The first Math in Motion…Girls in Gear! was a Durham District School Board event organized by Judy Shanks in 2004. Since 2012 it becomes an annual outreach event of the department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). The event is organized and run by a motivated and dedicated committee of women, most of whom are alumni or faculty of CMS.
H.B.Sc., Comp. Sci. & Math (UTSC), B.Ed. (OISE/UT)
Prior to teaching, Judy worked in the Financial Services industry. Currently Judy teaches mathematics and is a Math Club and Competitive Math Team advisor at Pickering High School, DDSB, on the writing team for the Fryer, Galois and Hypatia Mathematics Contests, is the creator of Math in Motion … Girls in Gear!, and a co-creator of Think About Math at the University of Waterloo. Judy has eight siblings, is married with two adult children, and enjoys travelling, live theatre, reading, playing bridge and socializing with friends.
Sophie is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in mathematics at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She joined UTSC in 1989. Her passion and interest in mathematics has mutated over the years to include a passion of inspiring her students (and not only!) to study and to excel in mathematics. For this reason she has been involved in outreach activities to motivate young students to remain active in mathematics. She is a regional Representative of the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest, an annual contest for grades 1-12 and also a co-organizer of “Math in Motion… Girls in Gear!” Sophie also enjoys traveling, board games, musicals, hiking, snorkelling and long walks at the beach.
H.B.Sc, Math & Geo (UTSC),B.Ed. (OISE/UT), M.A, Mathematics & Statistics (York)
Carol is the Assistant Curriculum Leader for Math and Numeracy at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto. She is passionate about students using technology to experience, communicate about and create math in different ways. Carol is a member of several organizations including Math in Motion…Girls in Gear! and is the VP of SAME organizing the annual Scarborough Math Olympics. Carol enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, doing puzzles, skiing and binge watching television series involving music or conspiracy theories.