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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 19, Number 4

April 26, 2019

Editor: Justin Wan (


1. CAIMS 2019 Election Results
2. CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Prof. Bahman Gharesifard, Queen’s University
3. CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Prof. Jianhong Wu, York University
4. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Dr. Amir Maleki, UBC
5. CAIMS-SCMAI Research Prize: Prof. Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria
6. Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Prof. Lucy Campbell, Carleton University
7. Dalhousie University launches a new co-op program 8. Call for nominations for the Fourth Stephen Smale Prize
9. Job posting: Assistant Professor in Mathematics, University of Guelph

Item 1

CAIMS 2019 Election Results

This year, we have four positions on the Board of Directors to be filled: President-Elect, Treasurer, and two Directors. There was one nomination for the position of Treasurer; David Iron (Dalhousie University) was elected by acclamation. With two nominations for the two Director positions, Ion Bica (MacEwan University) and Frithjof Lutscher (University of Ottawa), were also elected by acclamation. There were two candidates for the President-Elect position (Troy Day, Rebecca Tyson), and the candidate with the most votes was Rebecca Tyson (UBC). We thank Troy Day for standing. The election results will be confirmed and ratified at the Annual General Meeting, in Whistler, June 11, 2019.

Item 2

CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Prof. Bahman Gharesifard, Queen’s University

Prof. Bahman Gharesifard (Queen’s University) is named the recipient of the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in recognition of their cutting edge work on the advancement of theory in the network sciences, and for novelty and breadth in applications in social, biological, and economic networks.

Item 3

CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Prof. Jianhong Wu, York University

Prof. Jianhong Wu (York University) is named the recipient of the CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize in recognition of their many contributions to dynamical systems in mathematical epidemiology and in particular, their collaborative research with public health professionals in government and industry: applying their expert knowledge to infectious disease mitigation strategies and preparedness.

Item 4

Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Dr. Amir Maleki, UBC

Dr. Amir Maleki (UBC) is named the recipient of the Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award in recognition of a high-quality, insightful thesis addressing multiple aspects of modeling displacement flows used to cement wells in oil and gas industry. They employed a variety of mathematical methods to model, analyze, and simulate turbulent and mixed displacement flow regimes, and applied their results to examine the validity of existing industrial practices.

Item 5

CAIMS-SCMAI Research Prize: Prof. Pauline van den Driessche, Univ. of Victoria

Prof. Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria) is named the recipient of the CAIMS-SCMAI Research Prize in recognition of their contributions to Mathematical Epidemiology and Matrix Analysis, and the high impact of this work in many areas of Applied Mathematics more generally.

Item 6

Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Prof. Lucy Campbell, Carleton Univ

Prof. Lucy Campbell (Carlton University) is named the recipient of the Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service to CAIMS/SCMAI as two-time co-organizer of the Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics, active contributor to Annual Meetings, Board Member, and for serving above and beyond in the role of Treasurer.

Item 7

Dalhousie University launches a new co-op program

Brand new 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. Learn more: Additionally, Dal’s SITE Coop has students in 23 disciplines across the Sciences, IT, and Engineering who can add value to your organization year round. Students are still available for work this summer. Contact us for more information at or

Item 8

Call for nominations for the Fourth Stephen Smale Prize

The fourth Stephen Smale Prize will be awarded at the Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) meeting in Vancouver, Canada, June 15-24, 2020. The goal of the Smale Prize is to recognize major achievements in furthering the understanding of the connections between mathematics and computation, including the interfaces between pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science. To be eligible for the prize a candidate must be in his or her early to mid-career, meaning, typically, removed by at most ten years from his or her (first) doctoral degree by the first day of the FoCM meeting (June 15, 2020). Eligible candidates should be nominated by email to the secretary of FoCM, Michael Singer,, no later than September 15, 2019. Each nomination (self-nominations excluded) should be accompanied by a brief supporting letter, the nominee’s CV and include at least three letters of recommendation. The recipient of the prize will be expected to give a lecture at the meeting. A written version of this lecture (tagged as the Smale Prize Lecture) will be included in the volume of plenary talks. For more information, see

Item 9

Job posting: Assistant Professor in Mathematics, University of Guelph

University of Guelph, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

Assistant Professor in Mathematics, 1-year Contractually-Limited

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.

The position will start August 12, 2019 with an end date of August 31, 2020. The position involves teaching mathematics as the primary responsibility with some statistics teaching possibly required. The successful candidate will be expected to help with recruitment efforts.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field and evidence of strong teaching potential at all levels. Previous experience teaching large mathematics classes at an introductory level is required and previous experience in mathematical outreach is beneficial. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on May 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will consist of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-2 page teaching statement; and the (4) contact information for at least four references. These documents must be arranged, in order, in a SINGLE PDF FILE and emailed to the address below. Only applications in the correct format will be considered. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Julie Horrocks
Chair Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Metis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.



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