Donald Cowan - Computer Science

One letter of nomination states “To highlight this nomination it should be noted that Dr. Donald D. Cowan has successfully supervised over one hundred graduate students.” He is admired for his energy and enthusiasm for his graduate students, integrating them with his public service collaborations. He is always described as a professor who mentored his students and gave them control to make decisions about their programs, whose guidance was always well placed both academically and personally. He was the founding chair of Computer Science and his research interests in software engineering have involved him in many of the software systems that have been created at the University of Waterloo during the last 30 years, and distributed in over 40 countries.

Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision winners