**Michael Cabral**

**Camp Director**

I studied math and philosophy as an undergraduate at Queen’s and then returned for a master’s in mathematical biology after traveling and teaching abroad. Alongside my current PhD research (I build game theoretic models to explore how population structure affects the evolution of social behaviors such as cooperation), I help to coordinate MATH 121, which is the large first-year calculus course here at Queen's.

I have been involved with Math Quest since 2014. Over the years, I have designed a wide variety of camp sessions with topics across many branches of mathematics. During these sessions, campers might be asked to find the Fibonacci sequence in a pineapple, program a robot that can draw a perfect star shape, measure the height of a clock tower using only rudimentary objects, or construct a complete graph on 25 vertices with colored ribbon. I've also created a number of popular Escape Rooms that test campers' problem solving skills in a race against the clock. Who knows what is in store this summer!

**Peter Taylor **

**Instructor**

Peter is a Mathematics Prof at Queen’s University, cross-appointed to Biology and Education. For most of his career he worked building evolutionary models of social behaviour, but his creative efforts are now focused on building a new kind of mathematics curriculum. He is a 3M Fellow, and a Fellow of both the Fields Institute and the Canadian Mathematical Society. He has taught two semesters in high school and done considerable curriculum writing with the Ontario Ministry.

**Math Quest** is sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society, the Queen's University Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the TRH Foundation.