EDI Activities

Past activities

Get Together in Celebration of Women in the Mathematical Sciences

May 12, 2023, at 4:30 pm

Please join us for a reception in celebration of the International Women in Mathematics Day. We are happy to have as distinguished guest Professor Erica Moodie from McGill University, who will also be the speaker in the Colloque des sciences mathématiques du Québec from 15:30 to 16:30 the same day.

Salon Maurice L’Abbé
6th Floor, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Université de Montréal

The Women of Stochasticity : A Discussion

May 12, 2023, at 1:30 pm

A round table discussion held as part of International Women in Mathematics Day with panelists:

  • Raluca Balan (University of Ottawa)
  • Ruth J. Bruno (Institut national de santé publique)
  • Debbie Dupuis (HEC Montréal)
  • Dena Firoozi (HEC Montréal)
  • Vanessa McNealis (McGill University)

Room 6214
6th Floor, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Université de Montréal

International Women in Math Day – Film Projection and Panel Discussion

May 13, 2023, at 6 pm

The event will begin with a screening of the film Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani. Mirzakhani is the first woman Fields Medalist and her birthday, May 12, was chosen to be International Women in Mathematics Day.

A panel discussion will follow the film. The panel will consist of several women mathematicians / statisticians of different backgrounds and at different levels of their careers (professor, postdoc, student) who will share their stories with the audience.

LB-125, J.-A. DeSève Cinema
J.W. McConnell Building
1400 Blvd de Maisonneuve West
Concordia University

Coffee & Tea Get Together for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023, at 4 pm

The CRM’s EDI committee warmly invites all mathematicians and statisticians who identify as women (students, postdocs or professors), and their friends, for a casual get together honouring International Women’s Day and women in science. It will be an informal occasion to (re-)connect with each other and share experiences and ideas with friends and colleagues. We are happy to have as distinguished guest Professor Vasilisa Shramchenko from Sherbrooke University who will also be the speaker in the Colloque des sciences mathématiques du Québec on Friday, March 10th.

Salon Maurice L’Abbé
6th floor, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Université de Montréal

Best Practice in Ethical Data Analysis

February 17, 2023

This workshop will showcase best practices in thoughtful and ethical handling of demographic data. A particular focus will be common questions that arise in the analysis of variables on race, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability. These include the challenges presented by small cell sizes, considerations of inequality in outcomes, and discussion of how statistical analyses can be used to raise questions about such inequities in society. The workshop will focus on methodological and applied concerns, giving attendees immediately useful and actionable advice.

A Celebration of Women in Analysis in Canada

March 8, 2022

This workshop, taking place on International Women’s Day, is designed as a celebration of the exceptional careers of four women analysts in the Canadian mathematical community.

Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education

June 21, 2021

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to honour Indigenous Peoples presence and history, with speaker Melania Alvarez (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) on the activities that UBC and SFU do with indigenous groups and discussing her work on mathematical education for First Nations communities in BC.

Women in Mathematics During the Time of COVID

March 8, 2021

On International Women’s Day, the CRM welcomes four outstanding women mathematicians who will present their recent work in the afternoon, followed by a trivia game and a discussion period.