The Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium 2017 (CAHAS 2017) will be held during May 23-25, 2017, at the University of Manitoba in honour of Professor Fereidoun Ghahramani on the occasion of his retirement.


  Abstract harmonic analysis has had a strong presence in Canada’s mathematical community for several decades. The Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium (CAHAS) provides an annual opportunity for Canadian and international mathematicians working in abstract harmonic analysis and related areas to interact. It also provides a forum for graduate students and junior researchers to get exposure to the community. The conference series began in 1997 at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in honour of Professor E.G. Granirer on the occasion of his retirement. Since then CAHAS has become an important regular annual meeting for the area, attracting not only Canadian mathematicians but also top-tier researchers from around the world. The 2017 instalment of the symposium is dedicated to Professor Fereidoun Ghahramani on the occasion of his retirement. We will continue the legacy of the symposium, providing welcoming atmosphere and quality scientific program.


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba

The meeting sponsors

  The organizers gratefully acknowledge the sponsors of CAHAS 2017. They are: the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba, the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba.

Keynote speakers

  The following keynote speakers have been confirmed

Contributed talks

  Every participant who intends to present a talk is expected to send the title and the abstract to Ross Stokke ( by April 30, 2017.


   See the Schedule and Abstracts for the detail. Banquet will be held in the evening of May 24 at Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Highway.


  The conference will be held on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. The lecture room is Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre in St. John's College. See the campus map for the location.


   There will be registration fee $100 CAD for faculty members and $50 CAD for students, postdocs and retired persons. The fee is for covering caterings and other services. The deadline for registration has passed. If you have missed the deadline, contact an organizer to see if late registration is available.


   See here

Financial support

  We are planning to offer partial support to graduate students/postdoctoral fellows. Priority will be given to those who contribute talks. To request financial support, please email Yong Zhang ( The deadline for the support request is April 15, 2017.


  We have blocked a number of rooms with Pembina Hall Student Residences which is located on campus. The rate for a room is $69 + taxes. We have also blocked several rooms in Mary Speechly Hall, which are suitable for students. The rate for Mary Speechly Hall is $44 + taxes. To reserve a room, participants will need to book through the organizers. To do so, simply make your choice when you register on the registration web and pay there. You should do this before April 30, 2017. We will assume that everyone checks in on May 22. If you plan to arrive on a different day, please contact Yong Zhang ( to clarify it. Otherwise, your accommodation will be charged from May 22 even you are absent.

Check-in for all is at Arthur V Mauro- 120 Dafoe Rd. University of Manitoba.

  People who prefer to stay in off campus venues should book on their own. You may consider the following nearby hotels: CanadInns (2.2 km from campus); Best Western (2.5 km from campus); Four Points by Sherton (3.5 km from campus).


  In May most cafeterias on campus are not open in the early morning. But Tim Hortons on the second floor of the University Centre will be open at 7:30 am, where you can go for your breakfast. See the map for the direction. There are several cafeterias and fast restaurants in the University Centre, where you can have your lunch. Restaurants in walking distance (around 2 km from the campus) where you may want to go for dinner are Sun Fortune (a Chinese food restaurant), Nicolino’s (an Italian restaurant), and Barley Brothers (a restaurant and lounge that serves good pub food and has 150+ beers on tap, the most in Canada!).

Local directions

   Taxi from Winnipeg airport to the residence on the campus costs about $35. There is no direct bus from airport to the university campus. You may take bus number 15 from Winnipeg airport to Vaughan at Portage, then transfer to bus number 160 southbound to get to the campus. You may also google for other routes available. The bus-fare is $2.70. Ask for a transfer when you pay for your ride. It allows you to take ride on any other buses for free within 75 minutes.

The campus map is here.