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Monday, June 5, 2017

Matthew Harrison-Trainor wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matthew Harrison-Trainor will be taking up an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Waterloo in the fall.  He will be working with Pure Mathematics Professor Barbara Csima.  Harrison-Trainor was an undergraduate student at Waterloo and is currently completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. For more about the prestigious NSERC Banting PDF program see http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Brian Forrest wins Fields Institute Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award

Congratulations to Pure Mathematics Professor and Mathematics Faculty Teaching Fellow, Brian Forrest, for winning the Fields Institute Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award. This award recognizes an educator in Canada who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in mathematics education at any level. Brian was cited for his outstanding teaching at all levels, curricular development, and creation of the Masters of Mathematics for Teachers program. Earlier in the year, Brian was also awarded the Mathematical Association of America Seaway Section's Clarence F.

Monday, April 3, 2017

David McKinnon wins University of Waterloo Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor David McKinnon of the Pure Mathematics Department was one of four university faculty members to be awarded the University of Waterloo Distinguished Teaching Award for 2016-17. David is an amazing teacher, who receives glowing evaluations from his students in every course he teaches, from first year through the graduate program. Congratulations, David!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cam Stewart's Canada Research Tier 1 Chair renewed

Congratulations to Professor Cam Stewart, of the Pure Mathematics Department, for the renewal of his Canada Research Tier 1 Chair. For more about the Canada Research Chair program see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Brian Forrest wins MAA Clarence Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Pure Mathematics Professor Brian Forrest for winning the Mathematical Association of America Seaway Section's Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award. Brian was recognized for his outstanding teaching, both in the classroom and on-line, and for his vision and implementation of the highly successful UW Masters of Mathematics for Teaching program. He will receive this award at the spring conference of the Seaway Section and will be their nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stanley Xiao wins the UW Murray Martin Prize

Congratulations goes to Stanley Xiao for winning the Mathematics Faculty Murray Martin prize for best paper by a graduate student. Stanley was a PhD student of Professor Cam Stewart in the Pure Mathematics Department. He graduated in the summer and now holds an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Matthew Kennedy wins 2016 Australian Math Society BlueHat Prize

Congratulations to Pure Mathematics Professor Matthew Kennedy for winning the BlueHat Prize at the 2016 Australian Mathematical Society annual meeting. Matt was also the Early Career Lecturer at the meeting. The BlueHat Prize is awarded by students to the best non-student speaker at the meeting.

Well done, Matt!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Brian Forrest profiled in CTE Teaching Story

The CTE has published its latest Teaching Story profiling Brian Forrest, Professor of Pure Mathematics, who aligns learning outcomes, assessment, and instruction in his online and on-campus courses. A former student of his Master of Mathematics for Teachers course said Dr. Forrest "masterfully created a rich online mathematical journey." Learn more about the strategies Dr. Forrest brings to his classes: Brian Forrest - Active Learning On Campus and Online.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Editor Jason Bell

Congratulations to Pure Mathematics Professor Jason Bell who was recently named Editor of Communications in Algebra!

More information about Jason and this prestigious appointment can be found on the Communications in Algebra website.

Friday, August 5, 2016

2015/16 Undergraduate Award Winners Honoured

Pure Mathematics is pleased to announce the undergraduate award winners for 2015/16! Congratulations go out to Raymond Cheng, Mohamed El Alami, Shouzhen Gu, Jimmy He, Jason Lynch, Kevin Matthews, John Sardo and Lirong Yang. Please see our undergraduate awards page for more information on the recipients and their awards.

The award winners were honoured at a special Pure Math Tea on Monday, July 25, 2016. Congratulations everyone!

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