4th Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science Workshop

The main goal of the workshop is to give an opportunity to Aboriginal high school students to experience "hands on" mathematics and science through various activities presented by four young university instructors. The participants will also meet Ms. Taleen Lageston from the M├ętis Nation who is working as a Pension Consultant for Aon Hewitt, Vancouver, B.C.


10:00 - 10:10 - Welcome session
10:10 - 11:00 - "Indigenous Mathematics and Word Puzzles in Cree" with Edward Doolittle, First Nations University of Canada
11:00 - 11:10 - Break
11:10 - 12:00 -  "Modular Origami - Making Boxes and Other Things" with Natasha Davidson, Department of Mathematics, Douglas College
12:00 - 12:15 - "What is Actuarial mathematics" with Taleen Lageston, Aon Hewitt
12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch 
1:00 - 1:50 - "Aha Math Moments" with Shawn Desaulniers, Department of Mathematics, Okanagan College
1:50 - 2:00 - Break 
2:00 - 3:00 - "3D printing and Science" with Nabyl Merbouh, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University
3:00 - 4:00 - SFU Campus tour 


The workshop is organized by the Math Catcher Outreach Program, the IRMACS Centre, the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the SFU Department of Mathematics, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. The workshop comes at no cost to the participants.

To find the IRMACS Centre's location on Burnaby Campus click here

For more information contact Dr. Veselin Jungic at vjungic@irmacs.sfu.ca.

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