Participant Testimonials

May 21 - May 23, 2010

This was one of the most useful workshops I have attended. There were 13 graduate students, University of Calgary Chair of math and stat, University of British Columbia Chair of graduate studies and graduate secretary, University of Saskatchewan Chair of math and stat and Chair of graduate studies, University of Alberta math and stat Chair and graduate secretary, University of Victoria chair of math and stat, a few other faculty and myself as the Chair of math and cs from the University of Lethbridge in attendance. There was a number of very interesting talks by graduate students in addition to presentations by most of the Chairs. There were talks and discussions on whether graduate students should be given the task of teaching courses. A decision was made to arrange for graduate students from various universities to take courses offered at another university by means of video conferencing. Job hunting tips, teaching graduate courses and concerns about the imbalance between the number of graduate students and the existing open positions were among the interesting topics presented and debated. This was a very well planned and timely Roundtable workshop and must be repeated every year. Thank you very much for your continued invaluable services to mathematics and statistics in Canada and the world.

Hadi Kharaghani Chair
Math and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge