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New Collaboration with the Tla'amin Nation
On May 8, 2018, Dr. Cedric Chauve and Dr. Veselin Jungic from the SFU Department of Mathematics were guests of the Tla'amin Nation. With their hosts, Ms. Betty Wilson, Ms. Gail Blaine, and Mr. Taylor Peters, they discussed a possible collaboration between the Tla'amin Nation and the PIMS-supported Callysto project led by Dr. Chauve. The outcome of this collaboration would be a learning resource that would use modern technology to make the traditional Tla'amin basket designs and patterns accessible to elementary and high school students.
This promising collaboration would further deepen the relationship between the Tla'amin Nation and the SFU Department of Mathematics that has already proven very fruitful through many joint projects nurtured by the Math Catcher Outreach Program.
As part of their visit, Dr. Chauve and Dr. Jungic presented about the Math Catcher Program and the Callysto Project to the Board of School District 47.