Frithjof Lutscher was awarded a prestigious NSERC’s Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) (2016-19) for his research in mathematical spatial ecology. In his research, Frithjof uses multi-scale models (based on partial differential equations and discrete-time analogues) to explain how the distribution of individuals of a biological population changes as individuals navigate through environments with varying resource abundance. He recently pioneered the analysis of Turing pattern formation in heterogeneous environments.
For the 10th consecutive year, Joseph Khoury, a professor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, joins the national election committee for the Prime Minister's awards for Teaching Excellence. The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence have honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1993, with almost 1,500 teachers honoured to date. Recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.