The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. WCLAM 2021 will be hosted by Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba, May 29-30, 2021. We hope that the meeting will take place in person, however, depending on the evolving COVID-19 situation, the meeting may have to take place virtually. Because of the uncertainty, please do not make travel arrangements until we can confirm.

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 or poster.

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Invited speakers as well as participants who wish to present a contributed talk or a poster 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).

The deadline for title and abstract submission is: April 23, 2021.

Registration is a separate process from abstract submission. To register, click here.

Registration Fee: $30 (Canadian), payable by Credit Card using the link above, or cash or cheque (made out to Brandon University; only Canadian cheques accepted) at the meeting. The fee is waived for students, postdoctoral fellows, and invited speakers.




Getting here:

By plane:

  • Fly to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) and take the Brandon Air Shuttle or rent a car
  • Fly to Brandon Municipal Airport (YBR) via Westjet. There is only one flight per day (via Calgary) so be sure to book early!

By car:

  • Driving from Winnipeg takes roughly 2.5 hours; Driving from Regina takes roughly 3.5 hours; be aware of the time zone difference between Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • We are working on getting parking passes.

Click here for the official campus map.


  • The Clarion Hotel & Suites: $100+taxes per night for 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking. Please call the hotel (204) 728-5775 or email for further information and use group name “Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting” when booking. Reservation deadline: April 22, 2021.
  • The Victoria Inn: $135.99+taxes per night for single occupancy, one hot breakfast and $145.99+taxes for double occupancy, two hot breakfasts. Please call the hotel (204) 725-1532 for further information and use group name “Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting” when booking. Reservation deadline: April 28, 2021.
  • University Residence: Depending on funding, we hope to offer free accommodation in residence for students and postdocs; others are welcome to stay in residence as well, but would be required to pay the regular rate. More information and booking instructions available here (click on “Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting 2021 Request for Accommodation”). Reservation deadline: April 28, 2021.