Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career)

08 Jun 2020

Members are encouraged to nominate for the Australian Mathematical Society’s Teaching Excellence Awards.

The AustMS annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) have been established to encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education.

The AustMS Award for Teaching Excellence and Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) aim to recognise and reward outstanding contribution to teaching and student learning in the mathematical sciences at the tertiary level.

With these awards the AustMS recognises the importance of quality of mathematics teaching and the impact it has on the training of a future mathematics workforce. Progressive teaching is essential to maintaining high standards across service courses for other disciplines, where high-quality mathematics teaching is of key importance.

Each year a Teaching Excellence Award and a Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) will be presented at the Annual Meeting, with the prize money for each award set at $1000 per annum. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation on their work at the Annual Meeting and write a short classroom note for the Gazette.

For more details see or email for clarification.

Nominations for these awards will close on 31 August 2020.

Diane Donovan
University of Queensland
T: +61 7 33651354

Announcement of SMRI Domestic Visitor Program

05 Jun 2020

From the AustMS Secretary Deborah Jackson on behalf of Anthony Henderson, SMRI Executive Director, (

Applications are now open for the new Domestic Visitor Program of the University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI). Complementing our flagship International Visitor Program, this scheme is for researchers in the mathematical sciences from other Australian universities who wish to do research at SMRI, either individually or as part of a group of collaborators. Funding is available for successful applicants who are not based in Sydney.

This application round is for visits of at least 2 weeks within the period 24 August – 18 December 2020. Applications close on Sunday 5 July 2020 and should be sent by email to with the information requested in the terms and conditions on the SMRI website:

Applications from female and gender-diverse researchers, and from researchers belonging to other groups which are underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, are particularly encouraged. Please direct questions about the conditions to the Institute’s Executive Director Anthony Henderson at

Rescheduled: The IMU centennial conference ‘Mathematics without Borders’

16 May 2020

From the AustMS Secretary Deborah Jackson on behalf of the IMU Secretary Helge Holden

Dear colleagues,

I refer to CL 6/2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I regret to announce that the conferenceMathematics without Borders
The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union
Strasbourg, 28–29 September 2020has been rescheduled for

  • Strasbourg, 27–28 September 2021

We will get back to you with further information regarding the program in due time.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Helge Holden

Prof. Helge Holden
Secretary General of the International Mathematical Union

“A National Strategy for Mathematical Sciences in Australia”

03 Mar 2009

The Strategy document, written by Hyam Rubinstein in consultation with the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences is available at

Jan Thomas ( writes:

The link for the Strategy document written by Hyam Rubinstein in consultation with the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences is:

It has generated considerable interest especially from local media wanting to know about the local supply of teachers. Please do what you can to publicise the call for a national strategy and, if the media contact you, please give them all the help you can with local contacts.



Science deans urge action to boost enrolments

09 Jul 2007

A new report has been released showing the number of chemistry and maths students at university has stayed the same since 1989, even though overall university enrolments doubled in the same.

The Australian Council of Deans of Science says a new teaching model needs to be devised to be more attractive to students. Find out more.