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CRM-EDI COMMITTEE

BIOGRAPHY

Véronique Hussin is a full professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Montréal. She served as Head of Department for two terms, 2005-09 and 2010-12. In 2012, on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, she was appointed Director of SAFIRE. This is a specialised service department that manages a range of faculty-wide programs for ensuring students have the skills and credits they need for academic success in their chosen areas of specialisation.
Véronique obtained a PhD from the University of Liège (Belgium). Her area of research is mathematical physics, focusing on the study of the mathematical and physical properties of integrable and solvable systems in both quantum and classical mechanics.

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Rosalie Bélanger-Rioux is a faculty lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University. She teaches there, and participates in various efforts to better support students: student life, diversity and inclusion, pedagogy, etc.
Prior to that, Rosalie was in a similar position at Harvard University in the United States. She received her bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from McGill University, and her doctorate in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

BIOGRAPHY

Broderick Causley is a PhD Candidate at McGill University interested in asymptotic analysis and spectral geometry. He completed his masters at Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and bachelors at Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie). Broderick is passionate about storytelling and teaching, and is an avid weaver.

Broderick Causley's EDI Statement

When you ask a child what a mathematician looks like, where does their answer come from, and how does that image manifest itself in our current mathematical society? Tackling EDI issues, both visible and invisible, can often be helped by taking a step back to reflect. I am happy to be on CRM's EDI committee and excited to see what we can achieve together.

BIOGRAPHY

I am a Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University. I view myself as an applied mathematician, and broadly speaking, my research lies in the study and application of variational problems. I was born into the Parsi community in India. My family and I emigrated to Canada when I was two years of age. Growing up, I discovered that my sexual orientation and outward appearance were sometimes at odds with the society I grew up in, and I experienced the difficulties and isolation felt by many minorities in Canada, both personally and professionally. While the Canada of today is far more enlightened than it was during my formative years, there is still much work to be done in making the mathematical sciences more open and welcoming to all. We must remain vigilant and safeguard the advances we have made for future generations of students, researchers, and academics.

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Ryan Gibara is a postdoctoral fellow at Université Laval, having obtained his Ph.D. from Concordia University in 2020. His research is in mathematical analysis, especially harmonic analysis, functional analysis, and analysis on metric measure spaces.

BIOGRAPHY

Matilde Lalin received her PhD in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was Harrington Fellow. She was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, a Clay Liftoff Fellow, a PIMS postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia and an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta before joining the University of Montreal where she is now a full professor. In addition, she has held visiting positions at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Institut des hautes études scientifiques and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.
Since 2018 she has been a member of the local Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) scientific committee. She served on the Scientific Advisory Board and on the Program Committee of the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery from 2015 to 2017 and has served on its Board of Directors since 2019. She was a member of the NSERC Discovery Grant Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group from 2017 to 2020 and the chair for its Pure Mathematics stream in 2019-20. In 2019 she was elected Vice-President (Quebec) of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). She has served on committees or collaborated with the Association for Women in Mathematics, the Committee for Women in Mathematics from the International Mathematical Union, and the Women in Mathematics and the Reconciliation in Mathematics Committees of the CMS. She is a member of the steering committee for "Women in Numbers", a community that promotes the participation of women in number theory research mainly by organizing collaborative workshops.
Her research interests lie in number theory and related fields, and they include Mahler's measure, special values of L functions, arithmetic statistics on fields of functions and elliptic surfaces. She has written over 45 articles on these topics.

Matilde Lalin's EDI statement

I believe everybody can do mathematics but not everyone has the same opportunities to develop their mathematical skills. I also believe that diversity is essential for mathematical progress. Mathematics is not a neutral field: people bring their own identity when they do and create mathematics. It is therefore critical to provide access to research in mathematics to all, especially those who have not been historically represented in the field.