FYMSiC Newsletter

The FYMSiC Newsletter is a platform to connect all those who teach mathematics and statistics courses (the FYMSiC community) from all across Canada! The aim of the FYMSiC Newsletter is to have colleagues communicate and share their teaching and learning experiences to advance the teaching practices of other mathematics and statistics educators. By fostering a culture of teaching excellence and innovation, we hope to enhance the student learning process and continue the dialogue amongst our FYMSiC community for years to come.

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Latest issue …

Issue 10 – July 1st, 2022

Past issues …

Issue 9– February 21st, 2022
Issue 8
– October 11th, 2021
Issue 7
– July 1st, 2021
Issue 6 – February 15th, 2021
Issue 5 – October 12th, 2020
Issue 4 – July 1st, 2020
Issue 3
– February 17th, 2020
Issue 2 – October 14th, 2019
Issue 1 – July 1st, 2019


Call for Contributions

If you wish to contribute to the next issue or have any questions or comments, please email the Editors at newsletter@firstyearmath.ca

We are looking for the following for our Newsletter: 

  • Short Communications. Length: approximately 400-600 words (less than 1 page single spaced with size 12 font)

    • Number per issue: 3-4 articles

    • All references with the article should be in APA format

    • A photo of you (headshot or full body)
  • Celebrating Milestones (awards, grants, fellowships, etc.)

    • Person’s name, rank, institution, award name, date of award received, website

  • Upcoming Events (workshops, conferences, professional development, keynote speaker)

    • Event name, location, date, website

  • Featured Classroom Resources

    • Provide the resource

    • Provide a brief description of how you use this resource (Length: ~100 – 400 words)

      • Example resources: clicker questions, useful apps, worksheets, slides, assessments

    • A photo of you (headshot or full body)

Please send your contributions in Microsoft Word or LaTex (source) formats to: newsletter@firstyearmath.ca

For the eleventh newsletter issue, the contribution deadline is on Friday September 30th, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. (PDT).


About Us

Co-Editors …


Andie Burazin

Andie provides mathematical support to undergraduate students at the RGASC and teaches several mathematics courses in the MCS Department. Her current research interests are in mathematics education, particularly focusing on the transition from high school to post-secondary education, where she has published and presented papers on various issues in transition that are relevant for both teaching practice and textbook writing. In her spare time, she watches sports, loves being outdoors, and travels the world.

Andie Burazin, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) and
Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences (MCS)
University of Toronto Mississauga


Lauren DeDieu

Lauren is an Instructor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Calgary. She is originally from Cape Breton, NS and completed her Ph.D. in combinatorial algebraic geometry at McMaster University. Lauren is a wildlife enthusiast and enjoys taking pictures of squirrels and birds.

Lauren DeDieu, Senior Instructor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Calgary




Michael Liut

Michael is a Computer Science educator who prides himself in fostering an environment of educational excellence through active and experiential learning. In recent years he has assisted in the development and implementation of active learning materials/strategies in several Computer Science courses at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Michael completed his Ph.D. in stringology (combinatorics on words) at McMaster University, enjoys travelling, and is an avid scuba diver.

Michael Liut, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences
University of Toronto Mississauga


Contact Us

Email: newsletter@firstyearmath.ca

First-year Math & Stats in Canada (FYMSiC)
Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
Deerfield Hall 3008K
Mississauga, ON  L5L 1C6