Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference & North South Dialogue in Mathematics

  • Start Date: 05/01/2009
  • End Date: 05/02/2009
Please see schedule below.

Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta


Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference - May 1 & 2, 2009

This annual conference presents talks on teaching issues specific to college math course offerings and provides an opportunity to meet colleagues from Alberta's post secondary institutions, discuss teaching, technology and curriculum and to share perspectives on experiences and common interests of mathematics in Alberta.



North South Dialogue in Mathematics - May 1, 2009

The annual Dialogue will take place Friday, running concurrently with the Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference. This year will feature two consecutive sessions on:


Mathematical Biology & Mathematical Finance

Abstracts available in the download section of this page.




FRIDAY MAY 1, 2009

8:00 Coffee - compliments of Nelson Publishers

9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks


Plenary Sessions (open to all)

9:05 Gord Hamilton "Julius Caesar Math-wrestles Martin Gardiner"

11:00 Curtis Palmer "4D 3D 2D Gone"

5:30 Arno Berger "Digits, dynamics & distortion - a tour of Benford's Law"


Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference

10:00 Bill Hackborn (Augustana)

10:30 Muhammad Islam (Grant MacEwan)

11:00 Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch (Book Reps & Displays)

1:30 Gordana Videla Dmitrasinovic and Tony Ware (Calgary)

2:00 Carlos Videla (Mount Royal)

2:30 Bill Freed (Concordia)

3:00 Gerda de Vries (Alberta)

3:30 Coffee Break - compliments of J Wiley Publishers

4:00 Roberto Benievenga (Red Deer College)

4:30 Eric Chislett (Grand Prairie)

5:00 Axel Pavillet (Keyano)

5:30 Plenary Session

6:30 Banquet


North/South Dialogue in Mathematics

Math Biology

10:00 Marc Roussel (Lethbridge)

10:30 Burton Voorhese (Athabasca)

11:00 Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch (Book Reps & Displays)

1:30 Adrian Dawes (Alberta)

2:00 Elena Braverman (Calgary)

2:30 Jiafen Gong (Alberta)


Math Finance

3:00 Anatoliy Swishchuk (Calgary)

3:30 Coffee Break - compliments of J Wiley Publishers

4:00 Rossitsa Yalamova (Lethbridge)

4:30 Vladislav Krasin, Alexander Melnikov (Alberta)

5:00 Alexander Melnikov, Ivan Smirnov (Alberta)

5:30 Plenary Session

6:30 Banquet



8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Much Math - On-line Course Management Tools

9:45 Nelson EWA On-line

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Wiley Plus - On-line Course Management Tools

11:30 Joseph Ling (Calgary) Experiences with WebWorks

12:00 Lunch  & Organizational Meeting (times-places-initiatives)

1:30 Adjournment




Manny Estabrooks, Red Deer College

Eric Woolgar, University of Alberta

Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta

Thomas Hillen, University of Alberta

Cristian Rios, University of Calgary

Clifton Cunningham, University of Calgary


For registration and travel assistance inquiries contact:

Carissa Cameron Matthews, University of Calgary

Other Information: 




Rooms 2501 & 2600

(enter main entrance of the college, turn right, head down main
corridor to end, turn right, head up stairs, down corridor to end, turn

Follow the signs.



6:30 pm in Food Court (near Tim Horton's)


Red Deer College Maps


There will be a Math and Art exhibition on display during the conference.



Conference Accommodation

Black Knight Inn

2929 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB

Reservations: 1-800-611-8793

Ask for the "math conference rate".


Travel Assistance:

Up to $240/person for travel and accommodation expenses will be made available for out-of-town delgates who are not grant holders.



In the case of out-of-town delegates who qualify for financial assistance and travel together, the driver will be given extra consideration for travel assistance. Please indicate on the registration form who will be travelling together from your institution and who is driving and/or renting a vehicle.


Original Receipts and invoices must be submitted with a completed reimbursement form which will be available at the conference.



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