The first CUMC was held at McGill University in 1994. It was modelled after the Canadian Undergraduate Physics conference, and was intended to fill a need for the undergraduate research community to come together, collaborate, and share their work. Ever since then, the CUMC has been sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), principally through its student committee (StudC), which oversees and defends the core values of CUMC. The conference is organized locally by university students from a Canadian institution, who volunteer their time to deliver a great conference.
The core values of CUMC are bilingualism, regional diversity, and non-competitiveness. We wish to stress that CUMC is a national, bilingual event, particularly in view of the fact that this year's conference will take place in the nation’s capital. This year’s organizing committee is pleased to offer all conference literature in both official languages to ensure that the conference is as inclusive as possible to francophone and anglophone attendees alike, and we hope to attract speakers and attendees from all corners of the country to our home in Ottawa.
The conference schedule is structured around student talks, given in 25 and 50 minute time slots, with additional social events planned. In addition to the student talks, we are excited to host a series of plenary talks given by research professors from around Canada. Their bios and numerous accomplishments are available for viewing on the speakers section of our website.
The main focus of CUMC has always been to give undergraduate students exposure to an academic conference setting. To this end, each student has the opportunity to give a lecture on any mathematical topic that they wish. Although the conference is intended for undergraduate students, it is important to note that this opportunity extends to anyone who wishes to present material that they find interesting. In short, we encourage you to get your feet wet and share your mathematical interests with like-minded people. If you are considering a talk but would like some more information, please consult the FAQ, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.