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Draft minutes of the2024 AGM

  June 4, 2024 Prior to the beginning of the meeting, two awards were made: 2023 Honorary Fellowship awarded to Cheryl Praeger 2023 Kirkman Medal awarded to Sam Mattheus Dr Colbourn read citations and made the awards with the assistance of Dr Pasotti.     2024 ICA Annual General Meeting President’s Report Charles J. Colbourn June 2024 Mission of the ICA • The ICA was established in 1990 by Ralph Stanton for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications. • The three most important functions of the ICA are: • publishing the Bulletin of the ICA • supporting conferences, and • awarding medals and honorary fellowships. ICA Executive Charles Colbourn President 2022-2025 Dalibor Froncek Vice-President 2022-2025 David Pike Vice-President 2022-2025 Anita Pasotti Vice-President 2023-2026 Sarah Heuss Secretary 2022-2025 Bryan Freyberg Registrar Members of ICA Coun

Draft minutes of the ICA AGM

2023 ICA Annual General Meeting PART I: President’s Report Charles J. Colbourn Mission of the ICA • The ICA was established in 1990 by Ralph Stanton for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications. • The three most important functions of the ICA are:      • publishing the Bulletin of the ICA      • supporting conferences, and      • awarding medals and honorary fellowships. ICA Executive Charles Colbourn President 2022-2025 Dalibor Froncek Vice-President 2022-2025 David Pike Vice-President 2022-2025 Kiki Ariyanti Sugeng Vice-President 2020-2023 To Be Elected Vice-President 2023-2026 Sarah Holliday Secretary 2022-2025 Bryan Freyberg Registrar Doug Stinson Past President Spyros Magliveras Registrar Emeritus Members of ICA Council (2022–2023) Subramanian Arumugam 2021-2024 Darryn Bryant 2022-2025 Yeow Meng Chee 2020-2023 Charles Colbourn 2022-2025 Jeff Dinitz 2021-2024 Dalibor Froncek 2022-

Member in the news

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 https://news.viu.ca/5-questions-melissa-huggan 5 Questions with Melissa Huggan May 31, 2023 - 11:30am Dr. Melissa Huggan, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Math Professor, received the 2022 Kirkman Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA). The award recognizes excellent research by fellows or associate fellows of the ICA early in their research careers.  “She is a leader in her profession, distinguishing herself in organizing conferences, mathematical outreach and teaching excellence,” said the ICA in a release. Huggan joined VIU in August 2022. She completed her PhD in 2019 at Dalhousie University and was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University from 2019 to 2021. She was an Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences post-doctoral fellow at Mount Allison University from 2021 to 2022. Huggan’s research examines pursuit-evasion games, and her current research r

Notice of the ICA AGM

  Greetings! The Annual General Meeting of the ICA is to be held June 5, at 12:30 CDT during CANADAM 23 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Tentative Agenda: 1. President’s report 2. Membership and Financial Report  3. Election of New Council Members and edits to A of A  4. General Discussion  https://www.canadam.ca/ If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be available live via Zoom:  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 83926478537?pwd= N0NvcG9nU2p1N1h6UmJyOG9taHhldz 09 Meeting ID: 839 2647 8537 Passcode: 851738 Hope to see you there!

ICA in the news

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 https://www.psu.edu/news/eberly-college-science/story/two-eberly-college-science-named-among-first-atherton-professors/ Two from Eberly College of Science named among first Atherton Professors Abhay Ashtekar, left, and George Andrews.   Credit: Penn State.  Creative Commons FEBRUARY 23, 2023 By Sam Sholtis UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Abhay Ashtekar, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, and George Andrews, Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics, have been honored by Penn State with the title of Atherton Professor. The University created the Atherton Professorship to recognize the continuing high level of scholarly or creative activity Evan Pugh University Professors may pursue after their retirement. The Evan Pugh University Professorship is the highest distinction bestowed upon faculty by the University. Since the establishment of the designation in 1960, only 79 faculty members have been named as Evan Pugh University Professors. The new professorship recognizes emeritus Evan Pugh University Profes