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Undergraduate student awards

2019/20 award winners

Pure Mathematics Department Silver Medals

Award description:  Pure Math offers four silver medals, with a prize value of $1000 each. The medals are for outstanding academic achievement by current undergraduates in Pure Math or Mathematical Finance. The department will ensure a diverse gender profile amongst the winners of these medals. No silver medal shall be awarded to any student who is the winner of the Mike Vangoch Memorial Award in the same year.  

2019/20 recipients:

  • Jun Yan

  • Spencer Whitehead

  • Jose Avilez

  • Wanchun (Rosie) Shen


Pure Mathematics Department Research Award

Award description: Value $1000. This award should go to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding research accomplishments in Pure Mathematics and has not won the Jessie W.H. Zou Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

2019/20 recipient:

  • Alex Rutar

2018/19 award winners

Pure Mathematics Department Silver Medals

Award description:  Pure Math offers four silver medals, with a prize value of $1000 each. The medals are for outstanding academic achievement by current undergraduates in Pure Math or Mathematical Finance. The department will ensure a diverse gender profile amongst the winners of these medals. No silver medal shall be awarded to any student who is the winner of the Mike Vangoch Memorial Award in the same year.

2018/19 recipients:

  • Qisi Deng

  • Simon Huang

  • Mike Li

  • Wanchun (Rosie) Shen


Pure Mathematics Department Research Award

Award description: Value $1000. This award should go to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding research accomplishments in Pure Mathematics and has not won the Jessie W.H. Zou Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

2018/19 recipient:

  • Wanchun (Rosie) Shen

Non-departmental student research award winners

Jun Yan, Faculty of Mathematics Alumni Gold Medal, 2020

  • Current status: Prospective graduate student, Cambridge University

Wanchun (Rosie) Shen, Mathematical Faculty Jessie Zou Award for Undergraduate Research, 2020

  • Supervisor: K.E. Hare and K.G. Hare
  • Current status: Prospective PhD student, Harvard University

Shouzhen (Bailey) Gu, Governor General Silver Medal, 2018

  • Current status: PhD student, Caltech

Jimmy He, Mathematics Faculty Jessie Zou Award for Undergraduate Research, 2016

  • Supervisor: K.E. Hare
  • Current status: PhD student, Stanford University

Alex Wright, Canadian Math Society G. de B. Robinson Award, 2013

  • Supervisor: K. Davidson
  • Current status: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Matthew Harrison-Trainor, Mathematics Faculty Jessie Zou Award for Undergraduate Research, 2012

  • Supervisor: R. Moosa
  • Current status: Post-doctoral Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington

Karen Yeats, American Math Society Morgan Prize for Research by an Undergraduate, Runner-up, 2003

  • Supervisor: K.E. Hare
  • Current status: Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Wai Ling Yee, American Math Society Morgan Prize for Research by an Undergraduate, Runner-up, 2000

  • Supervisor: K.E. Hare
  • Current status: Assistant Professor, University of Windsor