Undergraduate student awards

2016/17 Award winners

Samuel Berenbeim Memorial Scholarship
Award description:
A scholarship, valued at $2,500, is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Department of Pure Mathematics in the Faculty of Mathematics on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%).  This fund is made possible by an anonymous donor to honour the memory of Samuel Berenbeim.
2016/17 recipient: Lirong Yang, 4A, Honours Pure Mathematics,  Honours Combinatorics & Optimization.

Mike Vangoch Memorial Scholarship
Award description:
This scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is given in memory of the late Mike Vangoch, BMath ’85, a graduate of the Pure Mathematics Department.  It is presented annually to an outstanding fourth-year undergraduate student in Pure Mathematics.
2016/17 recipient: Chuning Li, 4B, Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op and Actuarial Science Co-op and Tianyi Liu, 4B, Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op and Actuarial Science Co-op.

Stewart and Ann Kelland Award in Pure Mathematics
Award description:
An award, valued at up to $1,000, is provided annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two of Pure Mathematics in the Faculty of Mathematics.  Students must have a minimum overall average of 75% and must have demonstrated their involvement in Pure Mathematics and another discipline.  This fund is made possible by a donation from Stewart Kelland (BMath ’72) and his wife Ann.
2016/17 recipient: Daniel Chen, 2B, Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op and Computer Science Co-op. 

Pure Mathematics Department Silver Awards
Award description: 
Value $500 each. These awards should go to a male and a female student majoring in Pure Mathematics with distinguished academic standing who have not won the Berenbeim or the Vangoch awards.
2016/17 recipients:
Shouzhen Gu, 4B, Joint Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op and Honours Mathematical Physics Co-op.
Chenfangrui Wu, 3B, Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op and Honours Combinatorics & Optimization Co-op. 

Pure Mathematics Department Research Award
Award description: 
Value $500. 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.
2016/17 recipient:
Grant Simms, 4B, Honours Pure Mathematics Co-op

Non-departmental student research award winners

J. He, Mathematics Faculty Jessie Zou Award for Undergraduate Research, 2016

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

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

  • Supervisor: K. Davidson
  • Current status: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

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

  • Supervisor: R. Moosa
  • Current status: PhD student, Berkeley

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

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

    W.-L. Yee, American Math Society Morgan Prize for Research by an Undergraduate, Runner-up, 2000

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