Outreach
The Fields Institute is proud to both host and support a variety of Outreach Activities to promote mathematics among the general public.
Some of these activities include (click on a heading to view more details):
Current Programs
Recent Past Programs
Other Past Outreach Activities Supported by Fields
 CUMC: In 2021 the Fields Institute supported the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, hosted at Western University.
 Archimedes Math Schools (201415, 201718) afterschool math classes for children in Grades 4, 5, and 6 run by math professors in Winnipeg.
 Bridges Lecture Series (AprilMarch 201516, 201617, and 201718)  lectures that aim to overcome the gap between Mathematics and the Arts.
 Math and Coding for Young Children  studentled math + coding events for young (K8) children and their parents.
 The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C)Canada.
 FieldsYork Math Circles (September 1June 30 in 20152016, 20162017, 20172018, and 20182019)  provides opportunities for highly motivated and interested students to work beyond the curriculum expectations and discover the beauty and captivation of mathematics.
Applying for Funding
Have an outreach event that you would like to propose? The Fields Institute takes proposals for outreach funding throughout the year. You can learn more here.
Past and Upcoming Events
Below you will find a listing of past and upcoming outreach events at the Fields Institute. Clicking on any event will take you to a page with further information and, for upcoming events, information on how to register to attend.
Workshops and Conferences

MathEd Forum: April 27, 2024
April 27, 2024

MathEd Forum: March 23, 2024
March 23, 2024

MathEd Forum: February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024

MathEd Forum: January 27, 2024
January 27, 2024

CMS Online Education Meeting / MathEd Forum: November 2526, 2023
November 25  26, 2023

MathEd Forum: October 28, 2023
October 28, 2023

MathEd Forum: September 23, 2023 / Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Lecture: Lynda Colgan
September 23, 2023

Learning and Teaching Mathematics Today: Cognitive Science, Technological, and Semiotic Perspectives
May 11, 2023

MathEd Forum: April 29, 2023
April 29, 2023

Math Horizons Day 2023
April 28, 2023

Coding, Computational Modeling, and Equity in Mathematics Education
April 27  29, 2023

MathEd Forum: March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

MathEd Forum: February 25, 2023
February 25, 2023

MathEd Forum: January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023

Math in Motion ... Girls in Gear!
November 26, 2022

MathEd Forum: November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

LGBTQ+Math Day
November 18, 2022

MathEd Forum: October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

MathEd Forum: September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

MathEd Forum: April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

MathEd Forum: March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

MathEd Forum: February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

MathEd Forum: January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

MathEd Forum: November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

LGBTQ+Math Day
November 18, 2021

MathEd Forum: October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021

MathEd Forum: September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

2021 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
July 7  11, 2021

Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics Conference
June 24  25, 2021

The Ninth Canadian Statistics Student Conference
June 5, 2021

Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada 2021
June 2  3, 2021

Math Horizons Day
April 30, 2021

MathEd Forum: April 24,2021
April 24, 2021

MathEd Forum: March 27, 2021
March 27, 2021

MathEd Forum: February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

MathEd Forum: January 30, 2021
January 30, 2021

Mathematical Institutes Open House
January 6, 2021

MathEd Forum: November 28, 2020
November 28, 2020

(Postponed to a future date) Math in Motion ... Girls in Gear!
November 21, 2020

LGBTQ+MATH Day: A celebration of LGBTQ+ mathematicians
November 18, 2020

MathEd Forum: October 31, 2020
October 31, 2020

MathEd Forum: September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020

2020 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
August 20  23, 2020

Canadian Statistics Student Conference 2020
May 30, 2020

(Cancelled) Presentation Proofs and how to Improve Them
May 12, 2020

(Postponed to a future date) Anongoohns Kendaasiwin  Revitalizing the Art and Science of Star Knowledge
April 27  30, 2020

MathEd Forum: April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020

(Postponed to a future date) A Celebration of Classical Geometry
April 25, 2020

(Cancelled) MathEd Forum: March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

Women in Math Panel and Networking Event
March 6, 2020

MathEd Forum: February 29, 2020
February 29, 2020

Team Canada Training Sessions for the 2020 European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad
February 7  10, 2020

MathEd Forum: January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

Upgrading Numeracy Skills of Postsecondary Students: HEQCO and CME (Fields Institute) Working Conference
December 5, 2019

MathEd Forum: November 30, 2019
November 30, 2019

Math in Motion ... Girls in Gear!
November 23, 2019

Fields Day @ Queen's
November 19, 2019

MathEd Forum: October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019

MathEd Forum: September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019

RabbitMath Grade 11 Teacher Workshop
August 27  28, 2019

ONgrad
July 5, 2019

Smart Villages Conference 2019
June 24  26, 2019

2019 Math Camp at the University of Ottawa
June 23  28, 2019

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (FM19)
June 4  7, 2019

A Celebration of Women in Mathematics
May 13, 2019

MathEd Forum: April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019

MathEd Forum: March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

MathEd Forum: February 23, 2019
February 23, 2019

MathEd Forum: January 26, 2019
January 26, 2019

Hatchery Accelerator Weekend
January 18  19, 2019

MathEd Forum: November 24, 2018
November 24, 2018

Math in Motion... Girls in Gear!
November 24, 2018

Putting Women Into the Equation: Changing Dynamics in Research
November 9, 2018

MathEd Forum: October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018

MathEd Forum: September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018

2018 Diversity in Mathematics
August 7  17, 2018

Brock University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Math Camp 2018
July 30  August 10, 2018

