News archive - 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Matt Kennedy wins Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award

Professor Matthew Kennedy has been chosen to receive the inaugural Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award! This award, which, going forward, will be awarded annually to one or two early or mid-career faculty members, is based on a body of work developed over the past five years, or for a single influential paper published in the past five years. Congratulations, Matt!

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

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 MAA Seaway Section's Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award.

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