is to be awarded
to a researcher in recognition of exceptional research in any branch
of industrial mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee's research
should have been conducted primarily in Canada. This Prize would not
only be a high honour to bestow upon an individual, but also an
acknowledgement of industrial mathematics as a fundamental and vibrant
discipline within the research culture of Canada.

Nomination: Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to
CAIMS/MITACS by a sponsor who is responsible for providing the
following information:

a curriculum vitae
a publication list
a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
a maximum of three additional letters of support

Unsuccessful nominations which continue to meet the eligibility
criteria will be automatically considered for a second year.

Prize Selection Committee: The recipient of the prize will be decided
by a prize
selection committee consisting of four experts, who will serve for
two-year terms. Two
of them will be appointed by the President of CAIMS and two will be
selected by the
MITACS Scientific Director. Decisions will be announced by April 1.

The Award: The award will consist of a cash prize of $1,000 and a
commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual
Meeting. The recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the
CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel
allowance will be provided.

Nominations should be mailed to:

The CAIMS-MITACS Industrial Prize Committee
c/o Prof. Nilima Nigam
Dept. of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Nominations can also be emailed to Dr. Nilima Nigam at
nigam@math.sfu.ca or to Dr. Jianhong Wu at wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca.

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Election: Call for Nominations (by Jianhong Wu)

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2010) for:

* Treasurer

* Two Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors

to fill the positions to be vacated, respectively, by Paul Muir,
Dhavide Aruliah and Ian Frigaard.

All members of CAIMS/SCMAI are invited to suggest names of candidates for
these offices. Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations
Committee,
Jianhong Wu <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca> by January 15, 2010.

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Tenure Track Position at McGill University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University
invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied
mathematics. While appointments are expected to be made at the
Assistant Professor level, more senior applicants would be considered.

The appointment is expected to be in numerical analysis within the
broad area of differential equations and scientific computing.
Applicants should have expertise in both analytical and computational
aspects, and an active interest in problems driven by applications.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment and a strong background in mathematics. They are expected to have demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent quality. Selection criteria include research accomplishments, as well as potential contributions to the Department's educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications should be made through MathJobs.Org (Position ID:
McGill-APNUM) and must include a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, a research outline, a teaching statement which includes
an account of teaching experience, and at least four references (with
one addressing the teaching record). Candidates are also encouraged to
provide web links for up to three selected reprints or preprints, or
to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Candidates must ensure that letters of reference are submitted
(preferably through mathjobs.org, though in exceptional circumstances
they may be mailed to Professor A.R. Humphries, Applied Mathematics
Search Committee, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill
University, 805 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters
of reference should be received by 8th January 2010, but later
applications may be considered.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity.
It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities,
ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of
minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may
contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents of Canada.

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year
by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles
(http://www.caims.ca).

Past issues are available on the web at
http://www.caims.ca/Society/pub.html Submissions are welcome and
should be sent in plain text format to:

Abba Gumel, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,
Email: gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the
Board or Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this
publication is to encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate
the dissemination of information relevant to Canadian applied and
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