BC Association of Mathematics Teachers

BCAMT Fall Conference

A Space to Belong

 
 October 20-22, 2022
  Whistler, BC
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The BCAMT is excited to announce that our Fall 2022 conference will be in-person! Yes, we get to talk to people face-to-face and not through a computer screen. So exciting! But wait, before you rush off to register, there is more…

We know you are as excited to return to in-person conferences as we are, and we realized we would need a suitable venue to mark the occasion: somewhere with lots of room capacity, plenty of space to mingle and chat, and options for keeping the celebrations going (if you know what we mean). We could not think of a better place than the fresh alpine air of Whistler, BC. Join us October 20-22 in Whistler, BC as we discuss Mathematics: A Space to Belong. But wait, before you rush off to register, there is even more…

This year marks the 60th birthday of our beloved journal Vector. Don’t worry, there may be a lot of candles on the cake, but rest assured there are no plans for retirement. Vector will continue supporting our members for years to come! We have some special events planned, so check back regularly as we for more details.

Workshops are still available on a first-come-first-served principle during the event. In order to help us get a better idea of what interests you please select your favourite workshops during the registration. It is just an indication of your interests and will not guarantee you a spot at the event but it will allow us to assign the right room size to the workshops.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We have two amazing keynote speakers: Dan Finkel will be kicking-off proceedings on the Thursday evening, while Lisa Lunney Borden will wrap things up on Saturday.

Dan Finkel

Dan Finkel is the Founder of Math for Love, a Seattle-based organization devoted to transforming how math is taught and learned. Dan develops curriculum, leads teacher workshops, and gives talks on mathematics and education nationally and internationally. His TEDx Talk, 5 Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching, has been viewed over a million times. Dan’s curriculum has been used by thousands of students, and is known for its combination of rigor and play. The math games he co-created with his wife, Katherine Cook, have won over 20 awards. They include Prime Climb, Tiny Polka Dot, and Multiplication by Heart.

Lisa Lunney Borden

Lisa Lunney Borden is a Professor of mathematics education at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and holds the John Jerome Paul Chair for Equity in Mathematics Education. Having taught 7-12 mathematics in a Mi’kmaw community, she credits her students and the community for helping her to think differently about mathematics teaching and learning. She is committed to research and outreach that focuses on decolonizing mathematics education through culturally based practices and experiences that are rooted in Indigenous languages and knowledge systems. Lisa teaches courses in mathematics education and Indigenous.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

We have almost 70 sessions from some amazing speakers. Find out who we have lined up on our featured speakers page.

 

VECTOR 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Following the keynote on the Thursday night is the Vector 60th birthday party at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and everyone is welcome. Don’t forget to book your hotel room!

 

SOCIAL

We are busy planning an exciting social event for the Friday evening! Join featured speaker Kyne Santos and BCAMT hosts Marc Garneau and Alex Sabell for a fun evening! Further details will be announced later.

Kyne Santos

Kyne is the stage name for Kyne Santos, a world class drag queen, YouTuber, and mathematics communicator. Born in Manila, Kyne grew up in Kitchener, Ontario and launched the YouTube channel “onlinekyne” in 2013.  Kyne began her drag career while at university, and became known for her iconic tutorials; there’s been no stopping her since! Kyne appeared on the reality competition show Canada’s Drag Race, where she fought not only for the crown, but also the screen time. In 2020, Kyne took to TikTok and now with an audience of over 1 million followers across platforms, Kyne spreads her passion for math education and scientific literacy, and brings STEM education to the queer community and queerness to STEM.

 

EXHIBITORS

If you are interested in setting up a booth at this event, please contact Jess Kyle (kyle_j@surreyschools.ca) for more information.

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Conference Chair -  Susan Robinson Treasurer - Jen Carter  Tech & Website - Adam Fox
Program -  Chris HunterAlex Sabell Marketing - Marc Garneau Registrar - Michael Pruner
Exhibitors - Jess Kyle Hospitatlity - Richard DeMerchant BCAMT President - Susan Robinson