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Society News:

1. Nominations for CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

2. 2009 CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting

Search Positions:

3. Mathematical and Computational Biology and Ecology Position at York

4. Postdoctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics at McMaster

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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Nominations for CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

Nominations for the 2009 CAIMS Research Prize are now being solicited.
Letters detailing the case for the nomination
along with a maximum of three relevant publications and a detailed CV
and complete list of publications for the nominee
should be sent to Prof. Michael C. Mackey (
no later than 15 January, 2009.

Michael C. Mackey, Ph.D. FRSC
Joseph Morley Drake Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology
Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology & Medicine
McGill University
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Room 1124
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6

tel: 514-398-4336
fax: 514-398-7452

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2009 CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting

The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied Mathematical and
Industrial Society will be hosted by the Department of Applied
at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario on June
10-14, 2009. The themes of this meeting are

Computational Biomaterials
Complex Fluids
Dynamical Systems
Mathematical Biology
Mathematical Finance
Scientific/Symbolic Computing
Theoretical Physics

There will be seven plenary lectures and numerous invited talks (30
minutes) on the above themes.
In addition to these, we also call for minisymposia on any topics in
applied mathematics. If you are
interested in organizing such a symposium, please submit your proposal
to us by the address given
below. There will also be several contributed sessions, as well as a
poster session for graduate students
to present their research results.

In the meeting, the annual CAIMS Research Prize and CAIMS Doctoral
Dissertation Award will be
presented to the receipients. In addition, student poster prizes will
also be selected and awarded.
The year 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of CAIMS which makes this
meeting more special and more
worth attending. Some activities are being planned, and this gives one
a unique opportunity to know the
history of this society. You are cordially invited to join us in London to celebrate the society’s healthy
growth and great achievements in the past 30 years.

For more information about this meeting, please visit the website
which will be updated in a timely fashion, or contact:

Rob Corless: rcorless@uwo;
Geoff Wild:;
Xingfu Zou:

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you at the University of
Western Ontario.

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Mathematical and Computational Biology and
Ecology Position at York University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the
Assistant Professor level. Applicants in all areas of
Mathematical and Computational Biology and Ecology will be considered, including Non-linear Dynamics of Disease Mechanism,
Biological Invasion, Population Dynamics, Epidemiological and Ecological Modelling, BioInformatics and Health Informatics, Protein, Cellular and
Physiological Modelling and Stochastic Biological Modelling. The successful candidate must have a PhD and a proven record of
independent and collaborative interdisciplinary research. Research excellence and superior teaching will be an asset. Preference will be given to
candidates who can strengthen existing areas of present and ongoing
research activity in the Department and in Biological and Life Sciences
across the University. York University is a leader in
interdisciplinary science research and outreach efforts that enable
partnerships between
researchers and policy makers.

To address the ever more complex and challenging issues facing both
scholars and policy makers, the University sustains high-quality
empirical research informed by a diverse range of theory and methods. This appointment will build upon and expand the University’s strengths
and prominence in the area of Health Analytics and Health Informatics.
In addition to these appointments, appointments will be made in the
Faculty of
Health in the areas eHealth and Health Informatics and Health
Systems Research Methods. The successful candidate will be expected to
participate in this
growing cluster of researchers with complementary strengths across the
University who are engaged in collaborative and interdisciplinary work
in this area.

Applicants should send (as hard copy, only) a curriculum vitae, an
outline of their research plan and a description of teaching
interests, and arrange for three
letters of recommendation (one of which should address teaching) to be
sent directly, by January 16, 2009, to:

Applied Mathematics Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
N520 Ross, York University,
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2V7.
Web site:

York University is an Affirmative Action Enployer. The Afirmative
Action Program can be found on York’s website or a copy can be obtained by calling the
affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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Quantitative Bilogist Position at University
of Alberta

The University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the area of Quantitative Biology. This is an advisory,
and research position shared between the Departments of Biological
Sciences and Mathematics & Statistical Sciences.
The position is to act as a bridge between an already highly
collaborative biological sciences program and a very active
statistical/mathematical modeling group.
This position is at the Assistant Professor level, but an appointment
at a higher level may be possible under exceptional circumstances.
The Quantitative Biologist will act in part as a consultant, with an emphasis on graduate student training and collaboration with academic staff. In this role, he/she will
provide educational and research support in the area of mathematical and statistical biology via coordination of an advanced teaching program. This program will require
traditional teaching as well as the development of a quantitative
advisory group shared between both departments. The development of
novel statistical approaches to address
key biological questions is expected. Duties also include research,
applications for research funding, and the supervision and
co-supervision of students where appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have a Doctoral degree in Quantitative
Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related area, with demonstrated
knowledge of issues specific to
biological data and models. Graduate training in Biology with demonstrated excellence in statistical and quantitative analysis, as well as, experience in standard parametric
experimental designs and sampling methodologies will be considered. Demonstrated expertise in advanced analytical methods is required.
The candidate will also have the demonstrated ability to interact well and communicate clearly with people that have wide ranging levels of expertise in statistics.
Supervisory abilities to coordinate training centres and strong time
management skills are required to ensure that the consulting,
research, and teaching aspects
of this position are met.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a research statement,
a teaching profile outlining experience and/or interests, and at least
three confidential letters of reference.
Electronic submissions should be directed to The closing date for applications is January 2, 2009, or until a suitable candidate is found.
Early applications are encouraged.
Interested applicants may apply to:
Arturo Pianzola, Chair
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian
citizens or permanent
residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and encourage applications
from all qualified women and men, including persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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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

Past issues are available on the web at Submissions are welcome and
should be sent in plain text format to:

Abba Gumel, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,

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 industrial mathematics.

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