BU hosts virtual international algebra conference

May 31, 2021

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More than 75 participants from around the world met virtually for the Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting, hosted by Brandon University.

Brandon University (BU) was virtual host to more than 75 mathematicians from around the world over the weekend for the Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting.

The videoconference meeting featured two full days of presentations, including featured talks by Ada Chan of York University, Doug Farenick of the University of Regina, and Judi McDonald of Washington State University.

Participants represented universities from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, Palestine, Portugal and the United States, as well as Canada.

The local organizers of the event were Sarah Plosker of BU and Steve Kirkland of the University of Manitoba.

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The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting involved two days of videoconference talks.