Dr. David J.D. Earn has won a New Investigator Award
from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
for his work on infectious diseases. This award provides
support for the investigator to conduct health research for five
years. Dr. Earn's research involves understanding the temporal
and spatial patterns of disease outbreaks. He uses sophisticated
mathematics to develop effective strategies to improve control
and possibly eradicate some infectious diseases.
Dr. M. Kolster has been awarded
the Canadian Mathematical Society's D.
de B. Robinson Award for his joint paper "Comparison
of K-theory Galois module structure invariants" by Chinburg,
T.; Kolster, M.; Snaith, V. P. which appeared in volume 52 of
the Canadian Journal of Mathematics during the year 2000.
Manfred received the award at the CMS Winter Meeting Banquet on
The G. de B. Robinson
Prize recognizes the publication of excellent papers in the Canadian
Journal of Mathematics (CJM) and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin
(CMB). The first award was given in 1996 for papers that appeared
in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics in 1994-1995.
Walter Craig, formerly of Brown University, joins
McMaster University as the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical
Analysis and its Applications. For more information,
Dr. Miroslav Lovric
has recently been awarded a 3M teaching fellowship. This
fellowship program dates back to 1986 when 3M
Canada Inc began collaborating with the Society for Teaching
and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
These awards recognize teaching excellence as well as educational
leadership. Up to ten Fellowships are awarded each year. The award
includes a citation and an invitation to participate in a three-day
retreat at Chateau Montebello in Quebec. This very popular retreat
provides the winners with an opportunity to share past teaching
experiences and discuss new ideas. Congratulations on this outstanding
B. Banaschewski, Emeritus McKay Professor of Mathematics,
was awarded the degree Doctor
of Science honoris causa by the University of Cape Town at
a convocation on December 13, 2000, "for his outstanding
scholarly achievements in the field of mathematics and for his
continuing contributions to this field at the University of Cape
Town and in South Africa". For more information click here.
David J.D. Earn received the Premier's Research Excellence
Award. Energy, Science and Technology Minister Jim Wilson announced
the recipients of the Premier's Research Excellence Award on Oct.
30, 2000. "The Premier's Research Excellence awards recognize
and pay tribute to the best and brightest young researchers in
the province," Wilson said. "These people show us the
future as they shape it, and I'm pleased that the Awards will
help keep them in Ontario. This awards program is a means for
Ontario to combat the brain drain and become a world leader in
scientific and technological research."
Dr. Earn was among five researchers from McMaster University to
receive a Premier's Research Excellence Award, which will give
him up to $150,000 for his research in developing mathematical
modelling techniques to design more effective vaccination strategies
that will enhance efforts to control or eradicate infectious diseases.