November 28 to December 2, 2022

Indigenizing University Mathematics 2

Online, at First Nations University of Canada

and in Newcastle

A four-day symposium of talks, panels, yarning, and sharing. The theme this year is Indigenous perspectives on maths and applications.


Four days of talks, panels, yarning, and sharing

Some of the Speakers

Kamuela Yong

Native Hawaiian --- Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Hawai'i

Henry Fowler

Navajo Nation --- Director of the Navajo Math Circles Program, Navajo Technical University

Jo-ann Larkins

Statistician, mathematics educator and science communicator based at Federation University

Jason Sharples

Bundjalung Nation --- Professor of Bushfire Dynamics in the School of Science, UNSW Canberra

Jade Kennedy

Yuin Nation --- Academic Director of the Jindaola Program, University of Wollongong

Victoria Grieve-Williams

Warraimaay from the midnorth coast of NSW; and an historian working in trans disciplinary ways

Edward Doolittle

Mohawk Nation --- Associate Professor of Mathematics, First Nations University of Canada

Hong Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University

Veselin Jungic

Mathematician and Teaching Professor at Simon Fraser University, and co-creator of the Mathcatcher Outreach Program

Betty Wilson

Tla'amin Nation community member and retired school teacher

Michael Assis

Brazilian American Mathematician, Mathematical Physicist and origami artist affiliated with the University of Melbourne

Kirsten Lyttle

Māori wāhine (Iwi/tribe: Waikato, Waka/Canoe: Tainui, Hapū/Subtribe: Ngāti Tahinga), artist and creative practice-led researcher, Monash

Judy-anne Osborn

Anglo-Australian Academic Mathematician at Monash University from Tinamba, Victoria.

wani toaishara

Congolese artist, communicator and Ph.D. student at Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab, Monash University

Mark Mac Lean

Mathematician, leader in undergraduate teaching at UBC and member of the Board of Governers at UBC.

Dan Collins

Worimi/Biripi Nation --- Yapug Program Convenor at the University of Newcastle

Adam Manning

Born on Awabakal country, has Kamilaroi kinship --- musician, artist, producer/researcher, educator, Conservatorium Coordinator at UoN.

Angela Ziebell

Chemistry academic at Deakin University; lead of the ACDS Indigenous Science Community of Practice; research focus on STEM career skills.

Myron Medina

Maya people of Belize - Recent PhD graduate from UBC, researching in Mathematics Education, specifically Indigenous Maya Mathematics.

Aidan Sims

Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wollongong and incoming deputy President of AustMS

Erik Stern

Embodied learning specialist, choreographer, writer, Professor at Weber State University, co-directer of embodied math projects, interfaith works representative of synagogue Brith Sholem

Chris Matthews

Quandamooka people of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) in Queensland Australia; Associate Dean (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement), UTS; Applied mathematician and chair of ATSIMA

Sara Motta

Indigenous-Mestiza of Colombia Chibcha/Muisca, Eastern European Jewish and Celtic lineages; mother, curandera, poet, political philosopher, popular educator, and Associate Professor in Politics at UoN

Gordon Naylor

Muskoday First Nation - Assistant Principal Maskwaîs Cree High School, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics; and a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Science

Maureen Edwards

Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, and Head of School at the University of Wollongong

Michael Donovan

Gumbaynggir man from the north coast of NSW, education researcher and practitioner, and PVC Indigenous at Latrobe University.

This Symposium is part of an ongoing project, information about which is available at

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