Welcome to the First-year Math and Stats in Canada (FYMSiC) Newsletter!


The FYMSiC Newsletter is a platform to connect all those who teach first-year 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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Past Issues

Issue 2 – October 14th, 2019
Issue 1 – July 1st, 2019



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


About Us



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 Science (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, 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


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Email: newsletter@firstyearmath.ca

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