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Research awards

This section lists awards given to our faculty in recognition of their research excellence.

We currently have two Canadian Research Chairs, Tier 1 Chair Ian Putnam and Tier 2 Chair Anthony Quas.

Pauline van den Driessche receives David H. Turpin Gold Medal for Career Achievement in Research

The David H. Turpin Gold Medal for Career Achievement in Research was presented to van den Driessche at the 2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards reception on May 2. A model applied mathematician, Pauline van den Driessche is internationally recognized for her work in both mathematical biology and linear algebra. Her analyses, described as “beautiful and challenging”, are, among other applications, at the forefront of research on the dynamics of epidemics, such as West Nile Virus outbreak predictions. In addition to her prodigious scholarship, she has been a stalwart mentor and guide to a new generation of mathematical scientists. For her accomplishments, she received the Krieger-Nelson Prize from the Canadian Mathematical Society and was invited to deliver the First Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture in 2007.  

Ian Putnam has been named a Fellow of the American Math Society

Professor Ian Putnam has been named a Fellow of the American Math Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Pauline van den Driessche has been elected SIAM Fellow

Pauline van den Driessche has been elected SIAM Fellow, Class of 2013. She is being recognized for contributions to linear algebra and mathematical biology. Dr. van den Driessche is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Victoria. She works on mathematical problems in biology, particularly deterministic models of populations and epidemics, dynamical systems and applications, matrix problems related to stability, combinatorial matrix analysis, and max algebra. Dr. van den Driessche currently serves on the editorial board of SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics.

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