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Friday, February 1, 2019

Faculty member wins 2018-2019 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Professor Cameron Stewart is respected and admired for the care, knowledge, insight, and wisdom that he has provided to his students throughout his 40-year long career at the University of Waterloo. Over his career, 22 Master’s students and 11 doctoral students obtained degrees under his supervision and he provided guidance to 18 postdoctoral fellows.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Faculty member named CMS Inaugural Class of Fellows

Kenneth Davidson

At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet, the CMS announced the Inaugural Class of Fellows. Kenneth Davidson was one of 49 members named.

Davidson has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Since that time, he has received several honours and awards including:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Matthew Kennedy awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Matthew Kennedy

Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy received a $120,000 Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for his work within the field of operator algebras.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pure Math Professor wins Teaching Award

Professor Ross Willard has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Professor Matthew Scott (Applied Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award

Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award

Akshaa Vatwani has been chosen to receive the inaugural Department of Pure Mathematics Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award! This award will be given annually to one post-doctoral fellow and is based on outstanding teaching. Congratulations, Akshaa!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Bailey Gu wins Governor General Silver Medal

Bailey Gu has won the Governor General Silver Medal! This medal is awarded to an undergraduate student graduating with the highest academic standing. Information on past winners can be found at this link:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jason Bell wins Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Pure Math Professor Jason Bell who has won a 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The award was established to recognize the outstanding research contributions of faculty members within the Faculty of Mathematics. More information can be found here:

Congratulations, Jason!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Coffee and Chat with Dr. Malabika Pramanik

Coffee and Chat with Dr. Malabika Pramanik

On Tuesday, May 29th the Department of Pure Mathematics hosted a coffee and chat with University of British Columbia's Math Professor, Dr. Malabika Pramanik. All women in mathematics graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members were invited.   

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sam Harris wins the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

Sam Harris and Bill Zhang

Pure Mathematics PhD student Sam Harris won the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paper Connes’ embedding conjecture and winning strategies for quantum XOR games with a prize of $4,000.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Teaching Award for Anton Mosunov

Congratulations go to Anton Mosunov who is a winner of the UW Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student!  

Anton is a PhD student of Cam Stewart and is already a truly outstanding teacher. He previously won the Pure Math Department award for teaching by a graduate student.

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