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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!

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.