2018 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
July 11  15, 2018

MathEd Forum: April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

Math Horizons Day
April 27, 2018

Emergent Form in Art and Science
April 10  14, 2018

Math for Real: High School Math Solves Real Problems
March 12  14, 2018

Hatchery Accelerator Weekend
January 19  20, 2018

Math in Motion… Girls in Gear!
November 25, 2017

TEDxUofTSalon
November 22, 2017

TEDxUofTSalon
September 13, 2017

Brock University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Math Camp 2017
August 14  25, 2017

2017 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
July 19  23, 2017

International Conference for Women in Physics (ICWIP2017)
July 16  20, 2017

Math Horizons Day
May 5, 2017

Smart Village Seminar
March 27, 2017

Hatchery Accelerator Weekend
January 20  21, 2017

52nd Annual Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC)
October 13  16, 2016

Two Weeks in Vancouver  A Summer School for Women in Math
August 15  26, 2016

Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) 2016 Student Conference
May 28, 2016

Ontario Math Olympics 2016
May 27  28, 2016

Math in Motion... Girls in Gear!
May 7, 2016

The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH)
March 19, 2016

Hatchery Accelerator Weekend
January 22, 2016

Women in Physics Canada Conference (WIPC)
July 30  August 1, 2015

Math in Motion... Girls in Gear!
November 8, 2014

Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada
October 3  5, 2014

Two Weeks at Waterloo  A Summer School for Women in Math
August 10  21, 2014

5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
August 5  8, 2014

Math in Motion...Girls in Gear
April 5, 2014
Seminars

20222023 Fields Trips
July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

20212022 Fields Trips
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

20202021 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

20202021 Fields Trips
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

20192020 Math Circles
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

20192020 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

20192020 Community Math Visits and Fairs
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

University of Toronto Scarborough Math Circles
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

20182019 Math Circles
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

20182019 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

20182019 Community Math Visits and Fairs
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

20172018 Community Math Visits and Fairs
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

20172018 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

20172018 Math Circles
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

20162017 Community Math Visits and Fairs
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

20162017 Math Circles
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

20162017 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

20152016 Community Math Visits and Fairs
July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

20152016 ArtSci Salon
July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

20152016 Math Circles
July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Special and Public Lectures

Western Mathematics Exposition Competition
March 16, 2024

Ada Lovelace Birthday Bash
December 8, 2023

Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Lecture: Lynda Colgan
September 23, 2023

Reveal of the Fields Institute Wieringa Wall
June 29, 2023

Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
September 20  22, 2022

Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
September 15  17, 2022

Ask a Mathematician  Summer Edition
August 26, 2021

Home Advantage: How early supports help girls & women thrive in mathematics
March 8, 2021

Café Mathématique: Modelling COVID19: Resurgence, vaccines, and disease severity
December 9, 2020

20202021 Bridges Lecture Series
September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Café Mathématique: What is a model of COVID19?
August 12, 2020

Special Screening  Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
May 12, 2020

Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences: Wendy K. Tam Cho
May 7, 2020

(Postponed to a future date) The Venetian Files: The Secrets of Financial Crises  A Public Lecture and Reading
March 26, 2020

Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Lecture: Nat Banting
February 29, 2020

Coxeter Lecture Series: Kenji Fukaya
December 2  6, 2019

Fields Medal Symposium: Student Night of the 2019 Fields Medal Symposium
November 5, 2019

Public Opening of the 2019 Fields Medal Symposium
November 4, 2019

TEDxUofT Salon: Intersections
October 3, 2019

FieldsCQAM Thematic Program Public Lecture: Ali Ghodsi
June 20, 2019

FieldsCQAM Thematic Program Public Lecture: Ayman Chit
May 21, 2019

20192020 Royal Canadian Institute Lecture: Keith Devlin
May 15, 2019

Public Lecture: Christos H. Papadimitriou
May 6, 2019

Public Lecture: Javier Jiménez
April 16, 2019

2019 CRMFieldsPIMS Prize Lectures: Nassif Ghoussoub
April 11, 2019

FieldsCQAM Thematic Program Public Lecture: Piet Iedema
March 12, 2019

FieldsCQAM Thematic Program Public Lecture: Salvador Garcia Munoz
February 12, 2019

FieldsCQAM Thematic Program Public Lecture: Kang Lee
January 31, 2019

20182019 Royal Canadian Institute Lecture: George Hart
December 3, 2018

Café Mathématique  Series on Infectious Disease: The Flu, Math, and You
November 21, 2018

Student Night of the 2018 Fields Medal Symposium
November 6, 2018

Public Opening of the 2018 Fields Medal Symposium
November 5, 2018

FieldsCQAM Public Lectures: Chris Budd
October 30  November 1, 2018

20182019 Bridges Lecture Series
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Student Night of the 2017 Fields Medal Symposium
October 17, 2017

Public Opening of the 2017 Fields Medal Symposium
October 16, 2017

Public Lectures: Bill Ziemba
September 20, 2017

Public Lecture: Jason Lotay
August 21, 2017

20172018 Bridges Lecture Series
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Student Night of the 2016 Fields Medal Symposium
November 2, 2016

Public Opening of the 2016 Fields Medal Symposium
November 1, 2016

Public Lecture: Howard Barker
April 28, 2016

20152016 Public Lectures
February 22, 2016

20142015 Public Lectures
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

20132014 Public Lectures
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Courses

Palette x Fields Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program
November 16, 2020 to January 22, 2021

Palette x Fields Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program
May 31  August 15, 2021