Student Programs

MCA Student Poster Session

Students are encouraged to present a poster with a topic of their choice from July 24-28. To register for the poster session, the abstract has to be submitted by May 31st and registration has to be paid by June 16.

There are two categories of registration: Presentation Only and Competition. Setup for all posters will take place on Sunday July 22 from noon to 4pm.

Presenters in the Competition category are asked to give a short (~3min) presentation to the judges and remain at their posters during judging to answer questions. The winners of the competition will be announced following the judging time period. Prizes are awarded at the banquet on Thursday July 27th to the three best poster presenters, based on content, organization, and presentation. Each winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the banquet as well as $100 and a framed award certificate.

Student Poster abstracts can now be submitted here:

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the student poster session, please contact the organizers Simon Huang and Svenja Huntemann at

Early Career Panel - Tuesday July 25 - 12:45 - 14:00, Centre Mont Royal

Please join in a discussion with a panel of seasoned mathematicians from a range of academic institutions and industry throughout the Americas. We will discuss a variety of topics relevant to early-career mathematicians, including the search for postdoctoral, faculty, and industrial positions; transition from student to post-student life; and work-life balance as an early-career teacher or researcher. All discussions will be confidential.

Participants are encouraged to email questions or suggestions of specific discussion topics to Yingjie Qian and Aram Dermenjian<  > ahead of the panel discussion with PANEL 2017 in the subject heading. Speakers to be announced.

Student Research Presentations

The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc) invite students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a talk on a topic of their choice at the Student Research Presentations Session during the 2017 Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

These presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience. If requested by the presenter, an experienced mentor will be available to provide feedback on the talk.

Any questions about the student sessions should be directed to the student session organizers, Aram Dermenjian, and Yingjie Qian, at

To register for the session, contact the organizers of the session with a draft abstract by Oct 15th. Notice of acceptance will be given by Oct 31st. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered if space remains.


The draft abstract submission deadline has been extended until November 21. Please submit a title and draft abstract to before then to be considered for giving a student seminar at the MCA.

CV Writing Workshop

Hands-on workshop consisting of a short presentation, followed by a discussion and peer-review of CVs. Participants are encouraged to submit their CVs ahead of time to help the workshop coordinators zero-in on common problem areas and to get better constructive feedback (do not fear, your anonymity shall be preserved).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this event, so register early!

Click here to register.

Building a Teaching Dossier

More than ever, teaching experience and expertise are integral in being hired for a university faculty position. The CMS Student Committee invites undergraduates and graduates alike to attend a one-hour workshop to inform aspiring academics about how to build a dossier that will showcase their past teaching experience; teaching philosophy; personal achievements; and pedagogical highlights. An experienced faculty member, familiar with the hiring process, will be present as a resource to share their thoughts and answer your questions. We encourage attendees of this workshop to bring drafts of their dossiers to work on.

This course will be presented in English.

Student Social 

The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee invites all student participants to the 2017 MCA Student Luncheon. Meet other undergraduate and graduate students from across the continent over a free catered lunch. The event will feature icebreakers and informal discussion of the diversity of student life across the Americas, led by a member of the Student Committee.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this event, so register early!

Click here to register. The registration deadline is June 30th.