Gord Willmot named among winners of 2022 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Gord WillmotGord Willmot, a professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, was named among the most recent winners of the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

The award recognizes faculty members with outstanding records of supervision of graduate students. The nominations and adjudication of the award is based on submissions from former graduate students themselves, who rate and reflect on their experiences working with faculty members.

Willmot is among only three winners of the prestigious award from the entire University of Waterloo for the 2021-2022 academic year.

“For me, it all comes down to respect and collegiality,” said Willmot. “I think the key to supervision is to give the student the opportunity to pursue their own interests and to respect their autonomy. I approach each supervision like I’m setting out to work with a new colleague and knowing they are the ones who will take the research forward.”

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