Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM)
- Start Date: 05/30/2008
- End Date: 05/31/2008
Michael Gekhtman, Professor of Mathematics (University of Notre Dame)
Olga Holtz, Associate Professor of Mathematics (University of California at Berkeley)
David Watkins, Professor of Mathematics (Washington State University)
University of Manitoba
The 2008 Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) will be held at the University of Manitoba in rooms E2 330 and E2 350 of the Engineering Building on May 30-31, 2008. This is the 8th in a series of meetings that have been held since 1993; the previous meetings were held in Regina, Lethbridge, Kananaskis, Victoria, Winnipeg, Regina, and Victoria. WCLAM primarily provides an opportunity for mathematicians and other researchers in western Canada working in linear algebra and related fields to meet, present accounts of their research, and to have informal discussions. While the meeting has a regional base, it also attracts researchers from outside the geographical area, and everyone is welcome to attend and to give presentations.
In addition to the invited talks, participants are encouraged to give a 25 minute presentation. Please submit the title and abstract for your talk by April 15, 2008. There will also be an "open problem" session, in which all attendees are encouraged to participate.
The participation fee is $20 (Canadian), to be collected at the meeting. This fee is waived for the invited speakers, students and postdoctoral fellows. If you are giving a talk, or if you are a student or postdoctoral fellow applying for travel funds, please complete the registration form by April 15, 2008. Other attendees are requested to complete and submit the registration form by May 10, 2008.
Note that the Prairie Discrete Mathematics Meeting (V) is being held at the University of Manitoba on May 28-29, 2008 in the same rooms as WCLAM.
If you have any questions or concerns in regards to the programme, do not hesitate to send Shaun Fallat an email.
The 2008 WCLAM Organizing Committee
Robert Craigen, Mathematics, University of Manitoba
Shaun Fallat, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina
Hadi Kharaghani, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge
Steve Kirkland, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina
Peter Lancaster, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary
Pauline van den Driessche, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria
Michael Tsatsomeros, Mathematics, Washington State University
Robert Craigen, Mathematics, University of Manitoba
Note that the Prairie Discrete Mathematics Meeting (V) is being held
at the University of Manitoba on May 28-29, 2008 in the same rooms as
WCLAM has a strong tradition of student participation. Graduate students and PostDocs, in particular, are encouraged to speak.
This year we are also featuring a poster session, in which all students or postdocs in attendance are welcome to participate. The style of the session is passive: Posters will remain up in the refreshment area throughout the meetings for casual browsing, and presenters are to be available at their poster for questions at designated times between regular sessions, but there will not be a specific block of time uniquely allotted for "poster presentations". This is a particularly good venue for grad students not yet ready to speak on their work, undergraduate students reporting on summer research projects, and anyone wishing to make a presentation that does not fit into the regular schedule, either because of the nature of the material or because the main session is full.
More information on poster sessions can be found here:
Partial travel support will be available for any student or PostDoc applicants who make a presentation, either in the main session or by way of a poster. The level of support for those who speak may be more than that for those presenting posters. Students and their supervisors are also encouraged to take advantage of travel funds available through their home departments and/or faculties.
Some travel support is available for a limited number of students
and postdoctoral fellows on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please
apply for this by April 15, 2008 on the conference registration form.
The participation fee is $20 (Canadian), to be collected at the
meeting. This fee is waived for the invited speakers, students and
postdoctoral fellows. If you are giving a talk, or if you are a student
or postdoctoral fellow applying for travel funds, please complete the
registration form by April 15, 2008. Other attendees are requested to
complete and submit the registration form by May 10, 2008.
Accommodation and Tourist Info
A block of rooms is reserved in University of Manitoba Residence. 2007 room rates: $34/night single or $25/night double. 2008 rates will be similar. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about current rates, and use their online form to make bookings.
The nearest suitable hotel is the Astoria Inn, which advertises shuttle services to the campus and airport (must be booked in advance). You can phone them at 1-204-275-7711, or booking at 1-877-975-7711.
Other local hotels can be identified through the information provided through the University of Manitoba Admissions Office page. Among these the closest suitable facilities include:
- Best Western (2.2 Km from university)
- Canada Inn Fort Garry (2 Km from university)
- Comfort Inn South (3 Km from university)
- Holiday Inn South (4 Km from university)
Note: The "Holiday Inn Fort Richmond" listed in this table is now called the Astoria Inn (see information above)
To register, please click here.