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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 21, Number 4

April 13, 2021

Editor: Kathleen Wilkie (


  1. CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting. Submission deadline extended to April 30, 2021 for sessions and contributed talks

  2. Registration is open for the CAIMS/BIRS Communication workshop

  3. CAIMS/SCMAI election – vote now!


1. CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting. Submission deadline extended to April 30, 2021 for sessions and contributed talks

CAIMS/SCMAI Annual meeting June 21-24 2021
held Virtually and hosted by the University of Waterloo.
Local Organizers: Brian Ingalls, Anita Layton, Justin Wan

Scientific Themes:

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

Contributed talks and posters deadline for submissions Friday April 30, 2021.


2. Registration is open for the CAIMS/BIRS Communication workshop

Application deadline extended to April 15, 2021. New 5th module added!

CAIMS and BIRS are pleased to announce the Effective Communication Skills for Applied Mathematics (ECSAM) workshop. ECSAM is a series of live online modules for applied mathematicians, statisticians, and data scientists looking to hone their ability to communicate with the general public via live interviews, op eds, blogs, or expert witness, etc. Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions is the keynote workshop leader.

ECSAM takes place virtually with 5 two-day modules in May and June 2021. All modules run 9AM – 12PM PST.

May 6-7:      Why Communicate with Non-Scientists, and Why Me?
May 13-14   Effective Communication Principles: Communicating Mathematics to the Lay Audience
May 20-21   Writing Compelling Commentary
May 27-28   Becoming more Effective in Media Interviews
June 3-4      When Things get Controversial: Expert Communication Strategies!

Registration is per module: $30 for students and $50 for faculty.

Applications for ECSAM close April 15, 2021. Apply now!


3. CAIMS/SCMAI election

The election of the next president-elect of CAIMS/SCMAI is now open. Please check your email for your personal link to cast your vote. Polls will close on April 25, 2021.

Did you know: the position of CAIMS/SCMAI president is a 6 year commitment – 2 years as president-elect, 2 years as president, and 2 years as past president.  This helps CAIMS/SCMAI mentor the leadership position and maintains institutional memory.


CAIMS*SCMAI ENews Information

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 (

Past issues are available on the web at

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:
Jacques Bélair, CAIMS*SCMAI Secretary Email:
Kathleen Wilkie, CAIMS*SCMAI Communications-Officer Email:

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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