Friday, March 17, 2023

Pure Math participates in Math Teach-Off

Math Teach-Off instructors and organizers

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.

Monday, March 6, 2023

David McKinnon wins Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

David McKinnon

Pure Math Professor David McKinnon has won the University of Waterloo's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Jacob Campbell receives Graduate Research Excellence Award

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.

Real the full article here.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Remembering Professor Ed Moskal

Ed Moskal

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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Vern Paulsen and Satish Pandey win prize for their Australian Math Society paper

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!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Kathryn Hare named Distinguished Professor Emerita

Kathryn Hare

Kathryn Hare from the Department of Pure Mathematics has been named Distinguished Professor Emerita in recognition of her storied career at Waterloo.

Hare has been a mainstay in Pure Math since 1988 when she first took up a role as an assistant professor. She had previously attended Waterloo as an undergraduate student, completing a BMath in 1981.

Friday, May 20, 2022

William Slofstra awarded University Research Chair

William Slofstra

A researcher in the Department of Pure Mathematics is among the latest winners of a University Research Chair.

Awarded by the Office of the Provost, a University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Patrick Naylor wins Mathematics Doctoral Prize

Patrick Naylor

Patrick Naylor, who recently completed a PhD in the Department of Pure Mathematics, has won first place in the 2022 Mathematics Doctoral Prize.