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Scientific Sessions

Please note, all meeting attendees (e.g. participants, session organizers and speakers, CMS members, and students) are required to pay the appropriate registration fee and wear their meeting ID badge.  Non-registered attendees will be required to pay the appropriate onsite registration fee. 

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) strives to keep registration fees as low as possible. However, there are significant operational costs to stage each semi-annual meeting which are subsidized through grants and other CMS sources.

Call for sessions

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) welcomes and invites session proposals and mini-course proposals for the 2022 CMS Summer Meeting in St. John’s from June 3-6, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of COVID, the 2022 Summer Meeting may be switched to an online platform. We will post this decision by the end of March, and if a decision is made earlier, we will inform all session organizers directly.


In accordance with the CMS mandate to propose conferences which are accessible and welcoming to all groups, diversity amongst organizers and speakers is strongly encouraged. Diversity includes topics of interest, career stages, geographic location, and demographics.

Proposals should include:   

(1) Names, affiliations, and contact information for all session co-organizers. Early career researchers are encouraged to propose sessions.  

(2) A title and brief description of the topic and purpose of the session. This can include an overview of the subject. 

(3) The total number of expected talks, with a list of possible speakers and/or papers in the theme. It is expected that all sessions will make efforts to include speakers from designated underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities. Intention to include new PhD’s and to make the session accessible to graduate students is also encouraged.

We kindly ask that you refrain from inviting speakers until after your session has been approved and until after the open call for talk abstracts has concluded.

New! Open Call for Abstracts: The CMS is creating an open abstract submission process to support session organizers in their important work and in their efforts towards inclusivity and diversity. After the open call has concluded, session organizers will be able to select and invite speakers from amongst the abstracts received and/or from their list of potential speakers as indicated in their proposal.

The scientific sessions will take place during June 3-6, 2022. Those wishing to organize a session should send a proposal to the Scientific Directors and copy the CMS office:

Proposals should be submitted by Monday, March 14, 2022.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2022 to the session organizers for approval.


The CMS is organizing three-hour mini-courses to add more value to meetings and make them attractive for students and researchers to attend.

The mini-courses will be held on Friday, June 3, before the public lecture, and include topics suitable for graduate students, postdocs and other interested parties.

Proposals should include names, affiliations, and contact information for all the mini-course co-organizers and title and brief description of the focus of the mini-course.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Scientific Directors:

Chunhua Ou (Memorial):

Marco Merkli (Memorial):        

CMS Office: