The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. WCLAM 2021 will be hosted online by Brandon University May 29-30, 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

About the Meeting:

WCLAM 2021 will be the 15th in a series of biennial meetings that have been held at various sites throughout Western Canada and the USA. The main objective of this meeting is to bring together researchers from across Western Canada and beyond with a focus on various areas within linear algebra and related fields. Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty members are particularly encouraged to participate.

Organizing Committee:

Local Organizers:

  • Steve Kirkland, University of Manitoba
  • Sarah Plosker, Brandon University

Invited speakers:

The meeting will feature three invited speakers:

Contributed speakers:

We invite anyone working in linear algebra, including those working in combinatorics, graph theory, matrix analysis, and applied mathematics, to submit an abstract for a contributed talk.

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Registration is free. All participants must register, including invited speakers, contributed speakers, and those who wish to simply join us for the talks.

Those giving a talk should send a title/abstract to: Please use the Presentation Abstract .tex file Rename the file to your name and send only the .tex file (no need for the pdf version). Submitting an abstract counts as registration. The deadline for abstract submission is: April 23, 2021. Abstract submission is now closed.

If you are not giving a talk or poster but still wish to register, please send an email to with your name and affiliation. There is no deadline for this.

The Zoom links will be emailed out to all registered participants prior to the Meeting dates.


**All posted times are in Central time zone (Brandon, MB)**

One-page schedule

Full Program

Group Photos:

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Unfortunately we will not be seeing each other in person. The Meeting will take place over Zoom, with a Zoom link emailed out to all registered participants prior to the Meeting. There will be Breakout rooms for coffee and lunch breaks to facilitate discussion.

We anticipate that we will have some funds to pay for daycare/babysitting and possible local hotel rooms and food delivery (for participants who don’t have their own private space at home and don’t have access to an office at their University) so that participants can fully engage in the meeting. We hope in particular that this helps graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty members. Please let us know in your registration email if you require funding.