Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference 2018

July 11th - 15th, 2018

This is a country-wide, student run conference organized every year at different institutions across the country. The CUMC is locally organized and is run under the supervision of the Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (Studc). This year’s event will take place in Saskatoon, from the 11th to the 15th of July, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan. This conference is an opportunity for students to explore mathematics outside their usual surroundings and spark their interest in areas they have not yet been exposed to. It consists of a series of talks given by students and University Professors. The conference therefore provides a unique chance for students to present what they find most fascinating and exciting, as well as to practice their expository skills in an inclusive and noncompetitive environment.

Project Update

The ambitious project to send Dawson science students all the way to Saskatoon, to participate in a nation-wide mathematics conference and present their own work, was a great success.

Jonah Saks and Dragos Secrieru were the two Dawson students who participated in the conference. The students spent three and a half days attending lectures, workshops, and panels on different topics, of many different levels. They met many very intelligent students and professors who shared their research and also their passion for math and discovery.

The students presented their work which was well received by the other attendees. It was an invaluable experience for the students to see how math can be done in a community.

Most exceptional was the fact that Dragos and Jonah were by far the youngest students there, being of course the only cegep students in attendance. That they were able to learn from, and also contribute to, this gathering is something to be proud of, and I think should be encouraged not only in our college but in all cegeps in the province.


Last Modified: October 1, 2018