1972 IGC/CGI Montréal at CSHPS 2022 & 1992 CIEM/ICME Québec at CSHPM 2022

And So Much More!

2022 Anniversaries in the History of Canadian Science and Technology

First posted Friday, May 20, 2022 / Yom shishi, 19 Iyar, 5782, Yom 34 Ha-Omer


By David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI


As I mentioned in previous posts, CSHPM and CSHPS were having their concatenated Conferences from Friday, May 13, through to Thursday, May 19.

Both conferences were very successful, except for the paucity of Canadian content. On my own I provided 40% of the Canadian content.

I gave two Congress papers:

– “The 1992 Quebec City International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) / Le Congrès international sur l’enseignement des mathématiques (CIEM) à Québec de 1992”

– “The International Geological Congress (IGC) held in Montréal in 1972 / Le Congrès géologique international (CGI) qui a eu lieu à Montréal en 1972,”, at CSHPM and CSHPS respectively.

My 1972 IGC paper at CSHPS, was part of a full, three paper session two days ago. On Wednesday, May 18, from 11:00am-12:30pm EDT = 12:30pm-2:00pm NDT = 8:00am-9:30am PDT, Session 7A “Science in Canada”, chaired by the University of Alberta’s Ingo Brigandt, took place. It ran opposite Session 7B “History and Philosophy of Medicine”.

The other two papers were by:

– Eliza Pertigkiozoglou and Katrin Zavgorodny-Freedman (both McGill), “Boundaries in Flux:   The Legacy of Environmental Design Programs at the University of Waterloo, 1964-71”

– Bree Lohman (U of T), “The Cold War Comes to Town: North Bay, the BOMARC Missile Site, and the SAGE Underground Complex”

Pertigkiozoglou and Zavgorodny-Freedman left me wondering whether the Environmental Design had any influence on the bult and landscaped environment at U Wat. which was abuilding at that time.

Lohman surprised me when she told us that one of her major primary sources, the local daily paper The North Bay Nugget, is only available on microfiche (or maybe microfilm?), and not online.

My other paper, at CSHPM, on the 1992 ICME, was part of a panel called: “History of/in Mathematics Education” also went very well, but that’s another story.


CSHPS full programme with abstracts:


CSHPM full programme with abstracts:


Recordings of most of the sessions are already available and will remain so for another two (or maybe it’s three) weeks.

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