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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 15, Number 11

Editor: Justin Wan (


Society News

1. 2015 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal


2. Graduate Summer School on Dynamics of Biological Systems
3. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

With the beginning of the new year, it’s time to renew your CAIMS membership (or to buy a convenient lifetime membership!). Our web page for doing this online with a credit card is now up and running at

Also please encourage your department chair to renew (or start!) an institutional membership.

Of course, CAIMS gives you many benefits, including a discount on SIAM and/or GAMM membership, a break on fees for our annual conference and, most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our Canadian Applied Mathematics Community. Thanks for your support of our society!

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Graduate Summer School on Dynamics of Biological Systems/Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (SMS)

May 30 – June 11, 2016, Edmonton, Canada

To view details on the summer school and application process see

Application deadline: JANUARY 15, 2016

A limited number of funded places are available at this summer school.

The purpose of this summer school is to focus on the interplay of dynamical and biological systems, developing the rich interplay between science and mathematics that has been so successful to date. We will focus on five key areas: complex bio-networks, multi scale biological dynamics, biological waves, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation, and disease dynamics.

Confirmed Speakers: Réka Albert (Penn State), Henri Berestycki (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Chris Cosner  (University of Miami), Gerda deVries (University of Alberta), Zhilan Feng (Purdue University), Marty Golubitsky (Ohio State), Michael Li (University of Alberta), Yuan Lou (Ohio State), Philip Maini (Oxford), Benoit Perthame (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Hong Qian (University of Washington), Jianhong Wu (York University).

Scientific Committee: Marty Golubitsky (Ohio State), Philip Maini (Oxford), Benoit Perthame (Universite Pierre et Marie Currie), Jianhong Wu (York), Lai-Sang Young (Courant).

Local Organizers: Mark Lewis, Thomas Hillen, Yingfei Yi (University of Alberta).

Our sponsors are: Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Fields, University of Alberta, Institute des Sciences Mathématiques (ISM), Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), Springer-Verlag, Centre for Mathematical Biology and the Université de Montréal.

For a direct link to the poster, please visit…

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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:

Justin Wan, 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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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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