EDI MEETINGS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

AWM HIKE AT LYNN CANYON

Join the members of SFU's Association for Women in Mathematics for a Sunday morning hike! Snacks provided. Bring your friends! 

  • When: August 14th @ 10:30am.
  • Where to meet: The picnic tables near the Lynn Canyon Cafe.

AWM Coffee and Tea Social Hour

Join the lovely members of SFU's Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter for tea and coffee on the following Tuesdays:

  • June 28 @ 2:30 PM
  • July 19 @ 2:30 PM
  • August 16 @ 2:30 PM

Meetings will be held at the Burnaby campus outside the math reception desk (SCK 10512).

PAST EVENTS

WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS DAY - MAY 12, 2022

SFU's Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics EDI Advisory Group, hosted a series of events for the International Women in Mathematics Day. May 12th was chosen as it is the birthday of the late Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female fields medallist. Read more about this international event and Dr. Mirzakhani here: https://may12.womeninmaths.org/.

The day was a huge success, kicked off by the women's luncheon hosted by the AWM Student Chapter, where women and non-binary individuals met over food and games to get to know one another.

Following this time of food and cheer, the Math Department's EDI Advisory Group hosted a movie screening, showcasing newly developed videos interviewing the female mathematicans in the department on their journey, and advice for any wannabe mathematicians out there. And, of course, more food! Please enjoy a few photos from the day. A special thanks goes out to the Department of Mathematics and the Associate Dean of EDI for supporting this event. Thanks to Michelle Beninteso of Once Upon a Cake for the amazing cupcakes, our very own Olivia Gutenberg for putting together these lovely videos, and everyone who helped make the day possible by joining in!

MONTH OF MOVIES - MAY 2022

This May, we celebrated women in math on screen. Two documentary films were screened for students, staff, and faculty to enjoy.

 

EDI LEARNING GROUP WORKSHOPS

The EDI Learning Group hosts monthly workshops to educate faculty, staff, and students on matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Each month, new topics are presented by individuals both inside and outside the department, allowing for a variety of perspectives to be shared. The Department of Mathematics is committed to providing opportunities for the SFU community to learn, improve, and evolve - count on it. 

MSc student, Danielle Rogers, leads the May 2022 workshop on LGBTQIA2S+

AWM Meetings and Event Archives

July 2022

  • July 22: Sunset at English Bay    
    • The AWM crew met at English Bay for sunset snacks and socializing. 

MAY 2022

  • May 25: AWM Student Chapter Summer Meeting
    • The team held their termly meeting and began planning events for the summer.

April 2022

  • April 13: Crafts and Snacks
    • The AWM offered students a welcome reprieve from studying for final exams by hosting an afternoon of colouring and snacks!

MARCH 2022

  • March 16: Movie Night
    • Students and faculty gathered to watch Hidden Figures while they enjoyed hot chocolate and tasty snacks. 

February 2022

  • February 4: AWM Student Chapter Inaugural Meeting and Trivia Night
  • February 11: International Day of Women in Science