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A Mathematical Record From the Pandemic

June 18, 2020

Anthony Bonato, June 18, 2020 The content of this blog was originally posted on The Intrepid Mathematician blog, hosted by Anthony Bonato. I asked mathematicians: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your mathematical practice? The responses below, in the format of a single paragraph, answer that question. My colleagues wrote of the impact on their…

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Are we there yet? Decision-making under extreme uncertainty in the COVID-19 pandemic

May 17, 2020

Peter Solymos, Subhash Lele, Khalid Lemzouji, analythium.io, May 15, 2020   As we’ve all come to know, flattening the curve is the process of reducing the number of infections and easing the burden on the health system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protective measures, such as travel restrictions, social distancing, staying home and basic hygiene, have…

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His and Her Mathematical Models

March 9, 2020

Anita Layton, UWaterloo,  March 8, 2020   Imagine someone having a heart attack. Do you see the “classic heart attack”, in which a man collapses, grabbing his chest in agony? What you have just imagined is the typical dramatic Hollywood portrayal of a heart attack, and that is almost always depicted for a man. In…

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Fighting Coronavirus with Mathematics

February 12, 2020

Dan Coombs, UBC,  February 7, 2020   The beginning of 2020 has seen the emergence of a new public health threat: a transmissible respiratory infection caused by a novel coronavirus, or nCoV. The purpose of this post is to briefly describe how scientists around the world are using mathematical modelling to understand the disease spread…

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CAIMS-SCMAI Ethical Guideline

January 24, 2020

I use this blog to present an Ethical Guideline, as it was discussed with the CAIMS board during 2018/19. All CAIMS-SCMAI members and all participants of CAIMS-SCMAI supported activities are expected to adhere to the following ethical principles: Equity and Diversity Event organizers are committed to make CAIMS events productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless…

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Welcome to the CAIMS-SCMAI Blog

January 23, 2020

Web-blogs have become a new medium of information exchange. The members of the  Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society work on hot topics, relevant to every-day issues such as epidemic spread, medical treatments, climate change, species dynamics, financial markets, industrial products and processes, and many more. Our members have invested considerable time and energy to…

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