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REF NO.: 166

SUBJECT: Operations Management/Management Science Area Group (OM/MS) at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration organizes national conference

DATE: March 28

This news release is replacing previously issued release No. 163.
OM/MS faculty members from Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration have organized a major conference, the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), to be held in St. John’s from May 30-June 1.
This is the first time the CORS annual conference will be held in the capital city. Approximately 200 participants from around the world representing both academia and industry are expected to present papers and undertake discussion on a variety of topics in the area of operational research (OR).  
Operational Research is a scientific method based on mathematics, computing, engineering and management science that helps improve operations in various organizations. The Canadian Operational Research Society, in existence since 1958, is a scientific and professional society that takes a leadership role in the advancement of both the theory and the practice of OR in Canada. CORS strives to meet its objectives through publications and annual conferences.  
“This conference is a wonderful opportunity for Memorial students and academics to participate in the conference, as well as interact with professionals working in the private or public sector in the areas of finance, transportation, military, health care, telecommunications, consulting, and academia,” said Dr. Manish Verma, associate professor, management science/ operations management, Faculty of Business Administration. 

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For further details, including registration, please visit the conference webpage at
For more information, please contact Jennifer Kelly, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Business Administration at (709) 864-2616 or


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