Changing The Culture 2020

We are back! Rescheduled to Wednesday September 2, 2020 - online!


The annual Changing the Culture Conference, organized and sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, brings together mathematicians, mathematics educators and school teachers from all levels to work together towards narrowing the gap between mathematicians and teachers of mathematics, and between those who do and enjoy mathematics and those who think they don't. 

Changing the Culture

Date: Friday, May 15, 2019


Location: Online Details will be sent to registered participants in the week before the event.


As in past years, registration for this event is free, but you are asked to complete the registration form if you want to participate in the conference.

Please register by August 21. Register early: the registration is limited to 200 participants. Register Here.


Conference Program


9:15 Opening Remarks

9:30 Plenary Talk: Shifting from Computational Thinking to Computational Modelling in Math Education George Gadanidis, Western University

10:45 Callysto Workshop

Callysto is a free, interactive, online learning platform to help students strengthen their computational thinking, coding and data science skills. This workshop will introduce instructors to Callysto.

12:45 Break for Lunch

13:30 PIMS Award Ceremony: Presentation of the PIMS Education Prize to Dr. Fok-Shuen Leung, UBC

13:40 Panel Discussion: Teaching Mathematics In The Coronavirus Era