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EDI and Membership

A: Terms of Reference

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusiveness and Membership Committee (EDIM) of CAIMS mandate is to 

  1.  Review, monitor, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (BOD-CAIMS) regarding the position and interests of women, First Nations, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, as well as other underrepresented groups in Canada and our Society.
  2. Recommend action plans to BOD-CAIMS that advance and promote equity, diversity, inclusivity, accessibility for all groups identified in A.1.
  3. Ensure equitable treatment of the groups identified in A.1 in the mathematical community.
  4. Review and recommend BOD-CAIMS strategies to encourage the participation of all groups identified in A.1 in applied and industrial mathematics at all levels.

B: Duties and Responsibilities

The committee will examine and develop action plans in the spirit of this committee’s mandate and recommend them for approval to BOD-CAIMS. In carrying out the above, EDIMC will:

  1. In Year 1, perform an EDI audit of CAIMS.
  2. Ensure that conferences and seminars are accessible and welcoming to all groups identified in A.1.
  3. Review, monitor, and prepare award nominations to ensure equal opportunity for all of our Society’s awards.  EDIMC is encouraged to schedule at least one nomination per competition cycle actively.
  4. Organize network activities and monitor all activities that support all underrepresented groups in their careers in mathematics research and teaching.
  5. Within their mandate, take proactive actions to all issues related to inequality, discrimination, racism, and any other type of offensive behaviour.
  6. Advise the Board of Directors in all EDIMC related issues.
  7. Promote CAIMS membership on all levels; provide annual reminders to all CAIMS stakeholders to renew their membership and become proactive in recruiting new members.

Current Members

Christina Christara

Secretary
Join Date: 2021
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Rebecca Tyson

Member
Join Date: 2020

Colin Macdonald

Member
Join Date: 2019

Alexander Bihlo

Member
Join Date: 2019

Amy Hurford

Chair
Join Date: 2019

Past Members

David Iron

Member
Join Date: 2019

Lilia Krivodonova

Chair
Join Date: 2017

Jacques Bélair

Member
Join Date: 2017

James Watmough

Chair
Join Date: 2017

Lucy Campbell

Member
Join Date: 2015

Justin Wan

Member
Join Date: 2015

Troy Day

Chair
Join Date: 2015

Adam Metzler

Member
Join Date: 2015

Thomas Hillen

Member
Join Date: 2015
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Matt Davison

Chair
Join Date: 2011
About CAIMS

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

Contact CAIMS

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