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Society News

1. Online Membership Application and Renewal

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Election: Call for Nominations

Other News

3. Tenure Track Position at University of Saskatchewan: Differential
Equations and Non-linear Analysis

4. PIMS International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology
/ MITACS Summer School on: Mathematics for Biological Networks

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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Online Membership Application and Renewals (by Lucy Campbell)

We are pleased to announce that we now have an online facility to
allow CAIMS membership renewals and new membership applications to be
done online through a secure server. We invite you to renew your
membership for 2010 through this facility and to encourage potential
new members to use it to sign up for membership.

There is a link to the online system on the CAIMS main pages
and and it can be accessed directly at:

The first time you sign in, even if you are already a member of CAIMS, you
will have to create a profile and password for the online system,
which you will use for subsequent sign-ins. Once you finish the
registration to join or renew your membership, a link will be sent to
you so you can print out an invoice. If you have any questions
concerning the functionality of the system, please direct them to the
email address given on the first page, with cc to the Chair of the
Membership Committee (Lucy Campbell:

We are grateful to MITACS for providing us with this facility and helping
us to set it up. Thanks also to Joshua Dobbs of MITACS and our treasurer
Paul Muir who have put a lot of work into it in the past few months.

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Election: Call for Nominations (by Jianhong Wu)

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2010) for:

* Treasurer

* Two Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors

to fill the positions to be vacated, respectively, by Paul Muir,
Dhavide Aruliah and Ian Frigaard.

All members of CAIMS/SCMAI are invited to suggest names of candidates for
these offices. Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations
Jianhong Wu <> by January 15, 2010.

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Tenure Track Position at University of Saskatchewan: Differential
Equations and Non-Linear Analysis

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts
and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for
a tenure-track position in the general areas of Differential
Equations and Non-Linear Analysis (code: AP10) at the Assistant
Professor level effective July 1, 2010.

The Department is seeking an individual who has established
accomplishments, outstanding promise of further research productivity
in the general areas of Differential Equations and Non-Linear
Analysis. The research expertise and interests of the applicant
should overlap with the existing research strengths in Applied
Mathematics within the Department. Applicants must have a doctoral
degree. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or
promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision, and will
be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
For more information on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
and its research activities, see

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of
programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the
natural sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate
students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research
Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research,
interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts
community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University
has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly
activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and
professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. The
University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive
post-secondary academic institutions.

Application material must include the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and
list of publications. Applicants should also arrange for at least
three letters of reference to be sent directly from their referees.
At least one letter of reference should include detailed comments on
the teaching abilities of the applicant. Candidates are also
encouraged to supply a research statement and a teaching statement.
Candidates must include a cover letter specifying that they are
applying for position code AP10 and must indicate if they are Canadian
citizens or permanent residents.

All material should be sent preferably by email as PDF files to:

or, alternatively, to:

Dr. Raj Srinivasan, Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan
106 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E6

Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2010.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance
with the University’s Employment Equity Policy, the department
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Women, people of
aboriginal descent, members of visible minorities, and people with
disabilities are invited to identify themselves as members of these
designated groups on their applications.

Margarita Santos
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Room 141, McLean Hall
106 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E6
Phone: (306) 966-6127
Fax: (306) 966-6086

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PIMS International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology MITACS
Summer School on: Mathematics for Biological Networks

Location : University of Victoria, Victoria BC

Dates: 10 May – 2 June, 2010

(PIMS IGTC students take the whole course; others may take one or
both halves)

First half: Infectious diseases on networks (10 May – 20 May)

Julien Arino (University of Manitoba)
Shweta Bansal (Penn State University)
Fred Brauer (University of British Columbia)
Junling Ma (University of Victoria)
Babak Pourbohloul (University of British Columbia, BCCDC)
Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria)
Jianhong Wu (York University)

Second half: Neuronal networks (23 May – 2 June)

Rod Edwards (University of Victoria)
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
Nancy Kopell (Boston University)
Jonathan Rubin (University of Pittsburgh)

The course will focus on models of neuronal networks and infectious
diseases on networks. The first half of the course will introduce
deterministic models of infectious diseases, then proceed to network
models. Some case studies of particular diseases, e.g. influenza, will
be included. The second half of the course will introduce the basic
mechanisms underlying neuronal dynamics and how these lead to various
neuronal network models. Applications of such models in particular
settings, such as working memory, central pattern generation (e.g. for
respiration), hallucinations, and Parkinson’s disease, will be
presented. For each part of the course, students will work on group
projects and use mathematical software, e.g. Maple, Matlab. The
required biology will be taught in parallel with the mathematics and

Web site:
Rod Edwards
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3060 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3R4
tel: 250-721-7453
fax: 250-721-8962

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


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