David Earn was interviewed by CHCH News in a segment Contracting the flu may have to do with the weather, following publication of an article in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B, in which he and his collabortors establish that the spread of seasonal flu in Canada is tied to low temperature and low humidity, and travels west to east. These findings may have significant implications on measures such as the timing of vaccination programs across the country. 

Walter Craig has been appointed as Director of the Fields Institute, and Patrick Speissegger has been honoured as a Fields Institute Fellow. Congratulations Walter and Patrick!  

Matheus Grasselli speaks about his mathematical ideas as applied to economics in this videotaped interview by the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Walter Craig has been elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The distinction of AMS Fellow is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and application of mathematics.

Earlier this year, David Earn was invited to present at McMaster's TEDx 2013 lecture series.  His talk is entitled Visualizing and modelling contagion is available online (runtime 19mins).

2013 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Vladislav Bukshtynov, an alumnus of the CSE Program, for receiving the 2013 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award has been established by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award. Vladislav was invited to give a plenary lecture about his work during the 2013 CAIMS Annual Meeting in Quebec City. June 2013



Roman Viveros-Aguilera is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award of the Statistical Society of Canada. The award recognizes Roman's substantial contributions to the running or welfare of the SSC over a period of several years, as well as his devotion and service to building Canadian Statistics.

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