Cameron Stewart named CMS Second Inaugural Class of Fellows

Thursday, June 27, 2019

At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019, the CMS will recognize Cameron Stewart as part of the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows.

One of 11 of the 2019 fellows, Stewart has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Since that time, he has received several honours and awards including:

  • University of Waterloo Excellence in graduate supervision (2018)
  • Fields Institute Fellow (2008)
  • University Professor (2005)
  • Canada Research Chair (2003)
  • Killam Research Fellowship (1990)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1989)

“If I were to create an avatar of the ideal mathematical citizen, I think it would look a lot like Cameron Stewart,” said David McKinnon, chair of the Department of Pure Mathematics. “I’m extremely pleased that the CMS is recognizing his long list of achievements and contributions in this way. Congratulations, Cam!”

Stewart has been recognized for his exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence having made many contributions to number theory, known best for his work on the abc conjecture.

The CMS instituted the Fellows Program to recognize mathematicians who have made very significant contributions to mathematical research, teaching, or exposition, as well as having distinguished themselves in service to Canada’s mathematical community. The Inaugural Class of Fellows are CMS members who have received a CMS prize or award for previous outstanding contributions.