Announcements

Srivastava on Web of Science Group list of Highly Cited Researchers

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Hari M. Srivastava for being named once again a Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Researcher for 2020. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named five times, having done so previously in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. A Highly Cited Researcher has published multiple highly cited papers, defined as papers ranking in the top 1% by citation, considering both year and field of publication, during the last decade.

Kennedy Chair in Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for the Gilbert and Betty Kennedy Chair in Mathematical Biology. The selected candidate will hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the Faculty of Science. This is an endowed position intended for an outstanding, high-impact researcher who will, together with our existing mathematical biology group, establish a world-leading centre for research in this field. The underlying academic appointment is expected to be at the Professor level, although exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants whose area of research is in mathematical ecology, evolutionary biology, regulatory networks, epidemiology and immunology; however, applications from candidates in all areas of Mathematical Biology are welcome. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Limited-term assistant teaching professor

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, invites applications for a limited-term Assistant Teaching Professor position to commence December 1, 2020, or as soon as possible after that date. This is a full-time teaching appointment for 9 months only. Junior mathematicians and statisticians who want to further their teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Lifetime of giving culminates in an endowed chair

Over the course of her life, mathematician Betty Kennedy contributed to the University of Victoria and the community in so many ways that to a non-mathematician they may seem countless. It is fitting with so much of the generosity that characterized her life that in her passing in 2019, Kennedy bestowed UVic with a $3.6-million gift.

Horan wins Andy Farquharson Teaching Award

Congratulations to Joseph Horan, who is the recipient of an Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students for 2020. This University-wide award recognizes graduate students who make an outstanding contribution through their teaching in their home department. Joseph has played an extensive teaching role in the department, serving in the Assistance Centre, as a tutor, teaching a section of MATH 101, and then developing and teaching his own course as part of his President’s Fellowship in Research-Enriched Teaching.