News Archive

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Math Catcher Team visited nkmaplqs i snmamayatn kl sqilxwtet Cultural Immersion School near Vernon, B.C. Here is a photo:

Okanagan One

Monday, April 30, 2012

The bilngual Squamish-English picture book Small Number and the Old Canoe has been printed! The booklet was design by X̱elsílem Rivers of the Squamish Nation.    

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Math Catchers: Jessica Humchitt, Alejandro Erickson and Veselin Jungic visited the Bella Bella Comunity School between April 26-28. We met with a group of teachers and with three group of students. Here is a photo from one of our sessions:

Bella Bella 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ms. Betty Wilson has recorded her narration of the Sliammon version of the story Small Number and the Old Canoe. The Sliammon version was created by Ms. Wilson, Ms. Mabel Harry and Ms. Karen Galligo. To hear Ms. Wilson's narration go to To learn more  about the Sliammon Nation visit

Friday, April 13, 2012

The world premiere of Small Number and the Basketball Tournament, the third adventure of Small Number, was part of the 7th Annual IRMACS Day. See the film at

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The biligual Blackfoot-English picture book "Small Number counts to 100" is displayed as part of "Celebration of SFU Authors" in the SFU Library foyer.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Veselin Jungic visited Port Alberni. He met with teachers from the Alberni District Secondary School and with several elders and educators from First Nations from the Port Alberni area. Mr. Benson Nookemis, a member of T'apathsi, has agreed to consider telling the story "Small Number and Old Canoe" in the Huu-ay-aht language. Mr. Darrell Ross and his wife Lena will do work on the same story with Kathy Robinson and John Watts to tell it in the Tseshaht language. Finally, Small Number has been invited to visit the haahuupayak school in fall 2012.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Veselin Jungic met with Russ Chambers and Andy Karassowitch from the First Nations School Associations (FNSA) to follow up on the FNSA Board recommendation to include the Math Catcher Program in out of curriculum activities to interested schools. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Veselin Jungic talked to the participants of Let's Talk Science, Western Regional Conference about the Math Catcher Program. The title of his presentation was Aboriginal Outreach in Mathematics. After the presentation Veselin met with Ms. Isabel Deslauriers, National Coordinator, Let's Talk Science Outreach. They agreed to explore possibilities of sharing their resources in future.

Friday, February 3, 2012

On Friday, February 3, Jessica Humchitt of the Heiltsuk First Nation, a second year student at the SFU Faculty of Health Science, Alejandro Erickson, an SFU alumnus and a Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria, BC, and Veselin Jungic presented to the Board of the First Nation School Association about the Math Catcher Program. The outcome was what we hoped for, the Board decided to allow us to use their channels to reach members of the Association. This decisions gives us the unique opportunity to promote mathematics in Aboriginal communities across B.C.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Alejandro Erickson and Veselin Jungic visited the Office of the Technology Council of the First Nation School Association and shared with its staff saome of the activities that are part of the Math Catcher program. Everybody enjoyed this experience!

Math Catcher at FNSA

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I am “Small Number” and it was exactly on November 22d of the Year 2009, that I was born in the Canadian Rockies at the intersection of three glacial valleys at a place overlooking the rushing Bow and Spray Rivers ... is the beginning of a posting about the Small Number Project on Professor Nassif Ghoussoub's blog. For the rest of the story click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dr. Eldon Yellohorn has agreed to create a version of the "Small Number and the Basketball Tournament" story in the Blackfoot language.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mr. Jean-Paul Csuka has finished his drawigs for the "Small Number and the Basketball Tournament" animated film. Here is a sample of Mr. Csuka's work:Small Number 3

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mr. Barry Cardinal from the Bigstone Cree Nation recorded his narration of the story "Small Number and the Basketball Tournament" in the Cree language. The recording was done in the SFU Teaching and Learning Centre's studio by Mr. Joel Schwarz. To hear Mr. Cardinal's narration click here.