Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Instructors


Siobhain Broekhoven

Siobhain Broekhoven (BScH, BA, BEd)

Camp Director

A native of Kingston, I have a history of volunteering for fun math events like Pi Day, the Math Olympics, the Math Kangaroo Contest, and this Math Camp for Girls because I want to inspire kids to enjoy math. I have led sessions including exploring i and the complex plane, iterating functions and using a fractal generator in the ILC computer lab to investigate the Mandelbrot Set. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) specializing in mathematics, physics and special education.

Michael Cabral

Michael Cabral (BScH, MSc, Doctoral Candidate)

Evolutionary Game Theory Instructor (Math 339)

I studied math and philosophy as an undergraduate at Queen’s and then returned in 2013 for a master’s after traveling and living abroad. I’m currently working on my PhD in mathematical biology and am interested in how population structure affects the evolution of certain behaviours, among other things! Carly and I have lead several sessions including a paper airplane contest, programing robots and an Amazing Race across our beautiful campus. I designed sessions exploring symmetries through friezes, graph theory through connected graphs, and our ever popular Escape Rooms that test your problem solving skills. Who knows what is in store this summer!

Asia Zolnierczyk

Asia Zolnierczyk (BScH, BEd, MEd)

International Baccalaureate trained
math, physics, chemistry and biology teacher

I have always loved math, so it is no surprise that I graduated from Queen's University with a major in Mathematics and minor in Chemistry. I completed my B.Ed program at Queen's and am an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) specializing in all the sciences. I have a Master of Education (also from Queen's) and my thesis is exploring the topic of integrating math and science at the high school level. I am a salsa dance instructor and choreographer and have been so for the past 8 years. I have a strong passion for sports, specifically soccer, ultimate frisbee, and tennis. I want to design activities for this summer related to these, to dance and to integrating math and science. I am also the lead Chaperone in Residence on the Math Quest team.

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