2008 PIMS Education Prize.

  • Date: 06/02/2008
The PIMS Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2008 PIMS Education Prize are Virginia Warfield (University of Washington) and Harley Weston (University of Regina).

Virginia Warfield has made significant contributions to education in the Pacific northwest through teaching, graduate student training and mentoring, outreach and collaborations with K-16 communities. She has also made significant contributions to mathematics education research through her collaboration with the French mathematician Guy Brousseau, a pioneer in the "didactics of mathematics." In 2007, Warfield received the Louise Hay Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Harley Weston has dedicated himself to the advancement of mathematics and education in Saskatchewan, Canada and beyond. He has cultivated relationships with K-12 students and teachers, Education faculty and aboriginal communities, opening lines of communication between these groups and mathematicians. Weston had made fundamental contributions to "Math Central," a collection of internet services designed for teachers and students of mathematics in K-12, which currently averages more than 120,000 hits per day. Weston has also served as Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina, and Chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society.