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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 04 Number 3
May 4, 2004

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


Society News

1. Deadline for travel grants for Toulouse Mathematics Meeting extended


2. Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics listserver


3.* Blending Classroom and eLearning Practice

4.* CCWEST 2004 Conference – A National Conference for the Advancement
of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

5.* Gordon Research Conference on Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in
Chemical Systems

6. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on “Upcoming Meetings and Workshops” at the CAIMS*SCMAI home



From: Samuel Shen <>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 19:58:02 -0600

Deadline for travel grants for Toulouse Mathematics Meeting extended

** La date limite a ete reportee au 7 mai.
The deadline has been changed to May 7. **

REMINDER: the deadline is approching
RAPPEL: la date limite approche

Student-postdocs travel awards

This program is sponsored by CMS, CAIMS, SSC, CRM, the Fields institute
and PIMS.

Around 15 travel Grants of $500 will be awarded to graduate students and
postdocs attending Toulouse-2004 and presenting a poster in the poster

Applicants must be graduate students or postdocs, at a Canadian
University or Institute. To apply for this funding, please have a letter
written by your Supervisor or departmental Graduate Advisor, briefly
answering the following: Name of Student, Area of study and level, How
will the student benefit from the meeting? Will the student be
presenting a poster?

Please have this emailed before May 7, 2004 to Applicants will be notified early in
May of the funding decision.

If successful, the student or postdoc will receive the cheque on showing
the receipt for registration at the Toulouse meeting.

Programme de bourses de voyages etudiants-postdocs

Ce programme de bourses est finance par la SMC, la SCMAI, la SSC, le
CRM, l’Institut Fields et le PIMS.

Une quinzaine de bourses de voyages sont disponibles pour les
etudiants de cycles superieurs et les postdocs qui participeront a
Toulouse 2004 et feront une presentation par affiche. Les demandeurs
doivent etre des etudiants de deuxieme ou de troisieme cycle ou
des postdocs inscrits dans une universite canadienne ou un institut
mathematique. Toute demande de bourse doit etre accompagnee d’une
lettre du superviseur de l’etudiant ou de la personne responsable des
etudes superieures de son departement, dans laquelle il ou elle
indiquera brievement le nom de l’etudiant, son domaine et son niveau
d’etudes, en quoi le congres sera profitable a l’etudiant, si
l’etudiant fera une presentation par affiche et si l’etudiant a
acces a d’autres sources de financement de son universite
(bourses, subventions, etc.).

Cette lettre doit etre envoyee par courriel avant le 7 mai 2004
a (

Si une bourse est accordee a l’etudiant, elle sera versee a ce
dernier sur presentation du recu d’inscription a Toulouse 2004.

Christiane Rousseau
Departement de mathematiques et de statistique
Universite de Montreal
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7
Tel: (514) 343-7729, Fax: (514) 343-5700
Presidente de la societe mathematique du Canada



From: “John A. Pojman” <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 23:56:19 -0400

Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics List

We have established a listserver for the exchange of information on
nonlinear chemical dynamics, which currently has over 500
participants from 20 countries. This is a subscriber-only list with
a low volume of messages.

The goal of the list is to provide a forum for the discussion of
current topics in nonlinear chemical dynamics, including (but not
restricted to) chemical oscillations, waves, fronts,
self-organization, fractals, chaos, etc.

You may use it to ask questions about experimental and numerical
methods, to advertise conferences and job openings in the field, or
to let the community of some recent publication that may be of
interest. Experts, neophytes and the generally interested are
encouraged to subscribe.

To subscribe to the list, you can send a message to
requesting to be added or

send a message to In the first line of the body of
your message put

subscribe nonlin your_first_name your_last_name


subscribe nonlin john pojman

You send messages to that everyone on the list will receive.

To unsubscribe, send a message to In the first line
of the body of your message put

unsubscribe nonlin

Any questions or problems should be directed to John A. Pojman

John A. Pojman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043

(601) 266-5035
(425) 740-8514 (FAX)



Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 19:06:02 -0400

Blending Classroom and eLearning Practice

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC – May 13 and 14, 2004 Pre-conference:
May 12

Who Should Attend?

This conference should be of particular interest to:
? University and college teachers
? Educational developers
? Instructional and curriculum developers
? Teaching assistants, graduate and undergraduate students
? Academic and university administrators

Five Themes
? Designing blended learning
? Tools for eLearning
? Lessons and Examples
? Institutional Infrastructure and Strategy
? Critical Perspectives on Learning

Keynote Presentations Include:

Dr. Betty Collis, Professor of Technology for Strategy, Learning and
Change, University of Twente, The Netherlands, and Shell Professor of
Networked Learning, Shell International Exploration and Production

Dr. Donald Kline, Professor, Vision and Aging Lab, Departments of
Psychology and Surgery (Ophthalmology), University of Calgary

Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
Carleton University, and Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement
of Teaching in Higher Education

Dr. Etienne Wenger, Director, CPsquare and Independent Consultant;
Professor, Knowledge Ecology University, Cambridge, United States

Registration Fees

Regular Fee (until May 1, 2004) $245 May 13 & 14, 2004 (Thursday & Friday)
Late Fee (after May 1,2004) $275 May 13 & 14, 2004 (Thursday & Friday)

This event is co-hosted with McGraw-Hill Ryerson:

and Sponsored by

Apple Canada:
Blackboard Inc.:

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website:



From: Eric Muller <>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:49:32 -0400

CCWEST 2004 Conference
A National Conference for the Advancement of Women
in Engineering, Science and Technology
June 10-14, 2004
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario

Registration Package and Program Information
Register by May 7, 2004 and save $50.

Additional information may be obtained from the Conference web site

As members of the CCWEST 2004 Conference Organizing Committee, we are very
much looking forward to welcoming you to Brock University. The Niagara
Peninsula is a great place to visit in June.


Eric Muller, Professor of Mathematics and Education
Fellow of the Fields Institute
Department of Mathematics
Brock University
St Catharines, ON phone:- 905 688 5550 ext. 1 3297
L2S 3A1 fax:- 905 682 9020



From: “John A. Pojman” <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 23:56:15 -0400

“The Maine event in Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics”

We are pleased to announce that the Gordon Research Conference on

“Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems” will be
held July 18 – 23, 2004 at historic Bates College in scenic Lewiston,

Information on the conference, can be found at:

(Nota Bene: You should submit poster titles to Patrick De Kepper by
June 15 even if you indicate in the on-line application that you wish
to present a poster However, no more than 80 posters can be

There is a FAQS section that addresses visas, finances, and travel.

The program is available at:

Application to the conference can be made at

The cost is $700 for a single room and $640 for a double room. If
the final pre-paid registration is postmarked at least three weeks
prior to the meeting, a $50 discount may be taken on the fixed fee.

John A. Pojman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043

(601) 266-5035
(425) 740-8514 (FAX)



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