Pauline van den Driessche was selected to the Thompson Reuter's 2014 list of the worlds most influential scientists. In all, 3,215 researchers from around the world were selected this year, including 99 mathematicians. Pauline is the only Canadian Mathematician to make the list in 2014! In all, four UVic scientists made the list this year.
Liyuan (Leslie) Ren won the Jubilee Silver Medal for Science at last week's convocation. This award is is presented to the to Science graduating undergraduate at each convocation. Congratulations Liyuan!
Paul van Dam-Bates won first prize for best student oral presentation at the Aquaculture Association of Canada 2014 Conference in St. Andrews, NB for presentation of his Master’s project work entitled:
Investigating movement and containment of the California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus) in relation to organically-enriched areas beneath aquaculture sites for use in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture.
More information about the conference can be found on the Aquaculture Association of Canada website.
Congratulations Paul! Well done.
Lucy Gao was recently chosen to be a finalist in 'Statistics on Reels', a project aimed at promoting statistics through online videos. Lucy's video is available on YouTube.
There were five finalists: three undergraduates and two graduates, all of whom were awarded a $250 prize and invited to give a presentation at the Second Annual Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference, May 24, 2014, at the University of Toronto. Lucy's video was based on work done during an NSERC Summer USRA last year, supervised by Julie Zhou.
The full set of Statistics on Reels finalist videos are available on the SSC website.
Congratulations Lucy! Well done.