Schedule for: 19w2256 - First Year Mathematics Repository Workshop

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Friday, February 8 and departing Sunday February 10, 2019
Friday, February 8
16:00 - 19:30 Check-in begins (Front Desk – Professional Development Centre - open 24 hours)
Note: the Lecture rooms are available after 16:00.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
16:01 - 22:00 Corbet Hall: socializing and informal conversations (including a snowball fight for the brave ones) (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
18:00 - 22:00 Welcome and introductions
What is this workshop about? How will it work? -­‐ Miroslav and Veselin
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Saturday, February 9
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
A buffet breakfast is served daily between 7:00am and 9:00am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:30 - 08:45 Miroslav Lovric: Welcome and introductions
What is this workshop about? How will it work? -­‐ Miroslav and Veselin
(TCPL 201)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Talk by BIRS Staff
A brief introduction to BIRS with important logistical information, technology instruction, and opportunity for participants to ask questions.
(TCPL 201)
09:00 - 10:00 Brian Forrest: Service courses: the good, the bad and the ugly
Service courses: the good, the bad and the ugly
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:15 - 10:35 Sasha Tiede: Brief overview of the Repository
Bringing everyone up-­‐to-­‐date on the state of our Repository, and announcement of future activities. Sasha and Laura
(TCPL 201)
10:35 - 11:30 Andie Burazin: General discussion on the topic of service courses
General discussion on the topic of service courses - moderated by Captains Kseniya and Andie
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 11:44 Veselin Jungic: Working groups:­ Introduction, goals, and formation
Working groups: Introduction, goals, and formation - All
(TCPL 201)
11:45 - 13:30 Lunch
A buffet lunch is served daily between 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 13:20 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
13:30 - 14:59 Working Groups
A. Service courses for physical sciences and engineering students (Captain: Vincent Bouchard, University of Alberta) B. Service courses for arts, humanities and social sciences students (Captain: Michelle Davidson, University of Manitoba) C. Service math and stats courses for life sciences students (Captain: Fok-Sheun Leung, University of British Columbia) D. Service courses for business students (Captain: Patrick Maidorn, University of Regina) E. Service courses for mathematics education students (Captain: Barbara Forrest, University of Waterloo)
(TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:31 - 16:29 Working Groups (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:29 Gerda de Vries: Service courses from the viewpoints of an instructor and an administrator
Service courses from the viewpoints of an instructor and an administrator - Gerda
(TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Sunday, February 10
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
08:30 - 09:59 Working groups reports and general discussion
Working groups reports and general discussion - All
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:15 - 11:45 “The Showcase Time”
Five-­‐minute presentations on any teaching math related topic
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
2-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (Corbett Hall Lounge, TCPL, Reading Room) until 15:00 on Sunday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon. There is no coffee break service on Sunday afternoon, but self-serve coffee and tea are always available in the 2nd floor lounge, Corbett Hall.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
12:01 - 12:44 Peter Taylor: Service vs. no-­‐service math and stats courses
Peter Taylor will give concluding remarks, and comment on the topic of service vs. no-­‐service math and stats courses
(TCPL 201)
12:45 - 12:50 Vincent Bouchard: May in Edmonton, AB
Announcement: May in Edmonton, AB -- Vincent Bouchard and Shawn Desaulniers
(TCPL 201)
12:51 - 13:00 Miroslav Lovric: Closing remarks
Closing remarks -- Miroslav and Veselin
(TCPL 201)