If you would like to give a talk, please contact us at sumc@ucalgary.ca. Please include your name, two preferred speaking dates, a title, an abstract, and `ABSTRACT’ in the subject line of your email. We will respond as soon as possible. We are currently scheduling talks from June 29th - July 13th.


Our seminar is currently being run online through Zoom and many of the talks will be posted online. 


Our Next Seminar


Monday June 29, 3 - 4pm

Hosted on Zoom  


Presentation by: Dr. Edward Doolittle


What is Indigenous Mathematics? Viewing & Discussion


ABSTRACT: We will start by watching a talk where Dr. Doolittle will share his perspective on Indigenous mathematics. Next, we will listen to his interview with CBC on how residential schools impacted him, and then we will discuss what we've learned. Edward Doolittle is a Mohawk from Six Nations in southern Ontario. He earned his PhD in pure mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1997, and later studied the Mohawk language for a year in the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa immersion program in Six Nations. He has taught mathematics, math education, and Indigenous studies at the University of Toronto, York University, Six Nations Polytechnic, Queen’s University, Confederation College, the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, and the University of Regina. He is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at First Nations University, where his research interests are Indigenous mathematics, including Indigenous statistics and Indigenous mathematics education, and pure mathematics. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife.

its new!

SUM-C is very proud to announce that we are now hosting a new undergraduate seminar for mathematics and statistics undergraduate students to showcase their research. If you wish to hear what your peers are currently researching join us every Monday at 3:00pm. The seminar will feature two students speaking for 25 minutes or one student speaking for 50 minutes. 

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Past Seminars


March 30 - Justin Desrochers. "Breaking Symmetry of Graphs - With Colour" 

April 6 - Sarah Hatcher. "Computational Reverse Mathematics: The Big Five, Computability Theory, and You!" 

June 1 - Justin Desrochers. "Sheaves and Presheaves Made Simple-ish" 

June 8 - Alexandra Mossman. "Application of the Minimum Profile Hellinger Distance Estimation to Leukemia Gene Selection" [Video]

June 15 - George Smith, "An Introduction to Chaos: Smale’s (Chaotic) Horseshoe" [Video]

June 22 - Riley Baker. "The Language-Syntax Adjunction, or Why Monads Are Just Monoids In the Category of Endofunctors"   [Video]

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