2022 Anniversaries in the History of Canadian Science and Technology

First posted Friday, May 6, 2022 / Yom shishi, 5 Iyar, 5782, Yom 20 Ha-Omer

By David Orenstein

As I mentioned, back in December, “2022 is an opportunity for those interested in Canadian Science and Technology to celebrate several Anniversaries, including …. the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 Quebec City International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) / Congrès international sur l’enseignement des mathématiques (CIEM) and the 50th of the International Geological Congress (IGC)/ Congrès géologique international (CGI), held in Montréal in 1972.”

Looking “further back, 2022 is the 125th Anniversary, … of the [1897] British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) [meeting] in Toronto. and the British Medical Association (BMA) c[oming] to Montréal.”

Later this month I will be presenting a brace of Scientific Congress anniversary papers at the online CFHSS Congress.

At the CSHPM Conference, it will be: The 1992 Quebec City International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) / Le Congrès international sur l’enseignement des mathématiques (CIEM) de 1992 à Québec.

This paper will be part of Session 5, History of/in Mathematics Education; Histoire de/dans l’enseignement des mathématiques, on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00am to 12:00noon, EDT, for Toronto and Montréal. That is 7:00am to 9:00am PDT, for Vancouver and Victoria, etc.

It’s an Open Session, so if you’ve registered for any other Association Conference, for example CSHPS, you can still attend the Session and participate in the lengthy discussion on Mathematics Education, scheduled for the last half hour. That’s true, even if you haven’t especially registered for CSHPM.

There is only one other specifically History of Canadian Science paper, besides mine at CSHPM. Western’s David Bellhouse’s Statistics in 20th Century Manitoba, on Sunday, May 15, at 2:30pm EDT. It’s a part of Session 10, 12 Noon to 1:30pm EDT, that I’ll be chairing, including papers both on John Venn and Logical Pluralism and on Professional STEM Societies for Women.

My CSHPS Paper, on Wednesday, 18 May, is The 1972 Montréal IGC Semi-Centennial.  

It’s part of Session 7A, Science in Canada, 11:00am -12:30pm EDT. The other two papers are Environmental Design Programs at the University of Waterloo, 1964-71 and the BOMARC and SAGE Cold War Sites in North Bay, Ontario.

At CSHPS I’ll be chairing a panel on York U.’s Jamie Elwick’s new book on the history of examinations, Making A Grade. That’s Session 5B, Tuesday, May 17, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EDT.

It’s worth noting that the full CSHPS Programme, including abstracts,  is now available:


It was previously noted that so was CSHPM’s:


I haven’t any upcoming opportunities to share the Commemorations of the 125th Anniversaries of the 1897 Toronto BAAS or the Montréal BMA, except for here at our CSTHA Blog. But that’s another story.

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