Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM)

  • Start Date: 06/23/2006
  • End Date: 06/25/2006

Richard Brualdi, UWF Beckwith Bascom Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin
Anne Greenbaum, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
Mark Lewis, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta


University of Victoria


The 2006 Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) will be held at the University of Victoria in room C112 of the David Strong Building on June 23-24, 2006. This is the seventh in a series of meetings that have been held since 1993; the previous meetings were held in Regina, Lethbridge, Kananaskis, Victoria, Winnipeg and Regina. 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.

This meeting will honour Pauline van den Driessche on the occasion of her sixty fifth birthday.


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 May 15, 2006. There will also be an "open problem" session, in
which all attendees are encouraged to participate.

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 May 15, 2006 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 May 15, 2006. Other attendees are requested to
complete and submit the registration form by June 15, 2006.

Note that the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics is being held at the University of Victoria on June 25-28, 2006.

Financial support for this meeting is provided by The Pacific Institute
for the Mathematical Sciences, and the Faculty of Engineering and the
Faculty of Science at the University of Victoria.