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We invite you to participate in the 2019 International Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Alberta, July 4 - August 8, 2019. The International Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program (IUSEP) will provide students with the opportunity to study mathematics and experience campus life at one of Canada's top universities. The program combines classroom learning and tutorial sessions with faculty mentors, guided problem-solving group projects, cross-cultural learning opportunities, with time for social activities, exploration, relaxation and fun! During this program, in addition to advancement in your mathematical skills and broadening your mathematical horizons, you will also develop skills in: group work, cross-cultural communication, leadership, and public speaking.


Lectures and Tutorials: Are you wondering what modern mathematics is like? Are you searching for your true passion in mathematics? or are you still trying to decide on which area of mathematics you should pursue for graduate schools? Our top researchers will give lectures on some exciting areas of modern mathematics. These lectures are given at a level suitable for undergraduate students in mathematics, and aim to provide students with a glimpse and taste of the kind of mathematics that are done in these areas. These lectures will be supplemented by informal tutorial sessions where students can interact with the lecturers.

Problem-Solving Group Projects: Our lecturers will each offer several stimulating problems in an area of mathematics, to be solved collaboratively by students in groups. Each student group will consist of both Canadian and international students, to facilitate cross-cultural learning and communication. Lecturers and graduate students will be mentors that guide the group projects.

Social Activities: Our social activities will allow you to experience campus life at UAlberta. Explore the city of Edmonton and Canada's great outdoors - from our famous river valley to the Elk Island National Park, as well as our many summer festivals. The cost of the social activities will be covered in the program fee.


The program is open to cohorts of students or individuals currently registered in a degree program at a designated university. All participants are required to sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement in order to participate in the program.


The academic program will consist of 40 contact hours. A letter of participation confirming actual contact hours will be presented to each participant, with evaluations from instructors.


Professors Michael Li and Yingfei Yi
International Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program (IUSEP)
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
myli@ualberta.ca, yingfei@ualberta.ca
www.ualberta.ca/~myli (Dr. Li's URL)
Phone: 1 (780) 492-3396 Fax: 1 (780) 492-6826


Professor Zhongwei Shen
IUSEP Organizer


Ms. Sahar Faiz
Assistant, IUSEP

Hope to see you in Edmonton.

Organizing Committee