Special Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting (17w2668)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Friday, July 7 and departing Sunday July 9, 2017

Organizers

(University of Regina)

(University of Lethbridge)

(University of Victoria)

Objectives

The Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting, or W-CLAM, is a regular series of meetings held roughly once every 2 years since 1993. Professor Peter Lancaster from the University of Calgary initiated the conference series and has been involved as a mentor, an organizer, a speaker and participant in all of the ten or more W-CLAM meetings. Two broad goals of the W-CLAM series are a) to keep the community abreast of current in this discipline in our field, and b) to bring together well-established and early-career researchers to talk about their work in a relaxed academic setting. W-CLAM typically features three invited speakers (usually from outside Western Canada) and, despite being a regional meeting, generally attracts participants across Canada, the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. Participation by early-career researchers and students (especially graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, but also some mathematically keen undergraduates on a research trajectory) is prioritized; a relatively nonthreatening forum for presenting their work among an audience of experts is provided.