Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference

  • Start Date: 05/02/2008
  • End Date: 05/03/2008

Dr Gordon Hamilton - Games & Strategies in Mathematics
Mariya Svishchuk & Rossitza Marinova - Math Kangaroo Contests
Krista Francis Poscente - Evaluation of Math Fairs
Sharon Gach (President of MCATA) - presentation re MCATA
Bill Hackborn (Augustana, Dynamical Systems) - Overview and Applications
Mohammed Islam (MacEwan) - Numbers/Graphs/Analysis
Peter Zizler (Mt Royal) - “Geographical Crime Risk Assessment Software”
Karen Buro (MacEwan) - Teaching Statistics
Bouchra Sabbagh (UCalgary) - Handling Labs/Tutorials
Bill Freed (Concordia) - “Rigour in the First Calculus Course”
Yousry Elsabrouty (UCalgary) - “Online Assignments and Homework”


Mathematical Science Building, University of Calgary


The Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference presents talks about the teaching issues specific to the colleges and their math course offerings. This is an opportunity to meet with colleagues from Alberta’s post-secondary institutions primarily, discuss teaching, technology, and curriculum, and to share perspectives on experiences and common interests of mathematics in Alberta.


The North/South Dialogue, also sponsored by PIMS, will take place Friday afternoon, running concurrently with the Colleges Mathematics Conference. This year we will feature two parallel sessions (program details will follow):

  • “Algebraic Topology and Algebraic Geometry”
  • “Financial Mathematics.”


As these are PIMS Sponsored events registration and meals are provided free of charge.

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Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference

University of Calgary - May 2-3, 2008


Friday May 2, AM Mathematical Sciences Building 527

  • 9:00 - 9:05 Welcome & Introductions: Murray Burke
  • 9:05 - 10:00 Dr Gordon Hamilton: Games & Strategies in Mathematics
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Mariya Svishchuk & Rossitza Marinova: Math Kangaroo Contests
  • 10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break on fourth floor of U of C Math building
  • 10:40 - 11:10 Krista Francis Poscente: Evaluation of Math Fairs
  • 11:10 - 12:00 Sharon Gach, President of MCATA presentation re MCATA
  • 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on fourth floor of U of C Math building


Friday May 2, PM Mathematical Sciences Building 527

  • 1:30 - 2:25 Bill Hackborn: Augustana, Dynamical Systems: Overview and Applications
  • 2:30 - 3:00 Mohammed Islam: MacEwan, Numbers/Graphs/Analysis
  • 3:00 - 3:30 Peter Zizler: Mt Royal, “Geographical Crime Risk Assessment Software”
  • 3:30 - 4:00 Coffee
  • 4:00 - 4:30 Karen Buro: MacEwan, Teaching Statistics
  • 4:30 - 5:00 Bouchra Sabbagh: UCalgary Handling Labs/Tutorials
  • 5:00 - 5:30 Bill Freed, Concordia: “Rigour in the First Calculus Course”


Friday Evening May 2, Blue Room, Dining Centre

  • 6:00 – 6.45 Cash bar
  • 6.45 - 9:00 Banquet


Saturday May 3, AM Mathematical Sciences Building 431

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Maple TA Presentation
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Yousry Elsabrouty, UCalgary: “Online Assignments and Homework”
  • 10:30 - 11:00 SNAP Presentation
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Panel Issues Re: Web Based Learning
  • 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on fourth floor of U of C Math building


North/South Dialogue Meeting

Financial Mathematics Session

Organizer: Anatoliy Swishchuk (U of C)


Friday May 2 MS431 1:00 - 5:30

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm: Melnikov, Alex (U of A) ‘On modelling of financial markets by telegraph equation’
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm: Badescu, Alex (U of C) ‘Risk neutral measures for GARCH option pricing with normal variance-mean mixture examples’
  • 2:00pm-2:20pm: Krasin, Vladislav (U of A) ‘Comparison theorems and their applications to finance’
  • 2:20pm-2:40pm: Li, Hua (U of C) ‘Option pricing with stochastic volatility using fuzzy sets theory’
  • 2:40pm-3:00pm: Orosi, Greg (U of C) ‘Empirical performance of option pricing models with stochastic local volatility’
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm-Coffee Break
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Ware, Tony (U of C) ‘Dynamic optimization of portfolios of mean-reverting assets under downside risk measures’
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: David, Alex (Haskayne, U of C) ‘Inflation and earning uncertainty and volatility forecasts: A structural form approach’
  • 4:30pm-4:50pm: Sotomayor, Rocio (U of A) ‘Optimal dividend policy in the presence of business cycles’
  • 4:50pm-5:10pm: Li, Yuanshun (Haskayne, U of C) ‘Equilibrium investment decisions in a real-options sequential bargaining game with network effects’
  • 5:10pm-5:30pm: Pang, James (U of C) ‘Dynamic oligopoly: Cournot equilibrium in Exhaustible Resource markets’
  • 6:00-Cash Bar
  • 6:45 –Dinner at the Blue Room of the Dining Centre


Murray Burke, PIMS Site Director (University of Calgary)
Roberta L LaHaye, (Mount Royal College)
Manny Estabrooks, (Red Deer College)
Carissa Cameron Matthews , PIMS Site Operations and Communications (University of Calgary)
Kristine Bauer, (University of Calgary)
Anatoliy Swishchuk (University of Calgary)

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There will be a banquet for all delegates on Friday night in the Blue Room at the Dining Centre.
The banquet is free to delegates and additional tickets can be purchased for $20/each.



Accommodation expenses will be reimbursed to conference delegates. A conference rate of $109/night has been arranged at the Quality Inn University. This rate has been guaranteed until April 24th. Please book your accommodation using the confirmation number below before April 24th and you may submit your receipts at the conference for reimbursement.


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