News archive - 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chasing a dream

Josué Kurke

“While working as an instructional support assistant (ISA), I remember the first time a professor asked for a volunteer to teach a lecture while he was at a conference,” remembers Josué Kurke. “My hand shot up. I donned a professorial kind of jacket with the elbow patches and went all out. Over time, I’ve realized that I feel most at home in front of a classroom. I want to spend my career talking to people about math.”

Learn more about this student studying Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics & Optimization.

Friday, July 3, 2020

William Slofstra wins 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

William Slofstra

Pure Mathematics Professor William Slofstra has received a 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Kathryn Hare named CMS Fellow

Kathryn Hare

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has recognized Professor Kathryn Hare as part of the Third Inaugural Class of Fellows.

One of nine women named a CMS Fellow, Hare has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1988. Since that time, she has received several honours and awards including:

Monday, June 22, 2020

Congratulations to Outstanding Performance Award recipients

Icon of a trophy with a star on it

Congratulations to the researchers in the Department of Pure Mathematics who have been awarded a 2019 Outstanding Performance Award announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost Jim Rush.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Matt Kennedy awarded Israel Halperin Prize

Photo of Matt Kennedy

Associate Professor Matt Kennedy has been awarded the Israel Halperin Prize for 2020. The prize is awarded every five years for outstanding work in operator algebras or operator theory to members of the Canadian mathematical community who are within ten years of receipt of their doctorate.