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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 21, Number 2

February 17, 2021

Editor: Kathleen Wilkie (communications-officer@caims.ca)


  1. CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting 2021 (Virtual) June 21-24, 2021

  2. Open Position: Simon Fraser University – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Mathematics of Quantum Computing

  3. Open Position: University of Manitoba – Head of the Mathematics Department

  4. Last Call for CAIMS/SCMAI Prize & Award Nominations – Deadline Feb 28, 2021

  5. 3 Fevrier 2021, Anniversaire, Nouvelles du Prix Ibni/ 3 February 2021, Anniversary, News from the Ibni Prize

  6. Call for Membership and Renewal


1. CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting 2021 (Virtual) June 21-24, 2021

The 2021 CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting is proudly hosted by the University of Waterloo. The local organizing committee is: Brian Ingalls, Anita Layton, and Justin Wan.

Scientific Themes:

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Dynamical Systems / Control Theory
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Fluid Dynamics / Climate
  • Data Science / Machine Learning


  • Mini-symposia proposals are accepted until Wednesday March 31, 2021.
  • Contributed talks and posters are accepted until Friday April 30, 2021.
  • Early bird registration ends May 14, 2021.

2. Open Position: Simon Fraser University – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Mathematics of Quantum Computing

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for an NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Mathematics of Quantum Computing with an effective earliest start date of July 19, 2021. This Tier 2 CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in mathematical and theoretical aspects of quantum computing, at the rank of assistant or associate professor … For more details click here.

3. Open Position: University of Manitoba – Head of the Mathematics Department

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a 5-year term position as Head and a full-time tenured position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an established scholar with a commitment to research, academic leadership and excellence in teaching. Outstanding candidates in any area of mathematics will be considered.   For more detail click here.

4. Last Call for CAIMS/SCMAI Prize & Award Nominations – Deadline Feb 28, 2021

Consider nominating someone for one of the CAIMS/SCMAI prizes and awards. The deadline for submissions has been extended until February 28, 2021.

5. 3 fevrier 2021, Anniversaire, Nouvelles du Prix Ibni/ 3 february 2021, Anniversary, News from the Ibni Prize

Cher ami, chere amie,

1) Petition: Vous faites partie des 3535 signataires de la petition sur « Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh »
(https://www.idpoisson.fr/petition-ibni/) Il y a 13 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 https://www.idpoisson.fr/prix-ibni/ est devenu un prix de these, decerne a deux laureat.e.s tous les deux ans https://www.idpoisson.fr/prix-ibni-description/.  Le Prix Ibni a été décerné en 2020 à Zobo Vincent de Paul Ablé et Audace Dossou-Olory, https://www.idpoisson.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/prix-Ibnifrancais.pdf Le site web du prix est désormais hébergé par l’Institut Denis Poisson que nous remercions sincèrement https://www.idpoisson.fr/

3) Souscription: La souscription pour le Prix Ibni est désormais recueillie par l’Association pour  la Promotion de la Science en Afrique http://www.scienceafrique.fr/ Pour les modalités de dons a  l’APSA, les informations se trouvent ici, http://www.scienceafrique.fr/2.html 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, faisant le point sur des informations divulguées récemment, a ete publie le 3 fevrier 2021 https://images.math.cnrs.fr/Ibni-Oumar-Mahamat-Saleh-Treize-ans-De-nouveaux-temoignages.html

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.

Aurelien Alvarez, Marc Peigne,  Marie-Francoise Roy


Dear friends,

1) Petition. You are one of the 3535 signatories of the petition for « Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh (https://www.idpoisson.fr/en/petition-ibni/) There will be thirteen 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 (https://www.idpoisson.fr/en/prix-ibni/) became a thesis’ prize and is awarded to two persons every two years (https://www.idpoisson.fr/en/prix-ibni-description/). The Ibni Prize 2020 has been awarded to Zobo Vincent de Paul Ablé and Audace Dossou-Olory, https://www.idpoisson.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/prix-Ibnienglish.pdf We are very grateful to Institut Denis Poisson https://www.idpoisson.fr/ for hosting the website of the prize.

3) Subscription. The subscription for the Ibni Prize is now collected by APSA (Association pour la  Promotion de la Science en Afrique): http://www.scienceafrique.fr/  You will find here: http://www.scienceafrique.fr/2.html 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, taking into account recently disclosed information, has been published on Feburary 3 2021 https://images.math.cnrs.fr/Ibni-Oumar-Mahamat-Saleh-Treize-ans-De-nouveaux-temoignages.html

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.

Aurelien Alvarez, Marc Peigne, Marie-Francoise Roy

6. Call for Membership and Renewal

Become a CAIMS/SCMAI member now! The world needs applied mathematicians, now more so than ever before. As applied mathematicians we influence policy, economy, scientific developments, public health and communication. As a group we can be most effective if we are organized in societies and representative groups, such that we can speak with one voice and make our insights heard. The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society – Societé Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles has represented the Canadian applied and industrial mathematical community for several decades, and it has enabled us to have impact and opportunities, which we could have never achieved individually.

A membership of CAIMS comes with many benefits, such as

  • Being part of a friendly, open, and vibrant applied math community
  • Access to free open access publication through MSI (Mathematics in Science and Industry)
  • Access to publishing in the CMS/CAIMS Book Series of Springer.
  • Access to scientific blogs and opportunity to write a blog yourself
  • Priority registration for the CAIMS Annual Meeting
  • Access to targeted conferences such as the BIRS Innovation and Career HUB, the CAIMS/BIRS Communication workshops, the first and second CAIMS/PIMS Coronavirus modelling conferences, etc.
  • Access to highly prestigious research awards of the society.

And all this for just $80 CAD per year for an individual membership. Become a member today!
Thomas Hillen (President of CAIMS)


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CAIMS*SCMAI ENews is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society * Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (http://www.caims.ca).

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