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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 08 Number 8 November 22, 2008

Editor: Abba Gumel (


Society News:

1. Nominations for CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

2. 2009 CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting

Search Positions:

3. Tenure-track Position at Carleton University
4. Tenure-stream Positions at UoIT

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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Tenure-track Position at Carleton University

The School of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in
Applied Analysis, starting July 1, 2009.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related areas, and a
strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The School
is particularly interested in
candidates who are active in the areas of Numerical Analysis and/or
Applied Differential Equations.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong
externally-funded research program, supervise students, as well as
develop and teach undergraduate and
graduate courses. Prospective faculty can look forward to a dynamic
research environment in which collaboration with industry is
encouraged. Carleton is located in Ottawa,
the capital of Canada, and a major center of advanced technology
research and development. For more information about the Carleton
University and the School please

Applications (hard copies only) including curriculum vitae, three
letters of reference (at least one of these letters should address the
applicant’s teaching), up to four
sample publications, and a teaching dossier, should be sent to:

Dr. P.J. Farrell, Director,
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6

Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2008 and
continue until the position is filled.

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Tenure-stream Positions at UoIT

We invite you to consider joining UOIT’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation as a leading-edge learning environment
and delivering innovative research. UOIT has a 21st-century vision
of teaching and learning excellence. Our educational philosophy is to
encourage innovation, and connect our faculty, students and the
community, while respecting the best practice traditions of Canada’s
established universities.

The Faculty of Science invites applications for tenure-stream or
tenured positions in Mathematics at any rank. These positions are
subject to budgetary
approval, and would start at a mutually agreeable time but not later
than July 2009. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct
active and innovative
research programs and to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate
level. In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment
utilizing laptop
computers and wireless connectivity, UOIT seeks faculty who strive to
explore and develop new pedagogies. Applicants with research
expertise in bioinformatics,
numerical optimization or stochastic modelling are particularly
encouraged to apply, especially those with expertise in
high-performance computing applied to these
areas. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a
related area, a strong academic background, and a record of excellence
in research.

The Faculty of Science offers an Honours Bachelor of Science degree
program in Applied and Industrial Mathematics; an Honours BSc program
in Bioinformatics
is under development. The Faculty also offers Honours Bachelor of
Science programs in Biological Science, Chemistry, Computing Science,
Forensic Science and
Physics, as well as Concurrent Education and Science programs in conjunction with UOIT’s Faculty of Education. MSc programs in Modelling and
Computational Science, Applied Bioscience, and Materials Science
commenced in 2007.

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2008 or until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic
format, with
their name and the above competition number in the subject line, a
covering letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications,
a statement
of teaching interests, an outline of their present research program
and a brief future research plan, and a list of at least 3 referees to
Candidates for the position of full Professor are required to provide
a list of four referees.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities,
Aboriginal peoples
and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will
be given priority.

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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

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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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News, please send an email message to
Abba Gumel as above.


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