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Faculty member named CMS Inaugural Class of Fellows

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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:

  • Steacie Fellowship (1988)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1992)
  • Killam Research Fellowship (1995)
  • University of Waterloo Excellence in graduate supervision (2012)
  • CMS G. de B. Robinson prize (2013)
  • CMS David Borwein Distinguished Career Award (2014)

“Kenneth has been a fantastic member of Waterloo’s Pure Mathematics department for many years, and has served the Canadian mathematical community in countless ways,” 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, Kenneth!”

Davidson has been lauded for his exception contributions to Canadian mathematics, his deep and insightful work, and his ability to solve long-standing problems.

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.