E-News October 18, 2011

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 11, Number 4, October 18, 2011.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)


Society News

1. CAIMS 2012

Other News

2.  Applied Mathematics Chair Position - University of Waterloo
3.  Applied Mathematics Position - McGill University

4.  CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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CAIMS 2012

Dear CAIMS Members,

We are pleased to inform you that the 2012 CAIMS Annual Meeting is
scheduled June 24-28, 2012 at the Fields Institute in Toronto.  The
themes of the meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the
biennial Canadian Symposium of Fluid Dynamics (CSFD), are:

1. Applied Analysis (including Dynamical Systems).
   Organizers: Pietro-Luciano Buono (UoIT) and Michael Ward (UBC)

2. Computational Mathematics and Discrete Mathematics.
   Organizers: Ray Spiteri (Saskatchewan) and Buks van Rensburg (York)

3. Mathematical Biology and Medicine.
   Organizers: Siv Sivaloganathan (Waterloo) and
               Pauline van den Driessche (UVic)

4. Mathematical Finance.
   Organizers: Matt Davison and Adam Metzler (UWO)

5. Fluid Dynamics.
   Organizers: Ian Frigaard (UBC), Richard Karsten (Acadia) and
               Bartosz Protas (McMaster)

The Organizers of the meeting are Abba Gumel (Manitoba), Huaxiong Huang
(York) and Nilima Nigam (SFU), together with the Scientific Committee

Pietro-Luciano Buono (UoIT)
Matt Davison (UWO)
Ian Frigaard (UBC)
Michael Haslem (York)
Richard Karsten (Acadia)
Adam Metzler (UWO)
Bartosz Protas (McMaster)
Mary Pugh (Toronto)
Buks van Rensburg (York)
Siv Sivaloganathan (Waterloo)
Ray Spiteri (Saskatchewan)
Pauline van den Driessche (UVic)
Michael Ward (UBC)
Huaiping Zhu (York)

A call for contributed talks/minisymposia will be made soon.  For
further details about the meeting, please visit the website:


We look forward to seeing you in Toronto next June.


Abba Gumel (Manitoba), Huaxiong Huang (York) and Nilima Nigam (SFU)

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    Applied Mathematics Chair Position - University of Waterloo

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo
invites applications for the position of Department Chair.  This
position comes with an Associate or Full Professorship, depending on
qualifications.  The successful candidate will be an internationally
recognized, distinguished researcher with demonstrated leadership

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s “Silicon
Valley”, is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with
over 30,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate
programs.  The University of Waterloo has long been recognized as one
of Canada’s most innovative universities, with a clearly demonstrated
and established reputation for excellence. The University Governing
Bodies unequivocally directed the university, in the Sixth Decade Plan,
to continue its pursuit of global excellence through developing
academically and socially relevant programs, in particular by achieving
even greater levels of academic distinction.  The successful candidate
will be expected to provide strong leadership to the department in the
quest for greater excellence.

The department ranks among the top applied mathematics departments
worldwide, with 21 research active full time faculty.  It offers a
vibrant and stimulating research environment spanning a wide spectrum
of research fields, which include control theory, dynamical systems,
fluid dynamics, mathematical medicine and biology, mathematical
physics, scientific computation, along with a wide range of
interdisciplinary research activities.  The department benefits from
close ties with the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Perimeter
Institute, and the Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields
Institute.  The Graduate Program in the department has expanded in
recent years to a current student body of approximately 60 graduate
students, enrolled in either the MMath or PhD programs in applied

Candidates interested in this exciting leadership position should have a
PhD in some branch of applied mathematics, a strong research record and
program, a strong track record of graduate student supervision, and
evidence of effective leadership.  Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.  The closing date for applications is
October 31, 2011, but suitable candidates will be invited for
interviews while the position is advertised, and an appointment may be
made prior to the closing date.

Interested candidates should, in the first instance, submit a curriculum
vitae to:

Ian Goulden, Dean
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, CANADA

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo
encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including
women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with

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    Applied Mathematics Position - 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 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 R. Choksi, 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 January 6th 2012, 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

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Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles

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                 Sharene Bungay, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,
                        Email: sharene@mun.ca

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