Participant Testimonials

Feb 08 - Feb 10, 2019

The workshop in BIRS allowed me to reflect on what is currently happening at my own institution for math education and see what was happening at other institutions across Canada. The workshop gave me opportunity to create a network of colleagues with similar goals. It was inspiring to be around people who have dedicated their careers to improving math and stat education and learn what they are doing at their school. I believe that having the depository has helped open dialogues and collaboration between schools. We all want the best for our students which was clearly evident from this workshop.

Nancy Chibry Associate Dean - Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs
University of Calgary

One of the most inspiring math education focused workshops that I have ever attended. It was a true privilege to spend three days in Banff, AB, with an extraordinary group of the university mathematics teaching practitioners from across Canada that unselfishly shared their experiences, views, and approaches to teaching mathematics with each other. Thank you to all of your from BIRS for making possible to continue with the ongoing national dialogue on the present and future of teaching first year mathematics at Canadian universities.

Veselin Jungic Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

This workshop addressed a number of important issues related to the "service" math and stats courses offered at our universities. This teaching-practice oriented workshop brought together faculty and instructors from across Canada, for a very useful and much-needed (and much appreciated) exchange of opinions, ideas, and innovations in teaching and learning. It was another step in building a national community of practice, whose aim is to critically evaluate, re-think, and improve teaching and learning of mathematics at a university level.

Miroslav Lovric Professor
Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University