Congratulations to Clement Wan, MMath and Eric Boulter, PhD, who convocated in Spring 2023. Best of luck in your future endeavours!
On July 1st, we sadly had to say "so long" and "thank you" to Nancy Maloney who retired from the Pure Math grad coordinator position. Nancy had been with Pure Math for over 16 years and will definitely be missed. We wish you all the best for a long, healthy, and restful retirement, Nancy!
And we say "welcome" to Jo-Ann Hardy who has taken over the grad coordinator role as of July 4th. We’re happy to have you with us, Jo-Ann! Welcome to Pure Math!
Pure Math Professor Alexandru (Andu) Nica is a recipient of this year's Faculty of Mathematics Distinction in Teaching Award. Up to two awards are given each year to teachers who have “consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education.” Congratulations, Andu!
Read more about Andu's award here.
Pure Math Professor Barbara Csima has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society and has also been elected the President Elect of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
Congratulations, Barbara, on your double honours from the CMS!
Congratulations to Pure Math/C&O student, Maria Esipova, a 2023 recipient of the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award. The award was established by Computer Science professor Ming Li in honor of his late wife Jessie Wenhui Zou, with the aim of celebrating undergraduate research done by students now in their final year at Waterloo. Maria shares this honour with Software Engineering student, Vikram Subramanian.
On March 1, 2023, Pure Math participated in the first ever "Math Teach-Off" event. The premise of the event was simple: three groups of students would take a quiz on a mathematical concept. Then, each group would be taught about the concept for an hour by one of three Faculty of Math instructors, including Pure Math lecturer Blake Madill (pictured second from right).
Pure Math Professor David McKinnon has won the University of Waterloo's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision!
Congratulations to Pure Math PhD candidate Jacob Campbell, a 2023 recipient of the Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award. The prestigious recognition comes with a $5,000 cash prize and is conferred annually to two graduate students in the Faculty of Mathematics who have authored or co-authored an outstanding research paper. Jacob shares this honour with recent Computer Science master’s graduate Mahbod Majid.
Retiree Dr. Edward Moskal passed away on November 17, 2022.
Born in Timmins in 1938, Moskal received a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the University of Toronto in 1961 and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Illinois−Urbana in 1966.
Vern Paulsen and Satish Pandey, a recent Pure Math retiree and a recent Pure Math PhD grad, have won the Australian Mathematical Society’s Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize! Announced December 6, 2022, the Prize is for their paper “A spectral characterization of AN operators”, which appeared in the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society. Congratulations Vern and Satish!