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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 19, Number 2

February 19, 2019

Editor: Justin Wan (


1. 2019 CAIMS Membership Renewal: Final Reminder
2. 2019 CAIMS Annual Meeting: Important Dates
3. Dalhousie University launches a new co-op program
4. Workshop on Systems Modeling in the Pharmaceutical Industry
5. Announcement of Ibni Prize

Item 1

2019 CAIMS Membership Renewal: Final Reminder

We will soon update our membership database. Non-members will be removed from the membership database and as a result, they will no longer be receiving emails from the Society and they are also ineligible to vote at the upcoming election.

Renewal (or sign up for a convenient lifetime membership!) is easy by simply clicking:

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

CAIMS gives you many benefits, including a discount on SIAM and/or GAMM membership, reduced 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!

Item 2

2019 CAIMS Annual Meeting: Important Dates

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) will take place at the Whistler Conference Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, from June 9-13, 2019.

The conference website is:

The call for abstracts is now open. Please submit your abstract for contributed talks and poster presentations at the conference website. Abstract submission closes on April 30, 2019.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites at a very attractive rate. Please make your reservations by March 24, 2019.

The conference registration page is now open. The early bird deadline is March 24, 2019, if you want to enjoy the reduced rate.

Conference registration includes one banquet ticket, Welcome Reception, coffee breaks, and wireless internet access at the conference venue. We are looking forward to seeing you in Whistler!

Item 3

Dalhousie University launches a new co-op program

Brand new beginning this summer, Dalhousie University has launched its latest co-op program: Math & Stats.

In high demand across all fields including IT, marketing, banking, and finance, Dal Math & Stats students are skilled in programming, survey methods, data analytics and other versatile areas. Highly mobile, our co-op students embark on work terms in every province and territory, and across the globe.

True problem solvers and critical thinkers, could a Math or Stats co-op student be what your organization needs this summer?

Learn more:

Item 4

Workshop on Systems Modeling in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Fields Institute and the Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modelling will host the one-week Problem Solving Workshop “Systems Modelling in the Pharmaceutical Industry” from August 12-16, 2019. This workshop aims to equip graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in mathematics and related disciplines with the tools necessary to solve common problems encountered in the pharmaceutical industry. The focus will be on development of pharmacometric skills to approach questions centred on drug development and dose/therapy optimization using a variety of state-of-the-art quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) methodologies, also known as systems modelling. Participants will receive training in QSP approaches, including the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), from academic and industrial researchers, and will apply these techniques in groups to solve a set of problems brought by industry partners.

Interested potential participants can now submit an application for funding (cover letter and CV as a single PDF) at the workshop’s website:

Applications are due April 1, 2019. For questions, please contact Morgan Craig ( Anna Sher (

Item 5

Announcement of Ibni Prize

Cher ami, chere amie,

1) Petition: Vous faites partie des 3535 signataires de la petition sur « Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh » ( Il y a 11 ans, le 3 fevrier, Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh a ete enleve a son domicile a N’Djamena par des forces armees. Il est presque certainement mort dans les jours suivants. Nous ne pouvons oublier, nous voulons connaitre les circonstances de sa mort, et que justice soit faite.

2) Prix Ibni: Le Prix Ibni a ete redefini et est devenu un prix de these, decerne a deux laureat.e.s tous les deux ans En 2018, les laureats sont Ibrahima Hamidine (Niger) et El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam (Senegal).

Voir Le Prix Ibni sera de nouveau décerné en 2020.

3) Souscription: La souscription pour le Prix Ibni est désormais recueillie par l’Association pour la Promotion de la Science en Afrique Pour les modalités de dons a l’APSA, les informations se trouvent ici, Pensez-bien a preciser “Prix Ibni” si vous leur faites un don pour la souscription. Vous pouvez egalement adhérer à l’APSA tout en souscrivant au Prix Ibni. Dans ce cas, merci d’ indiquer le montant consacre au Prix Ibni et le montant consacre à votre adhésion. Si vous etes contribuable en France vous recevrez un reçu fiscal.

4) Images des maths: Un billet de Charles Boubel sera publié le 3 fevrier 2019

Nous n’’oublions pas Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh et nous continuons a demander la verite a son sujet au president tchadien Idriss Deby et au president francais Emmanuel Macron. Nous partagerons en cet anniversaire la douleur de la famille d’Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh et leur exigence de verite.

Marie-Francoise Roy, Jean-Renault Dear friends,

1) Petition. You (Editor: CAIMS) are one of the 3535 signatories of the petition for “Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh “( There will be eleven years on February 3 since Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh was abducted from his home in N’Djamena by armed forces. He died almost certainly soon after. We cannot forget this, we want to know the circumstances of his death, we want justice to be done.

2) Ibni Prize. The Ibni Prize ( has been redesigned. It becomes a thesis’ prize and is awarded to two persons every two years ( The awardees of the 2018 Ibni Prizes are Ibrahima Hamidine (Niger) and El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam (Senegal). See:

The next Ibni Prize will be awarded in 2020.

3) Subscription. The subscription for the Ibni Prize is now collected by APSA (Association pour la Promotion de la Science en Afrique): You will find here: how to make a donation. If you make a donation for the Ibni Prize subscription, make sure to specify “for the Ibni Prize”. You may also want to become a member of APSA. In that case, indicate the amount for your membership and the amount for the Ibni Prize. You will get a tax receipt for the French income tax deduction.

4) Images des Maths. A paper by Charles Boubel will be published on Feburary 3

We do not forget Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh and we keep asking the truth about what happened to him to Chadian President Idriss Deby and French President Emmanuel Macron. On this anniversary, we share the grief of Ibni’s family and ask for justice.

Marie-Francoise Roy, Jean-Renault

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