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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 7

Editor: Sharene Bungay (


Society News

1. 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results
2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2016 Annual Meeting: Invitation for bids
3. CAIMS*SCMAI 2014: Early-bird deadline approaching!

4. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results

Elections were held this year for Treasurer, Communications Officer, and two Member-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors of CAIMS*SCMAI. We are very grateful to the candidates who put their names forward for these positions.

With a single nomination for each of the Treasurer and Communications Officer positions, Lucy Campbell (Carleton University) will become the CAIMS*SCMAI Treasurer at the 2014 AGM, while Luciano Buono (UOIT) will become the first CAIMS*SCMAI Communications Officer.

The votes for the two Member-at-Large positions were counted on Monday, April 28, 2014, by Sharene Bungay, witnessed by a staff member of the Department of Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Dr. Huaxiong Huang (York University) and Dr. Steve Ruuth (SFU) have been elected to the Board for a three-year term, beginning at the 2014 AGM.

We thank Matt Davison, Hongmei Zhu, and Nilima Nigam, whose terms are complete this year, for their service to the Society.

Item 2

CAIMS*SCMAI 2016 Annual Meeting: Invitation for bids

The CAIMS*SCMAI Board invites bids for the 2016 Annual Meeting (typically to be held in late June) from Departments and/or Institutions. Any member wishing to hold the 2016 meeting should first consult with close colleagues willing to offer support and then contact either the President, President-Elect, or Secretary with an expression
of interest and/or to discuss informally.

There is no formal procedure to make a bid, and a variety of geographic and logistical considerations are taken into account when the Board decides on the winning bid. Normally however the CAIMS*SCMAI Board would like to consider all proposals and make a decision before the end of 2014.

Item 3

CAIMS*SCMAI 2014: Early-bird deadline approaching!

The early-bird deadline of May 16 is fast approaching for registration for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS 2014) taking place from June 22 to 26, 2014 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.

To register, please visit

or go directly to

There are still a few rooms left at the conference hotel at the conference rate…

Unfortunately, we are still unable to provide a direct link to reserve residence rooms. We apologize for the delay!

There are also spots left for the tour of the Canadian Light Source and the Software Carpentry Bootcamp.

Questions can be directed to

Item 4

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:

Sharene Bungay, 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.

If you wish to have your name removed from the e-mailing list for the CAIMS*SCMAI E-News, please send an email message to Sharene Bungay as above.


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.

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