News Archive

The news archive contains news shorts about members of the Math Catcher project. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

Date News

Friday, August 2, 2013

The fifth Small Number's adventure "Small Number and the Salmon Harvest" has been completed and posted on Vimeo and YouTube.

Small Number and the Salmon Harvest

Friday, August 2, 2013

Andy Gavel, the film director, Simon Roy, the film illustrator, and Veselin Jungic, who co-wrote the story and produced the film, got together to celebrate the release of "Small Number and the Salmon Harvest" animated film.

Friday, August 2, 2013

We are sad to announce that Mr. Andy Gavel has finished working at the IRMACS Centre Friday, August 2. As a going away present from the Math Catcher team, Andy was presented with an original image from the first Small Number film.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Burnaby Now" has published an article about Janelle Dobson-Koscis and her involvement in the Math Catcher Program. The article is linked here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

From Ms. Amanda Raume, Associate Director, Advancement, Faculty of Science:

Great news! I am happy to inform you that we raised $4,995 during the SFU Campus Campaign for Math Catcher! That money will be matched completely by the Dean and by the anonymous donor. It also means that in addition to the money raised for Math Catcher prior to the Campus campaign, we have maxed out the money from the Math department.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another article about Janelle Dobson-Koscis is linked here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

An article about Janelle Dobson-Koscis, a Math Catcher volunteer, in the Vancouver 24 Hours newspapers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A group of Math Catcher volunteers met to prepare for the next week's SFU Math Camps.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Janelle Dobson-Koscis, a Math Catcher volunteer, and a student from Alderson Elementary were featured on the front page of Tri-City News.




Thursday, June 13, 2013

I am e-mailing you on behalf of the Math Catcher program to appeal to you to consider making a donation to Math Catcher during the Campus Campaign. As you might already know, the Math Catcher program is doing incredible things in its work to engage Aboriginal youth in Mathematics and open up doors to professions that are otherwise closed to Aboriginals without Math backgrounds. The work that Math Catcher has done over the last three years was made possible through a grant from NSERC PromoScience that runs out in December of this year.

We need the help of people like you to continue this program. We are very lucky that this year there is an unprecedented opportunity for your donations to be matched and leveraged. The Dean of Science will be matching donations this campus campaign, the Math Department will be matching donations to Math Catcher and an anonymous donor has recently stepped forward to match donations during the campus campaign as well (this great news hasn't yet been shared with the rest of the faculty!). That means that if you donated $250 to Math Catcher, your donations will be quadrupled and mean $1,000 will go to Math Catcher. Math Catcher operates on a budget of just over $20,000 a year so if we can raise just $5,000 we can ensure that the program will be funded another year. What's more, you can make a pledge to Math Catcher over 3 years and the amount you commit will be matched immediately.

I believe in this program myself and will be directing my Campus Campaign donation to Math Catcher. I hope that you will consider making a contribution as well. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Also, I do suggest that you act quickly if you would like to contribute. As I mentioned, the rest of the campus community has not yet heard about the anonymous donor who is committing to match up to $50,000 in donations during the campus campaign and I expect that money, and the Dean's $49,000 in matching to be used up quickly. We wanted to give those who might be interested in Math Catcher an early notification to ensure that if you donate it will be quadrupled.



Amanda Reaume
Associate Director, Advancement
Faculty of Science
Dean of Science Office
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada V5A 1S6
T: 778-782-9574

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Tri-Cities News, a weekly newspaper covering community events and concerns in Port Moody and Coquitlam published an article about the Math Catcher Outreach Program. The article is linked here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Math Catcher Team has been invited to visit School District 5 - Southeast Kootenay during April 16-18. Our host, Ms. Ronalie James, Aboriginal Education Support Worker at Pinewood Elementary, made the following schedule:

April 16/13 (Tuesday)-East Side
1) 9:00-10:00 – Elkford - Rocky Mountain Elementary - Gr. 6
2) 11:00-12:00 – Sparwood Secondary - Math 7
3) 2:00 - 3:00 - Fernie Secondary - Gr.9-11

April 17/13 (Wednesday)-Elementary
1) 9:15-10:15 - Amy Woodland Elementary, Gr.3
2) 11:00-12:00 - Pinewood Elementary, Gr.5/6
3) 1:00-1:45 – Kootenay Educational Services (Sr. Alt)
4) 2:00-3:00 – Steeples Elementary, Gr.6

April 18/13 (Thursday)-Middle/Highschool
1) 8:25-9:30 - Laurie Middle School - Gr. 8 Math Class
2) 10:00 -11:00 - Parkland Middle School-Gr.8 - Fr.
3) 1:53-3:16 - Mount Baker Secondary – Gr 11 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Math Catchers visited Beaver Creek Elementary School in Surrey, B.C. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mr. Willard "Buddy" Joseph from the Squamish Nation recorded his narration of the story "Small Number and the Salmon Harvest".

Saturday, March 30, 2013

In a recent summary of participants’ comments, Dr. Cynthia Nicol, one of the organizers of the Aboriginal K-12 Symposium held on February 8, 2013, at the University of British Columbia, wrote: “Dr. J's animated films and workshop was a highlight for me.”