Whistler, BC, October 24-26, 2024

Dr. Francis Su

Author / Mathematical Explorer

Francis Su writes about the dignity of human beings and the wonder of mathematical teaching. His book Mathematics for Human Flourishing (2020), winner of the 2021 Euler Book Prize, offers an inclusive vision of what math is, who it’s for, and why anyone should learn it.

Howie Hua

Math Instructor

Howie Hua is a math instructor at Fresno State, teaching math to students who want to become elementary school teachers. He is always on the lookout for ways to humanize the math classroom. His teaching goal every semester is to show that everyone is a mathematician.

Dr. Cynthia Nicol

UBC Professor

Cynthia is a co-editor of multiple books including: Tluuwaay ‘Waadluxan: Mathematical Adventures (co-edited with Joanne Yovanovich, 2011) a collaboration between teachers and community members, where Indigenous Elders’ stories form the inspiration for mathematical adventures

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald

Visionary, Lecturer, Author

A member of the Soowahlie and Xaxli’p First Nations, Jo-Ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem) of the Sto:lo Nation was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2018. Dr. Archibald has worked with elders and storytellers to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts.

Dr. Peter Liljedahl

Author, Professor

Dr. Liljedahl is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.

Dr. Marian Small

Author, Professor

Dr. Marian Small is an internationally renowned mathematics educator, author, and professional learning consultant. Dr. Small, whose career in education has spanned more than four decades, is considered one of the most influential math educators in Canada.

David Poras


David is a middle school math teacher at Weston Middle School in Weston, MA. In his 20+ years at the school, David has held a variety of leadership roles. In 2017, he was a runner-up for the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching.

Molly Daley

Public Math

Molly started the Math Anywhere! project to help children and their grown-ups experience the creative and playful side of mathematics. She believes math is expansive and she likes helping people recognize their own mathematical connection.

Dr. Annette Rouleau

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Annette had the good fortune to complete her doctorate in mathematics education under Dr. Peter Liljedahl. Prior to that, she taught elementary school for ten years and had been a lead teacher in both technology and differentiated instruction.


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The BCAMT is committed to building relationships with Indigenous communities, growing our understanding of Truth & Reconciliation, and delivering education using the First Peoples Principles of Learning.