The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) recently awarded Anita Layton with one of its 2021 fellowships.

Layton is the Canada 150 research chair in mathematical biology and medicine and a professor of applied mathematics, computer science, pharmacy and biology. She currently serves as the associate dean of research and international for the Faculty of Mathematics and chairs the university’s research equity, diversity and inclusion council.

AWM has a mandate to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

Founded in 1971, the AWM currently has more than 3500 members and is the leading society for women in the mathematical sciences. The AWM fellowship recognizes members who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences, consistent with the AWM mission.

Read more about Layton's award on the Math News site.